DX Radio DX News - May 2002

This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in May 2002.

Some external links may no longer be valid though they did work at the time of writing.

May 31, 2002

Propagation - Nothing noted here on FM.

DTT - The BBC have launched World Cup Interactive across all digital platforms, including DTT.

May 30, 2002

Propagation - Nothing noted here on FM.

RSL - The annual RSL by Air Fair Radio from Biggin Hill is getting out well again this year on 87.9 MHz. But there is also Jewel FM in Maidenhead on that channel this weekend coming.

13.00  87.9  G  Air Fair Radio, Biggin Hill  pop, ID's             C095 AIR_FAIR fair  MH
13.05  87.9  G  Jewel FM, Maidenhead     promoting carnical        C096 JEWEL_FM fair  MH

May 29, 2002

Propagation - Nothing noted here on FM.

May 28, 2002

Propagation - Nothing noted here on FM.

May 27, 2002

Propagation - Sporadic E to Scandinavia twice today. Best path for the second one was from the South Coast of England, I was just able to log three stations.

20.09  87.9  S  SR P1, Ostersund         talk                      E201 -SR_P1-_ fair  MH
                RT: 'Ekonyheter. Väder   '
                AF: 87.9 : 89.6 90.0 92.8 88.1
21.12  87.8 NOR NRK 1 Hovdefjell         talk                      F201          fair  MH
                AF: 88.5
21.15  88.0  ?  un-id                    rock music                              weak  MH

May 26, 2002

Propagation - Sporadic E to Eastern Europe, the after a little gap E's at the bottom of the band to Italy before the skip lengthened to Greece.

16.42  88.0 SVN Slo 1, Krim                                        63A1 _SLO_1__ brief MH
16.50  88.0 POL PR2, Rzedzow                                       3222 __PR_II_ fair  MH
16.54  88.0  I  un-id'd presume Italy but ??                       55D6          brief MH

18.04  88.0  I  R Deejay                                           5214          poor  MH
18.04  87.6  I  RAI-1, Monte Cavo        OM talk                   5201 RAI_MF1_ fair  MH
18.04  88.6  I  R Radicale (RM)          OM talk                   5210 RADIO___ good  MH
                                                                        RADICALE
18.05  89.7  I  RAI-1 (RM)               OM talk                   5201 RAI_MF1_ good  MH
18.06  88.1  I  R Radicale (GR) probably OM talk                   5210 RADICALE good  MH
18.14  88.0 GRC Relax FM, Patra                                    1008 RELAX_88 fair  MH
18.31  88.0  I  Radio 105                                          5211          poor  MH

May 25, 2002

Propagation - Nothing noted here on FM. But did get a good signal from Jülich on 7180 kHz for the DX Antwerp broadcast at 0800 UTC.

May 24, 2002

Propagation - Nothing noted here on FM.

May 23, 2002

Propagation - Brief Sporadic E opening to Poland in the late morning. Then an aurora in the late afternoon which gave conditions even as far south as the south coast on 6 metres.

10.35  87.9 POL R Maryja, Lodz                                     3232 R:MARYJA brief MH
                PS: R:MARYJA  __LODZ__  87,9_MHZ
                AF: 88.9 : 95.7 100.9

May 22, 2002

Propagation - Brief opening to Scandinavia in the late morning.

10.26  88.0 FIN YLE-1, Joutseno          AF: 88.0 : 88.5 93.2      6201 YLENYKSI fair  MH

May 21, 2002

Propagation - First Sporadic E of the year, and it was to Greece and Italy.

15.45  88.0 GRC Relax FM, Petra          pop music                 1008 RELAX_FM good  MH
                PS: RELAX_FM  88_MHZ__  20:15,__  RELAX_88  WE______
                    PLAY_IT_  SAY_IT__  ********  NOW_____  ON_AIR__
                    HARRY_Z_  MAY_____  AIR_PLAY  RELAX_FM  88_MHZ__
                    CALL:___  0610-___  225-206_  E-MAIL:_  RELAXFM@
                    OTENET._  GR______  RELAX_88  PATRA'S_  MUSIC___
16.39  87.9 GRC unid ... NRG, Kozani?    Greek music and songs                   fair  MH
16.40  88.4 GRC Apostoliki Ekklesia Patras  Religious chants                     good  MH
16.43  92.0 GRC unid ... Diva FM, Kozani?                                        qrm   MH
16.45  93.8 GRC unid ... R Ihorama, Kozani?                                      qrm   MH
16.46  94.0 GRC Radio Gamma, Patra       Greek pop music, IDs      1020 __94FM__ fair  MH
                                                                        _PATRA__
17.00  87.7  I  R Venere, Lecce          pop   AF:91.5             5A4A R-VE     fair  MH
18.17  88.0  I  Radio 105                pop                       5211 .RADIO_. fair  MH
                                                                        ._105__.
18.27  88.0  I  R Maria                                            51CC          poor  MH

May 16, 2002

LPAM - Hemel Hospital Radio getting out very nicely on a clear 1350 kHz this evening.

19.20  1350  G  Hemel Hospital Radio     pop music, ID's, IRN News               fair  MH

May 15, 2002

Propagation - Noted the following stations from Birdlip (near Gloucester). (Car radio only does RDS Names in capital letters.)

22.30  87.8 IRL Lyric FM, Clermont Carn  classical music           2203 LYRIC_FM fair  MH
22.32  89.6 IRL RTE Radio 1, Mt Leinster talk                      2201 RADIO_1_ fair  MH
22.33  91.8 IRL RTE 2 FM, Mt Leinster    pop                       2202 __2FM___ fair  MH
22.34  92.5 IRL
22.36  94.0 IRL R na G, Mt Leinster      music                     2204 __RNAG__ fair  MH
22.38  94.5  G  BBC R Ulster, Divis      talk (ID at 2300)                       weak  MH
22.40  99.2 IRL Lyric FM, , Mt Leinster  classical music                         QRM   MH
22.44  87.6 IRL United Christian Broadcasters  Noticeboard                       fair  MH
22.46 106.9  G  Silk FM, Macclesfield    ID                                      weak  MH
22.48 106.6  G  pirate in Cardiff        Garage music              3000 CARDIFF_ fair  MH
22.50 106.4 IRL RNA Life, Three Rock     music                     2090 RNA_LIFE fair  MH
22.52 106.0 IRL Newstalk 106, Three Rock about Irish election                    weak  MH
22.54 105.5 IRL Today FM, Clermont Carn  pop                       2205 TODAY_FM fair  MH
22.55 102.2 IRL Lite FM, Three Rock                                              QRM   MH
22.57 100.9 IRL Today FM, Kippure        pop                       2205 TODAY_FM fair  MH
22.58 106.8 IRL Dublin's Country 106.8   Country music             2092 COUNTRY_ fair  MH

RSL - Also while driving past Swindon noted Flame FM having just started their RSL on 106.8 MHz. They've got a new website

23.30 106.8  G  Flame FM, Swindon (RSL)  Christian pop music       C095 FLAME_FM good  MH

May 8, 2002

Navtex QSL - Canary Islands NAVTEX station on 518 kHz sent a QSL card and information booklet.

May 6, 2002

site updates - Updated lots of websites on my UK Commercial station listing page.

May 3, 2002

Access Radio - Resonance FM has begun its Access Radio broadcasts on 104.4 MHz in London. Their schedule is 5pm-1am weekdays and noon-1am at weekends according to their website. They leave a blank carrier up all the time, and there's no apparent RDS (yet). Some more details are on their website.

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