This is a compilation of all the logs and news items that have appeared on this site in May 2003.
Some external links may no longer be valid though they did work at the time of writing.
May 31, 2003
Propagation - Sporadic E briefly to Italy in afternoon.
16.20 87.7 I R Italia 5220 brief MH
Propagation - Tropo conditions overnight in the south of England due to the high temperature of the day. My first ever reception of Cornwall on FM from here.
20.42 103.4 G BBC Devon, N Hessary Tor "BBC Local Radio" prgm C812 BBC_Devn good MH 20.43 96.1 G BBC Solent Talk C912 BBC_Slnt excel MH 21.24 95.2 G BBC Cornwall, Caradon Hill BBC Local Radio prgm C712 BBC_Cnwl fair MH RT: 'BBC Radio Cornwall ...serving YOU in Cornwall ' 21.45 103.9 G BBC Cornwall, Redruth // 95.2 but RDS didn't form fair MH 22.47 103.6 G BBC Swindon, Blunsdon Talk prgm CA12 BBC.Swin good MH 22.49 104.3 G BBC Wiltshire, Naish Hill CC12 BBC_Wlts good MH
May 29, 2003
Propagation - Sporadic E to Tunisia for about 90 minutes.
15.47 87.6 TUN R Tataouine, Zarzis 7205 RG-Tatao fair MH
Station News - The authorities in Holland are re-organising their AM and FM bands on June 1, 2003. It's a "Zerobase" operation, designed as a one-off event to allow more commercial stations on FM. Some current stations will lose their channels, eg Radio 10 FM lose 675 kHz and all their FM channels. Radio 1 will go FM only, with 1008 kHz being allocated to Radlon Media Ltd - an Essex based company. They hope to use the full 400 kW power non-directional to broadcast Wonderful Radio London to SE England.
Here is a listing of the new channel allocations by Frequency
1008 and 891 kHz currently have a tape loop advising listeners to re-tune.
May 28, 2003
Propagation - Sporadic E to Italy, but fairly brief and confined to low end of band.
17.14 87.7 I R Italia 5220 R_ITALIA fair MH 18.41 87.7 I R Italia 5220 brief MH
May 25, 2003
Station News - Energy FM now plans to move the frequency of their Ramsey relay to 98.4 MHz in the middle of June. Snaefell & Jurby transmitters are currently running at 1/2 licenced power. Their new 25 Watt relay at Ballasaig is now planned to come on-air in late summer 2003.
May 23, 2003
Local Radio - Thames 107.8 in SW London testing in mono-only.
16.33 107.8 G Thames 107.8 C6B0 _THAMES_ good MH RT: 'YOUR MUSIC / YOUR NEWS / YOUR STATION /........................ '
May 13, 2003
Propagation - Sporadic E to Eastern Europe in late afternoon. Not many stations heard here - propagation favoured the Midlands and Northern England.
15.11 87.7 I R Venere 5A4A CAPIAZZA brief MH 17.40 87.7 SVK FunRadio, Kosice 5340 FUNRADIO fair MH RT: 'HELICO & TINA - STORY ' RT: 'Hotline ' RT: 'FOO FIGHTERS - TIMES LIKE THESE (ACOUSTIC VERSION) ' RT: 'MR. DJ & LADY M - FUNK ME (ORIGINAL MIX)' 18.01 87.7 SVK R Rebeca, Banska Bystrica 5350 _REBECA_ fair MH 18.07 91.6 SVK FunRadio, Lucenec 5340 FUNRADIO fair MH RT: 'ROACHFORD - GET READY '
May 12, 2003
Station News - Virgin 105.8 changed their transmitter site today from Croydon to Crystal Palace. Also their RDS changed from _VIRGIN_ to _Virgin_
15.00 105.8 G Virgin 105.8, Crystal Palace C4B4 _Virgin_ excel MH RT : Virgin Radio 105.8 - Better Music, More of it.
May 7, 2003
Propagation - Brief Sporadic E to Italy in mid-afternoon. Also medium distance UK tropo around midnight.
11.25 87.7 I R Italia 5220 brief MH 16.04 87.7 I R Capital 5219 _CAPITAL fair MH RT:'RADIO CAPITAL RADIO CAPITAL RADIO CAPITAL' 19.46 87.7 POR RDP 1, Mendro OMs talking brief MH 22.40 106.6 G Saga 106.6 music, ID's, news C3A2 QSB MH 22.50 107.9 G Passion FM, Oxford music C090 PASSION_ fair MH 23.10 96.9 G Chiltern FM usual network overnight CB86 Chilt_FM fair MH 23.15 95.7 G BBC Cambridgeshire Keith Skewes prgm fair MH
May 6, 2003
Propagation - Sporadic E to Italy noted here. Others also heard Tunisia and Spain.
16.04 87.7 I R Venere 5A4A R.VENERE fair MH 16.19 87.7 I R Italia 5220 R_ITALIA fair MH 16.35 87.7 I One o One Network 5215 brief MH 17.53 87.7 I R Italia 5220 brief MH
May 5, 2003
Station News - Splash FM - launched today on 107.7 MHz. Splash FM are the small-scale local licence holder for Worthing. RDS PS: SPLASHFM and PI:C89E. Website www.splashfm.net.
May 1, 2003
Station News - Passion FM is the rebranded name for Fusion FM in Oxford broadcasting on 107.9 MHz. RDS: PASSION_ and PI:C090. No obvious website yet.
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