Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wed 25.5.2011 - Rhodos, Samos, Istanbul

Wednesday evening 25.5 gave again weak but interesting signals - now from Turkey and far away Greece, Samos and Rhodos (very rare here). += first time in Finland.

Log Wed 25.5.2011
87.900 -1629- I: Love FM, Bari (BA). This network is spreading.
88.000 -1635- + GRC: R Ena, Rhodos. Fading in and out for long period but luckly came up for id. Very nice surprise.
88.000 -1630- GRC: R 34, Istanbul. Big and dramatic Burasi-id.
89.400 -1607- TUR: R Damar, Istanbul. Ex-Yasam.
90.200 -1605- TUR: R Turkuvaz, Istanbul. The only one with RDS.91.700 -1625- + TUR: Aktif FM, Aliaga (Ege). Giving id as "Aktif Radyo" (2x). Distance to Izmir only 40 km. After two minutes ERA Net Samos-tx came up.
95.600 -1621- GRC: Tentative: Anemos FM, Samos. Supermarket-ad to Karlovasi in Samos.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday 24.5.2011 - Weak signals

Once again May-evening opening. Not strong signals but some new catches for me. This evenings's highlight was Marseille-opening, but unfortunately nothing new from there.

LOG Tue 24.5.2011
(rarely signals around Europe. mostly weak and mostly Italians)
87.900 -1702- F: R Maritima, Marseille (13). Long time with strong signal. but no sign of other Marseille-stations, only 90.0 Skyrock Sud (supposed) was audible well but with no local content.
88.400 -1730- F: LFM, Lausanne.
88.700 -1520- HRV: R Nasice, Nasice.
88.900 -1532- BIH: Ljubic R, Prnjavor.
89.400 -1546- I: R Centrale, Montorio al Vomano (TE). Up twice.
90.000 -1526- I: R Torino International, Torino (TO). Romanian language station in Torino!!! Big surprise to hear Romanian and Italian spots in a row. ID in Romanian and Italian.
90.200 -1537- HRV: R Vallis Aurea, Pozega. Rolling RDS-PS was corrubted for long period but finally audio-id released.
95.700 -1613- I: R Voghera (PV). Up 10 minutes. Also I identified old familiar stations: Radio Zeta 102.8, Gamma Pavia 89.6, Radio Milano 89.6, Radio Amica 88.4 , Radio Veronica 93.6, Radio Fantastica 89.3.

Monday, May 23, 2011

First opening 21.5.2011: France, Germany, Balkan

This season's first opening was very good, on Saturday, mainly to France. In the first place I hunt new stations for me, or never-heard-before-in Finland ( + = in the log). That makes this more interesting, to have challencies.
The interesting point of this day was that I idenfied 6 different French private stations on 88.8 !!! (Of course dozens of TDF-Radio France transmitters were audible around the band and I identified many Virgin, NRJ, Nostalgie etc. networks with no local content).

LOG 21.5.2011 (mainly France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Balkan)
87.800 -1110- I: R Voce nel Deserto, Rovigo (RO). Blind-recording.
87.800 -0926- F: R Star, Montbeliard (25). Blind-recording with rx n:o 5. First SWR Baden-W, then France Bleu Bourgogne and finally this as new station.
88.000 -1800- GRC: ERA NET 105,8, Thessaloniki. The only identified on Sunday 22.5. Popped up from noise for 1-2 minute skip. Only stn on the band.
-1140- D: R Galaxy. Kempten-tx. Network px.
88.100 -1141- D: Hitradio RT 1, Dillingen. Only words "RT Eins" heard over Galaxy!

88.100 -0738- SRB: R Dedal, Grocka. I visited this city (and X Radio, now closed) exactly 3 years ago.
88.200 -1140- D: RSA,Oberallgau. Only RDS, no talk.

88.300 -1137- CZE: R.Egrensis, Cheb. Kiss Hady from Czech in the morning on this frq.
+ F: R Campus, Orléans (45).
-0752- BIH: R Slobomir, Bijeljina. Id: "Slobomir FM". I've heard this tx befo
re under name Radio Step.

-1130- D: Rock Antenne, Ismaning. Slightly over noise for long time. Strange skip.
88.800 -1023- F: Magic FM, La Souterraine (23). GOOD OPENING TO FRAN
CE. I identified 6 stations on 88.8 MHz: Magic FM (23), Virgin R (51), Mega FM (45), MFM (44), Alouette (79) and finally Evasion FM (77) twice. All heard before...
89.200 -1043- F: R Plus, Etampes (91). Unreal moment: I turn receiver to 89.4 and I see "PLUS FM"-rds (Blois, 41, heard before). I turn immedeately to 89.2 MHZ where I can id another Plus, Radio Plus!
90.200 -1032- F: VAG FM, Artenay (45). No reply from this station before. 21.5.
91.300 0949- F: R Dreyeckland, Selestat (67).
91.600 -1047- + F: Chérie FM Centre-val de Loire, Saint Avertin (Tours). Long local-id. On 95.7:lla I saw Chérie FM Nancyn local rds: "RDS 95,7".
92.800 1008- F: R Bresse, Le Bourg (71). RDS-level. Replied with letter + CD etc last winter. Thanks!!
94.500 -0912- F: Triage FM, Migennes (89).

95.400 -1040- + F: EvryOne, Evry (91). RDS- ("EvryOne" small letters) + audio-id.
95.600 0925- SUI: Yes FM, Geneve. Ex-Lac FM.
95.800 1038- F: 77FM, Meaux (77).

97.700 -0915- F: R Nohain, Nevers (58).
106.000 -0937- F: Sud Radio, Toulouse. Bordeaux-tx (33).

107.600 -0936- + SUI: RTN, Marin. French lang station. Nice surprise from upper band which I checked only 2-3 times.