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by Chris Howles
05 Feb 2018 19:21
Forum: News
Topic: Cannock Chase Radio
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Cannock Chase Radio

Test transmissions start March 2nd and then on air March 30th

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2018/01/launch ... -radio-fm/
by Chris Howles
05 Feb 2018 19:09
Forum: News
Topic: Cannock Chase Radio
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Cannock Chase Radio

It will be interesting when summer comes and the new stations listeners complain about Gaelic music wiping out 94! Not that I could suggest a better freq without extending the band. R4 Taco 94.1 can get pretty pokey too, its a permanent signal and only needs a whiff of tropo to lift it... so could ...
by Chris Howles
29 Dec 2017 16:46
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es alert 29/12/17
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Es alert 29/12/17

R1 and R2 carriers former strong with pics. OIRT busy nothing on FM yet.
by Chris Howles
27 Dec 2017 18:47
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 27-12-17
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Es 27-12-17

Portugal just been in on 87.7
by Chris Howles
20 Dec 2017 19:29
Forum: News
Topic: Cannock Chase Radio
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Cannock Chase Radio

After a year or more of streaming, Cannock Chase Radio has been granted a Community Radio license, two in fact: 89.6 and 94.0, "launching early in 2018" http://cannockchaseradio.co.uk/ Andy and Tim will lose a few dx regulars :( Me too The Chase is just on my doorstep : ( That's France Culture Roen...
by Chris Howles
04 Dec 2017 19:57
Forum: News
Topic: Big City Radio Birmingham 89.1 off air
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: Big City Radio Birmingham 89.1 off air

Theres a loop playing modern R n B/urban type stuff on 89.1 and their Facebook page talks of a re-launch and they have a website http://www.newbigcityradio.com/ so looks like the station has been taken over.
by Chris Howles
24 Nov 2017 20:44
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 24/11/17
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Es 24/11/17

Yes it was a nice out of season surprise, especially as it was two directions at once. I had Hungary, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Highest MUF was about 90MHz. Big thanx to Andy for alerting me as I'd have missed this otherwise!
by Chris Howles
10 Nov 2017 12:02
Forum: News
Topic: Big City Radio Birmingham 89.1 off air
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Big City Radio Birmingham 89.1 off air

Just a blank carrier on 89.1 They still appear to be broadcasting on line though...

https://tunein.com/radio/Big-City-Radio-891-s125945/
by Chris Howles
23 Oct 2017 13:36
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 23/10/17
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Es 23/10/17

SER 88.8 and Hit FM 87.7 here both strong with RDS
by Chris Howles
19 Oct 2017 13:06
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: 19/10/17 E's band 1 TV
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: 19/10/17 E's band 1 TV

R1 49.757 giving weak video now
by Chris Howles
19 Oct 2017 13:02
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: 19/10/17 E's band 1 TV
Replies: 1
Views: 164

19/10/17 E's band 1 TV

Carriers on R1 and R2 the later being stronger and more stable, neither up to video level yet.
by Chris Howles
17 Oct 2017 20:28
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: VG Tropo conditions in France...
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: VG Tropo conditions in France...

German trops still here with WDR2 Teutoburger Wald 93.2 and Antenne Niedersachsen 106.3 putting in good signals
by Chris Howles
16 Oct 2017 17:31
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 16/10/17
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Es 16/10/17

Between 14.50 and 15.10 the signals from Algeria were massive here most with full RDS and up to TOB with Radio Inter on 107.1 in English just before 15.00 BST. I had to go out at 15.10 and the MUF had dropped to 90MHz by the time I returned. I also had a couple of Spanish stations and an unid playin...
by Chris Howles
15 Oct 2017 11:41
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: VG Tropo conditions in France...
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: VG Tropo conditions in France...

Had big sigs from France over the last hour or so, Holland starting to come up now with Radio 10 87.7 at RDS levels and also Omroep Zeeland 87.9
by Chris Howles
14 Oct 2017 20:03
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: VG Tropo conditions in France...
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: VG Tropo conditions in France...

Yep big UK sigs here too but some continental stuff appearing now with 88.9 RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg being the best catch so far
by Chris Howles
14 Oct 2017 10:26
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: VG Tropo conditions in France...
Replies: 37
Views: 3001

Re: VG Tropo conditions in France...

Up here in the midlands, apart from a weak Radio 10 on 87.7 from Holland a couple of hours ago tropo here is now restricted to some minor enhancement of UK stuff.
by Chris Howles
06 Oct 2017 16:25
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 06/10/17
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Es 06/10/17

Morocco here too;

Medi 1 87.6
SNRT INT 87.9

big sigs with RDS at times
by Chris Howles
06 Oct 2017 14:49
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Spain at bottom of band
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Spain at bottom of band

yep getting Spain and Morocco BOB at mo
by Chris Howles
30 Sep 2017 21:10
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: FM DXing in Central Europe
Replies: 7
Views: 822

Re: FM DXing in Central Europe

Incredible reception congratulations! That is going to take some beating!
by Chris Howles
09 Sep 2017 19:37
Forum: Receivers
Topic: For Sale: Sangean ATS909
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: For Sale: Sangean ATS909

I'm interested John... have messaged you on Hangouts.

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