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maxdx
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Guess the RDS

Post by maxdx » 06 Jun 2018 22:31

Here's of the stations I picked up on Monday but unfortunately I only got a picture not a video and it's a shame these radios don't give PI codes. Does anyone know what the rds should resemble? It's really bugging me and I can't find anything online yet. The RDS is missing a character so should display "IS_90.8" as long as the "IS" is displayed correctly and if the RDS wasn't scrolling. Any ideas much appreciated.
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Nick Gilly
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Re: Guess the RDS

Post by Nick Gilly » 06 Jun 2018 22:44

Hi Max. It's SRR Radio Iași from Câmpulung Moldovenesc/Rarău in Romania. The full PS name is IS_90.8_

I also logged this during the big opening to the east on June 4th.
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

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Re: Guess the RDS

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 06 Jun 2018 23:23

You beat me to it Nick.

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PFM907
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Re: Guess the RDS

Post by PFM907 » 07 Jun 2018 07:28

Yes you`re absolutely right as IS is the licence plate for the city of Iasi (spoken: "Jash") next to the border with Moldova. On my trip to Chisinau, I have seen many of them and indeed, RO radio stations mostly put their frequency with FM or the letters of the licence plate as a second part of their RDS. Here is a listing of short labels for all the areas, kind of useful to know it. You better watch out for "CT", if coming in, the next stations might be from Bulgaria or Turkey. They also tend to have the city of transmitter site within their Radio Text! This is an excellent solution when wondering about two different locations of the same programme using a certain frequency. In he past, it helped me a lot. By the way, Radio Iasi is also available on medium wave (1053 kHz) but is not audible within UK, but in Germany sometimes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_r ... of_Romania

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Re: Guess the RDS

Post by maxdx » 07 Jun 2018 16:10

Excellent - thanks for the info I'll keep this in mind. It ties in with the other Romanian stations I caught at the time. It looks like it was quite a distance away :D

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