DX-TV & FM NEWS (October 2021)
Reception Reports from August 2021
DX-TV and FM News by Keith Hamer & Garry Smith
August made a promising start here in
On the following morning, R2 was active but signals were unidentified. On the 4th, a large ‘1’ logo confirmed reception of M1 at 1330 with strong signals continuing well past mid-afternoon. On the 17th, unidentified R2 signals were noted at 0815 but were short-lived. The 17th seemed to be the final day of intense openings of the 2021 DX-TV Season, at least here in
On the 19th, Niels van der Linden (
Earlier in the month, on the 4th, ‘1+1’ (
Some excellent FM signals were captured by Chris Howles (
Some activity also occurred on the 4th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 16th and 17th. At around the middle of the month, Roger Bunney (Romsey) noticed an FM opening with signals mainly from
Tim Bucknall (Congleton) identified eight OIRT FM stations operating in
On the following day between 1203 and 1206,
On August 28th at 1953UTC, George Garden (Stonehaven) identified east-coast Norwegian DAB+ signals on multiplex 13F (NRK Reg3 Sorog). German and Danish FM signals were identified on the 31st by Chris Howles during an evening lift in conditions between 1851 and 2122.
Loeki de Leeuw (Loeki the Lion), the lovable animated lion character who appeared between Dutch ‘STER’ adverts from the early Seventies for three decades made a return to screens during August.
There have been legal issues over permission to locate a temporary mast at the site. To add insult to injury, the original mast has been declared structurally unsafe as the authors discovered when they made a special journey to photograph the mast. Permission to venture closer to the site was diplomatically declined by two Arqiva engineers!
Our thanks to all our readers and DX colleagues who have submitted information and reception reports for this month. Due to the large amount of DX, we’ve had to choose the highlights, but keep them rolling in. Please submit them by the end of the month at the latest!
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CAPTIONS TO PHOTOGRAPHS
Fig. 1: Part of the Новини News sequence in
Photo: Niels van der Linden (Épinal, France).
Fig. 2: The new GBC building in
Fig. 3: Loeki de Leeuw (Loeki the Lion) makes a comical comeback between commercials.
Photo: Gösta van der Linden (
Fig. 4: The dormant mast at Bilsdale West Moor dominates the skyline on a quiet sunny morning following the fire.
Photo: Keith Hamer and Garry Smith.
Fig. 5: The new Dutch Omroep Zeeland weather graphics.
Photo: Gösta van der Linden.