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  • 2005 Madeira / Portugal FM DX

    MADEIRA, AUG 17-28 2005

    See part 2 for report from Portugal

    Jim Renfrew, Byron NY USA

    This report is still incomplete, in that there are still quite a few gaps in what follows. My mileage calculator only recognizes the largest cities, so I haven't calculated distance on most of them. However, the distance to Lisbon from Madeira is about 600 miles. I notice that William Hepburn's tropo map routinely shows bright red off the coast of West Africa, so these distances may not be all that remarkable. It also helps that once the listener gets past the local stations on Madeira there's little else until you get to Portugal or the Canaries. Morocco, though closer, was not easy to hear. A lot of the stations noted were from the highest elevations on the island, and some were from sea level. There is a high ridge of mountains running east/west, and reception is favored north or south accordingly. One big mistake I made was not to bring any kind of FM frequency guide. I had actually planned to focus on Medium Wave, but there just wasn't much to hear that I hadn't already heard from Newfoundland. Also, we spent a lot of time in the car, so an FM radio with RDS made it easy to DX throughout each day while taking in the sights. I noted quite a few Canary Islands stations without bothering to ID them, only to discover that there are a HUGE number of stations from those islands, so sitting here back at home it is impossible to determine which ones those were!

    Receiver Notes: The Sony 2010, while nice to use with tuning steps of 0.05 Mhz in a 0.10 environment, in the presence of strong adjacent channel will sometimes give the impression that a given signal is as much as .15 MHz off channel. The rental vehicle in Portugal was almost always 0.10 Mhz off true channel.


    Madeira, AUG 18-25 (primarily San Antonio da Serra). Receiver: Puegot
    rental car radio with RDS and Sony 2010 with whip antenna.

    Ch. ID CTRY CITY/TOWN kW RDS Text/notes Date/Time Miles

    87.7 RNE 2 CNR Temejereque TVN 7000 “RNE CLAS” AUG 19 1659
    88.0 Sintonia CNR La Oliva TVN 2000 “SINTONIA” AUG 19 1659
    88.3 R. Isla CNR Santa Cruz TNF 6000 “R. ISLA 88.1 88.3 99.2” AUG 21 1508
    88.5 Frontera E Jerez “FRONTERA” AUG 20 1351
    88.6 R. Cinco CNR La Isleta GC 20000 AUG 19 1954
    88.8 R.Jornal MDR Funchal 1000 “RJM 88.8” AUG 211508
    89.0 CNR “radio” AUG 21 1659
    89.0 R.Vina Mar CNR Icod de Los Vinos TNF 2000 AUG 21 1945
    89.3 Antena 3 MDR Canico 500 “ANTENNA 3” AUG 19 1100
    89.4 Cuarenta E San Fernando AND 4200 AUG 20 1351
    89.6 R.Palmeira MDR AUG 20 2207
    89.6 RFM San Miguel? AUG 20 1358
    89.7 SER CNR Arrecife Lanzarote GCL 400 “SER” AUG 19 1711
    89.8 Antena 3 MDR Funchal-Monte 1000 “ANTENNA 3” AUG 22 1042
    90.0 RNE 3 CNR Izana TFH 5000 “RNE 3” AUG 21 1659
    90.0 RTM(t) MRC Casablanca 10000 AUG 21 1528 530
    90.3 R. El Dia CNR Santa Cruz TF “EL DIA” AUG 22 1049
    90.3 Onda Cero E Jerez AND 6000 AUG 20 1358
    90.3 Punto Radio CNR La Palma AUG 19 1856
    90.3 Antena 3 AUG 19 1230
    90.4 R.Paris Lisboa POR Lisboa 5000 AUG 19 0710 598
    90.6 MM CNR Montana de Guaza TNF “MM RADIO” AUG 22 1316
    90.8 SER AUG 20 1358
    90.8 Antena 3 MDR Pico do Facho 100 “ANTENNA 3” AUG 19 1100
    90.8 COPE AUG 22 0020
    90.8 Punto Radio CNR Santa Cruz AUG 22 2323
    91.1 RTV CNR AUG 21 0948
    91.3 Antena 3 MDR Santa Cruz-Gaula 1000 “ANTENNA 3” AUG 19 0710
    91.4 Onda Cero E Rota AND 2000 AUG 20 1358
    91.4 Canarias Radio CNR AUG 24 0002
    91.5 Power FM (t) CNR Norte La Isla LZR AUG 24 0201
    91.6 R.Praia MDR Porto Santo 500 AUG 20 1109
    91.6 Cadena Dial CNR Los Realejos TF 2000 “CAD DIAL” AUG 22 1316
    91.7 German AUG 20 2245
    91.8 Cadena Cien CNR Las Palmas GC 1000 “CAD CIEN” AUG 22 1049 388
    92.0 Nova Antena POR Loures 2000 “RNA” AUG 20 1417
    92.0 PEF MDR Funchal 2000 “PEF FM” AUG 19 1100
    92.4 Cadena Cien E Cadiz “CAD-100” AUG 20 1417
    92.5 RNE CNR La Frontera ELH 2000 AUG 22 2305
    92.8 La Radio en Color CNR La Orotava TF “LA RADIO EN COLOR” AUG 20 1417
    93.0 RKM CNR Las Palmas GC “RKM” AUG 22 2232
    93.1 “RAL” AUG 22 2232
    93.1 Antena 1 MDR Pico do Facho 100 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 24 0758
    93.2 Punto Radio CTA Punto Radio AUG 23 2335
    93.7 R. Marca CNR Las Palmas GC 4000 AUG 22 0935 388
    93.7 Antena 3 AUG 19 0710
    94.1 Antena 3 MDR Pico do Areeiro 10000 “ANTENNA 3” AUG 19 0710
    94.5 Antena 2 POR Lisboa AUG 19 0710 598
    94.7 RNE 5 (t) E Lorca MUR AUG 21 2345
    94.8 Antena 3 MDR Cabo Girao 3000 “ANTENNA 3” AUG 19 1100
    94.9 RNE 2 CNR Arrecife-Mt Mina LZR 4000 AUG 19 1930
    95.1 RTMI(t) MRC Meknes-Zerhoun 10000 AUG 22 0944
    95.4 R.Gente CNR La Matanza de A. TNF “ICOD RADIO GENTE 103.4 LAGUNA” AUG 20 1417
    95.5 Antena 1 MDR Pico doAreeiro 10000 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 19 1100
    95.7 Antena 1 POR Lisboa 100000 AUG 20 1645 598
    96.1 R.Palmeira MDR Santa Cruz 500 AUG 20 2100
    96.2 RNE 2 CNR Izana TNF 5000 “RNE CLAS” AUG 20 1640
    96.5 Antena 3 MDR Porto Santo 10000 “ANTENNA 3” AUG 19 1100
    96.5 R.Taoro CNR La Orotara “R.TAORO” AUG 22 1316
    96.7 Antena 1 MDR Cabo Girao 3000 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 21 1528
    96.8 R.Insular CNR Arrecife Lanzarote GCL 5000 AUG 20 2224
    97.0 RNE 2 CNR Valverde ELH 2000 “RNE CLAS” AUG 20 1640
    97.1 COPE Tenerife CNR La Laguna TNF 2000 “COPE FM TENERIFE” AUG 20 1645
    97.4 R.Comercial POR Monsanto 100000 “R.COMERCIAL” AUG 20 1119
    97.5 Medi-Un MRC Rabat 20000 “MEDI 1” AUG 21 1532 587
    97.8 R.Marca CNR Play de Las Americas TNF “R. MARCA” AUG 19 1100
    97.9 R.Milenium CNR Orotava TNF “MILENIUM” AUG 19 1100
    98.0 Q FM CNR Antigua FVN 2000 English AUG 20 2231
    98.2 R. Cinco CNR La Frontera ELH 2000 “RNE 5” AUG 19 1100
    98.2 Holiday FM CNR Lanzarote English AUG 21 1538
    98.4 RTM MRC Meknese Zerhoun 10000 AUG 20 2245
    98.4 R.Zarco R.Sal AUG 23 2309
    98.5 Antena 1 MDR Santa Cruz-Gaula 1000 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 20 2239
    98.8 R.Calheta MDR Pico do Arco 500 “R.CALHIETA” AUG 21 1542
    98.8 German AUG 22 2304
    99.0 Antena 2 MDR Canico 500 AUG 19 0710
    99.1 Cuarenta CNR Pueto La Cruz TNF 2000 AUG 19 1100
    99.4 Antena 2 MDR Cabo Ginao 3000 “ANTENNA 2” AUG 19 1100
    99.6 Medi-Un MRC Casablanca 8300 AUG 21 1543 530
    99.8 SER CNR Orotava TNF 2000 “SER” AUG 20 1645
    99.9 UK Way FM CNR Femes LZR English AUG 19 1959
    100.0 TSF MDR Funchal -Monte 2000 “NOTICIAS” AUG 19 1100
    100.1 La Pasion de Radio AUG 23 2321
    100.3 SER CNR Telde GC 2000 AUG 21 1600
    100.5 Antena 1 MDR Porto Santo 10000 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 19 1100
    100.7 R.Taoro CNR Orotava 2000 “R.TAORO” AUG 21 1557
    100.9 R.Maria AUG 22 0038
    101.0 R.Popular MDR Camara de Lobos 2000 AUG 19 1100
    101.2 R.ECCA CNR Puerto del Rosario FVN AUG 19 1100
    101.4 Cadena Dial CNR Pozo de las Nieves GC 2000 “CAD-DIAL” AUG 19 1100
    101.6 Antena 1 MDR Canico 500 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 19 1100
    101.9 Antena 1 MDR Paul da Serra 1000 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 21 1552
    101.9 Antena 3 POR Monchique? AUG 22 0002
    102.0 Punto Radio “PUNTO” Badajoz? AUG 19 1659
    102.1 RNE 2 CNR La Montameta TNF 10000 “RNE-CLASE” AUG 19 1100
    102.2 Punto R. Lanz. CNR AUG 19 1957
    102.4 Antena 2 MDR Funchal-Monte 400 “ANTENNA 2” AUG 19 1100
    102.5 R.Europa CNR Montana Blanca LZR 7500 German AUG 22 0004
    102.7 Onda Canaria CNR Galdur GC 2000 AUG 21 1607
    102.8 RNE 3 CNR Arrecife-Mt. Mina LZR 1000 AUG 19 1954
    102.8 R.Cinco AUG 24 0800
    102.9 R.Portugues AUG 19 1659
    103.0 R,Maria CNR Santa Ursula TNF 400 “R.MARIA” AUG 22 0007
    103.3 Antena 2 MDR Porto Santo 10000 “ANTENNA 2” AUG 19 1100
    103.4 Onda Cero CNR Arrecife Lanzarote GCL “24 hrs de R.Lancelot” AUG 21 1607
    103.7 Megawelle CNR Orotava TNF 100 (or San Sebastian LGO) AUG 19 1100
    103.7 R.Maria AUG 22 0007
    104.0 Cuarenta AUG 19 1119
    104.2 R.Faycan CNR Telde GC 500 AUG 19 1119
    104.3 Antena 1 MDR Achadas da Cruz 1000 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 20 1159
    104.3 La Mega CNR Puerto La Cruz TNF 2000 AUG 19 1119
    104.5 R.Tinajo CNR Tinajo LZR 2000 “R TINAJO 104.5 FM” AUG 19 1646
    104.6 Antena 1 MDR Funchal-Monte 1000 “ANTENNA 1” AUG 19 1119
    104.6 R.Valleseco CNR Valleseco AUG 21 1834
    104.6 Medi 1(t) MRC Agadir 20000 AUG 24 0804
    104.7 R.Ecca CNR Los Realejos TNF 4000 AUG 21 1008
    104.8 R.Cinco CNR Temejereque FVN 1000 “RNE 5” AUG 19 1119
    104.9 RNE 3 CNR Valverdedel Hiero ELH 2000 AUG 21 1619
    105.0 Antena 3 MDR Achadas da Cruz 1000 “ANTENNA 3” AUG 19 1646
    105.0 RNE CNR AUG 21 1000
    105.1 R.Gigante CNR Los Silos TNF 500 AUG 21 1008
    105.2 R.Arcipelago CNR Puerto del Rosario FVN AUG 21 1842
    105.3 Medi 1 (t) MRC Marrakesh 12000 French AUG 19 1119
    105.5 Medi 1 (t) MRC Meknes-Zerhoun 10000 AUG 24 0804
    105.7 RNE 3 CNR La Monaneta TNF 10000 Or Santa Cruz TF AUG 19 1133
    105.9 Canal 4 CNR Santa Cruz AUG 21 1632
    106.3 Antena 2 MDR Santa Cruz-Gaula 700 “ANTENNA 2” AUG 19 1133
    106.4 Onda Cero CNR Puntallano LPM “ONDA CERO” AUG 19 1133
    106.6 Kiss E Huelva or Fuente al Saz “KISS FM” AUG 21 1659
    106.8 RFM POR Montejunto 10000 “RFM” AUG 20 1159
    106.8 R.Clube MDR Funchal 400 “R.CLUBE” AUG 19 1133
    106.8 Onda Cero CNR Las Palmas GC 8000 AUG 19 2930 388
    107.1 R.Mun.Tequise CNR Tequise LZR 150 “RMD” AUG 19 2016
    107.1 R.Cl Portugues POR Foia 10000 AUG 19 0710
    107.4 Canal 4 CNR AUG 21 1641
    107.6 Onda Cero AUG 19 1133
    107.8 R.Aventura CNR Telde GC AUG 21 1655
    107.9 Antena 2 AUG 19 1655
    107.9 RNE 2 AUG 19 1655
    107.9 R. Realejos CNR Los Realejos 100 “R.REALEJOS NORTE” AUG 22 1316

  • #2
    2005 Part 2 - Report from Portugal

    PORTUGAL, AUG 25-29 2005

    See part 1 for report from Madeira

    Jim Renfrew, Byron NY USA

    This report is still incomplete, in that there are still quite a few gaps in what follows. My mileage calculator only recognizes the largest cities, so I haven't calculated distance on most of them. However, the distance to Lisbon from Madeira is about 600 miles. I notice that William Hepburn's tropo map routinely shows bright red off the coast of West Africa, so these distances may not be all that remarkable. It also helps that once the listener gets past the local stations on Madeira there's little else until you get to Portugal or the Canaries. Morocco, though closer, was not easy to hear. A lot of the stations noted were from the highest elevations on the island, and some were from sea level. There is a high ridge of mountains running east/west, and reception is favored north or south accordingly. One big mistake I made was not to bring any kind of FM frequency guide. I had actually planned to focus on Medium Wave, but there just wasn't much to hear that I hadn't already heard from Newfoundland. Also, we spent a lot of time in the car, so an FM radio with RDS made it easy to DX throughout each day while taking in the sights. I noted quite a few Canary Islands stations without bothering to ID them, only to discover that there are a HUGE number of stations from those islands, so sitting here back at home it is impossible to determine which ones those were!

    Receiver Notes: The Sony 2010, while nice to use with tuning steps of 0.05 Mhz in a 0.10 environment, in the presence of strong adjacent channel will sometimes give the impression that a given signal is as much as .15 MHz off channel. The rental vehicle in Portugal was almost always 0.10 Mhz off true channel.


    Ch. ID CTRY CITY/TOWN kW RDS Text/notes Date/Time Miles


    Sinta, Portugal, AUG 25-28 (rental car routinely 0.1 MHz inaccurate!)
    88.0 Occidente Sintra 1000 “OCCIDENTE”
    88.4 Antena 1 “ANTENA 1”
    88.9 Antena 2 Lisboa/Banática “ANTENA 2”
    89.3 Antena 2 Lousa 100000 “ANTENA 2”
    89.5 TSF Lisboa 5000
    89.9 RFM Arrabida 12000
    90.2 Renasenca Montejunto 10000 or Guarda
    90.4 R. Paris Lisboa 5000
    90.8 R.Comercial Lousa 44000
    91.2 R. Sintra Sintra 1000 “RC SINTRA”
    91.7 RFM Lousa 56000
    92.0 Nova Antena Loures 2000 “RNA”
    92.4 Mega FM Lisboa 5000
    92.8 Horizonte FM Loures 2000
    92.9 Antena 2 Portoalegre 10000
    93.2 RFM Lisboa 50000
    93.5 R.Voz Alenquer 500 “ALENQUER”
    93.7 R.Mais Amadora 1500 “R. MAIS”
    93.8 Nova Europa Torres Vedra 1000
    94.2 Talk FM
    94.4 Antena 2 Lisboa 100000
    95.0 R.Miramar Oeiras 1500
    95.3 Tropical FM Moita 1500 “TROPICAL FM”
    95.6 R. Sestais
    95.7 Antena 1 Lisboa/Monsanto “ANTENA 1”
    96.0 Antena 2 Sintra/Janas 200 “ANTENA 2”
    96.4 R.Clube Portugues Montejunto 10000 “RDP”
    96.6 Best FM Lisboa 5000 “BEST FM”
    96.9 Antena 1 Sintra/Janas 200 “ANTENA 1”
    97.1 Vida FM Arruda dos Vinhas 500
    97.4 R.Comercial Monsanto/Lisboa 44000
    97.8 Radar Lisboa 2000 “RADAR”
    98.1 R.Marginal Cascais 3000 “MARGINAL”
    98.3 Antena 1 Lisboa/Montejunto 40000 “ANTENA 1”
    98.7 R.Baia Seixal 1500
    98.7 R.Pontevedra Pontevedra, SPAIN
    99.0 Energie FM
    99.3 Cidade FM
    99.5 Maior FM Rio Maior 1000
    99.8 R.Comercial Montejunto 10000
    100.3 Antena 3 Lisboa/Monsanto 100000 “ANTENA 3”
    100.5 R.Porto Algre Porta Legra 2000
    100.8 Capital Almada 2000 “CAPITAL”
    101.5 RDPAfrica Lisbon area 5000 “AFRICA”
    101.9 Orbital Loures 2000 “ORBITAL”
    102.2 Antena 3 Lousa 100000 “ANTENA 3”
    102.6 Oxigeneo Oeiras 1500 “OXIGENEO”
    103.2 TSF Bornes? 10000
    103.4 RR Lisboa 50000 “RR”
    103.8 Antena 3 Sintra/Janas 200 “ANTENA 3”
    104.3 R.Clube Portugues Lisboa 50000
    104.8 Eco FM Alcochete
    105.2 Antena 3 Lisboa/Montejunto 40000 “ANTENA 3”
    105.6 RC Mafra Mafra 1000 “RC MAFRA”
    105.8 RR Arrabida 12000 “RR”
    106.0 R.Renasenca Lousa 50000
    106.4 Oasis FM Sobral de Monte Agraco 1000 “OASIS”
    106.8 TSF 106.7 0r 106.8?
    107.2 Cidade Amadora 1500 “CIDADE”
    107.7 Nossa FM Sintra 1000 “NOSSA FM”

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    • #3
      Nice pile of DX, Jim !
      Looks like you got into it deeper than I did in the 30 days I had in England in June 1995. Hearing FM radio from other countries is a nice treat for the avid DXer. Nice!
      Randy KW4RZ Goldfield, Nevada DM17

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