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ONLINE   TelevisionAU #941

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:53 AM

Anyway, 2RPH here in Sydney are currently celebrating their 30th birthday

3RPH (now Vision Australia Radio) must be about the same age. I remember listening to it in its very early days they were only broadcasting a couple of hours a night on 1629 kHz which was out of range for most AM radios although I could just get it on my little transistor radio. The station shifted to 1179 kHz in 1990 after 3KZ had converted to FM which made it far more accessible.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

3RPH (now Vision Australia Radio) must be about the same age.

If Wikipedia is to be trusted, 3RPH began broadcasting on December 12, 1982 while 2RPH began broadcasting on April 18, 1983. So it's four and a bit months seperating the launches of the Melbourne and Sydney stations.

 

I remember listening to it in its very early days they were only broadcasting a couple of hours a night on 1629 kHz which was out of range for most AM radios although I could just get it on my little transistor radio. The station shifted to 1179 kHz in 1990 after 3KZ had converted to FM which made it far more accessible.

Also from Wikipedia, 2RPH also used to broadcast on 1629 kHz prior to 1991 when it was moved to 1539 kHz and then in 1993, 2RPH moved over to 1224 kHz when it was provided with the former 2WS transmission facilities (and the frequency that came with it) which is still used to this day.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:12 PM

If Wikipedia is to be trusted, 3RPH began broadcasting on December 12, 1982 while 2RPH began broadcasting on April 18, 1983. So it's four and a bit months seperating the launches of the Melbourne and Sydney stations.

 

Also from Wikipedia, 2RPH also used to broadcast on 1629 kHz prior to 1991 when it was moved to 1539 kHz and then in 1993, 2RPH moved over to 1224 kHz when it was provided with the former 2WS transmission facilities (and the frequency that came with it) which is still used to this day.

1539 was the old 2JJ frequency in Sydney.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:15 AM

According to Jock's Journal, former 2GO breakfast presenter, Dwayne Jefferies, has been appointed as Assistant Program Director at Hope 103.2 in Sydney.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:20 PM

According to Radio Today, SYN in Melbourne will switch off its analogue & digital signal at 4pm tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday 7th May) to illustrate what it calls 'the future of community broadcasting' if the Federal Government does not address the shortfall in digital community radio funding.

 

More: http://radiotoday.co...off-signal.html


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ONLINE   newtaste #946

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:47 PM

SYN is now off-air apparently. Has anyone noticed?! What a dumb protest. They tell the Govt that community radio is essential, so to make their point they switch off one of the stations ... and life in Melbourne will go on today proving that society can continue without SYN. They should have stayed on-air and made the point that community radio is important!

Edited by newtaste, 07 May 2013 - 06:07 PM.


ONLINE   TelevisionAU #947

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

Does anyone actually listen to SYN anyway?



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:02 PM


Does anyone actually listen to SYN anyway?


Considering I'm a volunteer there, you could say that yes, people do.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:53 PM

According to Radio Today, community digital radio services may be forced to shut down, after the Federal Government has failed to provide $1.4 million in funding needed for their survival in tonight's Federal Budget.

 

More at: http://radiotoday.co...-shut-down.html


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OFFLINE   TV Head #950

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 03:48 PM

I think community radio - has a brighter future where they are now, as well as online. Internet radio surely is going to be bigger than DAB+ ever will be.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:17 PM

Surprise announcement that community radio will get a $6 million boost from the Government for equipment upgrades to broadcast in digital. Surprises me because historically the Labor Party has never been generous with funding for this sector. I'd say don't spend it all at once :D

http://www.news.com....9-1226670177954

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:03 PM

101FM Logan is now on line at www.101fm.org.au

Edited by edward thirkill, 17 August 2013 - 12:03 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 05:48 PM

Driving around St Mary's and Blacktown today I was surprised with the staticy reception of Fine Music 102.5 (2MBS-FM). It was really dodgy. All the other Sydney wide stations I tried sounded ok.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:51 PM

A combination of low ERP and low audio associated with classical music will sound staticy in fringe areas.

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:01 PM

Today marks 10 years since FBi 94.5 in Sydney has launched full-time broadcasting.

 

More: http://radiotoday.co...i-turns-10.html


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OFFLINE   Glen #956

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:59 PM

The Community Radio Network will be running their own election results coverage on Saturday evening from 2SER - no doubt will be simulcast on numerous other stations around the country.



OFFLINE   simmo #957

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:39 PM

great news.....lake Macquarie fm 97.3 who just over a week ago had its transmitter and antennae destroyed by bushfires has secured a new transmitter site thanks to wyong council.....instillation of equipment will begin on Monday and hopefully we'll be back on air midweek.......

Edited by TelevisionAU, 25 October 2013 - 04:53 PM.
no underlining please


OFFLINE   dk32 #958

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:57 AM

Hi Simmo, that's great to hear!! Where's the new site at? Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk

OFFLINE   RF Burns #959

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

Hi Simmo,

 

That's good news, I too would like to know where the new site is?

I'm hoping top of the hill at Gwandalan (Sports ground, Sewage treatment works?), that'd be a good place to get the signal out to the North.

The old site was good, personally I would've (if you had permission to), move it just up the road (North) to the Mobile phone base station (Catho site) on the ocean side of the hwy.

 

I know it's a rush & rare circumstances, but has the new site specs been engineered & passed by ACMA, considering you're only allowed to move a certain distance from your ACMA nominal TX site location, without re-engineering, getting ACMA approval & going through a new interference startup (test broadcast) procedure? Your Engineers from ARFC should know all that anyway.

 

Another thing to be wary about is there's not a lot of places in the Wyong Shire where you could place the TX to cover your licence area well (IMO). There's not a lot of Wyong Shire in your licence area either. Have your engineers, engineered & suggested the new site, or has station management just picked a site & negotiated it's use, leaving the engineers to do what they can & hope for the best?

 

Your studios are already located outside your licence area, (only by 500m - 1km, but still outside), if you put the TX outside the licence area too, you could be/are looking for trouble from ACMA. Studio's outside the licence area are OK for commercial stations, but to my knowledge not community stations, because they're supposed to serve the community & the community is supposed to serve/operate the station of the licence area. Your'e probably already sitting on a knife edge with that one, but ACMA may have let it slide being so close to the edge of the licence area?

 

I was just looking the other week for something else, & accidentally found I'm 600m outside the North end of the Lake Macquarie RA1 licence area, so I can't make an official ACMA complaint about the 2OLD FM (Lake Macquarie FM), reception &/or any interference to it.

If reception from the new site is poor, I & many other potential listeners in the heavily populated areas around me in the North, may/will miss out on being able to listen & can't do a thing about it. Hopefully that won't be the case though.



OFFLINE   simmo #960

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 07:33 AM

i'm not sure exactly where the new site is but I believe it is still just off the pacific highway not far from the old site.......so I can only surmise reception won't be much different...our techos from ARFC have been part of the process from the start and be assured our hierarchy would have been guided by their recommendations......