I thought it would be. Last travelled nearby in '97 when EMF was lower and AM sites better maintained. 1242 was suffering at Cann River.
Surprised to keep listening in following days when touring to hear them make mention of Mallacoota, a shop was an ‘agent’ for 3TR, some kind of community classifieds idea, yet I thought that reception would be minimal.
Hence the need for the local community station, set up due to NSW signals with no local information and unreliable reception AM 828, especially during bushfire which can reduce AM coverage.
The Bega RA1 area is fascinating. Upon first glance at Google maps, it appears to stop at the Vic border however there’s an enclave for Mallacoota itself.
If the licence area was drawn without consideration for the border, it would go due south to Tamboon/Point Hicks Lighthouse further west of Mallacoota.
Interesting that the Camerons haven’t applied for translators, that would give the community station some curry but if run right, shouldn’t matter as the community station can be hyper local.
Any AM or FM under normal conditions from Tas?