AM and FM DX

Upon reading on another DX-related forum, it turns out that The Breeze I received on 90.1 whilst in Wollongong turned out to be from Collinsville, not Stanthorpe. That isn’t listed on the ACMA database.

It’s mentioned on the following link though:


Sorry about the length of this post…
Just completing a six day Sydney to Melbourne drive return trip and can comment on some of the dxing along the way.

Eagle Fm Goulburn, the IMD was very bad on my Tucson car stereo, with 95.1 MHz having the worst mixing of sky sports and Eagle Fm. Mixing occurred on this frequency and all unreceivable Canberra frequencies with LOS of Mt Gray.

The hot dry weather conditions prevented any dxing with no Sydney fm received in Goulburn town centre, and Illawarra Nationals / Power fm also at very weak levels.

Down the Hume Highway Eagle Fm was received strongly to Yass with patchy reception to Jugiong. Eagle fm had better reception along this whole section then all the Canberra fm stations.

Hit 96.9 Goulburn Valley / Shepparton, this station is a blow torch and has massive coverage. It was receivable from Albury to Werribee in western Melbourne. It was at equal or stronger strengths in Melbourne to Hit 91.9 Bendigo. I was also able to receive 103.1 Power fm from Ballarat in places in Western Melbourne.

Nova 100 / Smooth 91.5, I also found these two stations out of all the Melbourne fm’s got out the best up the Hume. Both could be received reliably to around the Seymour exit. Nova and Smooth were then patchy to Euroa, and were the only Melbourne fm’s received. The last reception I got was of smooth 91.5 near Benalla. In Ballarat all high powered Melbourne fm’s could be received but they were patchy in places.

In Werribee all Melbourne fm stations were at medium strength at best due to the need to protect Geelong, however Dab+ was at full strength.

Bay / Krock were at equal strength to the Melbourne fm stations in Werribee and did not start to become weak until Tullamarine Airport. My car radio still got fair strength over most of Melbourne. I even received Krock in Ballarat.

Lastly Hit 93.1 Wagga Wagga does not have RDS enabled where as it sister stations Hit 104.9 /105.7 Triple M Albury both have RDS enabled.


Thanks for this- it’s been received strongly and frequently from Numeralla this season. We deduced it must be from central QLD due to the advertising spots for Taroom and Monto among other places. The Rebel on 94.9 from Collinsville is also a regular catch.


I’m currently getting The Breeze from Invercargill on 91.6! :slight_smile:

I’m also getting 93.2 Radio Hauraki from the same location, as well as bits of 92.4 Coast (which is a struggle over the splatter of 92.5 from Southern Highlands) & 94.0 Radio Live (soon to be Magic Talk).


Thanks for the alert/post.
I thought I saw a weak carrier trace on 90.8 around an hour ago, afterwards noted 93.2 Hauraki & others so able to track source of transmissions to Hedgehope (Invercargill) NZ, like yourself.
FM DX didn’t last long for me, seams to have gone now.
Received your stations plus 90.0 Concert FM & weak 90.8

Noted some late double hop to WA. Here’s 98.9 from Northam WA


One downside of the strong Sydney ducting (which is still going) is that they are causing some splatter on adjacent frequencies that are usually DX-able

101.9 is more WSFM (than even Triple J Newcastle)
103.9 is more 2DAY (than 2NUR Newcastle)
106.3 and 106.7 are both more KIIS splatter.


Was some very weak & fleeting NZ FM DX from 0830 - 1030LT
Areas in were: Nelson, Invercargill, Auckland, Hamilton, Greymouth & I suspect 91.7 Wellington.
Highest frequency received briefly was 105.4 Coast - Auckland.
20 stations heard.

As was reported here recently 91.5 Greymouth is The Hits (ex the Sound). But what is carried on 93.1 from Greymouth? This was ‘The Hits’ when 91.5 was carrying The Sound.

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Not overly familiar with the NZ market: is it usual for frequencies to flip from one owner (in this case, MediaWorks) to another (NZME)?

It’s actually Mix.

It probably still is The Hits, with 93.1 the frequency for its Hokitika service.

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Thanks. For that clarification & link. I only heard what I thought was: “The Coast’s Greatest Hits”, as part of an ID on 91.5MHz.

It probably still is The Hits, with 93.1 the frequency for its Hokitika service.

Thanks. Was a lot of freq changes some time back & stations flip & change freq & service & txers all time in NZ.
Not easy keeping up. :slight_smile:

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Conditions are pretty much back to normal now.
That Sydney duct lasted 5-6 days.

Am getting brief and weak ABC South Coast and Canberra signals, fading in and out quickly, which suggests that conditions are also a bit unstable.


Some catches from New Zealand today. DXing from the top of a car park at Blacktown
(First Time getting NZ stations :smile: )
89.4: Newstalk ZB
91.8: More FM
92.6: RNZ Concert
93.2: ? NZ
93.4: The Breeze
94.2: The Edge
All from Auckland as it seems.


That would be Radio Hauraki from Northland (a region north of Auckland).

As for me at my home near Campbelltown, no luck when I checked, even though my rotatable antenna is aiming towards NZ.

Update: I’m starting to get a bit of 91.8 More FM, as well as 93.4 The Breeze, from Auckland.


Ah yes that be right cause I heard an ad before they faded out saying “Northland”.

Just 5 NZ stations for me this time briefly around 12.40pm. Auckland & Hamilton.

Update: 25mins ago Ionogram Viewer for Perth was still showing SpE overhead.

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Wollongong FM absolutely belting in right now, Triple J at 55db, Wave and i98 not far behind at 52db. Even Power is coming in over the top of Rhema at 37db.

Moderate ABC South Coast FM with Classic 101.9 at 14db.

Sydney only average strength today.


Receiving 2NUR & 2GLA atm.
Seams unusual receiving such localised tropo at this strength at this time in the afternoon.


Red FM Port Hedland into the Wagga region yesterday:

This is the first time, to my knowledge, that FM from northern WA has been received in SE Australia. We often hear the VK6RSX (Dampier) amateur radio beacon at Cooma; 91.7 has been monitored on such occasions but has yet to be received.


That’s a great catch!

Must be close to an Australian record for the most distant FM catch?

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