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.
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!
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
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.
Some catches from New Zealand today. DXing from the top of a car park at Blacktown
(First Time getting NZ stations )
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.
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.