Indeed, conditions are very flat atm.
Normally I can pull a RDS PI code from Pulse FM, but not tonight
& I can’t see a RDS subcarrier either.
There is a possibility that no RDS subcarrier is being broadcast today.
I left the SDR & RDS Spy run for a while tonight & I did manage a PI decode of F899
Re Dean Park. I’ve listened in at Rouse Hill, marginally closer than Dean Park, & RDS decoding can be quite iffy there.
If only they could get their modulation & transmission problem sorted…
With enhanced signals about I played a little with SDR#'s new ‘MPX Fuzz’ feature.
I discovered that on 87.6 using SDR#'s MPX Fuzz I could uncover & hear River FM’s signal over Voice of Islam that always dominates the channel. By comparison using the FM CoCh Canceller I could barely hear River FM.
With 94.1 there was Pulse FM & Today’s Country making a mess of the channel with neither station dominating. The ‘MPX fuzz’ feature made it easier to resolve content of both stations. The Co Ch Canceller was useless in this instance.
In brief the MPX Fuzz feature is a useful DX tool in ‘some’ instances.
92.5 Music FM still having transmitter issues with their TX switching on & off. How many weeks or months ago was this first noted? Should just switch it off for good.
I know for a fact that they are unreachable, I have tried calling, emailing, texting, DMing (On their many social profiles) and sending carrier pigeon, about wanting to help and get involved, with nothing back.
So, I think it’s a lost cause, which is so sad as I know youth radio can work really well with the right people in charge.
Yes I have noticed that too, with weak 103.5 2BA being received. Just typical local enhancements tonight, Illawarra / Southern Highlands, and some low to moderate enhancements from Newcastle. At this stage stronger from the South then north.
BTW Jukebox I mean Music fm is just broadcasting a stereo pilot when the transmitter is not cutting out.
I gave my TEF6686 a good run this morning with the tropo being up this morning on the Coffs Coast. The large 210mm whip antenna was used and it managed to pull in Triple M Gosford over SBS Port Macquarie by moving the antenna. Haven’t heard that one at all up here. Illawarra ABC stations were noted with RDS on 95.7. Sydney, Gosford, Wollongong and Newcastle were all noted as well as River 94.9. Strangely, no i98 but rather NewsRadio from Gosford. Another new logging. Reception was at Boambee Headland.