Good old 4AK, with the processing sounding good it ain’t so bad
2BH works well as AM in my view due to the long flat areas out that way that AM just works so well with.
Also of note is the fact that in my last trip out to Broken Hill the transmitter was restricted quite a lot… only doing 250w @ 60% mod… It is now doing 500w @ 125% Mod… The feedback about the extra coverage has been crazy
972 Cobar is 300w
Not just Cobar but right across that area of the state I dare say, that thing has crazy coverage. I think they would be crazy to ever covert to FM only… The coverage they get on the AM band is far to good to limit it by moving to FM.
I’ll almost be a bit sad to see 7BU and 7AD go - they are like semi-locals across a lot of coastal Victoria and sparked my interest in AM DX. But I guess it’s good progress for these towns to have two FM stations locally
I take it there are no plans to reuse the AM frequencies once they’ve switched?
No reason, other than the likely cost of maintaining the broadcast infrastructure
From previous comments here, the old 7BU and 7AD masts aren’t in great condition so any potential future user would likely have to invest significant funds into their repair, or a new transmitter and site. I suspect neither would be a particular cheap option on AM