Am To Fm Conversions In Solo Markets

Goulburn gets ABC Local Radio from Orange, I think… Weird…


The local FM translators are Central West but 666 gets in very well there.

Gives them a choice of NSW statewide programming (the Country Hour especially) vs ABC Canberra content, both of which would be important in that area, depending on if you’re a local, on the land, and/or a CBR commuter.

ABC Illa makes sense in the Southern Highlands (as it does for 2ST) but wouldn’t make sense for the Tablelands, and the next regionals in that direction are either Orange or Wagga. I guess the market extends toward Crookwell which is closer to the former.


Even a 8/10 element yagi, specifically tuned to the frequency can’t receive the signal Mt Gillamatong?

Passed through Naracoorte today, no Triple M Mt Gambier relay there on 101.7 (I know there are mixed thoughts on whether there is meant to be or not).

100.9 SAFM is on air though, with RDS, and in car reception of both 90.5 Triple M and 96.1 SAFM from Mt Gambier seemed equally good.


The new TX site meant better coverage for that area, so we didn’t put in a translator for Triple M

Feedback has been pretty positive so far.


Good to know!


Positive feedback from Naracoorte yet in Mt Gambier, a member here posted that reception was noticeable less indoors than other FM stations and the former AM signal? Or perhaps a “deaf” radio by that person?