More a Radio History question, but was 6CI Collie (1134) ever operationally independent from 6TZ Bunbury? You’d have to go a long way back- I suspect- to find locally hosted programming on the Collie and Bridgetown stations.
No it wasn’t repairable and was only 5 years old, we are still on the loan transmitter but have placed an order for a new transmitter which hopefully we will have in the next few weeks, it is RDS capable and will program it once it is installed.
I note this morning that the new 2NBC 90.1 FM transmitter is on air with RDS.
I think (or hope) it’s still early days in the tune-up process as power seems a little low & there’s quite a lot of audio distortion. UPDATE:I think one of the sources of distortion is overmodulation as bandwidth noted at times exceeding 310kHz.
On the RDS side of things the RDS subcarrier level (modulation level) is around -6dB lower than previously, hence decodes are poor to non existent with a BER of varying around 20 to no sync.
Note to @PMG. Also the PI code is currently defaulting at PI code of 0000 from original PI of 7718.
Many vehicles won’t decode the 90.1 2NBC RDS with PI code set at default PI of 0000 so this needs to change.
Some other changes apparent:
PTY from previous ‘None’ to new ‘Varied’ (PTY 9),
DI  to DI 
RT from: 90.1 NBC FM - Live and Local - Studio 02 9534 2777
to new: LIVE AND LOCAL 90.1 NBCFM. Studio: 9534 2777
Hi @PMG The RDS data looks good now & the RDS subcarrier & stereo pilot levels now look good
The bandwidth looks better now.
I am still noting a few moments of audio distortion when the announcer voices briefly raised or occasional musical spots around the 2pm +/- 8 mins period when I was listening, maybe something to be tweaked there?
But big improvements on yesterday.
I’ll have another look later tonight when I have more time.
Thanks for making the prompt improvements.
Thanks. There was definitely still some distortion in spots on the song played at 9.48am today, but the ABBA song following at 9.50am seemed fine.
Re small RDS change. I could probably suggest on the RDS RT a change from the CAPITAL letters to lower case & capitals where appropriate, might be a bit easier on the eye.
KEEPING THE MEMORIES ALIVE, 90.1 NBC FM
LIVE AND LOCAL 90.1 NBCFM. Studio: 9534 2777
Keeping the Memories Alive - 90.1 NBC FM
Live & Local - 90.1 NBCFM. Studio: 9534 2777