Radio Data System (RDS)


#809

All old photos, especially the second one… That is at least 4 years old as I started looking after 666 in 2015…
The APT are only used as backup and the primary is now Tieline Merlin’s
Last I heard 927 was been fed by STL, then again I could be getting confused with 4RO. In saying that, things tend to change and I have not been back to Gladstone since they have moved into the new studio’s


#810

That would make more sense - licences are in place for an STL for 4RO. Quay St to Port Alma via Mt Archer.


#811

APT:

https://www.worldcastsystems.com/en/c5p16/audio-over-ip-codec/apt-ipisdn-codec

Merlin:

http://tieline.com/products/G5/Merlin

And talking about Mt Archer and surrounding area, an ongoing failure of ACMA planning not to site the commercial FMs with the national broadcasters and TV on Mt Hopeful. Rockhampton/Gladstone a merged market, so unlike Wide Bay, this was possible and wide coverage signal instead of the lower powered commercial outputs.


#812

You’d still need low powered translators in Gladstone. I found I struggled to get the Mt Hopeful stations in my car in parts of Gladstone.


#813

Correct, the ABC has just that. It’s the lack of wide area coverage to the edge of the licence and mirroring the coverage area of the AM signals that is frustrating.


#814

They have low powered repeaters in Gladstone, but only for Radio National and News Radio.


#815

They also have a repeater for ABC Capricornia.


#816

Yes, though it’s for the 4RK 837 service, not for the Mt Hopeful FMs that @NRN11 noted doesn’t have great coverage into Gladstone.


#817

My omni FM antenna picking up RDS from 95.5 tonight

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#818

Great to see your receiving it well :slight_smile:


#819

They pop up well in low signal. Is this the injection method/timing?


#820

Nah no particular trick, only running the injection at 5%


#821

2GO has new RT message: 107.7 2GO - Music That Makes You Feel Good

I noted an announcement about some changes to 2GO from Tuesday. Not sure what that’s all about.


Central Coast Radio
#822

Another new RDS change for the Sydney region.
TCBL station Hawksbury Radio, Richmond/Hawksbury, NSW now with station identification as: “Hawksbury Gold”
New is implementation of RDS.
PS = HAWKGOLD
PI = 262C
PTY = Easy Listening
RT = [Title - Artist]

Just noticed (interestingly) RT changes for their adverts & news as (eg):

richmond club -
airnews -


#823

Classic station playlist!


#824

WA mediaspy’ers, is FM 91.7 The Wave running RDS?

s.39 sister, 97.3 Coast has had RDS for some years?


#825

STAR 104.5 giving 106.8 as an alternative frequency. Is this right?
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#826

Must be a mistake.

I’ve never heard of it on any other frequency.


#827

Power FM Muswellbrook now has RDS!

Complete with Song Info


#828

ah, thanks for that info. I must try it via aircraft scatter & see if the RDS decodes