Radio Data System (RDS)


#829

nope - power FM is a clear signal but not strong enough for stereo or RDS on my XHDATA D-808


#830

You are probably getting a bit of News Radio or i98 underneath. That is usually enough to stop RDS even though the audio seems clear.

I have that problem a lot when trying for Wave FM or i98


#831

I doubt that is the case here. Just simply not strong enough


#832

ABC Classic FM in Canberra on 102.3 has turned off the RDS last 2 days.


#833

How come? Were there any errors that was you were seeing?

Does Triple J or SBS have RDS there?


#834

Triple J still has RDS.
SBS and Classic don’t.

I don’t think SBS FM have ever had RDS.


#835

Let’s all ring them 1300 13 9994 .


#836

If you’re going to ring and complain about ABC Classic FM Canberra not having RDS why not ring and complain about any (as far as I know) of the non-metro ABC stations not having RDS?


#837

Agree, I will add that feedback too.


#838

There is a pattern… ponder this

If DAB+=true then RDS=true;


#839

There are some community radio stations that don’t fit the pattern.


#840

I was referring to the ABC and SBS


#842

2NSB 99.3 Chatswood and 2MCR 100.3 Campbelltown don’t seem to be running RDS at the moment…?


#843

Northern New England stations booming into Brisbane tonight. RDS from Breeze Tenterfield received.

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#844

That’s great that Tenterfield gets RDS on Breeze.
Community Radio 2TEN also has it too.
It looks like it’s the only town in all of North West NSW that has RDS.

I wonder which other Rebel/Breeze markets (outside of the Gold Coast region) have it eg. Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe, Rebel in Wide Bay etc


#845

Interesting to see them use the same PI code as Breeze Mt Tamborine - wouldn’t have thought that AF would be practical here


#846

Worth noting that Breeze NSW was running the same program as QLD. Station is still coming in this morning and it was the same for breakfast. Last year the NSW stations ran one hour ahead.


#847

Breeze & Rebel Tenterfield are now part of the ‘Darling Downs & Border’ feed region. Tenterfield is <20km from the border, and the communities of Ballandean & Wallangrarra in Queensland listen to the Tenterfield signals. Stanthorpe & Tenterfield sites are synced 24/7/365 for the first time, which aids regular travellers between the towns on the New England highway, and allows RDS at both sites to seamlessly transition RDS radios.

Reuse of that simple PI code works well, as it is likely unique in Australia, with 100.6 & 99.4 both being unique Australian frequencies. Only the Logan & Kooralbyn transmitters now run different PI codes given the signal overlap with adjacent GC region transmitters, as Logan split off for new localised feeds launched earlier this year.

Breeze NSW no longer exists as a feed. Breeze in Gloucester Shire still broadcasts one hour ahead on a fledgling new Mid North Coast feed that will have a few new Breeze/Rebel FM MNC sites built and added over the next couple of years.


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#848

Thanks - I notice the weather included Chinchilla, Miles, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe, Tenterfield, and Bourke.


#849

Thanks for this inside information. I assume these other sites include the planned txs at Cabbage Tree Mtn (Forster) and Kew. The Cabbage Tree Mtn services will introduce a breath of fresh air (sorry, pun) to the trip up the Pacific- even if the weather most of the year doesn’t.