Radio Data System (RDS)


#871

Correct.


#872

Noticed Rhema 103.5 Orange has switched on RDS. Text is ‘103.5 FM’ and it appears to have scrolling artist info.

Currently in Oberon for the night.


#873

Can anyone explain why Hit Newcastle’s RDS is so hard and slow to decode? Compared to Triple M (KOFM) I struggle to get Hit’s RDS when in Newcastle as quick as the others.

Today I was driving back from Port Macquarie and managed to get much better RDS on Star 104.5 at around Nabiac than I could Hit.


#874

Signals from near south strong enough to decode Mt Tamborine. Even with better signal a challenge due to stations just 100 KHz away on both sides.

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#875

Have managed to decode both 100.7 Mt Kynoch and 100.6 Mt Tamborine in areas with good reception west on Mt Tamborine itself.


#876

Yes, the western end of Beacon Rd Tamborine North is a great spot for DXing to the north and west.

Managed to get Hit100.7 and stations as far north as Triple M Bundaberg with RDS as well in Junewhen I was up there earlier this year.


#877

I’ve done it, but never in the quite the same location, normally have to shift the car a little to get one slightly stronger than the other. It seems my receiver at least can’t quite handle the closeness


#878

Down in Canberra at the moment, their RDS arrangement is the same as Melbourne’s ie.

ABC
Classic
FM
(rotating text)

Not a fan of that arrangement.
I prefer the static text of Classic that Sydney and Brisbane uses.

At least they (and Triple J) both get full song info here.


#879

Email the ABC to have them or BA fix it? Worth submitting the suggestion?


#880

A new RDS entry I noted on the way to Canberra

2GCR
Goulburn’s Own Voice


#881

Eagle FM Goulburn has changed its RDS PI code from 2010 to 3D44.


#882

What is the consequence of this change? Eliminates conflict?


#883

I don’t know sorry. Conflict, as an excuse to change, would be a reasonable & logical assumption.
Perhaps default setting from a recent equipment change?

I took a quick look at the Australian RDS List & couldn’t find another station using PI code; 2010. That said there’s plenty of PI codes omitted from the list.

I only made a note of this given that PI codes, for DXing ID purposes, decode more reliably than a station name PS code label.


#884

I think this is a new one for list, briefly received in Brisbane last night.

3GV Bairnsdale on 98.3

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#885

Does that mean they have RDS but with no text?


#886

Hard to tell as signals were very fleeting last night.


#887

I added this slogan received yesterday to the RDS list

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#888

Great catch!

Is that on the main 99.5 signal or 99.9 from Bairnsdale? (I assume the latter given your 98.3 catch).


#889

That was from 99.5 though 99.9 was also received. 99.5 was over the top of ABC from Coffs H.


#890

Screen shot with the bandwidth reduced to avoid Rebel on 99.4