Tuesday, October 16, 2007
A rare appearance of 4QL Longreach on 540 kHz on the 11th October included a local ABC Western Queensland id and weather report at the beginning of the breakfast programme. (Uploaded to the audio clips section on the right had side of the web page).
Kevin McAlinden from the ABC kindly verified my reception report this morning and added : " ... I can confirm that you received the ABC Western Queensland Local Radio service that broadcasts on 540 kHz from our transmitter site at Longreach, Queensland. This is a 10kW ERP omnidirectional service with vertical polarisation. Thank you for the great photos and links. Best wishes to South Africa in this weekend's Rugby World Cup final ... "
Thanks Kevin for the reply and well wishes for the Rugby World Cup !
Monday, October 15, 2007
The excellent reception conditions from Australia on the 11th October included 10 stations from Queensland which managed to make it through to Fish Hoek.
It was a surprise to receive 4RO Rockhampton for the first time (Another South African first). The station was heard with co-channel 6RPH Perth, the usual dominant Australian station on 990 kHz.
I received a prompt friendly reply from Michael Bailey who kindly responded to my email reception report this morning : " ... Well Hello South Africa. Hi Gary Yes that is us from the Land Downunder Well Done. Why don't you send over some of your music and I will give it a spin and best of luck in the rugby. Cheers Michael ... "
Thanks Michael for the reply and well wishes for the Rugby Final !
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Donna Odegaard, Chief Executive Officer of Radio Larrakia, Darwin NT kindly replied to my report regarding the recent reception of their FM station via 6WR Waringarri Radio on 693 kHz. She mentioned that station operations manager Steve Mclachlan would also respond accordingly.
During an internet search this evening I was a surprised to find my report and low res pics on Radio Larrakia's web site !
Check out http://www.radiolarrakia.org/home22222
I guess that this could be regarded as an on-line " FM via AM " verification - certainly my first !