Sunday, June 7, 2009

4QS Toowoomba QLD 747 kHz QSL

Toowoomba Main Street in 1897 (click onto the pic for a high resolution). Nicknamed 'The Garden City', Toowoomba is situated in South East Queensland.

4QS Toowoomba, QLD made it through to Fish Hoek on 747 kHz, a frequency usualy dominated by co-channel 6SE Radio West, Esperance WA. The station was heard on the 1st May at 1705 UTC with the SRF-M37V and 220 m BOG.

Graham from the ABC kindly verified my reception report and included an attachment with a diagram of the tx radiation pattern.

4QS broadcasts at an ERP of 10kW from a transmitter located at 27'08'47"S / 151'18'02"E at an elevation of 350m above sea level from a 219m tower. It's interesting that the height of the tx tower is virtually a perfect match for the 220 m BOG.

Google Earth Image showing the 4QS transmitter site, situated 80 km north west of Toowoomba.

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