Wednesday, August 5, 2009

5PB Adelaide SA 972 kHz QSL

5PB transmits on 972 kHz with a power of 2kW and is located in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

It was a pleasant surprise to hear and identify 5PB for the first time at Fish Hoek on the 12th May this year. The reception occurred via the M37V and 220 metre BOG.

I have often heard BBC programming on 972 kHz during the usual propagation peaks from Australia, typically between 1600 UTC and 1900 UTC. On the 12th May, the signal was still present at 2030 UTC with a clear "News Radio" id during local programming from Sydney.

Graham from the ABC kindly verified the reception and added :

" This is a difficult transmitter site with a history of problems, and hard enough to hear from parts of Adelaide, so a very good catch from your part of the globe ! "

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