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What Frequency do you Broadcast radio On?

Discussion in 'Music, Playlists & Broadcasting' started by andrewa, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. ryanschristmaslights

    ryanschristmaslights Senior Elf Administrator

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    One guy in Adelaide (@xmaslightshow) arranged an ACMA community licence for 1 Watt a few years ago (I think 2012) and I think it cost them $300 odd dollars to apply and then some lower amount of money ($100+) to renew it for up to 3 years, for the period of December 1-31. I can't imagine a larger area would be cheap to licence! Thousands, tens of thousands?? :eek: $_$

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  2. Derf

    Derf Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    What ever channel Benslights is on :laugh: then I use my 100 gigawatt FM Transmitter with my 80 meter Antenna that is mounted on top of my megatree.

    Jokes aside. I use an RTL SDR (USB Radio Frequency Scanner) to check what RF has the largest gap between frequencies and go there. This way I am not guessing on an Aldi Radio in the garage.
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/100-KHZ...-RTL-Receiver-SDR-RTL-SDR-RTL2832U-R820T2-New
     
  3. burnt

    burnt Apprentice Elf

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    update on using 108.0 that I found only one car that could not tune into 108.0 the max for that radio was 107.5
    so for 2019, I'll be using 107.5
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    So I found out in the last week of Dec that my frequency was actually being used by a small community station across the other side of Melbourne, so I'll have to search around for a new frequency. Thankfully any tune to information I have in the display is electronic and part of the sequencing, so can be easily changed (eg not a painted sign etc)
     
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    Would be nice if there was a way to have a 'standard' frequency that we all could get close to, particulary if we comply with the legal power limits, as that way visitors won't have to 'twiddle the dial' as much if they are doing a tour. :)
     
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    Benslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator

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    I Say everyone in the Camden area should use 90.3 Fm
     
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    Benslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator

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    no that was for a house lol
     
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    I use a sdr to pick my frequency. Nothing like being able to visualise how strong signals are.
     

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