klub fm 87.5

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Re: klub fm 87.5

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:33 pm

The only AM pirates I've heard of late are Energy 1395 from Dublin, and Radio Star Country 981 and Radio North 846 both from the north. Can't tell the difference between the formats on the 2 northern ones really. Both country and gospel! Radio Star Country has been going since the mid 80's or so and was, apart from Radio Dublin, the only pirate that had been broadcasting before the raids who came back on afterwords.

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Re: klub fm 87.5

Post by Albert H » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:30 am

The two northern stations make it to north Wales. There was a Medium Wave station over in County Mayo near to Castle Bar which used to have good coverage, but I haven't heard it in the last five or six years.

There's so much room on Medium Wave, and it's so easy to build clean, powerful rigs using cheap power FETs, that it's the way to go if you want big coverage. Back in the 80s, our little 8 Watt carrier / 35 Watt peak rigs used to give amazing daytime coverage when connected to a "tower block sloper" aerial.
"Why is my rig humming?"
"Because it doesn't know the words!"
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Re: klub fm 87.5

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:47 am

I guess the issue there is you'll get coverage but, in the case of Ireland, it's not likely you'll get many people listening. Ireland has only one licensed station on AM (which only broadcasts on AM to fulfil its license conditions and doesn't cover the nation as it's meant to), and our last LW service is due to close in May. Yes a pirate would have good coverage, but there is not a significant number listening on AM over here now, unless of course someone in Ireland was to open a pirate targeting Ireland and Britain, for example.

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Re: klub fm 87.5

Post by dancemusicdj » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:13 am

lw252 is now closing in 2019 instead.

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