Select UK's new FM frequency??

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by mpx » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:28 pm

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I think 0.2 spacing is possible in some instances if there is enough distance between coverage areas.

Low power relays such as Caterham (15W) would only really be an issue if you were close by, they're meant just for the valleys anyway. The frequency could be reused say 5 miles from outside the edge of the coverage area if the topography was in favour.

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by bravedaveyboy » Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:43 pm

I reckon Croydon FM is going to be on 99.6. They're gearing up to make an announcement soon, according to their social medias, and have dropped some subtle hints about dial location. If my theories are correct this leaves the two other "new" South London FM stations with 90.0 and 94.4 between them. We shall find out soon I suspect... :)

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by famefm » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:08 pm

I don't think so radio 1 is on 99.6 near Brighton I think south London is to close?

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by bravedaveyboy » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:10 pm

I was wrong: they've just announced 97.8. Seems awfully close to Radio 1 Guildford, but hey, I guess Ofcom know what they're doing. :o

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by teckniqs » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:48 pm

famefm wrote:
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I don't think so radio 1 is on 99.6 near Brighton I think south London is to close?
It's on 99.7 but it doesn't reach into London very well, but the 40kW on 99.7 from Peterborough does.

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by famefm » Sat May 01, 2021 3:52 am

I saw that I was wrong by. 1 after I posted it's also on 99.7 in Basingstoke and high Wycombe it's on 99.6 so where I used to live 99.6 was very difficult to hear any pirate but 99.7 was quite clear suprissing really as I was only 30 miles from Basingstoke 99.7 radio 1

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by famefm » Sat May 01, 2021 3:57 am

bravedaveyboy wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:10 pm
I was wrong: they've just announced 97.8. Seems awfully close to Radio 1 Guildford, but hey, I guess Ofcom know what they're doing. :o
That won't get out very far then. I wonder if divine the pirate station knew about this. I noticed it wasn't on 97.9 recently and why they took 95.1 instead?

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by teckniqs » Sat May 01, 2021 8:24 am

famefm wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 3:52 am
I saw that I was wrong by. 1 after I posted it's also on 99.7 in Basingstoke and high Wycombe it's on 99.6 so where I used to live 99.6 was very difficult to hear any pirate but 99.7 was quite clear suprissing really as I was only 30 miles from Basingstoke 99.7 radio 1
Basingstoke is TX'ing from south of the town using a directional yagi beaming directly north.

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by sproggy » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:44 pm

What's going on with this? Didn't Select win a licence about 2 years ago?

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by mpx » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:26 pm

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by famefm » Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:10 am

It seems to take longer than It used to, to get on the air flex took 14 months i don't understand its only a radio studio to get ready not like a TV station any way I prefer the present station on 99.3 to select anyway

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by mpx » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:34 am

It's more than just sticking a few bits of equipment into a room. There's a lot of paperwork and arranging things, especially Tx sites and broadcast code, you have lots of legal hoops to jump through with site owners and Ofcom. If you can do it in under a year, you're very lucky. And what with covid and the electronic chip shortage there are bound to be delays.

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Re: Select UK's new FM frequency??

Post by Albert H » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:59 am

famefm wrote:
Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:10 am
It seems to take longer than It used to, to get on the air flex took 14 months i don't understand its only a radio studio to get ready not like a TV station any way I prefer the present station on 99.3 to select anyway
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