Croydon FM 97.8

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by bravedaveyboy » Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:59 pm

Croydon FM is now testing from the Croydon mast on 97.8, not a bad stereo signal here in Bermondsey SE1, perfectly listenable, 6 miles away as the crow flies, must be a banging signal further south of here, especially in the Borough of Croydon itself.

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by zoostorm » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:07 pm

I just tried it in SE22 and it's booming into here as if it's the other low powered legal round here Reprezent 107.3.

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by famefm » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:50 pm

Repreznt gets out miles very clear in Windsor great park further than 106.8 that I also picked up there but not 97.8 due to radio 1 97.7 from Guildford

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by bravedaveyboy » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:26 pm

zoostorm wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:07 pm
I just tried it in SE22 and it's booming into here as if it's the other low powered legal round here Reprezent 107.3.
That's not surprising as it's coming from Arqiva Croydon and you are much closer to that tx site than I am. I expect the parameters will appear on the next Ofcom spreadsheet to be released so we'll be able to work out an idea of its official coverage then.

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by famefm » Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:16 pm

I have picked this up as far away as Uxbridge so not nearly as bad as I thought 97.8 would be

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by bravedaveyboy » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:51 pm

The Croydon FM transmitter details have been released by Ofcom:

Site: Croydon
Frequency: 97.8
Site height: 114 metres
Aerial height: 81 meters
In-Use ERP (H): 25 watts
In-Use ERP (V): 28 watts
Licenced ERP (H): 25 watts
Licenced ERP (V): 25 watts

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by XXL » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:29 pm

25w 🤣 no point even being on.

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by famefm » Sat Nov 06, 2021 6:13 pm

XXL wrote:
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:29 pm
25w 🤣 no point even being on.
It's enough for the Croydon area that they are supposed to serve they don't claim to be for anywhere further out

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by Albert H » Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:59 pm

25W will disappear into the noise!
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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by famefm » Wed Nov 10, 2021 11:06 pm

Albert H wrote:
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:59 pm
25W will disappear into the noise!
Not as weak or as bad as the reception from the 94.0 community station in East London and the worst was definitely the thing on 92.2 in Hammersmith although I believe that has gone now like I said i picked up Croydon fm when I came back home 3 weeks ago on the M25 between the M1 and Watford Junction with a Ford radio in my car

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Re: Croydon FM 97.8

Post by zoostorm » Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:43 pm

I think at launch it was stronger as it's now hissy central.

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