Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

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Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by SundayGroover » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:53 am

https://www.facebook.com/FusionFmBirmingham/

Supposedly had a massive signal on 87.5 before getting busted.

A Digital Spy link for more info...

https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussio ... idlands/p1

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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by radionortheast » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:04 am

I heard about this and have been checking 87.5 for the past few weeks but not heard anything

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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by g33ky » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:55 am

Putting out a massive signal on 87.5 is just asking for it. If they kept to about 100w maximum on another freq Ofcom might have just left them alone.
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by tokingmenace » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:06 am

They will be back soon, by all accounts they were looking to up the power! somewhat anyway.

Good luck to them! :tup

Just wonder how deep your pockets have to be, to maintain a constant service on 87.5. We all know what is possible - when it come to 'range' on this part of the band. Wonder if that reflects the amount of time you can 'get away with it'.

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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by Polecat » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:51 pm

They were looking to up the power? What were they putting out before?
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by teckniqs » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:26 pm

As soon as it gets mentioned on Digital Cry, that's it DOOMED!

....And it wouldn't have helped them making jingles to say "as seen on Digital Spy", they would have been straight on the phone to their good mates down at Ofcom and this is the outcome.

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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by g33ky » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:14 pm

Digital Spy really do like to suck Global's dick... Any competition generates a thousand calls to their 'com buddies.
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by trancetechnic » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:29 pm

I can recall I turned on my 150 watt transmitter (rds) back in 2007 = Knock on the door and shouting from the DTI an hour later !

Did I let them in !
(no chance)

I must of been kicking out a good signal ! :D Height is MIGHT !

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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by g33ky » Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:25 pm

Digital Spy user claims it was coming from https://www.google.com/maps/@52.4963932 ... a=!3m1!1e3 here with 500w of power, up that tower.
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by Polecat » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:53 pm

500w from that tower? Not shy are they lol.
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by livendirect » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:15 am

Well lads you no what they say things can only get bigger :tup and the only think now is to double the power lets see what this can do
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by Albert H » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:23 am

They must have been causing interference to get OFCOM out at the moment. Next time make sure that it's clean, and move it up 100kHz so that your deviation doesn't take you "out of band".
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by livendirect » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:55 am

The rigs was very clean been checks number of times before it was installed maybe is was the commercials as our signal and audio was better than theirs oh well its all part of the game
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by g33ky » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:33 pm

livendirect wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:55 am
The rigs was very clean been checks number of times before it was installed maybe is was the commercials as our signal and audio was better than theirs oh well its all part of the game
Next time a) don't use 87.5 and b) don't advertise that you're using it, use the "internet radio" excuse :tup
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by Polecat » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:52 pm

Sound advice but this station seems to have no intention of flying under the radar.

500w from that tower on 87.5, is itself a massive finger up to the authorities. And they're active on the net as well, attracting a lot of attention.

Now we're told it's game on and they'll be back soon with even more power.

This looks like a deliberate head-on challenge to the status quo of radio broadcasting, much like FreeDAB is doing in Ireland.

Will be interesting to see where it goes.
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by projuicer » Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:17 pm

Just because someone in Digital Spy has claimed something doesn't always make it true lads!

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Post by Electronically » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:37 pm

projuicer wrote:Just because someone in Digital Spy has claimed something doesn't always make it true lads!
Correct there no about. there self isulating . They wouldn't risk been in contact with somebody in a house.

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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by g33ky » Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:55 pm

Polecat wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Sound advice but this station seems to have no intention of flying under the radar.

500w from that tower on 87.5, is itself a massive finger up to the authorities. And they're active on the net as well, attracting a lot of attention.

Now we're told it's game on and they'll be back soon with even more power.

This looks like a deliberate head-on challenge to the status quo of radio broadcasting, much like FreeDAB is doing in Ireland.

Will be interesting to see where it goes.
I don't think they're going for that route. FreeDAB was much more professional in it's handling of things, I think Fusion just wants to put a middle finger up to Ofcom. If they wanted to change up the industry theres better way of doing it. Never gonna happen though, Ofcom are more stubborn assholes that myself :whistle.


Also, didn't Fusion used to be on 90.2, now used by Citybeats? I think the coverage area was roughly the same.
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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by radionortheast » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:54 am

Think the problem with moving up a 100khz is RSL's on 87.7, if they wanted to be heard across the country, if somethings on 87.7 some were else noone will be able to pick out them out on 87.6, so it won't be as bigger thing, as dxers in that part of the country won't be-able to hear it. (even been 200khz away in a city wouldn't offer much protection, but obviously I don' think it is about that) Just like uk raw think it draws a lot of attention to whoever is doing it and it must be kind of a buzz!.

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Re: Fusion 87.5 Midlands Raided

Post by livendirect » Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:40 pm

The reason we got took of was because of a rsl coming on 87.7 for Ramada we forgot it was that time of year again
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