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Re: irish band scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:44 am

ya exactly so not even that! if we only had more frequencies the band would be full. were you a pirate radio listener before the big ones in 03? those were the days!

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Re: irish band scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:11 pm

update.
nonstop 90s have moved off 88.1 and are now only useing 107.1. they broadcasted on 88.1, with 107.1 being a relay.
rince radio have now moved from 94.3 to 88.1.
super fm apparently can be heard on 107.9

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Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:16 pm

just to note:
cityview only broadcasts on weekday/weekend evenings
Caroline only broadcasts on weekends and nlr and opentempo as well as far as I know
NLR and Rince only cover a couple miles.

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Re: irish band scan

Post by Albert H » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:23 am

teckniqs wrote:I'd rather not comment on what kind of power I think Kool 94.6 are using for obvious reasons.

Going back just few years it was quite rare to see anyone pushing out more than 100-150w.
Back in the late 70s and early 80s, when there were far fewer stations on the band, and the noise floor was much lower than it is today, we used to cover much of London from a good site with as little as 50 Watts in mono.

My most successful signal in those days was 300 Watts into a big colinear up a tall(ish) hill in South London. That covered a good part of the South East of England in mono and most of London itself in good stereo. The ERP was close to 1kW! We received a cassette tape, recorded on a radio / cassette portable - in stereo - from Hamburg! Granted that was during the Summer "lift" season, but it's still impressive!

A few years later, Megawatt Miles J ran close to a Megawatt ERP on a couple of his County Monaghan "border blasters" pointed at the north of Ireland, with studios in Belfast! It's possible that these were the most powerful FM pirates ever..... One of them was perfectly audible on my car radio driving up the West Coast of Scotland!

Stephen M and I ran 120 Watts stereo from a tree site near a village called "Mountain" in Yorkshire. That went a huge distance, but always got lost as you went into the shadow of the valleys. If you were at or close to the top of a hill, it could be heard 100 miles away!

Remember - FM VHF signals always go to the horizon - the carrier strength just determines the amount of noise you're going to get there. A 1 Watt signal goes just as far as a 10000 W signal. It's just that the 1 Watt signal will be lost in the noise at much distance, whereas the 10kW will crush the noise for a good long way.

That's why people who don't know any better ask "what's the range of your station?" You can quite legitimately say "to the horizon"!
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Re: irish band scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:52 pm

only 2 pirates in the country carrying ads now klub and 90s.

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Re: irish band scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:47 pm

drumandbasshead010 wrote:only 2 pirates in the country carrying ads now klub and 90s.

Probably no clubbing gigs of interest on at the minute that's why.

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Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 11:56 pm

not even that but businesses etc 90s have some hairdressing salon and klub have apache pizza, TM Print and anything to do with cars in cork.

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Re: irish band scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:38 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:not even that but businesses etc 90s have some hairdressing salon and klub have apache pizza, TM Print and anything to do with cars in cork.

the others never cary such adds though.

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Re: irish band scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:12 pm

the square radio apparently now on 108.0 not sure if it's pirate or temp

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Re: irish band scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sun May 01, 2016 10:40 pm

rince have really improved on fm

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Re: irish band scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Mon May 02, 2016 12:40 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:rince have really improved on fm
no they haven't. their coverage is still the same, a small area.

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Re: irish band scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:34 pm

all I can say is I could pick them up a lot further than last week.
Heat and storm both off air (heat is still online)

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Post by dancemusicdj » Mon May 02, 2016 10:52 pm

drumandbasshead010 wrote:all I can say is I could pick them up a lot further than last week.
fair enough.

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Re: irish band scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Tue May 03, 2016 12:53 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:storm off air
back now

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Re: irish band scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Tue May 03, 2016 4:05 pm

just noticed, good to hear they're going a while est 2002, think it was linked to the old kiss that I think have gone now

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Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sun May 08, 2016 12:24 am

any sign of heat back on fm? been off a week now?

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Re: irish band scan

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Sun May 15, 2016 1:03 am

heat back on 99.5fm don't know if this is old news only in Dublin on Saturdays. The nation's current pirates:

Dublin
87.6 NLR (low power, Sundays)
88.1 Rince (low power)
91.6 Phever
92.0 Soulcity
93.2 Phever
99.5 Heat
107.1 Nonstop 90s
108.0 The Square? (low power)
Cork
87.5 Klub FM
97.6 Cityview (low power, evenings)
104.9 DHR
106.4 Caroline
106.5 Hazard
Kerry
Beat 104.8 (weekday evenings/weekends)
Waterford City
Opentempo 105.1 (weekends only)
Northeast
Storm Ne 104.2

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Re: irish band scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sun May 15, 2016 9:45 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:heat back on 99.5fm don't know if this is old news only in Dublin on Saturdays. The nation's current pirates:

Dublin
87.6 NLR (low power, Sundays)
88.1 Rince (low power)
91.6 Phever
92.0 Soulcity
93.2 Phever
99.5 Heat
107.1 Nonstop 90s
108.0 The Square? (low power)
Cork
87.5 Klub FM
97.6 Cityview (low power, evenings)
104.9 DHR
106.4 Caroline
106.5 Hazard
Kerry
Beat 104.8 (weekday evenings/weekends)
Waterford City
Opentempo 105.1 (weekends only)
Northeast
Storm Ne 104.2
I'm all ready updating this. thanks

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Re: irish band scan

Post by dancemusicdj » Sun May 15, 2016 10:21 am

drumandbasshead010 wrote:heat back on 99.5fm don't know if this is old news only in Dublin on Saturdays. The nation's current pirates:
Nothing new here not all ready contained in the thread. Have sent a pm to update the opening post though and will get on top of doing so when there are changes needed. It's easier for everyone to referr to it.

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Re: irish band scan

Post by Albert H » Sun May 15, 2016 6:44 pm

There's something pops up some evenings and most weekends on ~105MHz in Mayo. It's a good signal around Castlebar, Westport and along the coast to Louisbergh. It's sometimes stereo too, but no RDS.
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