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19-08-2013, 23:24   #61
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Station on 87.6 IDing on air as "Fusion", picked it up today from Co. Laois on on the M7 and it had RDS but no TP flag, is this from Dublin or where?
Think its Dublin - signal has varies - not so good in the South west (of Dublin)
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19-08-2013, 23:41   #62
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It was perfect most of the way up the M7 and worked in Mountrath so I wonder what site it comes from, possibly outside of Dublin?

RDS wouldn't load for some reason no matter how long I left it on for, does it have a blank PS or anything ?
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It was perfect most of the way up the M7 and worked in Mountrath so I wonder what site it comes from, possibly outside of Dublin?

RDS wouldn't load for some reason no matter how long I left it on for, does it have a blank PS or anything ?
Reception of the station could indicate its outside of Dublin - theres also the added confusion that a number of low powered stations have popped up on 87.6 over the last few months - similar issues with the RDS,possibly the RDS unit is not tuned correctly - signal being received is strong enough for RDS to load.
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20-08-2013, 01:13   #64
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While parked at Kildare Village, it along with 88.1 were the only pirates I could receive (is there one on 92.4? it was playing trance-y music but it could've been an iTrip cos I forget to check)

The RDS did come up on the car, it just wouldn't load the PS for some reason (the car hadn't got RDS on 99.9 for example for a while and it loaded it within about 6/7 seconds)
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is there one on 92.4? it was playing trancey music
apparently thats a relay of radio 7 or something, don't know though
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28-08-2013, 20:43   #66
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After being absent for a few months Cork City Community Radio returned to FM last weekend on the same frequency as before - 100.5 - with another 100-day/year licence.
It's on 2 days a week - Saturdays and Sundays at present, but supposed to add Fridays also in December. http://corkradio.com/

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Station on 87.6 IDing on air as "Fusion", picked it up today from Co. Laois on on the M7
Could get it last Sunday on car radio parked at this location on the E. Cork coast.

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=51.88...68667&t=m&z=19

reception of 87.6 came (to just about listenable levels) and went away in slow fades over several minutes

Great reception from the north and east parked there, the terrain behind weakening numerous signals from the west was a help in hearing many UK + distant Irish (north-east) signals .

The weekend temporary licenced Community Radio Kilkenny City on 88.7 was audible with not too much difficulty.
More of a struggle, I could get identifiable reception of the also temporary licenced Tramore Community Radio (92.3) much of the time (careful positioning of car to minimise strength of 92.2, and also + detuning, though BBC R3 92.3 from Divis (NI) faded up stong enough at times to overcome it.


Other distant catches (that would be drowned out in other nearby places) included i-Radio on 104.4, LMFM on 95.8, R. Pembrokeshire 102.5 ,


Later on Sunday night some miles inland I discovered northern Spanish stations coming through due to ducting on 87.5 , 106.4 (2 stations) 106.6, none strong enough for RDS though

Last night Monday was similar with a 100.4 being the best Spanish signal it seemed, RDS name: "RNE 1 ," (yes a comma appeared at the end whatever that signifies?)

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Was wondering would you weigh in at any point

That signal on 87.6 has massive coverage cos of the clear frequency, where ever it's from. Surprised you weren't blocked by Nowen Hill/Hollyhill there on those frequencies.

Tullylease, Co. Cork last Sunday, LMFM 95.8 was listenable on the phone radio (even with Clare FM on 95.9). iRadio on 102.1, 105.0, 104.4 (stereo), and 106.7. BBC Radio 2-4 on 88.1, 90.3, 92.5. BBC Radio 1 on 99.4. Usuals from Clermont Cairn. Kippure also strong with RDS on 89.1 - 100.9. (There's great clearence to the north east there, in fact RTE R1's strongest signal in the car is on 89.6, a full 150km away)

On Sunday night at home, BBCs from North Hessary Tor and a Spanish signal on 106.6 were there.
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Strong tropo tonight again

88.1, 90.3, 92.5, 97.7, 100.0 - BBC Radio - North Hessary Tor - 406km - 160kW
105.4 - Real Wales - Cardiff - 408km - 5kW
105.2 - Real Wales - Carmel - 356km - 3kw
105.9 - RFM - Brest - 509km - 3kW (presumed)
98.9/93.7 - BBC Radio - Haverfordwest - 300km - 20kW
104.9 - BBC Radio 4 - Haverfordwest - 300km - 20kW (RDS: BBC R4 - received on indoor stereo with RDS)
106.0 - Real Radio - Kilvey Hill - 1kW - 370km
102.1 - Nation 80s - Kilvey Hill - 1.3kW - 370km
106.8 - Nation 80s - Wenvoe - 4.54kW - 417km
96.8 - BBC Radio Wales - Wenvoe - 250kW - 417km
99.1 - BBC Radio 1 - Kilvey Hill - 1kW - 370km
104.7 - UNID - playing Barry White
102.8 - UNID - music
Alongside the domestics: 98.7 - Kippure, 102.2 Dungarvan, 96.2 Kilkeveragh,
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An internet search shows 87.6 Fusion Radio Laois, is coming from Laois, with it would seem, some link to 88.7 Fusion Radio Cork. Fusion Radio seems to be an internet station with the outfit in Laois rebroadcasting this feed, supplementing it with local programming. I'm unsure whether the Cork city outfit is doing the same (internet rebroadcast with local programming), but I'm sure one of our Cork city posters will confirm.

Great idea I must say. I wonder if anyone else out there will do the same (internet rebroadcast with local programming) of Fusion Radio?
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Is anyone else noticing like FM104 have a transmitter on 104.6.

In some areas I can get a lock on 104.6 and nothing on 104.5 and a lock again on 104.4.

Are they doing this to block out the iRadio 104.7 over spill into Dublin ?
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Is anyone else noticing like FM104 have a transmitter on 104.6.

In some areas I can get a lock on 104.6 and nothing on 104.5 and a lock again on 104.4.
104.6 is leakage from the UPC cable system.
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Station called 'Base' appeared on 99.5FM in Dublin yestersday (Sat 28th) strong signal in the south west of Dublin
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29-09-2013, 22:42   #74
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No sign of it there yesterday when I passed through SW Dublin (3pm/9pm). Only pirates I got were 92.1, 93.2, 107.1

87.6 in the Midlands seemed weak yesterday and only showed on the phone around the M8/M7 junction (where the crash was yesterday for anyone who travelled up)
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Station called 'Base' appeared on 99.5FM in Dublin yestersday (Sat 28th) strong signal in the south west of Dublin
Yeah with the scrolling RDS which I thought was a serious no no, due to the dangers it poses to drivers in cars trying to read scrolling text !
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