ACMA offers vacant WA FM frequencies

On June 25, 2013, Bunbury TV stations switched to UHF, allowing 87.5 to 92, 94 to 108 MHz available for FM radio.

Now the ACMA offers frequencies to 9 Radioof 6PR, 6IX, ABC Perth, National radio, ABC News.

In the 1990s, the ABC refused the offer to switch to FM in capitals except Darwin. The only remaining AM stations would be SEN and TAB Radio. Perth’s dry sandy soils reduce the coverage area for AM radio.

In 2009, all the state capitals of the continent were the first cities in the world to launch full-time broadcasting of DAB + digital radio. A year and a half ago, the commercial radio Mandurah converted to FM and added DAB +

With the main DAB + transmitters to be found on the Darling Scarp and a “ flat ” coastal plain containing 2 million people, this is a perfect site to emulate the 5 million Norwegians and shut down analogue radio networks in 2017. It took a year for the odds to recover. and have increased since then.

The CRA says 77% of all new vehicles contain DAB + receivers and converters are available for older vehicles.

The BBC Research has found that the most expensive way to distribute programming is AM radio, mobile internet, fixed internet, FM and DAB + to be by far the most economical. This means that 24 high-power transmitters can be taken out of service, but there is no backup transmitter for the two 12-year-old DAB + transmitters.

Between 2010 and 2013, the television turned off Australian analogue television transmitters, which significantly reduced electricity consumption. Radio could follow this pattern by using Perth first because it is a smaller city but big enough to bring down receiver prices as well as greenhouse gases.

Submit a submission to the band for FM broadcasting services in the Perth RA1 license area – consultation 17/2021 | ACMA by 21st June 2021.

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