West FM’s Antenna Update
April 2017 More good news! Preliminary investigative
work has been completed on the new site for the Antenna, and the Australian
Communication and Media Authority will soon be contacted for their approval
so the project can move on.
As far as we are
aware, the end of June 2017 has been set as a time when we can expect to
have the process complete and the antenna and transmitter operating from
the new site - but watch this space!
In the meantime - if your signal is less than
adequate, you can listen via the “Listen Live” streaming link on this
Further progress has been made with the
antenna issue. We have reached agreement regarding the Lease wording
to be signed once the site is ready to be turned on - and have signed a
letter of agreement for this.
While it is a small step, it is still
an important part of the move to get a new site established. Hume Council
will now acquire any permits that are necessary; the pole will then have to
be installed; and Agile Broadcast will be contracted by Council, to handle
the installation of our equipment.
It is not possible to say how long this
will take. Our signal will be amazing when the equipment is moved to the
new site. In the meantime - if your signal is less than adequate, you
can listen via the live streaming link on our website.
September 4, 2016: Here is the latest from Hume City Council regarding
the new site for North West FM's transmission.
Talks are continuing with Hume Council,
who have arranged a concrete monopole to be
installed at Progress Reserve - upon which our antenna and studio transmitter
receiver will be attached.
We are currently working on an
agreement with them for this to progress. We cannot say how much longer
this will take, but it will be amazing to have our full signal strength
We thank the Hume City Council for
their co-operative work.
July 14, 2016: Here is the latest information from Hume Council re
them finding a new site for North West FM's transmission. It’s great news.
Hume Council have informed us they have
the finance set aside to install our antenna and transmitter on a pole they
have in the planning to provide extra lighting to a local sports ground -
details of how this will work are at this stage still being planned.
North West FM is currently working with
Hume Council to get an agreement in place to support this work. If all goes
as planned our antenna and transmitter will be placed near the sports
building on the Progress Reserve off Almurta
Avenue in Coolaroo. A great site and we hope it
works out as planned. We thank the Hume City Council for this co-operative
West FM Transmitter Update
Some weeks ago our old transmitter in the Broadmeadows Town Hall failed totally
and our techs immediately moved the new transmitter that had been sitting
idle on top of the Municipal Offices to our current transmission site.
We now have a better signal, although the
new transmitter had to be turned way down so the old antenna could cope. We
keep our fingers crossed the antenna doesn't go the same way, and cause
damage to the transmitter in the process.
report from Hume Council told us that a second potential site had been
declared as unsuitable by both our technical advisers and confirmed by
ACMA. Another site is now being investigated.
Hume City Council Has Engaged A
Consultant To Assist With The Relocation Of Our Antenna
Our meeting with the Hume City Council on Thursday September 18, 2015 showed
Council was still unwilling to let us run another test transmission using
our new antenna and transmitter on the top of their Municipal office
However, following further discussions,
Council has now agreed to fund the relocation of our antenna and
transmitter and they have engaged the services of a competent consultant to
assist with the move once a suitable location is identified.
We thank all the presenters, listeners
and members of the public from all walks of life for their support and
assistance in moving us forward in our endeavours to have the best possible
radio signal in our designated area.
West FM’s reply to the Hume Council CEO’s incorrect and misleading
statement issued in September 2015 regarding our antenna situation.
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