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Update: 87.6 SWR still going on during weekends.

UK Bass on 88.9 heard during the afternoon of 30/03/19 doing another very rare live show & simulcasting with Raw Innocence 87.5...

https://youtu.be/G7x_k2oa764
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Updated again. Sane stations as above, no new stations have launched or old ones made a comeback.
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Thanks Mad,
Well 87.6 is a good choice of channel at least
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Your welcome. Updated again, no other new stations. Only that UK Bass has been heard doing a weekday broadcast on 16/10/19. No idea if it will be a regular or one off.
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First post updated. Still just the same two stations. I would have thought that during Lockdown, an extra station or two would have appeared. What I noticed was UK Bass were transmitting a bit more often. In some cases I think they were doing tests rather than live transmissions as I heard interruptions every now & then.
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I wonder if SWR has been on in recent weeks? Some weekends I've heard a very weak signal on 87.6 playing house music that peaks in the direction of Southampton. In fact I remember hearing it last weekend.
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Yes SWR has been on the past recent weeks & every time I have tuned in they are playing house along with some retro stuff.
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Updated post for first time in 2021. Same old stations still going. No new stations have appeared, which is a bit surprising given the Lockdown situation. One station, SWR, was thought to be gone for good but made a comeback.
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UK Bass 88.9 doing an all weekender, the first I have heard them broadcast more than their customary 2 hour transmission per week. Also it seems to be live from what I can gather with regular mentions of their number for dedications & shouts. No idea if this is a one off or will be a usual thing from here on.
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UK Bass now on 88.8 MHz. Don't know if it is their new regular frequency now, first time I have them there.
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Updated 1st post, as UK Bass seem to have gone 24/7 since May & gone back to their old frequency of 88.9.
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Updated again as UK Bass have gone off air.
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Ofcom often raiding them? Or just hey keeping a few weeks pause?
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I heard weak dance music on 87.6 yesterday evening (June 11th) which peaked a little west of due south. I presume this was UK Bass. They were gone by this morning.
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AM/FMDX_HUN wrote: 12 Jun 2021 22:22 Ofcom often raiding them? Or just hey keeping a few weeks pause?
No idea if there has been a raid, although they do usually have a pause before going back on air.
Nick Gilly wrote: 12 Jun 2021 23:29 I heard weak dance music on 87.6 yesterday evening (June 11th) which peaked a little west of due south. I presume this was UK Bass. They were gone by this morning.
SWR is still on that frequency, although it is usually on during weekends so my guess is another station if it was off air on the Saturday. Never heard UK Bass on 87.6 though, heard them on 87.5 but I think it was more for the London area as it was quite weak.
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