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Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 07 Sep 2015 18:19

I am receiving Klub FM 87.5 a Irish pirate and matches their webstream.

http://mixlr.com/klubfm/

This nothing to do with the earlier reception on 87.5.

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 08 Sep 2015 13:31

I have uploaded a recording of Klub FM 87.5 I cut out most of the music so just speech and lots of IDs.

https://youtu.be/8BuMUkr_K0o

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 08 Sep 2015 17:06

Last night I posted my reception report on their Facbook page and they have just replied.

Klubfm Cork Hi Andrew thank you for contacting us. We're based in cork in Ireland and were a pirate radio station. Was the single strong ?

So I have posted the link to my video so they can hear it for themselves.

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Tim Bucknall » 09 Sep 2015 11:56

congrats! i though Irish pirates had gone the way of the dinosaur!
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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 09 Sep 2015 13:04

Thanks Tim that is my first Irish pirate reception here.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 11 Sep 2015 13:16

Klub FM has just replied to their Facebook page.

Klubfm Cork Hi Andrew thanks for sending that audio . You have some kit there. It's not bad for the distance it's traveling .that's going out at around 750 watts from a 1kw transmitter we have. By the way it was me doing that show.


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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Alex Cator » 12 Sep 2015 21:14

Andrew Webster,Wigan wrote:Thanks Tim that is my first Irish pirate reception here.

Andy
By the way, I think that you've received another Irish pirate before (the one on 87.6 in County Wicklow that relayed UCB UK).
Apparently, (although this is slightly irrelevant is it's Northern Irish) but there was apparently a 1 megawatt pirate on 103.7 in Belfast called Kiss FM that had good reception across the border into the Irish Republic and was targeted at the Irish Republic border. Did you used to get that? I doubt it as it was highly directional towards the SSW I think.

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 12 Sep 2015 22:59

Regarding UCB UK 87.6 I think that used to be a pirate but not sure about that though anyway today it's a legal station.

I have never had Kiss FM as Northern Ireland has a hill in the way and I have only once received Divis from N/I.

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Sep 2015 12:42

gutted not to have had 87.5 from the Lleyn Peninsular last week, it just shows what a good catch it was in Wigan
Cork is tough at home and surprisingly tough from the Lleyn, apart from the mullaghanish monster blowtorch i didn't have anything from cork,
93.6 spur hill was permanently blocked by Hollywell Hill Donegal

it must be the mountains http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=5343

collins barracks tx site was in the news recenty btw, they exhumed some bodies from the irish civil war
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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Sep 2015 12:54

87.6 has a funny status, lets just say that if it wasn't religious comreg would have closed it down by now ;-)
UCB who also have legit licenses in Ireland claim not to know who is relaying them on 87.6 and threatened to sue me for reminding people of this relays existence on the now defunct radiowaves.ie forum

all i'll say is that someone is running up a huge electric bill on their behalf i have heard genuinely spontaneous fan relays of things like caroline and they're always low powered
i find it hard to believe that such a peculiarly english brand of religious fundamentalism is so popular in Catholic or post-Catholic Ireland that people spontaneously throw up 1kw relays with excellent aerial systems

i can't decide if its supposed to be covering wicklow or west wales or what exactly?, its very good around Caenarvon

its the same mob who used to buy airtime on Radio Fax' "reflections" on sunday night btw , their HQ is stoke, they have a massive broadcast centre that is even signposted from the motorway

the crunch will come if 87.6 is ever needed for a legit service

ps: when i was a young pirate-ical whippersnapper in 1992 me and my mate faked a letter from ofcom and sent it to them to try and spook them ;-) shhh! :mrgreen:
i had a bug up my arse about the way these preachers demanded money from listeners

i also broadcast punk rock on 1505khz late one sunday evening to mess with Radio Stokes Gospel hour in 1995 but thats another story :lol:
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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Sep 2015 14:43

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/th ... 48968.html

Collins Barracks is a Cork TV/FM site

interesting debate over this on RTE radio 1 now
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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by satnipper » 15 Sep 2015 15:56

Great stuff Tim!

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 15 Sep 2015 20:42

Thanks for the info on UCB Tim a few years ago I posted a recording of UCB 87.6 and put the title as UCB Ireland then a comment saying (UCBIrelandRadio /This isn't UCB Ireland. It is somebody in County Wicklow, relaying UCB UK on FM) now they don't say who either.

Looking at the TX pattern for UCB UK it's clear from that to where they are beaming at the UK.

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Also East Coast FM 102.9 and Newstalk 107.0 also have the same radiation pattern hmmm.

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Tim Bucknall » 16 Sep 2015 11:17

good info, thanks Andy
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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 30 Sep 2015 14:00

I have uploaded Klub FM 87.5 video from the 28/09/15 a bit better than my previous video.

https://youtu.be/W8MTevHYWok

Someone posted on Radionecks about my last video apparently this was heard in Poland via Es.

http://www.radionecks.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... 1e27aba15d

Andy
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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by pioneer » 01 Oct 2015 15:39

klub fm just breaking through now.
very week, but its in there.
can receive a ton of irish stations, but for some reason, not this one.
anyone know where they are, or power there running.
cheers,
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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by John J Cahill » 01 Oct 2015 17:30

They are in Cork City on the south coast and supposed to be running 750 Watts from a 1 Kilowatt transmitter.

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by pioneer » 02 Oct 2015 01:28

cheers for that.
just can not get them at all, yet the rest of the irish stations are no problem.
and yet other night on 2meters I was working through the cork repeater.

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Re: Klub FM Ireland 87.5

Post by John J Cahill » 30 Nov 2016 20:24

Pick up this station in Cork [Mahon Point shopping centre] yesterday 29/11/2016.
DHR on 104.9 MHz
http://www.deephouse-radio.com/

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