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Post by Julian Hardstone » 18 Dec 2017 23:23

After a year or more of streaming, Cannock Chase Radio has been granted a Community Radio license, two in fact: 89.6 and 94.0, "launching early in 2018"
http://cannockchaseradio.co.uk/

Andy and Tim will lose a few dx regulars :(

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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 19 Dec 2017 11:46

Julian Hardstone wrote:
18 Dec 2017 23:23
After a year or more of streaming, Cannock Chase Radio has been granted a Community Radio license, two in fact: 89.6 and 94.0, "launching early in 2018"
http://cannockchaseradio.co.uk/

Andy and Tim will lose a few dx regulars :(
Thanks for the info Julian assuming they will use 25 w I will be ok for Ireland here Cannock Chase is 100 km from here so Ireland will give it a good seeing to :lol:

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Re: Cannock Chase Radio

Post by AndyP (Telford) » 19 Dec 2017 12:42

You can see the chase from Telford, so I expect big signals here.

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Post by Sniffingmoose » 20 Dec 2017 15:49

Oh no It will blocking 2 Irish RTE Mount Leinster frequencies for me unless its very week. I can see Cannock Chase on a clear day from my front window. There is also a strong weekend pirate in Staffordshire that uses 89.7
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Post by Chris Howles » 20 Dec 2017 19:29

Julian Hardstone wrote:
18 Dec 2017 23:23
After a year or more of streaming, Cannock Chase Radio has been granted a Community Radio license, two in fact: 89.6 and 94.0, "launching early in 2018"
http://cannockchaseradio.co.uk/

Andy and Tim will lose a few dx regulars :(
Me too The Chase is just on my doorstep : ( That's France Culture Roen 94.0 knackered!
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Post by Sniffingmoose » 21 Dec 2017 12:07

Its now a very crowded band in the midlands with community stations and pirates filling the gaps to contend with. Not sure what the transmitter sites are going to be but I wonder if they are having two TXs to cover both sides of Cannock Chase. The smallest lift brings signals from RTE Mount Leinister to Burton on Trent. RTE 94.0 and 89.6 is even receivable on the car radio most days if you are west of the River Trent.
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 04 Feb 2018 12:15

Bugger, I liked dxing from Cannock chase when I attended the annual katyn memorial.

No sign of it in stoke yet
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 04 Feb 2018 13:42

Cannock Chase is a great place to DX from. I know the area a little as I have relatives in that area. Ireland could be a big signal under tropo conditions and is easily available on-demand around there. So nice of them to choose 89.6 and 94.0. Surely they could stick up some more relays on 91.8, 99.2, 101.4, etc. Or are those frequencies already lost in the Midlands?

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 04 Feb 2018 14:09

101.4 is lost b/c smooth

99.2 is lost in cannock and the east mids by hermitage

91.8 is useful window for Holland/Ireland
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 04 Feb 2018 14:16

It will be interesting when summer comes and the new stations listeners complain about Gaelic music wiping out 94!

Not that I could suggest a better freq without extending the band.
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 05 Feb 2018 13:50

I doubt it will cause problems for Andy, I predict I will need flat or worse than flat condx to null Ireland and hear it
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Post by Chris Howles » 05 Feb 2018 19:09

Tim Bucknall wrote:
04 Feb 2018 14:16
It will be interesting when summer comes and the new stations listeners complain about Gaelic music wiping out 94!

Not that I could suggest a better freq without extending the band.
R4 Taco 94.1 can get pretty pokey too, its a permanent signal and only needs a whiff of tropo to lift it... so could cause problems up on the chase.
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Post by Chris Howles » 05 Feb 2018 19:21

Test transmissions start March 2nd and then on air March 30th

https://radiotoday.co.uk/2018/01/launch ... -radio-fm/
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Post by Chris Howles » 26 Feb 2018 15:11

94.0 is on at the moment. For the last 15 mins has been on programming, prior to that there was a blank carrier and then the odd track and the sound of songs being cued up. The signal appears to be horz and reasonable strength but not quite enough for RDS yet. No sign of 89.6 as of now.
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Post by Chris Howles » 26 Feb 2018 17:06

94.0 off air now
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Post by Chris Howles » 27 Feb 2018 10:56

Both TXs testing at the mo. 89.6 is weaker here, not sure of its location but guessing its over Rugeley way... like 94.0 its best on the horz aerials.
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Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 27 Feb 2018 11:12

Tried all aerials here got Dire straights playing on 94.0 on homebrew horizontal FM 3 didn't match their webstream and it faded out and more importantly ULTRA weak don't want it :lol:


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Re: Cannock Chase Radio

Post by Sniffingmoose » 27 Feb 2018 14:05

Test signals of on both frequencies booming in here in Burton on Trent. Well that’s the End of Irish Reception for me sadly.
89.6 has now gone off but 94.0 is displaying RDS CCR 94F AND 89.6 CCR 89F
Guess they are adjusting the transmitters as sometimes the reception goes noisy.
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Re: Cannock Chase Radio

Post by Chris Howles » 27 Feb 2018 14:18

Thanks for that Chris T. I had no RDS yesterday, today its weak just getting a PI of C4BE text is struggling... 94.0 that is... 89.6 is off air now.
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 27 Feb 2018 15:01

94.0 weak but listenable in congleton with news at 15:00

"the greatest hits and so much more" programmes start midday march 30th
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