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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 107028 5-Aug-2012 20:25 Send private message

Hi guys, a question.

We were on a drive back from The Coromandel Peninsula, through the Waikato, and finally back to Auckland.

On the way back, we tuned into the local Classic hits radio station for the region which is on 98.6mhz.

I was amazed that the signal didn't drop out over the Bombay Hills, and when we got to our Destination in Onehunga the signal was still going strong.

I checked the display on the Car radio unit, and it was indeed on the Waikato frequency. My question is, is this a normal occurrence, or do some head units have some sort of automatic change over?

Was it just the weather conditions, or is this normal?

thanks

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 667960 5-Aug-2012 21:04 Send private message

Normal.  Especially at night, and in fine weather, VHF 'lift' conditions are known to seriously extend the range of radio transmissions that would otherwise normally be too far down in the noise to be heard.
Lifts are far more common in Summer, but not unheard of at other times.




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  Reply # 667965 5-Aug-2012 21:21 Send private message

I believe Classic hits still broadcasts from Mt Te Aroha which has a pretty high reach, think everything else comes from Ruru Hill between Morrinsville and Cambridge

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  Reply # 667981 5-Aug-2012 21:54 Send private message

That would be normal.
I get Radio NZ National round most of Auckland and even further north on the Waikato Frequency. Handy when in the Auckland Transmission dead spots.
Likewise RNZ Concert.

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