Our Tower is erected and the components are being fitted as this is being written. We hope to be Broadcasting from the new tower by the end of November.
New Antennae for TygaFM
It is with great joy that we can announce that our new Antennae will soon be erected at our allocated site on Peppermint Hill. This will increase our broadcast range to reach further up the Derwent Valley areas that have not been able to receive us. The components are in close proximity to New Norfolk and we are only waiting for the final word from DV Council for construction to proceed.
WE ARE LIVE FROM PEPPERMINT HILL
On December 1st 2020 at 6.06pm TygaFM went off-air from transmitting from the New Norfolk Golf Club roof. Our thanks for the Golf Club for allowing us to use their roof for these past 8 years. Our first location was the Council Chamber Roof. So many people and businesses have been a continued support for TygafM, we really appreciate it.
Our AMAZING Tech team made up of Jim Parish and Roz Chapman then proceeded to remove our transmitting equipment from the Golf Club to our new tower located at Peppermint Hill.
The last step was for Jim to reposition the Yagi located at the New Norfolk High School to align the signal to the new tower (Jim pictured).
At 7.28pm the equipment was turned on and the TygaFM studios were live once again, Peter Sweetlove on the panel (listen to audio below of the event) , but this time from Peppermint Hill. The signal is now 300watts in power which is twice the output we could achieve from the Golf Club.
We are now in process of researching our coverage to areas previously not reached by our signal, places like Collinsvale, Molesworth, Ouse, Hamilton, Bothwell.
We have not finished yet!! We are approved by ACMA to broadcast at 1000watts, so our next goal is to get a new transmitter of that rating. Watch this space.
Congratulations to all of our VOLUNTEERS and Supporters that have made it possible for YOUR Community station TygaFM 98.9 to give you this service
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