The Australian Communications and Media Authority is proposing to make a new FM frequency available to 6PR Perth to improve reception of its service in the areas of Carabooda and Rockingham within the Perth licence area.

The proposal is one of a number of proposed changes to the technical specifications of Perth radio services contained in a draft variation to the Perth radio licence area plan released today.

‘ACMA’s proposed variation follows consideration of the requests from licensees for improvement of facilities and the reception of services in the Perth area,’ said Chris Chapman, ACMA Chairman.

The change for 6PR involves making a new FM frequency available for two translators. It is proposed that the FM translator services will serve as infill where current AM coverage is lacking. The proposed change is intended to provide access to better reception for listeners in the southern and northern urban outskirts of the licence area.

Other proposals include

the relocation of transmitter site for community radio station 6NME
updating the site information for commercial radio station 6PER
a change to antenna height for community radio stations 6SON and 6RTR
a change to the polarisation of commercial radio station 6IX translator service.