6IX transmission upgrade

The ABA has varied the licence area plan for Perth, “to improve the availability of the commercial radio service 6IX in the southeast area of Perth.”

The ABA is making alternative technical specifications available for the 6IX FM translator service at Rockingham. The alternative technical specifications include a change of site, along with an increase in the effective antenna height and a change in the radiation pattern.

“Changes to the translator service at Rockingham, along with the additional translator service at Wanneroo, will rectify signal deficiencies in the Perth area improving the availability of 6IX within its licence area,” according to Acting ABA Chair Lyn Maddock.

Before deciding on whether to change the technical specifications of the Rockingham FM translator service, the ABA took into account the views of all who made submissions to the draft variation.