Power Restriction on Melbourne Radio Stations Removed

The ABA has removed a special condition, which restricted the operation of three Melbourne FM radio services in the direction of Tasmania.

The three services are the commercial station, due to be allocated later this year on 91.5MHz, and existing Melbourne community services, 3TSC and 3SYN.

The decision to amend the technical specifications is contained in a just released variation to the licence area plan for Melbourne, available from the ABA website (www.aba.gov.au) or by calling 1 800 226 667.

The three services were restricted due because of possible mutual interference between the three radio services and the ABC television service operated on VHF channel 3 from Mt Barrow, Tasmania. However, as the ABC service ceased in November 2002, the restrictions are no longer required.