Monday, 13 June 2011

Transmitter problems at Argyll FM

Reception of Argyll FM has been lost to many due to a transmitter failure. The 107.1 amplifier has ‘blown up’. This is the one that feeds 107.7 so there is no 107.7 signal.

Argyll FM have managed to get a weak signal on 107.1 by "using some old equipment that was lying about" but it is not strong enough to link up to mid Argyll.

New equipment has been ordered, but as these things are not something you can "buy off the shelf", it could take 7 days. The cost is around £2k.

The 107.1 transmitters have been running continuously for over 11 years, and have done well. Other equipment is similarly old. Fingers crossed.