The station broadcasts in stereo on 88.2FM in Devonport and surrounding areas, and on 107.1 FM in Takapuna and Milford districts. The station also uses RDS technology. Therefore if you have an RDS encoder then you will be able to receive details on the songs playing so you can check out not only the name but the artist.
However, if you are having some trouble picking us up then its probably due to the low strength of the broadcast signal. The maximum signal the station can transmit is 500mw. This compares to 5000kw broadcast by most commercial stations.
Here are some ideas to help improve the quality of your reception.
1. If you are using a Tuner/Amplifier and you experience interference or static then the reception strength needs improving. Connect an FM antenna to your tuner. Mostly a short piece of wire plugged into the FM aerial plug will do the trick. If this still does not produce desired results then you may need to connect to an external antenna. These are available from Dick Smith.
2. If you are using a portable radio then make sure the aerial is extended and turn the radio around until you experience clearer reception.
3. If you are using a car radio then make sure the aerial is up! You should be able to hear the station on 88.2FM from Devonport shops to Hauraki Corner and on 107.1FM from Takapuna to the Milford area . However some low lying areas around the back of Devonport and in Belmont may experience selected blind spots.
We hope that these ideas help you in receiving a clear signal from your North Shore Community Radio Station – The FLEA 88.2FM