Tune your radios from Nov 1

2012-10-30 13:37:05

All the 45 FM broadcasting channels, operating in the country will be shifting their FM radio frequencies with effect from November 1, after Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) re-allocated radio frequencies in an effort to minimise the technical problems hindering the listeners from obtaining a clear sound reception.

The TRCSL is vested with full powers to determine and allocate the use of FM frequencies among radio broadcasters within Sri Lanka. At present there are about 45 FM broadcasting channels which operate within the 87.5 - 108 MHz frequency range.

“The TRCSL prepared a new transparent plan to re-allocate the frequencies among the FM channels taking into account the frequencies used by them at present. This was done on the basis of a national policy to reform the existing system, with the objective of minimising the practical problems currently confronting both the radio broadcasters and the listeners,” TRCSL Director General Anusha Pelpita said in a statement.

The statement said under the new plan, the frequencies have been allocated in such a manner to ensure that all FM radio channels could be accessed with ease and sound broadcast from these radio channels is clearly received and heard by the listeners without loss of quality in any part of the island, including remote areas.

“The existing frequency separation of 100 khz between two channels has now been increased to 300KHz. This new arrangement will enable the radio listeners to get a clearer reception in any part of the country from any single frequency,” the statement said.


  Comments - 11

  • mamath Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:00

    All radio channels blow the same trumpet! Why we provide different frequencies..aparade salli..

    Reply : 15       7

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 30 October 2012 14:11

    What a timely gift to the suffering masses. Yes, we are eagerly waiting to "retune" everything.

    Reply : 6       27

    John Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:16

    Right now when setting off for upcountry, all English channels are dysfunctional after 40km?! Hope this will change for the better?.

    Reply : 1       9

    Pramod Fernando Tuesday, 30 October 2012 17:31

    Too many channels but lack of general knowledge by radio announcers make us puke (vomit) when they keep doing the same mistake over and over again specially during news.

    Reply : 3       9

    gamarala Tuesday, 30 October 2012 18:08

    I think this is an excellent idea. It was such a mission to get a clear frequency with stations scattered along the spectrem. Wish It could be done with the Country and Politics as well.

    Reply : 3       12

    Dawn Wednesday, 31 October 2012 00:00

    Similarly why not do something about the TV channels to streamline them? via DM Android App

    Reply : 2       4

    C.K. Lankaputhra Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:17

    Oya okkotama Anduwata Kahina FM 1, 2. 3, 4 kiyala nommara walin hendinnuwaanam oyita vediya lesi hondai neada?

    Reply : 4       3

    mail_guy Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:16

    Do these frequency for English radios work in north and east? Because I can't find any English radio broadcasts in there.

    Reply : 0       3

    nicky karunarathna Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:33

    Some of these guys who are writting comments even don't understnad technological aspect of these things, and they are barking at the government. What a set of morons. We are in Australia already surpass even to digital radio channels. Grow up guys with the leaps and bounds of technological developments of 21st century.

    Reply : 4       2

    Moda wangsa Wednesday, 31 October 2012 05:02

    Too many radio stations spreading crap.

    Reply : 1       2

    bran Thursday, 1 November 2012 15:21

    i think it is a good move. you can listen with a same frequency wherever u go. no need to change or remember ur frequency.

    Reply : 0       0

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