Improved reliability and signal coverage merits switch to VS300 at 10 more stations
Only days after installing a new Nautel VS300 FM transmitter in Gander, N.L., a new FM antenna in Grand Falls – Windsor, N.L., and connecting both of them to an Internet audio stream, Voice of Adventist Radio (VOAR) received this letter:
Thought I might drop you an email to let you know that your new VOAR transmitter (located in Gander) is working top-notch and sounds great! As a loyal listener to your station, I would like you to know your new transmitter certainly enhances the voice of Christian Radio in Central Newfoundland and will certainly attract new listeners.
From a tech standpoint, your new transmitter has excellent multiplexing with great audio channel isolation, making for superb listening for FM stereo. It has a very clean and consistent signal as well. I don’t know if you now have increased output power (wattage) or you have made changes for a stronger audio feed (or both) but whatever you did… VOAR is now equal to or better than those other radio channels on the FM dial.
In closing, keep up the good work! And kudos to all the techs (also to Sherry and all the broadcast crew) for doing such a wonderful job. Keep it going and know you are making a difference in spreading God’s Word.
A GREAT station!
The new Nautel VS300 FM transmitters are connected to the Internet for their stereo audio feed and remote control. In Grand Falls – Windsor we have replaced an old troublesome antenna with a new SIRA FMC-01/2 antenna, which has improved our reliability and the area signal coverage.
All of VOAR’s Newfoundland transmitter sites will be switched over to Nautel VS300 transmitters by the end of 2016. The sites are Marystown, Lewisporte, Botwood, Grand Falls, Springdale, Deer Lake, Corner Brook, Port Aux Basque, Goose Bay and Lab City.
“Your new VOAR transmitter (located in Gander) is working top-notch and sounds great! [It] has excellent multiplexing with great audio channel isolation… very clean and consistent signal as well.”-Brian Shaw, loyal VOAR listener
Each location will have remote control access over the Internet. Our engineer, Brian Matthews, will be able to login and check to see how they are working and will receive an email alarm when something goes wrong.
Isn’t it amazing what advances in technology can do?
Tina Taylor, VOAR Communications Director
Brian Matthews, VOAR Chief Engineer
Mount Pearl, NL