6EBA-FM holds a Community radio broadcast licence from The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to broadcast ethnic programming to the whole of the Perth metropolitan area. Our licence allows 16 Kilowatts of peak effective radiated power to be broadcast on 95.3 mHz from the Broadcast Australia site in Television Road on the Darling Scarp at Bickley WA. The station operates a NEC5kW single tube FM transmitter with a EAV 5kW solid state FM transmitter in standby mode.
An NEC coaxial switch is employed to delegate the transmitters to antenna or dummy load and is remotely controlled by a Burke status and control system. The transmitting antenna consists of a bank of four phased circular-polarised dipoles with a gain of 5 dbi.
Our main studio complex is in Fitzgerald Street North Perth and boasts two state-of-the-art on-air studios, a production studio, a listening booth, internet booth and master control room.
Our Four studios have been recently totally refurbished and converted to the Axia system. Axia is the latest innovation in radio station construction that allows complete flexibility of operation and control using audio over multibroadcast I/P networks. During March 2011, the Station will commence DAB+ digital broadcasting throughout our service area. The anolgue FM signal is conveyed to Broadcast Australia`s site in Bickley using an RVR 850 mHz transmitter link (STL) and a Mitec 10.5 GHz microwave dish for backup. The digital program signal is carried to TX Australia`s Lesmurdie site via the Telstra data network where it is digitally transmitted.