About Triple U FM
TRIPLE U FM is a community broadcaster with coverage to the City of Shoalhaven, New South Wales, South Coast, Australia
Triple U FM offers a diverse variety of programs, to cater for all listener tastes. Our news & weather content is sourced locally and from Macquarie National News. Our programs are for the most part, produced locally by the Shoalhaven community or by live broadcast out of Triple U FM's studios at South Nowra. Live broadcasts are presented by volunteers who are members of the association that operates Triple U FM. For legal reasons, some live broadcasts may be delayed while content is reviewed.
Triple U FM also broadcasts syndicated programming from sources such as
- the Community Radio Satellite Network (COMRADSAT),
- BBC World Service,
- Indigenous Radio Service (NIRS) and some other services.
Triple U FM. has a fundamental program policy of encouraging the production and presentation of programs produced in the Shoalhaven with content relevant for the wider Shoalhaven community and the many thousands of short and long term visitors to the Shoalhaven's tourist destinations.
Objectives of Shoalhaven Community Radio IncorporatedLicensee of Triple U FM (Extract from Constitution 1984, edited)
- To provide a public broadcasting service in the Shoalhaven area by forming and operating an independent community broadcasting station, which will complement and supplement existingradio services being provided in the area.
- To meet the communication needs of those within the region.by catering for and reflecting the widest possible spectrum of information, opinions, values and interests in and about the Shoalhaven Region, and provide the greatest possible amount of community access in broadcasting.
- To extend the range of meaningful services available to the public, and to encourage public participationin programming, transmission, policy and station management.
- To provide programs for the listening enjoyment of allpersons, including but not limited to music, news,general knowledge, educational, children's programs, special interests.
- To broadcast in high fidelity FM stereo.
- To provide the opportunity for individual groups, organizations, associations and elected representatives of local,state and federal government to have access to produce or present programs, and to encourage all interestedpersons to use the station and to provide access to them.
- To train persons in broadcasting technique, communications and any other skills consistent with the aims ofthe association.
- To use any surplus money resulting from fund raising, promotion, subscription, donation, grant or otherwiseto carry out the association's objectives.
- To abide by the code of ethics of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.
- To observe the codes and standards of broadcasting as required by the Broadcasting Act andthe Australian Communications & Media Authority.
- To encourage all persons in the community to assist inthe further advancement of the associationsaims & objectives
- To publish a newsletter/magazine/website to publicize the objectives of the association.
Differential (GPS) Global Positioning Service
Back in 2003, Triple U FM commissioned a Differential GPS service that
allows GPS users a much greater degree of accuracy in positional fix. The
service utilizes a RTCM104 data stream which is carried on Triple U FM’s
broadcast signal. To use the service you will need an FSK decoder which
decodes the data stream on Triple U’s signal, then it can be fed into any
DGPS enabled GPS receiver. The RTCM104 data stream is generated by
a high accuracy, dual band, GPS reference receiver located at Shoalhaven
City Council’s administration building in Bridge Road Nowra NSW.
Council’s GPS reference receiver is capable of positional accuracies of less than 10 millimeters.
Later in 2006, Triple U FM will be offering a new improved service which will utilize the Internet & the Iridium LEO satellite service for carriage of the RTCM104 data stream thus enabling reception of the data from any location in the Shoalhaven & surrounding districts.
As a community service, Triple U FM & Shoalhaven City Council currently
provides the DGPS service at no charge to the user.
For more information about the DGPS service & equipment requirement,
contact Garry Nosworthy at