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Boost for Penrith and Campbelltown radio

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has decided to make changes to Campbelltown’s 2MAC and Penrith’s ‘Cool Country 2KA’s technical specifications to improve reception and coverage for both stations.

2MAC will change its service to a mixed antenna polarisation which should result in improved reception by ‘fixed’ receivers, such as kitchen or bedside radios. In-car coverage should remain unchanged.

High-power, open narrowcaster (HPON) 2KA will be allowed to increase its operating power, change its AM frequency from 1476 kHz to 1386 kHz and modify its radiation pattern. These changes should see the service revert to its original planned coverage and improve night-time reception in the Penrith area without interfering with other nearby radio services.

Both proposed changes are designed to address licensee reception problems.

The changes are contained in the Variation to Licence Area Plan – Sydney Radio – No 1 of 2013.

These documents are available on the ACMA's website or by calling 1300 850 115.

More information on the ACMA's broadcast planning process and licence area plans is also available.

Media contact: Blake Murdoch on (02) 9334 7817, 0434 567 391 or

Media Release 8/2014 - 4 February

Last updated: 14 April 2016