We consult radio stations to determine the viability of the service in their target area, this may include various levels of research ranging from business viability to coverage prediction, licence submission and all technical matters. We advise ststions to consider self provision of their broadcast and link signals, this is achieved by meeting the legal requirements, purchasing tansmission equipment and operating it within technical specifications.
Our method to assist your new radio station(s) to get ON AIR include:
Phase 1 - Technical Study...
(This we consider as the most vital part of all planning prior to submitting documents to ICASA)
i) Frequency Availability is determined
ii) Sites of both studio and transmitter are identified
iii) STL Line of Sight or repeater configurations are determined
iv) Basic Coverage Predictions of both FM and STL signals
v) Determine antenna configuration
vi) Consider technical and environmental impact and variables
Phase 2 - Licence Application Assistance
i) We provide you with a detailed list to indicate the required documents you need to produce/collect (eg. IDs, NPO Reg documents etc)
ii) You will get a set list of tasks to gain information required for the application (eg. signatures, local letters of support)
iii) After collecting all the needed documents and information that will serve as attachments we will assist with the compilation of the licence application books
iv) Licence submissions will be made for: (a) Broadcast Service Licence, (b) FM Spectrum Licence, (c) STL Spectrum Licence and (d) ECNS Licence. It is our pleasure to motivate stations to secure their own ECNS to provide their own signal distribution, this will spare stations the threatening pressure caused by a HIGH monthly signal distribution bill or from being cut off due to the inability to keep up with such payments.
Phase 3 - Equipment Supply and Installation
i) After verifying approval of the licences from ICASA we will provide all the studio and transmission equipment
ii) Conduct installation phase of all components
iii) Testing studio and transmitters
for more information