There is some misguided posts here.
The overseas strand is under Digital TV Discussion/Overseas
There is no strand for DRM digital radio only DAB+, so I put it in the strand Television and Radio Off Topic described as "Off-topic posts of an uncategorised Television or Radio nature"
I used the term live radio to indicate I don't want podcasts which are pre-recorded and distributed by the mobile phone network. It also applies to streaming broadband. I want AM or FM.
Telstra https://www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/our-coverage has put 3G cell transmitters along the Eyre Highway. The coverage however is not complete. I don't know how many cars within the coverage area of an individual tower can be supplied with program because whilst broadcasting feeds all listeners simultaneously, mobiles treat each phone as an individual user with their individual program.
The most isolated part of the Eyre Highway radio wise is between Kalgoorlie/Esperance to Streaky Bay SA.
In a straight line between ABC's 6GF Kalgoorlie 2 kW power (6KG (RadioWest) 2 kW) to the ABC's 5SY Streaky Bay 2kW, 1128 km and the line crosses the Eyre Highway just East of Madura, however this is not half way.
In a straight line between ABC's 6ED Esperance 1kW, (6SE(RadioWest) 5 kW) to 5SY, 1152 km but the path is nowhere near the coast of the Bight.
Outside of Kalgoorlie, Esperance and Streaky Bay, very low powered FM transmitters are in Salmon Gums, Norseman, Penong SA and Ceduna/Smoky Bay.
So where is there no daytime radio coverage?
Well started stage 1 of room treatments...
Added foam bass traps to each corner and absorption panels above the Mrs Piano...
Will add some more panels over the weekend but so far happy with the result.
Thanks guys - I appreciate all the information. The guy who who put up the current antenna arrangement (before the Belmont Transmitter tower and the closer OPtus mobile phone tower) is booked in next week to sort the problem.
He will definitely have to orientate the antenna to the Belmont Tower, possibly replace the actual aerial with one more suitable, remove the current amp and possibly replace with a 700Mhz filter - up to him to get it all sorted.
I very much appreciate the advice and help provided - has been a bit of an eye opener.
You need a well designed item to convert digital to analog as J said Scott ; and that costs $ . HDMI requires an end to end hdcp communication and if the converter doesn't have this - no picture Stripping HDCP is legally a bit iffy depending on jurisdictions
The name standard for accurate high bandwidth conversion is hd fury . Not cheap but heres the latest iteration for less than full price ... It also takes 2 hdmi inputs handily .