The Northern Territory is huge — in fact, it's Australia's third-largest federal division — but it doesn't have many people in it. There are fewer than a quarter of a million people in the whole territory and roughly half of them live in the capital Darwin. (You could fit the entire population of the Northern Territory into Wollongong and still have some room left over.) In such a sparsely settled area, Vision is a particularly vital service, providing teaching, fellowship, entertainment and news to people who may be in very remote areas. There are 17 stations in the territory, including a cluster in remote Arnhem Land.
Vision's 200th relay station came on air in 2005 at the Red Centre of Australia, next to Uluru at Yulara (88 FM) – but Vision's presence in the Territory goes back to the early days, when the transmitter in Katherine went on air in October 2001. A year later, that was joined by the Alice Springs relay (also on 88 FM). A more powerful 400W AM transmitter started broadcasting in Tennant Creek in 2006. We know from our listeners among indigenous communities in Arnhem Land that Vision's presence has made a major difference to some of the social problems facing such remote townships.
LP means this frequency is low-powered, with a typical coverage of around 5km radius.
HP means high-powered with a much larger coverage – typically, 30–50km radius.
Alice Springs 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Alyangula 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Borroloola 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Galiwinku [Elcho Island] 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Gapuwiyak [Lake Evella] 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Milingimbi 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Nhulunbuy 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Numbulwar 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Ramingining 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Yirrkala 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Daly 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Katherine 87.6 FM - Low Powered
Lajamanu 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Tennant Creek 104.5 FM - High Powered
Timber Creek 88.0 FM - Low Powered
Yulara 88.0 FM - Low Powered