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RE: If Rediffusion Reditune had Continued... Perhaps the MP22?

@cathovisor there was some long disused/abandoned C&S stuff at high school (the remnants of some PA system existed in the 6th form buildings) - at junior school music was played using a mix of Coo...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

4 weeks ago
RE: If Rediffusion Reditune had Continued... Perhaps the MP22?

This reminds me a bit of Coomber audio equipment, very common in schools in the 1980s. Coomber are still going with a UK factory - their current equipment has modern features like Bluetooth but still ...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

4 weeks ago
RE: Norfolk to Newcastle

Posted by: @cathovisor @pye625 I can't remember the last time I saw a mercury vapour street lamp, round here away from the main street they remain resolutely sodium - including the one directly outsi...

In forum Transport Requests

2 months ago
RE: Pure Nostalgia

There was a often a vinyl juke box in branches of the clothes shop C&A, I remember these being around in 1985/1986 - usually late 1970s designs (not with visible mech), I think they might have bee...

In forum Music & Media Formats

3 months ago
RE: J & M Stone, Civic Radio etc

Posted by: @doghouse @alex728 "Back in the day," many of these young people were living in sparsely furnished bed sits. So not much room for a rave. But I'm sure they had a good time. yes, it ...

In forum Radio

3 months ago
RE: J & M Stone, Civic Radio etc

Posted by: @doghouse Their favourite purchase was the classic Bluespot radiogram with the cocktail cabinet in the bottom. We sold dozens. I didn't realise until today this was how "blues parties" a...

In forum Radio

3 months ago
RE: S22 Valve

Posted by: @katie-bush Posted by: @sideband They were Uher stockists and had a Uher Report in the window. I presume these portable recorders were used by journalists and the like. BBC Leeds used ...

In forum Items for Sale, Wanted, Swaps or F.O.C.

3 months ago
RE: What Goes Around, Comes Around

Posted by: @wayned Also, I've just noticed is that a silhouette of a cat on top? Wonder if you can choose a penguin instead... 😆 It may be an actual kitten - the TV has a slightly wider "...

In forum General Technical Discussion

4 months ago
RE: Short wave private stations.

I found the list of all the small licensed HF broadcasters in the Netherlands, they all get 1kW TX power - it matches up with data from an ITU website (HFCC) but there is a caveat the website curators...

In forum Radio

4 months ago
RE: 1970s Rediffusion Reditune TP80

1. Polarity shouldn't matter as long as its consistent throughout the installation for all speakers wired in parallel (to avoid phase errors). 2. you just connect the red flying lead to the tapping yo...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

4 months ago
RE: 1970s Rediffusion Reditune TP80

Posted by: @nuvistor @crustytv there are 100 volt line speaker transformers available on eBay. There was a good explanation in the Radio constructor magazine in the 1960’s. One of the workshop articl...

In forum Audio & Hi-Fi

4 months ago
RE: Short wave private stations.

1431 KHz was allocated to ILR in some areas, when I was younger and lived in Caversham/Reading it was the frequency of the ILR station Radio 210 (which also transmitted on 97 FM, Global/Heart Thames V...

In forum Radio

4 months ago
RE: Short wave private stations.

Posted by: @pye-man Do the 13 community stations include the likes of Carillon Radio 1386 (as opposed to CWR) which I think might be a 1 watt station? yes, Carillion is shown on the list with 250W a...

In forum Radio

4 months ago
RE: Short wave private stations.

Posted by: @wayned Have to say, OFCOM don't seem that bothered about illegal radio broadcasts these days. Amateur radio repeaters are supposed to be "self policing" now. Every other car has a Bluetoo...

In forum Radio

4 months ago
RE: Short wave private stations.

Posted by: @pye-man I really do not understand what the problem is with Ofcom and lowish power AM licences. Okay, AM is not commercially viable and there’s plenty of interference from appliances, etc...

In forum Radio

4 months ago
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