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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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 months ago
RE: Shaver Adapter

Although Crabtree has been taken over by Siemens, the accessories are apparently still made in Blighty (the South African factory appears to be used for the local market). Electrium is an electric...

In forum General Technical Discussion

6 months ago
RE: Short wave private stations.

The impression I get is over the years Agentschap Telecom/RCD/PTT has permitted (and still allows) an AM station from a ship/boat location provided it remains in NL territorial waters, and has relativ...

In forum Radio

6 months ago
RE: Local Dab+

Just checked mine and AM is only the standard MW allocation (there is also a note on the Volkswagen UK website to use what I think are the 5 Live MW frequencies if you want to listen to cricket)

In forum General Technical Discussion

7 months ago
RE: Local Dab+

My previous VW Polo and the current one I drive both have AM/FM/DAB(+), not sure if they have LW but I only use AM for Caroline. Reception is quite decent on all bands, last night I was able to monito...

In forum General Technical Discussion

7 months ago
RE: Local Dab+

There's been an article published in the local news about the power increase (aimed at a "normal" audience rather than radio enthusiasts/anoraks!)

In forum General Technical Discussion

7 months ago
RE: Help Fixing Pilot Radio

There is a 10kW MW transmitter on 549 KHz (546 metres) at Carrickroe, broadcasting a Christian religious station (Spirit Radio). it may not be what you are into, but could be useful to check your set ...

In forum Radio

7 months ago
RE: Local Dab+

Most community radio stations are run as a CIC (Community Interest Company) which allows them to get some revenue from commercial operations - this arrangement is used for a lot of other organisations...

In forum General Technical Discussion

7 months ago
RE: Local Dab+

Posted by: @pye-man I do wonder whether the US-style member-supported NPR model would be viable over here. The nearest we have to that model is the rather unique Caroline. Interestingly, Caroline had...

In forum General Technical Discussion

7 months ago
RE: Local Dab+

Most smaller radio stations nowadays (just about) survive/exist rather than prosper - that said, the running cost may not be a great deal more (or similar) to existing infrastructure for community rad...

In forum General Technical Discussion

7 months ago
RE: Prestel Training, some missing bits?

Thanks - all working now (interesting local connection with one of the Prestel computers being based at Martlesham) (BTW I wanted to give it 5 stars rather than 3 but the page glitched halfway through...

In forum Website-Blog Support Tickets

8 months ago
Prestel Training, some missing bits?

I wanted to show the link to my younger friends (who are interested in how "social media" was 30+ years ago, some are in France where Minitel remained in operation well into the 21st century, others r...

In forum Website-Blog Support Tickets

8 months ago
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