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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Briantist
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8:07 AM

Ian: I would expect that you have a problem with the receiver, rather than the transmitter. It could also be the placement of your DAB radio's aerial.

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michael
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9:18 AM

Internet radio is great, but not truly portable. Radio by 3G gets kinda expensive! I bought a personal DAB. It works fine at home on a hill, but not on the road, in town or at the workplace - yet. I am not aware of plans for France, Germany and Spain to switch off MW and LW, so my tweaked AM receiver should be good for a while yet:-) That is, of course, a niche interest. If we keep FM with DAB, Im sure thex will offer good reception and choice for most listeners. Interesting times ahead!

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Briantist
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9:26 AM

michael: You can use the internet using Wifi if you want to move around the home with it, no need to use 3G, and you do get over 50,000 stations to listen to, rather then "several".

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
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michael
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10:23 AM

Brian, Ive been doing that for some time with my PICO, although the range is limited. I was thinking of when away from home. Of course, mine is a minority interest. Once DAB coverage is at least as good as FM now, almost everybody will receive what they want. It will be interesting to see what internet via 800MHz bestows, including radio. Investors will need to get their fat bids back, but if there is an affordable flatrate enabling streaming of internet radio, I would be happy!

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Briantist
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4:36 PM

michael: There are already LTE (4G) services running in the USA, and even devices to use them with. If this turns out to be a suitable service for people who wish to listen to non-domestic radio around the UK, will, as you say, probably be down to pricing.

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Sunday, 4 September 2011
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michael
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9:23 AM

The piggy-bank is destitute, thanks to a PURE One Flow. The associated website is badly designed, but the radio works well once set up. WiFi range is limited. Pity there is no external aerial or socket. With SW in agony, only on MW and LW will foreign and distant stations be available when away from WiFi - unless 3G streaming becomes affordable...

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Steve P
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12:48 PM

Hi Michael - hoiw is it on battery usage?

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Monday, 5 September 2011
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michael
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9:22 AM

The piggy wouldnt stretch to the £35 battery pack, so I might try an external one with D-cells. I expect the drain will be fairly high. My Asda personal DAB is better, unsurprisingly, but DAB is very patchy hereabouts. As WiFi means staying within range of the router, mains operation is only a minor inconvenience. For foreign stations, The Only Way Is WiFi - well, almost! A notebook would be an alternative, but not as practical as the threefold Pure or similar.

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Tracy
10:42 PM
Ipswich

Brianist, Any chance of a page on ariels for DAB espically roof ones as I'm looking to invest in one to improve reception.
cheers
Tracy

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Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Briantist
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5:21 PM

Tracy: I'll add it to the list of things to do.

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