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Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
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Steve P
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11:16 PM
Wrexham

V interesting Brian - seems a very positive conclusion!

My late father found digital radio very effective when flying over Germany in the early 1940s. Apparently they used to modulate the main Droitwich 1500m transmitter by switching the carrier on and off. Which would be detectable over the strongest of jamming.

He was the modem.

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Thursday, 28 March 2013
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michael
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5:31 PM

There were similarly encouraging results from a VHF DRM trial in Edinburgh, but no sequel that I am aware of. India seemed to consider DRM worth investigating further, but I am unaware of any recent developments. My deduction remains that board-level interests have taken precedence over better technology. Not for the first time...

My late father was involved in research at Rugby and Dollis Hill. We should never forget what we owe them all.

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Saturday, 20 April 2013
Glenn Davies
10:56 AM
Southport

Pleasant surprise to get some new stations om DAB radios, thanks to the coverage from North East Wales reaching my locale in Southport. Enjoying the reception of BBC Radio Wales.

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Steve P
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6:24 PM
Wrexham

Siarad Gymraig?

It may well be NW Wales rather than NE, due to good propagation over the sea.

IIRC you can see Snowdon from Southport Pier?

And even the sea too these days now they don't dredge the Ribble?

(I was dragged up in Longton, which some here may not know is just up the Ribble Estuary from Southport).

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Roger Martlew
11:55 PM
Ormskirk

Not only is reception good of the new mux in Longton & Southport, but I have got a perfectly good signal as far away as Lancaster services.

It seemed very strange listening to Dee on DAB there when the FM signal is very local to Chester.

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Roger Martlew's 16 posts GB
Thursday, 2 May 2013
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Michael
3:51 AM

In Crawley, how clear is DAB reception and national broadcasters on AM and FM are they also clear?

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Sunday, 5 May 2013
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Betamax_man
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12:50 PM

More stations switching to mono and lowering bit rates. When will this ever end. The Government wants us to switch to digital so they can sell off the analogue space, but in my opinion, are going the wrong way about it. If they want to increase the uptake of digital radio, the quality needs to also increase. I won't be listening to Planet Rock in the car any more, but will tune to Real XS instead. That is until that becomes mono as well.

R.I.P. stereo DAB radio !

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KMJ,Derby
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5:31 PM

Betamax_man: No doubt the broadcasters now consider that most radio listening is on portable receivers in mono, or stereo with the speekers about a foot apart if you are lucky! Also running two radio stations instead of one stereo one is more likely to add extra listeners for the same transmission cost. Oh for the days of Armstrong tuners, Leak amplifiers and a pair of Celestion ditton 15 speakers.

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Betamax_man
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9:27 PM

KMJ, Derby: I think the problem is greed. OFCOM for the over priced licencing, the big corporations to satisfy the share holders and big bonuses for the board.

Why do record producers produce music in stereo only to be reproduced in mono.

I agree some people do have there speakers too close together so as not to get good stereo separation and a lot of listening is on single speaker radios, but that doesn't help those of us who like to listen in stereo.

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