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All posts by Jan Davies

Below are all of Jan Davies's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.


Seem to have lost the ability to type.
*eventually
*suddenly
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Vintage TV
Sunday 10 July 2016 10:57PM

I was really looking forward to getting this on normal Freeview as loads of my favourite bands are on the Friday Rock Show. They previously said it had to be 'connected freeview'. Despite connecting the box to the net, it said my (HD) device wasn't compatible.
Then they said they were changing channels anyway, so I waited...only to find It's to est. 76% of the country. Just like Planet Rock on DAB. :-(. I swear it's a sodding conspiracy to deprive me of rock music!

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Details of Planet_Rock DAB radio station
Sunday 17 July 2016 11:30AM

Andrew Webster: hi Andrew, it doesn't look like the areas that have lost it will be getting it back anytime soon:-( I created a petition at https://www.change.org/p/…link which has more than 3000 signatures and have had many discussions with the top bods at Bauer but they could give me no positive news whatsoever. I'm waiting now for the August RAJAR figures then I'll get on at them again. It's hugely disappointing that they knowingly lost the station so many listeners and many have just given up on it, because listening online is flaky and cumbersome.

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Map of all DAB transmitters
Saturday 3 September 2016 4:39PM

Richard Cooper: hi Richard, the reason you give for lack of transmitters in the east due to interference, have you any idea why this wasn't a problem before? The D2 transmitters that do exist seem to be less powerful than D1 anyway, I don't understand it. Can I ask if you have seen that information officially stated anywhere?
I'm just trying to understand it! It's obviously not the issue in many of the other areas with no D2, I'm just wondering how genuine a reason it is.

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Map of all DAB transmitters
Monday 5 September 2016 2:20PM

Richard Cooper: Thanks for that info, Richard. I wonder why they chose 11A for Sound Digital then, if it's already in use in the rest of Europe. I wish I understood it all!
My fingers are crossed for Mendlesham, but obviously that doesn't help everyone else.
What doesn't made sense to me is that someone I know drove from Yorkshire to Essex (Harwich) and said he got a clear signal till 4 miles from Harwich, and then was able to listen at the ferry port. He reckons it's because he's got a good external aerial (mine's on the windscreen, never had any problem on D1). When I look at the transmitter map, I don't understand how that was possible. I know most major majorways seem to be covered, etc. but it's quite a stretch to reach some of those transmitters!
I don't expect you to know the answers, I'm just thinking out loud really!

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Map of all DAB transmitters
Monday 5 September 2016 3:11PM

StevensOnln1: Thanks. I only listen to Planet Rock and have to drive about an hour before I can pick it up now, in any direction (from Suffolk). I don't know what the signal is like for other stations as I only listen to rock! I have found, on drives across the country (which I do quite often), the D2 signal strength is very rarely above 60%, even when I know I'm near a transmitter. I don't know how much of that is because I'm using a windscreen aerial, but never had a problem when it was on D1.

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Map of all DAB transmitters
Monday 5 September 2016 4:06PM

Richard Cooper: Having spent nearly ?300 on DAB over the years, I'm not inclined to spend any more until I can be sure the station will continue, to be honest! The transmitter move has lost them nearly a quarter of their listeners, according to the RAJAR figures. If Bauer show even some small commitment to rectifying that, then it'll be more likely to convince me, so I'm waiting!

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Map of all DAB transmitters
Tuesday 6 September 2016 2:02PM

StevensOnln1: I know they were losing between ?200k-?300k per year when Bauer bought them. I'd be really surprised if, given the large increase in listeners (which have been lost again since April) meant they were still loss-making, especially given the increased number of adverts being aired and the huge success of their annual festival. Do you know for a fact they were still a loss-making station? Very disappointing if so, I had assumed (with no facts to base the assumption on) that they'd at least have been breaking even.

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Map of all DAB transmitters
Tuesday 6 September 2016 2:03PM

Richard Cooper: Indeed Richard, I refuse to give up hope though - ever the optimist...

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Details of Planet_Rock DAB radio station
Wednesday 9 November 2016 1:04PM

Jasmin Sudworth: I agree Jasmin. Using my PC to stream is impractical and only in one room, so I barely listen nowadays, and obviously not at all in the car. I miss it a lot:-(

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