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All posts by Michael Rogers

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

Thursday 5 April 2018 10:58AM

Give the Board Members a big fat bonus - and continue to ignore the 10%
who can't receive FM and/or DAB without a roof aerial, which tethers
the listener to a wall socket...

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Rather than the above unrelated garbage, it would be timely and helpful to have
updated information on the situation of the Winter Hill with approaching moor fires.

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Many low-lying rural areas do not get a reliable FM or DAB signal, but *can* receive AM because at lower frequencies propagation allows the "bendy" signal to reach areas other modes do not... A bit of snap-crackl-pop is far preferable to no signal or swishy FM or warbly DAB reception. On Radio5 and local radio, the BBC merrily announces the digital outreach, but neglects to mention AM. Doeth the bell toll? Listening on Freeview ties
one to the TV and aerial socket - not exactly technological progress compared to the trusty transistor radio...
In the event of a major national emergency, power cuts could severly affect FM and DAB public service networks, whereas Radio 5 would cover most of the country (using generators where necessary). Most would have an
AM radio at home or in the car.

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