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Monday, 7 February 2011
Briantist
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9:54 PM

Jordy: Which leaves two points

1) DAB can work in that band; and

2) The DEA says FM will be used for analogue community radio.

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10:24 PM

Brian - Yes granted but there would have to be a wholesale clearance of Band 2 and not to mention community FM stations in a post switchover era won't use anything like the power of the national services and will be locally restricted services. It would be possible to squeeze them in and still use make use of band 2.

Then again there could be a DDR style review and large chunk of spectrum could be sold to mobile companies to privateer mobile tv and such in 100kHz blocks...

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11:19 PM

Test receiver - DRM+ Test Receiver .

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steve
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11:58 PM
Wrexham

Brian - bit off topic for this thread, but does your vast data source extend to knowing about changes to FM transmission?

I am in LL14 5HD- Chirk, south of Wrexham.

For Radio 4 we have long had a choice of two not great signals on very close frequencies. This morning one of them turned to hiss, and there now seem to be two wider spaced signals on the 3 radios I have used since and needed to retune.

Is there a source to check for changes?
TIA
Steve



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Tuesday, 8 February 2011
Briantist
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6:39 AM

steve: Look like the Llangollen FM transmitter is in a state of repeated failure.

Click this link - BBC - Reception problems - and choose "radio" then "analogue".

I don't scrape the BBC system for radio information, it has taken some negotiations to allow me to get to the TV failures.

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Briantist
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6:41 AM

steve:
Llangollen Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 18:11 on 03 Feb to 09:55 today

Llangollen Radio 4 FM Off Air from 11:02 today to 14:28 today

Llangollen Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:08 today to 11:01 today

Llangollen Radio 4 FM Off Air from 09:55 today to 10:08 today

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6:46 AM

Jordy: My running assumption is that FM will be used for analogue services, as it will be quite hard for "community" services to run up a DAB multiplex, even in the "old FM" band.

It will be more-or-less a legalisation of "pirate radio", in that sense.

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steve
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1:22 PM
Wrexham

Thanks Brian - it will indeed have been 09:55 when it failed. Seem to have found a good signal that works.

Is there a list somewhere of all the Tx I might be able to receive, and their frequencies. For Radio 4 - my wirelesses don't like other channels!

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3:59 PM
Wrexham

Thanks Brian. Looks like I use Llangollen or Sutton Coldfield. But frequencies only shown in whole kHz(s/b MHz?). I was wanting to know more precisely!

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