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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Another quiz !

    The Slovakian station isnt on Dab but the signal still warbles!

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    Default Re: Another quiz !

    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit View Post
    "Which" magazine have compared and examined virtually all of the consumer electronics on the market today.
    Using the extensive experience of experts and taking into account the views and comments of its subscribers it provides an reasonably accurate account of the items it has reviewed.
    Would most certainly recommend taking out a subscription.





    So you don't have any 'actual' evidence then? Does Which also explain why the sh*te UK DAB service is only mono??
    Last edited by Trickyh; 10-02-18 at 07:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickyh View Post
    So you don't have any 'actual' evidence then? Does Which also explain why the sh*te UK DAB service is only mono??
    "Which" magazine mentions the improved battery life and would probably think most of their paying customers are more interested in quality of product and reliability, however regards stereo, a few minutes spent on the interweb will reveal that its all down to cost and bandwidth (look it up)... Simples Innnit
    Do remember that one of the ships was going to attempt a stereo transmission back in the late 1960s involving a Tx on two seperate frequencies and the listener having two separate radios.

    This magnificant beast gave you the full glory of AM.
    Trouble was it ate batteries and sounded err......
    Last edited by oldgit; 10-02-18 at 20:39.

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    Yes, Which tells you spend oodles on the best NAD\Yamafooki tuner and all you get is a dodgy old mp2 stream in mono... Simples for simpletons. Lolz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickyh View Post
    Yes, Which tells you spend oodles on the best NAD\Yamafooki tuner and all you get is a dodgy old mp2 stream in mono... Simples for simpletons. Lolz!
    Or you you could get a little bit more Hip Daddy O and get into FAB internet radio ?

    As for oodles.. have you never heard of Naim ?, probably not enough knobs and chrome ?
    Last edited by oldgit; 10-02-18 at 20:44.

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    Default Now you mention it

    Quote Originally Posted by bobalong View Post
    208 radio Luxenbourg I remember it well
    "Keynsham, spelt K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M"
    "Uniting Nations at the Speed of Light"

    Won-der-ful Rad-io London!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoHooter View Post
    "Keynsham, spelt K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M"
    "Uniting Nations at the Speed of Light"

    Won-der-ful Rad-io London!


    Somebody must have won something on that blokes iffy pools permutations ! surely ?
    Seem to remember research that people who paid good money for them were no more likely to win than anybody else.
    and we thought webscammers were new .
    Last edited by oldgit; 14-02-18 at 10:17.

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    Default Re: Now you mention it

    Here's a bit more 'historical info' from the Radio Caroline owner:

    "Some interesting memories but of course with the passage of time, some of the facts get hazy.

    If you want to correct and flesh things out you might say :

    That Radio London never was jammed by the UK. As an aside, their ship the ex US Navy minesweeper was renamed Galaxy by the time she got over here. Radio London was at the time the most popular pirate, being much slicker than Radio Caroline. But they shut down on Aug 14th 1967 as did all the other stations except for Caroline.

    In 1970 another station Radio North Sea International arrived and got a very hostile reception from the press. It was sugested that the name of their ship Mebo 2 was made up from the initials of the UK Act they were defying i.e. The Marine Etc Broadcasting Offences Act. In fact the operation was owned by a Mr Meister and a Mr Bollier and the ship was named after them.

    The signal from Radio North Sea was jammed but not very effectively at first and yes the transmitter doing the jamming by means of an intermittent tone was placed at a Naval radio station in Hoo, Kent.

    But while Radio Caroline was not operating at the time, the name was extremely well known and Radio Caroline took over the Mebo 2 for a while and broadcst pro Conservative anti Goverment ( Labour ) propaganda. Harold Wilson freaked and had a massive national emergency transmitter brought to Canewdon in Essex and this swamped the signal from the ship, but maybe not in time.

    One has to remember that this was the first time that 18 year olds could vote and Radio Caroline targeted all the marginals where a small swing could change the outcome. Labour lost. Radio Caroline reverted to being Radio North Sea and the jamming was scaled back, but did not stop until the ship moved to the Dutch coast."

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    Default Re: Now you mention it

    Quote Originally Posted by rudolph_hart View Post
    The signal from Radio North Sea was jammed but not very effectively at first and yes the transmitter doing the jamming by means of an intermittent tone was placed at a Naval radio station in Hoo, Kent.
    Technically, it wasn't in Hoo, but Chattenden. Pirates can also be pedants.
    The site is still there, but I don't know if the TX still are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pandroid View Post
    Technically, it wasn't in Hoo, but Chattenden. Pirates can also be pedants.
    The site is still there, but I don't know if the TX still are.
    The site and aerials is still there and presumably still able to be used at short notice.
    The red navigation light on the mast is visible , simple to locate on GoogleEarth just west of Upnor.

    Frequently listen and as an album only station is somewhat above the formulaic dross promoted by identikit clone local radio.
    Some of the Caroline DJs playing some unusually interesting music you will never hear anywhere else.
    A few years ago on a visit to Caroline when it was in Queenborough, was able to give to one of the team an original two page middle spread picture of the DJs coming ashore after one of the ships had been finally silenced.
    Cannot remember the paper ,possibly the Daily Mirror, or the date.
    John Peel was in the background

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