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Forum: Broadcasting 05-07-2015, 23:19
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Views: 17,590
Posted By lundavra
Someone been believing everything they read in...

Someone been believing everything they read in the Daily Mail! We all know that salaries and expenses at the BBC are lower than the commercial sector (and newspapers) so if the BBC "has run...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-07-2015, 16:28
Replies: 694
Views: 17,590
Posted By lundavra
I think there should be a petition for all...

I think there should be a petition for all satellite, cable and online broadcasters to similar give free access to all over-75s. The companies are wealthy enough to be able to afford it without any...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 04-07-2015, 09:55
Replies: 606
Views: 112,609
Posted By lundavra
If we are going to be pedantic, is 'typed' the...

If we are going to be pedantic, is 'typed' the right word now? It is convenient just as it is convenient to think of 'taping' a programme or someone 'filming' a programme for TV but 'typing' really...
Forum: Radio 04-05-2015, 10:10
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
With the square law effect, distance is critical...

With the square law effect, distance is critical and field strengths drop off quickly. We had most trouble at work at relatively low power sites (i.e. 10 watts) because antenna were very low down. ...
Forum: Radio 03-05-2015, 11:36
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
And the idea that 300 watts is 'low power' is...

And the idea that 300 watts is 'low power' is ridiculous, give free access to that with no restrictions then people would be buying cheap amplifiers online to increase the power. There would end up...
Forum: Radio 27-04-2015, 00:18
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
There will probably be some 'expert' writing in...

There will probably be some 'expert' writing in the press about how he prefers the 'warmer' sound i.e. limited frequency response!
Forum: Radio 07-02-2015, 16:13
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
People don't like change, there was great...

People don't like change, there was great amusement up here when the BBC moved from Medium Wave to VHF FM. There were articles and letters in the paper about how VHF FM did not work in cars, did not...
Forum: Radio 06-02-2015, 13:23
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
Hasn't the tendency been to put the investment...

Hasn't the tendency been to put the investment into foreign language services rather than the English language World Service? Just there are more moans from expats when the World Service is cut...
Forum: Radio 27-01-2015, 06:51
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
I presume you have read this

I presume you have read this
Forum: Radio 19-12-2014, 22:55
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
So someone in South Korea is setting up another...

So someone in South Korea is setting up another propaganda station broadcasting to North Korea?
Forum: Radio 05-12-2014, 10:47
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
I was referring to the costs of the actual change...

I was referring to the costs of the actual change though there could be capital costs involved in changes to the antenna, ATU and transmitter. All those costs mount up and the contractors will not...
Forum: Radio 04-12-2014, 00:20
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
The cost is going to be well up in five figures...

The cost is going to be well up in five figures at least. Perhaps not a huge amount but money the BBC could spend better elsewhere.

It's an old mode with a limited number of listeners especially in...
Forum: Radio 03-12-2014, 21:54
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
I would think it is very unlikely that the BBC...

I would think it is very unlikely that the BBC are going to want to spend any money on an antiquated mode like AM on Long Wave.
Forum: Radio 25-09-2014, 11:17
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
I can't imagine them doing so though, similar...

I can't imagine them doing so though, similar things were said in the last years of 405 TV but never happened.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 31-08-2014, 15:15
Replies: 6,203
Views: 484,307
Posted By lundavra
I don't watch the rubbish and have not looked at...

I don't watch the rubbish and have not looked at the thread for many months, I clicked out of curiosity to see what the viewing figures are now and if the programme was still on :)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 18-07-2014, 13:55
Replies: 6,203
Views: 484,307
Posted By lundavra
I am always amused by the excitement over a hint...

I am always amused by the excitement over a hint of the panties of a model or actress who has been photographed in a bikini numerous times.
Forum: Radio 16-07-2014, 12:13
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
One factor being that expensive masts are needed...

One factor being that expensive masts are needed for the antenna but, unlike the ones used for VHF radio and TV, it is difficult to get revenue back from renting space on the mast / tower to telecom...
Forum: Radio 15-07-2014, 22:30
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
That's a bit like saying they should keep System...

That's a bit like saying they should keep System 4 Radiophones and ETACS mobile phones going because without them you would have never had the present day 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G .... mobile phones.
Forum: Radio 15-07-2014, 09:41
Replies: 550
Views: 57,010
Posted By lundavra
Pity that they cannot just get on and do the same...

Pity that they cannot just get on and do the same here, switch off Medium Wave and Long Wave and invest the savings in DAB coverage.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 06-07-2014, 09:09
Replies: 6,203
Views: 484,307
Posted By lundavra
I can just imagine expensive consultants being...

I can just imagine expensive consultants being hired and deciding that getting outside is the solution to their problems so the poor presenters having to do the show in a howling gale!
Forum: TV Shows: UK 24-06-2014, 13:11
Replies: 6,203
Views: 484,307
Posted By lundavra
Isn't that a bigger secret than most government...

Isn't that a bigger secret than most government secrets?
Forum: TV Shows: UK 23-06-2014, 10:33
Replies: 6,203
Views: 484,307
Posted By lundavra
And the GMB viewers can't remember anything after...

And the GMB viewers can't remember anything after 10 seconds?
Forum: TV Shows: UK 20-06-2014, 19:33
Replies: 6,203
Views: 484,307
Posted By lundavra
I would have thought the majority of breakfast...

I would have thought the majority of breakfast television viewers watch for less than thirty minutes so it would be very wasteful to produce three hours of completely original content.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 08-06-2014, 12:24
Replies: 6,203
Views: 484,307
Posted By lundavra
And we keep being told how successful ITV is so...

And we keep being told how successful ITV is so it is their choice not to spend their profits on improving resources.
Forum: TV Shows: UK 03-06-2014, 23:35
Replies: 6,203
Views: 484,307
Posted By lundavra
Are they doing anything special on Friday morning...

Are they doing anything special on Friday morning for the D-Day anniversary, ITV don't appear to have any coverage at all. BBC are advertising starting at 09:15h but I am sure they will do something...
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