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Forum: Broadcasting Yesterday, 17:49
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By albertd
A problem with trying to spot a geostationary...

A problem with trying to spot a geostationary satellite would be identifying it against the background of faint stars. The movement would be very slow compared with other lower level satellites. ...
Forum: Advice Yesterday, 16:59
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By albertd
The problem with viewing the aurora is that you...

The problem with viewing the aurora is that you can have no certainty of seeing it. You could easily pick a period of low solar activity to take your trip or the weather might close in for the whole...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 10:43
Replies: 126
Views: 2,378
Posted By albertd
The "F" for "Th" is certainly quite common in...

The "F" for "Th" is certainly quite common in some parts of South London. For example one hears Thornton Heath (part of Croydon) pronounced as something like Fort'n Eef. Whether it is a...
Forum: Technical 16-09-2014, 15:40
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By albertd
The question I would ask is whether you are...

The question I would ask is whether you are likely to find any buyers even if you can manage to make them work, or will you just be spending a lot of time mucking about with something that nobody...
Forum: General Discussion 15-09-2014, 22:57
Replies: 49
Views: 1,824
Posted By albertd
Do you know where that funny has gone...

Do you know where that funny has gone wrong?

When it is spelled "whiskey" as against "whisky" it refers to Irish.
Forum: Radio 15-09-2014, 21:19
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By albertd
Ballygirreen (http://goo.gl/maps/2D6ck), the...

Ballygirreen (http://goo.gl/maps/2D6ck), the location of the North Atlantic Communications Centre is only about 5 miles north of Shannon Airport.
Forum: Radio 15-09-2014, 11:00
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By albertd
The reason for it sounding garbled is that the...

The reason for it sounding garbled is that the transmission uses Single Sideband (SSB) which that old Amstrad radio is not designed to resolve.
Forum: Radio 15-09-2014, 01:03
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By albertd
I think what you have is Shannon Volmet on 5.505...

I think what you have is Shannon Volmet on 5.505 MHz. This is a set of weather reports and forecasts for aircraft.

Any reference to "marine" on your radio is probably out of date as there is now...
Forum: General Discussion 14-09-2014, 11:50
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By albertd
Top right hand corner of the V11 form should tell...

Top right hand corner of the V11 form should tell you that they will not, as the disc would only have been valid from 1/10/14, the date when they are abolished. I had my V11 yesterday as well.
Forum: General Discussion 13-09-2014, 22:10
Replies: 72
Views: 4,670
Posted By albertd
It amuses me how often quiz setters get it wrong....

It amuses me how often quiz setters get it wrong. Examples I remember were:

1. Which was the first ship to use SOS? The answer given was Titanic, even though there is documentary evidence...
Forum: Radio 13-09-2014, 20:41
Replies: 206
Views: 30,330
Posted By albertd
I have several Anthorn based clocks here in...

I have several Anthorn based clocks here in Sussex and they are forever dropping in and out, even if I carefully align them for the transmitter. I suspect that the modern domestic environment with...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2014, 22:03
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By albertd
When I asked a similar question recently, though...

When I asked a similar question recently, though not about a Road Fund Licence holder, I was pointed at Sticky Stuff Remover...
Forum: Broadcasting 11-09-2014, 22:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By albertd
Hope they remember to update the 4oD app on the...

Hope they remember to update the 4oD app on the Roku boxes.
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2014, 23:28
Replies: 45
Views: 1,795
Posted By albertd
However, full moon is about the worst time to...

However, full moon is about the worst time to look for craters and mountains because there are no shadows visible, and it is the shadows which make them show up so well.
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 22:56
Replies: 998
Views: 99,933
Posted By albertd
His own mythical...

His own mythical rebrand

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2007155
and
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2007738
Forum: Broadcasting 09-09-2014, 22:40
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By albertd
This is just a rehash (or do I mean rebrand?) of...

This is just a rehash (or do I mean rebrand?) of this already closed thread:

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2007155
Forum: Freeview 09-09-2014, 22:34
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By albertd
Could be somewhere like Nant Peris where there...

Could be somewhere like Nant Peris where there wouldn't be a chance!
Forum: Showbiz 07-09-2014, 11:29
Replies: 166
Views: 14,970
Posted By albertd
A bit of rather unfortunate timing. The Sunday...

A bit of rather unfortunate timing. The Sunday Times Magazine today has a long article about her, including a large photo right across the cover page, obviously written and printed before she died.
Forum: Broadcasting 06-09-2014, 22:04
Replies: 26
Views: 2,194
Posted By albertd
As if the BBC would allow him to announce his...

As if the BBC would allow him to announce his efforts somewhere like this. Would have been sworn to secrecy I should have thought.

Note, only 5 posts so far!
Forum: Technical 04-09-2014, 12:45
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By albertd
Unlikely to have been the problem as all that...

Unlikely to have been the problem as all that should have done was leave you with the old numbers instead of the new ones.

Might have just been the "wrong transmitter" problem and the distant one...
Forum: Technical 04-09-2014, 10:18
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By albertd
The most likely problem is that when you retuned...

The most likely problem is that when you retuned it picked up signals from a more distant transmitter and locked on to that, but receiving a weaker signal than you should get.

You may need to...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2014, 09:07
Replies: 52
Views: 2,496
Posted By albertd
Yes, though it didn't come as a great surprise,...

Yes, though it didn't come as a great surprise, it had been building up for ages by then.
Forum: Freeview 03-09-2014, 08:20
Replies: 68
Views: 9,900
Posted By albertd
Are there any? (or if there are, are they worth...

Are there any? (or if there are, are they worth being bothered with?)
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2014, 08:19
Replies: 52
Views: 2,496
Posted By albertd
3 Sept 1939

With all the talk about the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 in 1914, I am curious to notice how little there has been about the 75th anniversary of the start of WW2 today.
Forum: Freeview 03-09-2014, 07:55
Replies: 68
Views: 9,900
Posted By albertd
What is happening today is nothing to do with...

What is happening today is nothing to do with DSO. The DSO period totally finished on 24 October 2012 when the last of the analogue transmitters closed in Ulster.

Today's event is a rearrangement...
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