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Forum: Radio Yesterday, 19:11
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Mark C
According to a page that appeared on the UK...

According to a page that appeared on the UK Digital Radio website on Oct 6th, Saddleworth was due on by the end of this year, so I'd say today was that day...
Forum: Radio Yesterday, 16:58
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By Mark C
There's nothing wrong with the frequency, it's...

There's nothing wrong with the frequency, it's just that since September 1967 it's
been used as a national SFN, with sites that are too close together, and therefore lots of overlap 'mush...
Forum: Radio Yesterday, 07:39
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By Mark C
Unlikely, otherwise there wouldn't be any need...

Unlikely, otherwise there wouldn't be any need for the 1233 filler there ?
Forum: Radio Yesterday, 07:27
Replies: 127
Views: 15,386
Posted By Mark C
It's...

It's here

http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/digitalradio/expansion
Forum: Broadcasting 23-10-2014, 07:32
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By Mark C
No, the Beeb did...

No, the Beeb did too

http://www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk/Test-Cards/TCF-BBC1.jpg

From

http://www.pembers.freeserve.co.uk/Test-Cards/index.html
Forum: Radio 22-10-2014, 20:36
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By Mark C
Arqiva are not a public facing organisation,...

Arqiva are not a public facing organisation, unlike the previous pre privatisation IBA.

They are a service provider for broadcasters. Any compliant about the quality of transmission should be...
Forum: Mobile Phones 22-10-2014, 19:23
Replies: 86
Views: 7,498
Posted By Mark C
It was a genuine serious question, I've only...

It was a genuine serious question, I've only really got experience of Vodafone, and they are just as awful as EE, (except they are coupled with a crap performance network)
Forum: Mobile Phones 22-10-2014, 19:00
Replies: 86
Views: 7,498
Posted By Mark C
Yes, agree. I'm a small business user, but...

Yes, agree. I'm a small business user, but customer service is no better than my lad gets on his 'consumer' package. The only difference is I get are the words 'Welcome to EE Business' when I dial...
Forum: Radio 21-10-2014, 19:12
Replies: 23
Views: 1,801
Posted By Mark C
If I can get my head around what you're actually...

If I can get my head around what you're actually trying to write, yes, employees of any organisation can and do claim expenses for certain activities. That's true at the BBC or at any other company...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-10-2014, 13:07
Replies: 46
Views: 2,216
Posted By Mark C
Perhaps Granada were hoping the ITA would...

Perhaps Granada were hoping the ITA would consider extending their coverage into North Wales. What happened of course was the ITA created a North and West Wales
ITV franchise, and the ill fated...
Forum: Broadcasting 21-10-2014, 07:41
Replies: 46
Views: 2,216
Posted By Mark C
Probably a shortage of available frequencies is...

Probably a shortage of available frequencies is one factor, the UHF band is very 'busy' in that area
Forum: Broadcasting 20-10-2014, 19:00
Replies: 43
Views: 4,335
Posted By Mark C
No, Lorraine Kelly's programme comes out of ITV...

No, Lorraine Kelly's programme comes out of ITV Studios on the South Bank (what used to be LWT's studio complex in the 70s and 80s). ITV's main playout centre was based there up until about 5 years...
Forum: Radio 20-10-2014, 17:19
Replies: 44
Views: 3,445
Posted By Mark C
It was, though my recollection was the BBC LRs...

It was, though my recollection was the BBC LRs relayed Radio 2 (which of course was only available on AM) while Radio 1 had use of 88-91 FM on Sunday evenings ?
Forum: Technical 20-10-2014, 16:31
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By Mark C
Take a look at the FM/DAB/AM spreetsheet...

Take a look at the FM/DAB/AM spreetsheet here

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/guidance/tech-guidance/tech_parameters/

It gives directional characteristics for all UK FM and DAB...
Forum: Radio 20-10-2014, 12:06
Replies: 56
Views: 4,333
Posted By Mark C
I've just got a new Peugeot 308. It has DAB...

I've just got a new Peugeot 308. It has DAB fitted, and it's incredibly sensitive. The aerial is near vertical 300mm long whip on the rear of the roof.

It's a good job the DAB tuner is sensitive,...
Forum: Radio 20-10-2014, 11:36
Replies: 44
Views: 3,445
Posted By Mark C
Well, as long as they were broadcast on the then...

Well, as long as they were broadcast on the then shared Radio 1/2 88-91 FM network, from a transmitter local to the BBC LR station that supported stereo (I think they all did by 1980 ?) and the BBC...
Forum: Radio 20-10-2014, 07:36
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By Mark C
Well, the Lichfield aerials are on mb21...

Well, the Lichfield aerials are on mb21 now:

http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/gallerypage.php?txid=1329&pageid=2086
Forum: Radio 19-10-2014, 19:13
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By Mark C
I was told this week, there's to be a 'spurt' put...

I was told this week, there's to be a 'spurt' put on, to provide and increase the coverage of the local muxes, partly funded by the BBC, because of course they are ' service stakeholders' in the most...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-10-2014, 17:43
Replies: 46
Views: 2,216
Posted By Mark C
Most likely co-channel interference from Sandy...

Most likely co-channel interference from Sandy Heath, although it might have been the Bromsgrove relay, and possibly Rowridge during a lift.
Forum: Radio 18-10-2014, 17:16
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By Mark C
On the Devon/Dorset border both Lyme Regis and...

On the Devon/Dorset border both Lyme Regis and Beer now have DAB Tx aerials on the existing Arqiva masts, no service active yet though. However, Alton (Hampshire) is now switched on for BBC DAB
Forum: Broadcasting 18-10-2014, 07:56
Replies: 46
Views: 2,216
Posted By Mark C
Err, all analogue TV broadcasts were interlaced

Err, all analogue TV broadcasts were interlaced
Forum: Broadcasting 18-10-2014, 07:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,501
Posted By Mark C
Well, it's a pause symbol in so far that it's two...

Well, it's a pause symbol in so far that it's two vertical white lines, but as Steve B says, it's just a marker to indicate (for internal BBC use) which feed is being routed to air.
Forum: Radio 17-10-2014, 17:55
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By Mark C
Radio 3 FM has higher levels of dynamic audio...

Radio 3 FM has higher levels of dynamic audio compression applied (particularly during 'drive time') than the digital versions. Of course the digital versions are not affected by multipath reception,...
Forum: Radio 16-10-2014, 13:57
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mark C
National Irish transmitters follow the same 2.2...

National Irish transmitters follow the same 2.2 MHz plan that we do, at least the 'mirror' of the R2,3,4 and Classic FM sub bands ?
Forum: Radio 15-10-2014, 16:35
Replies: 46
Views: 2,405
Posted By Mark C
Richard Branson seriously (well, as seriously as...

Richard Branson seriously (well, as seriously as it could be !) suggested that 20 years ago, so that Virgin Radio could be on FM nationwide.
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