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Forum: Radio Yesterday, 12:31
Replies: 156
Views: 23,232
Posted By kev
Yes, Ofcom have licenced the trial and therefore...

Yes, Ofcom have licenced the trial and therefore done the frequency planning to minimise any interference.
Forum: Sky 26-07-2015, 14:39
Replies: 120
Views: 14,095
Posted By kev
4 simultanious streams is going to start...

4 simultanious streams is going to start presenting some messy cabling - unless they are using SAT>IP (which would allow a fully wireless) or Unicable?
Forum: Radio 24-07-2015, 22:36
Replies: 182
Views: 17,205
Posted By kev
Nottinghamshire DAB has always been weird - DAB...

Nottinghamshire DAB has always been weird - DAB carries 95.5FM (Mansfield) while the bulk of the country gets the 103.8/95.1 FM (Nottingham and Newark) variety on FM.

To be fair here the only...
Forum: Radio 24-07-2015, 08:41
Replies: 156
Views: 23,232
Posted By kev
The majority of these stations could quite easily...

The majority of these stations could quite easily be classed as community stations if the capacity was available, it's also a vote of confidence on the DAB platform that so many broadcasters of...
Forum: Freeview 22-07-2015, 20:07
Replies: 78
Views: 9,863
Posted By kev
Allows extension to BBC 4 and Cbeebies hours. Of...

Allows extension to BBC 4 and Cbeebies hours.
Of course I forgot BBC Parliament...
Forum: Freeview 22-07-2015, 16:03
Replies: 78
Views: 9,863
Posted By kev
Remember when DSO2 comes there will be fewer...

Remember when DSO2 comes there will be fewer multiplexes available (IIRC 5+Local) so there will be reduced capacity.

Some will be cancelled out by the lack of a need to simulcast (i.e. only one BBC...
Forum: Mobile Phones 21-07-2015, 10:40
Replies: 4,511
Views: 481,630
Posted By kev
Looks like it is just a repeat - 47 hours 58...

Looks like it is just a repeat - 47 hours 58 minutes after the text I get yet another email telling me me about there 1 film promo "films are even better when they're 1"...

Bit useless when we...
Forum: Mobile Phones 20-07-2015, 12:05
Replies: 4,511
Views: 481,630
Posted By kev
I'm on a contract (April 2014) and got it (never...

I'm on a contract (April 2014) and got it (never had a Dan and Phil SIM) - none of the dozen T-Mobile / EE contract handsets/tablets on my desk at work got it either.

In addition to the Z1 Compact...
Forum: Radio 19-07-2015, 17:45
Replies: 50
Views: 2,809
Posted By kev
That makes sense - considering you can get Energy...

That makes sense - considering you can get Energy FM in Preston I imagine that Rock FM goes the other way (especially as Winter Hill gets to the Island for TV too).
Forum: Radio 19-07-2015, 17:15
Replies: 50
Views: 2,809
Posted By kev
Interesting, thanks. I noticed next to Red Rose...

Interesting, thanks.

I noticed next to Red Rose Radio you've noted the new frequency of 97.2 but put move cancelled. By the time of Red Rose Rock FM launching in 1989 it had moved to 97.4 - do you...
Forum: Mobile Phones 19-07-2015, 17:12
Replies: 4,511
Views: 481,630
Posted By kev
Yeah - Xperia Z1 Compact if the phones make any...

Yeah - Xperia Z1 Compact if the phones make any difference...
Forum: Technical 08-07-2015, 10:57
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By kev
My parents having an SRX-100 on a 60cm dish in...

My parents having an SRX-100 on a 60cm dish in the North West of England won't have helped on the sparklies front! UK Gold was really irritating as you could see a sparkly free picture for about a...
Forum: Technical 07-07-2015, 08:41
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By kev
Back then most channels didn't have a shed load...

Back then most channels didn't have a shed load of sister channels to swap round with while keeping there contracts active - the next slot UK TV got was on Astra 1D which was outside the tuning range...
Forum: Sky 06-07-2015, 10:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By kev
Prior to the arrival of 2G... 2D was kept on...

Prior to the arrival of 2G...
2D was kept on station as only 2E could broadcast in the "D" band
2A was kept to provide backup to 2E/2F as neither could broadcast all their transponders alone

e.g....
Forum: Freesat 04-07-2015, 17:00
Replies: 450
Views: 59,257
Posted By kev
There's a whole world of difference in the needs...

There's a whole world of difference in the needs of a satellite required for stable DTH reception of a large number of channels on minidishes to one which is needed for occasional news feeds from ~2m...
Forum: Mobile Phones 02-07-2015, 08:11
Replies: 4,511
Views: 481,630
Posted By kev
I've noticed that the orange 3g network has...

I've noticed that the orange 3g network has vanished from network scans - only TMobile 2g/3g/4g and orange 2g now.
Forum: Freesat 26-06-2015, 08:37
Replies: 450
Views: 59,257
Posted By kev
He'll inevitably catch up with the interim...

He'll inevitably catch up with the interim changes too.
Forum: Mobile Phones 26-06-2015, 08:34
Replies: 901
Views: 187,401
Posted By kev
I'm not sure how well it would help - since I've...

I'm not sure how well it would help - since I've moved to 4GEE my phone hangs onto the zero bars of 4G coverage rather than using the signal box behind my desk (which on the odd occasion it does use...
Forum: Technical 26-06-2015, 08:32
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By kev
There was also Screensport, The Childrens...

There was also Screensport, The Childrens Channel, and MTV Europe. While these might not have been part of the Sky package they were available to Sky viewers and were pre-programmes on the first...
Forum: Freesat 25-06-2015, 08:47
Replies: 450
Views: 59,257
Posted By kev
Not seen any sign of those for a while, I think...

Not seen any sign of those for a while, I think they all ceased when Astra took over the (Astra G / Eutelsat F) band.

Lyngsat tends to be the slowest to update, but also the most accurate (he's got...
Forum: Freeview 25-06-2015, 08:44
Replies: 23
Views: 2,745
Posted By kev
The Freeview live services are rubbish - the...

The Freeview live services are rubbish - the Arqiva ones simply connect to a URL and start streaming a transport stream - something that should be carried in the DVB tables and be recordable - alas...
Forum: Freeview 24-06-2015, 11:19
Replies: 61
Views: 9,592
Posted By kev
Rather hard to achieve without an expensive...

Rather hard to achieve without an expensive channelised system here - the wanted signals require a wideband aerial and the unwanted signals are interleaved, with some adjacent channels.
Forum: Mobile Phones 24-06-2015, 11:16
Replies: 4,511
Views: 481,630
Posted By kev
I've noticed the same round here (normally on 4G...

I've noticed the same round here (normally on 4G 90% of the time), If I end up on 3G I normally switch the phone to 2G only as EDGE is so much quicker than 3G.
Forum: Freeview 23-06-2015, 15:56
Replies: 61
Views: 9,592
Posted By kev
Belmont (East Yorks) and Sutton Coldfield (West...

Belmont (East Yorks) and Sutton Coldfield (West Midlands) are on lower frequencies than Waltham.

The easiest way is to do an auto tune with the aerial unplugged (should forget everything), then do a...
Forum: Freeview 23-06-2015, 14:21
Replies: 61
Views: 9,592
Posted By kev
By CH1 and CH2 do you mean BBC ONE and BBC...

By CH1 and CH2 do you mean BBC ONE and BBC TWO?

If so they are carried on the same multiple so should be identical - sounds like you may have picked up a second transmitter (e.g. Sutton Coldfield,...
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