I listen to Droitwich regularly over here, and intently during the
referendum. The results were received over the air several minutes
before the internet.
Lets hope 198 kHz does not go QRT soon!
On Sat, 20 Dec 2014, LineOne wrote:
I am horrified at the prospect of broadcast radio becoming entirely digital
not the least because the system(s) chosen are likely to be years out of date
and totally inferior.
Here's hoping Droitwich (198kHz) can keep going, it's quite good reception
round the mediterranean countries and it would be handy to move it back to
200khz if there's not much else on the band.
(PS 136k TX keeps blowing transistors so quiet for a while).
I dare not say on this forum what I think of this news. Closure of AM
broadcast stations and eventually as a consequence the loss to the general
public of a relatively simple (go anywhere) reception medium is IMHO a bad
thing. I am not sure the consequences are fully understood.
I have managed to blow away most of this Blacksheep thread before reading
it so apologies if I am just repeating some one else s contribution.
73 es GL Pete M0FMT IO91UX
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