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Fed up with bells



 
 
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Old March 2nd 17, 01:23 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default Fed up with bells

On Thu, 02 Mar 2017 14:01:06 +0000
Graham. wrote:
On Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:26:45 +0000, Indy Jess John
wrote:

On 02/03/2017 10:16, Brian Gaff wrote:
Actually just like there used to be audio and video titles of famous trains
passing by, these could surely fill many hours on a channel.


When Classic FM was first starting up, they tested the broadcast
frequencies with bird songs.

I was quite sorry when they stopped doing that and played music instead.

Jim


ISTR that birdsong was used in early NICAM-728 test transmissions. Can
anyone confirm?


Don't know, but it had its own DAB station at one point.

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Old March 2nd 17, 03:32 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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yes its been like that for some years now, they even put out commercial
stations when there is no programming.

I don't think there is really much left of old fashioned communism. They are
capitalists now and have joined the slippery slope to the end of the world.

Its only like having a single party state after all. Guernsey are like that,
Its a bailiwick and I never could spell that word.
Brian

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On Thu, 2 Mar 2017 10:12:05 -0000, "Brian Gaff"
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Do they still use that sound? World Service seems to have gone all trendy
recently, with multiple ethnic voices in an audio collage or something.

Brian


I was listening to Radio Peking, or whatever it's called now, RCI I
think, on the 49M band last night, and what a transformation!

Not a hint of the Chairman's latest 5-year plan for pig-iron
production. It all sounded quite Western.

I imagine they dropped their interval signal, "The East is Red" years
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Old March 2nd 17, 04:31 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Max Demian
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On 02/03/2017 11:26, Indy Jess John wrote:
On 02/03/2017 10:16, Brian Gaff wrote:
Actually just like there used to be audio and video titles of famous
trains
passing by, these could surely fill many hours on a channel.


When Classic FM was first starting up, they tested the broadcast
frequencies with bird songs.

I was quite sorry when they stopped doing that and played music instead.


A number of people quipped that. I've still got a complete tape of their
test broadcast.

I've also got tapes of many hours of uninterrupted music that Heart put
out before they started proper programmes.

Also Time 106.6 (Slough area) when they stopped (proper) transmissions
for a while.

Music without DJs or adverts.

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