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23-07-2011, 21:12   #1
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RTE Radio 1 on 252!

Just returned from holiday in Scotland and was amazed how good RTE Radio 1 signal on 252 LW was even at foot of a mountain in the Scottish borders. Struggled to pick up Radio Ulster MW in parts of Scotland that were not low down but 252 was clear as a bell.
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24-07-2011, 07:30   #2
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Yeah, 252 comes in loud and clear in London too
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24-07-2011, 07:39   #3
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atlantic 252 used to be THE station, before spin, and whatever, took over...
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I can pick up 252 in my truck in Holland and Belgium, overhead high voltage power lines play havoc with it that far away.
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I can pick up 252 in my truck in Holland and Belgium, overhead high voltage power lines play havoc with it that far away.
I listen in my truck here in Belgium on my breaks, it comes in well.

Just wish a certain station in Algeria would cease, but I suppose they were there first. Maybe RTE might move up one channel.

I just hope they don't turn it off like the Tory's turned off 648khz.
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what type of stereos have ye got? I havent seen LW frequency in a radio in years
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what type of stereos have ye got? I havent seen LW frequency in a radio in years
Most car stereos have it.
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I listen in my truck here in Belgium on my breaks, it comes in well.

Just wish a certain station in Algeria would cease, but I suppose they were there first. Maybe RTE might move up one channel.

I just hope they don't turn it off like the Tory's turned off 648khz.
Yeah I notice reception is way better when parked.
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what type of stereos have ye got? I havent seen LW frequency in a radio in years
Some car radios have LW turned off in the menu when you get them. This was the case with the radio I had when I bought my car recently. It wasn't until I read the car radio booklet that I realised I could pick up LW. You can even disable MW in the menu if you want to.
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252lw is can be received in most of the UK,apart from at dark when in the south it gets overpowered by French stations.
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what type of stereos have ye got? I havent seen LW frequency in a radio in years
Roberts radios and systems all have LW frequencies.
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managed to pick it up one time in lithuania on 252 a few years ago. quality wasnt great but could hear what was being said but any time weve been back since havent been able to get it
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A whole chunk of the diaspora will be cut off when they go digital.
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A whole chunk of the diaspora will be cut off when they go digital.
I disagree, net is so cheap and available worldwide now (with some exceptions of course) that inferior technology like am/mw/lw is no longer needed and you can't expect broadcasters to put money into it to benefit a tiny few, people can just listen on computers, phones etc now, I listen to NPR and Radio4 on my wifi radio or if I'm out on my phone in quality far superior to am etc.
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A whole chunk of the diaspora will be cut off when they go digital.
I disagree, net is so cheap and available worldwide now (with some exceptions of course) that inferior technology like am/mw/lw is no longer needed and you can't expect broadcasters to put money into it to benefit a tiny few, people can just listen on computers, phones etc now, I listen to NPR and Radio4 on my wifi radio or if I'm out on my phone in quality far superior to am etc.
How tiny is this number? On what do you base your assertion? Not that cheap if you don't already have the gear is it?
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