Digifriendly Registered User
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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.

Poly Registered User
#2

Yeah, 252 comes in loud and clear in London too

#3

atlantic 252 used to be THE station, before spin, and whatever, took over...

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padd b1975 Registered User
#4

I can pick up 252 in my truck in Holland and Belgium, overhead high voltage power lines play havoc with it that far away.

Greenman Registered User
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padd b1975 said:
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.

dell1211 Registered User
#6

what type of stereos have ye got? I havent seen LW frequency in a radio in years

padd b1975 Registered User
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dell1211 said:
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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padd b1975 Registered User
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Greenman said:
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.

Digifriendly Registered User
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dell1211 said:
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.

shaunandelly Registered User
#10

252lw is can be received in most of the UK,apart from at dark when in the south it gets overpowered by French stations.

Welsh Megaman Registered User
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dell1211 said:
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.

neris Registered User
#12

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

shaunandelly Registered User
#13

A whole chunk of the diaspora will be cut off when they go digital.

Technocentral Registered User
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shaunandelly said:
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.

shaunandelly Registered User
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shaunandelly said:
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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