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« on: October 18, 2014, 10:58:33 AM »

  right I leave my radio tuned to the station  radio cornwall lock up shed .  next morning I have to retune gone off station  WHY.. that's it
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Re: radios
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 11:41:30 AM »


.... are you still on AM?!   %)
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Re: radios
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 11:52:33 AM »

It's vibration moving the cats whisker on the crystal  :D :D :D

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Re: radios
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2014, 12:49:11 PM »

Even FM signals can drift a little but the most likely reason is an old radio. You can get Radio Cornwall on-line if you have your computer down in your shed (just plug in some speakers) or treat yourself to a DAB radio. I was amazed to find that you can buy a new one for less than twenty quid these days. The days of Bakelite receivers and Hilversum are gone................
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Re: radios
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2014, 01:14:46 PM »

  right I leave my radio tuned to the station  radio cornwall lock up shed .  next morning I have to retune gone off station  WHY.. that's it


Do you turn off all the power to your radio?


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Re: radios
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2014, 01:49:14 PM »

Put another log on the fire before you lock the shed, that'll keep the steam up... ;D


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Re: radios
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2014, 03:07:16 PM »

I turn off all electric and it is on fm  might save up the pension and get a dab ??
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Re: radios
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2014, 03:40:11 PM »

Try and borrow a DAB radio as some of the cheaper ones are not very sensitive.
Reception is a bit hit and miss in some areas.
Try one out where you are going to use it to make sure the signal is strong enough
before parting with the hardearned pittance AKA pension  O0 O0


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Re: radios
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2014, 04:22:29 PM »

Gordon
I've just tried putting your postcode into a couple of DAB websites and been told that DAB reception is not available in your area.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2014, 05:28:17 PM »

I turn off all electric and it is on fm  might save up the pension and get a dab ??


That's the problem. When the power goes off the memory goes. I suspect there is a battery somewhere that is supposed to retain the memory, but it has failed. It will only be a small coin size battery. Give us the name and model of the radio and we may be able to tell you where to look.


Hope this helps


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Re: radios
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2014, 05:47:18 PM »

my dad had a similar problem, he was given a tv / monitor so he could use it with his computer / watch tv, they spent an hour setting it up, then he didnt want to use it, so he unplugged it (as he does with everything) and next time he went to use it it needed programming again, he sent it back the same day.
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Re: radios
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2014, 06:53:09 PM »

Dab the biggest con ever  even the beeb admits its not as good as FM.
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2014, 10:34:21 PM »

DAB is only available in Australia if you live in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. Apparently the other half of the population doesn't matter to the Government >>:-( , but I already knew that %% .


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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2014, 10:40:40 PM »

DAB is available on tap at the German Arms Hotel in Harndorf [South Australia].......comes in 500 ml and 1200 ml steins  :kiss:

It is also sold in the German equivalent of a yard of ale  :-)).........Derek
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2014, 10:43:15 PM »

Different DAB, I think Derek, I want to listen to it, not drink it {-)


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Re: radios
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2014, 10:56:22 PM »

Dab the biggest con ever  even the beeb admits its not as good as FM.
It's fine up here - noticeably clearer than FM (or I wouldn't use it) - and now I've got a decent little 'mini' system in the workshop I don't have any of the problems I used to get with it dropping out. I guess it's down to where you are as well as what you're listening on.
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2014, 11:51:29 PM »

Don't ever get DAB for your car..... its worse than hopeless
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2014, 07:56:15 AM »

Is it a radio that has a tuning knob that sweeps a pointer across a dial? Or preset type, with or without a digital display?
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Re: radios
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2014, 08:20:48 AM »

 %% I have got a Sony DAB radio in the car,does not like bad weather or mobile phone masts apart from that works ok, Ray. %% %% %% %%
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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2014, 09:37:21 AM »

Well the plans to switch off FM have been scrapped so what does that say about DAB . Apologies  Regiment  none of this applies  to your  problem. But recommendations for Dab  get right up me hooter :}   
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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2014, 10:06:51 AM »

Well the plans to switch off FM have been scrapped so what does that say about DAB . Apologies  Regiment  none of this applies  to your  problem. But recommendations for Dab  get right up me hooter :}   
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No offence was intended, Jay. I simply suggested that DAB might be a solution (rather than recommended it) because I personally have no trouble with it drifting off channel and it is clearer than FM where I live. We've now established that it's not an option for Gordon. I think that the best for him now would be on-line via broadband, using simple plug-in speakers if he has a laptop in the shed or Bluetooth wireless ones if the computer is in the house.
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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2014, 10:47:39 AM »

None Taken DM  nor meant  nothing wrong with suggesting it as you did with   a get out clause ( as well as what you're listening on.) though I would have also  said what you are listening to :-))
Afraid  I go back to the days of    an HT battery and an Accumulator and followed every  advance in radio ever since  I thought DAB was going to be great  but alas  :((
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2014, 12:18:09 PM »

Just for a couple of minutes this morning I listened to Radio Cornwall on-line, just to see if it worked - it does! My default DAB station is BBC Radio 2 but I do occasionally delve into R4, R4Extra and, of course, R5S+ when there's any cricket on. I like to suffer....... <:(
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2014, 12:21:45 PM »

None Taken DM  nor meant  nothing wrong with suggesting it as you did with   a get out clause ( as well as what you're listening on.) though I would have also  said what you are listening to :-))
Afraid  I go back to the days of    an HT battery and an Accumulator and followed every  advance in radio ever since  I thought DAB was going to be great  but alas  :((
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In theory it should be... Sadly like many things in practice it isn't for a majority of people. The dab radio in my dads car was an expensive factory fit option (Bose) and it is hopeless 90% of the time. Luckily it still has fm and the car was bought 2nd hand
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2014, 12:22:08 PM »

Back to regiment's problem. My Roberts FM radio has presets which are maintained by a coin battery - that's why I asked if he turned off all power - same thing happened to me.


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