Category: Radio

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Flipping Over to Your Competitor?!?

Weirdly, I had a problem I’ve not seen for years crop up recently. And it all started with complaints about car radios flipping between us and a competitor radio station. That’s not a good...

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Plotting for Improvement

It’s something a lot of community radio stations here in the UK are trying to improve – their FM coverage footprint. While the 25 watts ERP that Ofcom often licence stations at is usually...

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Weather with You

While waiting in for a delivery one weekend (thanks to my partner for that one!) I ended up mucking about with one of those USB TV reciever dongles. Specifically, one that can be used...

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Playing the Music You Want to Hear

I once heard someone say that there are two things in volunteer radio stations that can cause big arguments – jingles and music. While I do believe that’s somewhat unfair, experience tells me music...

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Low Power DAB Multiplex

In case you’ve not noticed, we recently saw the first trial low power DAB multiplex launch in Brighton. It’s part of a nine month technical trial covering three possible technical options. The first of...

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OpenSIPs in the DMZ

You’ve got your brand new broadcast IP codec. A pair of them really, one inside the network and the other outside. How do you make them talk to each other? Admittedly, it could be...

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Logging Output with LiquidSoap

In ye olden days, logging of station output used to occasionally involve a stack of VCRs, long play tapes and presenters tasked with swapping out tapes. Nowadays, everything is done on a computer. It...