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  • #16
    Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

    If you are travelling north from London on the M1, have the Walkman on in the National Express coach, or are listening in the car on the motorway, these BBC local radio stations can be picked up on the radio:

    1) 94.9 - BBC London
    2) 104.5 - BBC Three Counties Radio
    3) 104.2 - BBC Radio Northampton
    4) 104.9 - BBC Radio Leicester
    5) 103.8 - BBC Radio Nottingham (Nottingham)
    6) 95.5 - BBC Radio Nottingham (Mansfield)
    7) 94.7 - BBC Radio Sheffield (Chesterfield)
    8) 88.6 - BBC Radio Sheffield (Sheffield)
    9) 103.9 - BBC Radio Leeds (Leeds)
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    • #17
      Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

      I had a big long old wooden radio as a kid that i'd got from somewhere, it was old then and had a facia of buttons and the channel thingy which all lit up when used. I used to plug it in under my bed and pretend it was the control module of my spaceship with the LW transmissions being ground control.

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      • #18
        Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

        I have always have had a mental note of most FM frequencies and so when travelling, I automatically know which radio station I am tuned to. Digital radio makes it even better.
        Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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        • #19
          Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

          I was in Plymouth travelling back to Nottingham (after travelling from Bournemouth there), and I took note of the radio stations I could pick up:

          1) 103.4 - BBC Radio Devon
          2) 95.5 - BBC Somerset
          3) 94.9 - BBC Radio Bristol
          4) 104.7 - BBC Radio Gloucestershire (I can understand why BBC Radio Lincolnshire also uses 94.9 and 104.7)
          5) 104.0 - BBC Hereford and Worcester
          6) 95.6 - BBC WM

          Travelling down from Nottingham I could pick up BBC Radio Leicester until I saw the "Welcome to Oxfordshire" sign out of the window. Of course, as Leicester had the very first BBC local radio station in 1967, the fact that it has a strong transmitter is just a coincidence.
          Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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          • #20
            Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

            Went to Argos and got myself a brand new digital radio so that I can listen to stations when I am in the bath (I am sure that other people also do that as a way of relaxing).

            I scanned the radio twice for stations (once on the front window still and again at the back) and picked up 78 radio stations. What amazed me was that I picked up BBC Radio Shropshire in Nottingham on 96.0 FM! I thought that BBC Radio Derby used that frequency, but I couldn't believe how far away it was!

            I don't think there are any atmospheric conditions today as they are mostly a summer thing, but I think that it is down to it being a strong modern radio where signals can go further afield than old analogue radios can.
            Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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            • #21
              Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

              I had one of those shower radios that I used to listen whilst bathing,think I bought it in Tesco going back 20 years

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              • #22
                Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

                I only have baths rather than showers, but I wouldn't have minded having one of those shower radios as well.
                Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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                • #23
                  Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

                  Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
                  I only have baths rather than showers, but I wouldn't have minded having one of those shower radios as well.
                  I remember once think it was radio 2 sometime in afternoon Tommy Walsh was talking about DIY lol

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                  • #24
                    Re: Long distance radio stations picked up

                    Must have been Steve Wright's programme.
                    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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