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Old 11th Aug 2017, 10:29 am   #41
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I agree, R4 LW is sounding harsh again, R5 Live from Droitwich in comparison sounds very good.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 12:04 pm   #42
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I sent an email to David Allatt (arqiva.com) this morning and got a quick reply.
An engineer is investigating into the problem, fingers crossed for a result.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 6:00 pm   #43
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It sounds better to me now.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 6:17 pm   #44
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Just listening to the Archers on longwave, no sign of the Sibilance or poor sound quality now. Would be interesting to know what has been done to correct this re occurring issue.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 10:16 pm   #45
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Would be interesting to know what has been done to correct this re occurring issue.
I've received another email from David Allatt to say it's been resolved.
Very pleased, I'm wondering if nobody had made enquiries the poor sound might have persisted.
I'm going to contact Mr Allatt to thank him and ask why we are experiencing these spells of poor sound and if there are any measures in place to stop them re occurring.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 11:44 pm   #46
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I am genuinely surprised that a permanent engineered solution to this recurrent fault hasn't been implemented. It must cost Arqiva (or whoever is responsible for it) much more to make these bodges every few months than it would to make a permanent fix.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 12:06 am   #47
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Could be just a remote reboot of some software controlled equipment, from the NCC, rather than a site visit. Seems to be the way nowadays.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 12:08 pm   #48
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Hello.
I can't ever say that we have audio quality issues from Westerglen. I have though noticed a drop in quality when driving south and listening to the Droitwich transmitter.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 12:50 pm   #49
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I am genuinely surprised that a permanent engineered solution to this recurrent fault hasn't been implemented. It must cost Arqiva (or whoever is responsible for it) much more to make these bodges every few months than it would to make a permanent fix.
I reckon they have it in mind that the whole LW shooting-match is to be shut down soon and a long term fix isn't worth the hassle.
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 1:26 pm   #50
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I also got an email back from David Allett yesterday to say their engineers have cleared the fault at Droitwich. I emailed him back thanking him for his and Arqiva's prompt action.
None of us know how long the AM radio networks will last before they are switched off. So now if I listen to stations like BBC R4, R5L or Absolute I make sure I listen on AM before this choice is no longer available to us.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 6:17 am   #51
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None of us know how long the AM radio networks will last before they are switched off. So now if I listen to stations like BBC R4, R5L or Absolute I make sure I listen on AM before this choice is no longer available to us.
So far there's been no hint of the BBC abandoning MW and LW so I'm hoping we still have many more years to enjoy quality transmissions on our old radios.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 8:57 am   #52
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So far there's been no hint of the BBC abandoning MW and LW so I'm hoping we still have many more years to enjoy quality transmissions on our old radios.
Radio Lancashire made quite a thing of its MW frequencies after the floods of a couple of Christmases ago so maybe there is hope.
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Old 13th Aug 2017, 9:09 am   #53
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Is the LW transmission only listened to by members of the forum? Hope they don't send us the bill!
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Them and cricket fans!
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And ex-pats in Northern Europe.
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