Welcome, Guest. Please Login
YaBB - Yet another Bulletin Board
  To join this Forum send an email with this exact subject line REQUEST MEMBERSHIP to bbcstaff@gmx.com telling us your connection with the BBC.
  HomeHelpSearchLogin  
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Whatever happened to R4 reception? (Read 6634 times)
stephenj
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline



Posts: 6

Whatever happened to R4 reception?
Oct 5th, 2010, 8:01am
 
I have lived in the same flat in Paris for 15 years and never had any trouble picking up R4 as clear as you could wish on 198 LW. But for the last two months the signal has all but vanished. Is this to do with the Droitwich LW transmitter or, more probably, an act of spite by the BBC suits who don't like expats listening to a service they don't pay for? (as if there were still a radio licence...)
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
david en france
Junior Member
**
Offline



Posts: 83
Loudeac, Brittany
Gender: male
Re: Whatever happened to R4 reception?
Reply #1 - Oct 15th, 2010, 8:49pm
 
Still get it loud and almost clear in Brittany. But R4 on-line is far better and doesn't get Yesterday in Parliament and Test Match Special, thank you! Suggest you try it!

Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
stephenj
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline



Posts: 6

Re: Whatever happened to R4 reception?
Reply #2 - Oct 19th, 2010, 9:40am
 
Thanks for the tip and to the ex-colleague in the south of Spain who had some suggestions/questions and alerted me to the existence of a wifi portable. In fact we have two broadband connections so can listen on line, the problem being we can't carry the PCs around the flat and are stuck in the rooms where the PCs are. As it happens r4 reception online has been fairly patchy for some days: keeps cutting out/ making bubbling sounds. Not the case with r3/WS. Wonder why.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
David Shute
YaBB Newbies
*
Offline



Posts: 8

Re: Whatever happened to R4 reception?
Reply #3 - May 5th, 2011, 6:02am
 
All you need is a small low-power VHF transmitter about the size of a f*g packet. Link this to your computer cans outlet and you can tune in any VHF receiver in your apartment.  Being low-power there's little chance of upsetting the neighbours.
That's how we listen to Radio 4 where we live at a place called Calpe on the Costa Blanca, Spain.
Bestest regards. David Shute, ex Pebble Mill.
web site =    davidshute.co.uk
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Amigo
Full Member
***
Offline



Posts: 152

Re: Whatever happened to R4 reception?
Reply #4 - May 7th, 2011, 9:31pm
 
There are several 'apps' for iPhones, iPod Touches etc that, when connected via a Wi-Fi link, can access the wonders of "Internet Radio".

My iPod Touch is capable of many hours of portable listening on a single charge.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print