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Re: Flex fm

Post by Albert H » Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:23 pm

Danieljames wrote:
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And fm has this!
Ah - one of Roger's nasty clippers! It'll sound like crap, then.
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Re: Flex fm

Post by zoostorm » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:59 pm

Flex are going to playlist at 9pm, with the full 24/7 service starting at 7am.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by FM King » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:29 pm

zoostorm wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:15 pm
And now the jingles sound louder than the music on the stream.
When Heny G was interviewing people you could barely hear them speaking like the mic Heny was holding was only just picking up the other persons voice or they were right over the other side of the room from the microphone. Early days still I suppose... trial and error.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by freaky33 » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:32 pm

But the test broadcasts were correct for that to fix all those issues.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by Nick_G » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:41 pm

Damn. They have obviously tweaked something recently because I can't hear them any more. Last week I could hear them weakly when they were broadcasting the test loop, and I suspect they were putting out more horizontal power then. With only 15 watts horizontal now I think I would need a very good short-range lift to hear them.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by djmysterykanefm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:43 am

Very bad reception in Surrey / Hampshire borders. Mainly down to f****** Classic fm cutting in and out :(

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Re: Flex fm

Post by teckniqs » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:38 am

Nick_G wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:41 pm
Damn. They have obviously tweaked something recently because I can't hear them any more. Last week I could hear them weakly when they were broadcasting the test loop, and I suspect they were putting out more horizontal power then. With only 15 watts horizontal now I think I would need a very good short-range lift to hear them.
They aren't putting out any power at horizontal plane any more, the 35w (V) + 15w (H) station I previously quoted was for 96.9MHz London.
But yes no doubt you are right, after removing their 2 horizontal dipoles your horizontal beam isn't picking it up any more.
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Re: Flex fm

Post by teckniqs » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:39 am

djmysterykanefm wrote:
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Very bad reception in Surrey / Hampshire borders. Mainly down to f****** Classic fm cutting in and out :(
Can you get Unique 101.2?

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:56 am

Also this weather isn't helping sometimes classic on 101.5 has been strong when normally you would not get it and 101.1 cutting out unique fm

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:07 pm

I am getting it better than before so I suprised it's worse for nick G in his area

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Re: Flex fm

Post by teckniqs » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:22 pm

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I am getting it better than before so I suprised it's worse for nick G in his area
Why are you surprised? It's hardly surprising for a station that's fully vertical like Flex have changed over to now after removing their 2 horizontal dipoles for it to not be received with a fully horizontally polorized beam. If Nick_G's beam was vertical then it would still receive Flex with their new fully vertical aerial system.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by djmysterykanefm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:37 pm

teckniqs wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:39 am
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Very bad reception in Surrey / Hampshire borders. Mainly down to f****** Classic fm cutting in and out :(
Can you get Unique 101.2?
No. The only I used to get was some African station on 101.15. My area is pretty dead now for receiving anything! Use to hear Kool pretty good up til when they disappeared. Just use tune in now like most people but do like checking the fm now and again

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:54 pm

Oh yeah the wonderful radio nijer 101.1 fm I am not sure if it's still going or on reduced power I used to be able to pick them up and unique even though it was only 1 point apart

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Re: Flex fm

Post by zoostorm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:42 pm

The DnB DJ on now has really screwed up the sound on the stream, coming out more on one channel than the other.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:04 pm

I don't know as much about different transmission methods as some people on here

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Re: Flex fm

Post by freaky33 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:13 pm

Sorry, it's unlistenable at the moment on the stream. Level issues, right channel is louder than the left channel, balance is not straight. I hear some compression so it sounds like there is something on right now, but the source is F. up.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by zoostorm » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:31 am

Seems to have improved now since Twiz came on at midnight, but there is some distortion on the heavy bass tunes.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by zoostorm » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:55 am

Ofcom have their page up for Flex, but the Key Commitments and Coverage Area maps aren't up.

Officially broadcasting to Wandsworth.

http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/radio ... flexfm.htm

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Re: Flex fm

Post by freaky33 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:03 am

Mic is not understandable, it's far a away in the right channel.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by teckniqs » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:24 am

zoostorm wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:55 am
Ofcom have their page up for Flex, but the Key Commitments and Coverage Area maps aren't up.

Officially broadcasting to Wandsworth.

http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/radio ... flexfm.htm
I'm a little confused why they gave Rinse a 10 year license, but Flex only a 5 year licence? Or did Rinse initially get a 5 year license and then granted another 5 year license in 2016?

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