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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:50 pm

I can't get it in Windsor are you sure it's flex?

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Re: Flex fm

Post by Nick_G » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:56 am

famefm wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:50 pm
I can't get it in Windsor are you sure it's flex?
It might have switched off by then, because when I checked at 11 pm it had disappeared.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by Nick_G » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:03 pm

Here's a couple of recordings of the presumed Flex FM test transmissions from the evening of June 5th:

https://app.box.com/s/dew5fy4qheoc5d8ammqdvs65dqfshg6w

https://app.box.com/s/9xn59yoh989yed4obcjke5jzkbfw23ca

I haven't heard them since. Does anyone else know if they've been back?

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:21 pm

Seems funny to me normally when a legal test begins it's non stop till launch day

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Re: Flex fm

Post by drumandbasshead010 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:53 pm

Is it just me or do they sound quite pirate?

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Re: Flex fm

Post by OldskoolPirate » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:13 pm

That’s probably the idea.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:15 pm

Is 101.4 on now?

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Re: Flex fm

Post by ofcomhater » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:26 pm

famefm wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Is 101.4 on now?
In north west of London and I'm getting nothing

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:40 pm

I don't think it's been on you would get it there if it was

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Re: Flex fm

Post by nrglcb2016 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:34 pm

Just listened to them clips and clip 2 the mix sounded well out of time i.e not a professional studio mix. I reckon its somebody else testing a rig

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:18 pm

That'll will be it surely I don't think flex has done anything on air yet and I have been in Hounslow tonight and nothing as I said before when it comes on it will be non stop also no chance it will be able to get heard in any part of Hampshire

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Re: Flex fm

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Re: Flex fm

Post by teckniqs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:23 am

famefm wrote:
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also no chance it will be able to get heard in any part of Hampshire
LOL you do speak some right rubbish at times.

....So how come I could pick up Dream FM 107.6 back in 1996 in Aldershot, HAMPSHIRE when they were running just 60w with a single dipole on a 4ft broom handle pole from a block in Battersea using just a standard car radio?

Oh, and Nick_G isn't using a standard set up, he's got one of those BW Broadcast receivers with the ultra sensitive Sony XDR chipset and a 5 element Triax yagi.

And if Flex is going to be coming from the proposed site it is closer to Hampshire and on slightly raised ground with a better take off towards Hants (than what Dream FM Battersea was), and I expect Flex will get more than the 60w Dream was using at that time.
It wasn't under 'lift conditions' either as it was like it every weekend when I went to Farnham and Aldershot.

So there is every chance it could be heard in many parts of north east Hampshire.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:11 am

107.6 in those days was a very clear channel and now classic fm is all over the 100 to 102 plus a few locals on as well 1 in pertculer like asIan star that is over moding very badly in Slough all the way down to 101.3 and up to 101.9 far worse than 106.2 in London I don't think anything in the classic fm zone gets very far I am waiting to see if I will be able to get 101.4 in Windsor Great Park

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Re: Flex fm

Post by teckniqs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:40 am

Asian Star is only 20w and on 101.6 which is a whole 200KHz away from 101.4 which is more than far enough away, Classic 101.3 is Oxford and 101.5 is out in East Anglia way which would not really affect it with a decent enough tuner or on most car radios.
I've said this to you before but it sounds even more like you really need to invest in a better tuner with much better seperation, because with a decent tuner like the Sony XDR or a simple Blaupunkt Ford car stereo you can pick up most stations 0.1 away from each other with little or no side-interference.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:48 am

I have a Ford radio in my car and I have separation until I get near Slough when I go near any other local outfits none are as bad as the 101.6 for example I can pick up the African weak station on 106 and playback 105.6 and rinse when it was on and 88.6 b2b fm like I said before no one seems sure that flex has definitely done a test transmission yet

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:20 pm

I just checked my Ford radio and it is blauplunkt model if you come anywhere near slough you will see for yourself how bad the 1016 is and it's distorted and sounds worse than the average pirate

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Re: Flex fm

Post by teckniqs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:44 pm

famefm wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:20 pm
I just checked my Ford radio and it is blauplunkt model if you come anywhere near slough you will see for yourself how bad the 1016 is and it's distorted and sounds worse than the average pirate
Asian Star won't affect anything that's on 101.4MHz in Hampshire.

And because of Asian Star's small coverage area, 101.4 was perfectly fine to be allocated to Flex for West London.

I know there's something over the opposite side of London that's pirate on 101.3 but it doesn't get out very well so doubt that would be a problem either.

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:26 am

I didn't think it would affect Hampshire I just thought it would not have enough power and flex is much nearer than rinse to me but 106.8 is still a better frequency than 101.4 I should be able to get it where I am as it's only about 18 miles in a strait line but can anyone comfirm that they have been on yet I am sure that they haven't I have been to Egham hill today and definitely they were not on and reception there is excellent for most of London

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Re: Flex fm

Post by famefm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:28 am

I just remembered that I couldn't get the on fm station that used to be in Hammersmith but was that on really low power?

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