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Post by nrglcb2016 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:34 pm

Has rinse turned off??? Got a silent carrier on here with no Rds

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Post by famefm » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:17 am

It is rinse I had the RDS and has been like this a few days now and I am sure they are in breach of their licence as they are supposed to provide a full time service not go on silent carrier like a pirate

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Post by teckniqs » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:27 am

There is a community station in Brighton on 101.4 which regularly just transmits 'dead air', was silent for almost a week not so long ago and regularly goes silent all day long.

....As far as I'm aware it is the part of the broadcasting law to have a 'silence detector' system installed with something like an MP3 player which automatically switches on when silence is detected.
But that doesn't seem to be the case...

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Post by projuicer » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:36 am

Can see the RDS on a Deva Radio Explorer II: RINSE FM. PI: CD90.

Company Number: 07051472 (Rinse FM) is late filing accounts according to companies house.

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Post by famefm » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:39 pm

So if they are not allowed to play why waste electric with the rig still switched on?

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Post by projuicer » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:25 pm

I'm not saying they're not allowed to play mate - could be lots of things; say an internet failure at the TX End and a site that you can't just turn up at. Stream is still up, still plugging 106.8 on the socials...

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Post by projuicer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:55 pm

Apparently OFCOM needed feeding in respect of the licence, and now have been.

Rig is still off tho.

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Post by teckniqs » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:01 pm

projuicer wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:55 pm


Rig is still off tho.
The rig is on, silent carrier.

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Post by projuicer » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:29 pm

So it is - my bad

Next thing you know they'll be in Broadcast Bulletin for not providing the licensed service...

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Post by teckniqs » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:10 pm

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Post by Twista UK » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:19 am

Silent here

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Post by projuicer » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:51 am

You'd have thought they could have at least got someone up there with an MP3 player by now...

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Post by teckniqs » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:51 am

I always thought that they should have a silence detector to ensure that one comes on automatically.

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Post by famefm » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:14 pm

Maybe they want to be like project were for ages? Just 106.8 with a silent stereo signal

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Post by whitenoisedb » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:06 pm

Still silent, it's been a month or so - What issue takes this long to sort out??

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Re: 106.8

Post by Tec1 87.5fm London » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:59 pm

Can’t pay the bill to ofcom maybe

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Post by mikus » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:29 am

Tec1 87.5fm London wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:59 pm
Can’t pay the bill to ofcom maybe
Anyone know how they finance? They dont have ads or even merch

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Post by biggiedan » Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:48 pm

mikus wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:29 am
Tec1 87.5fm London wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:59 pm
Can’t pay the bill to ofcom maybe
Anyone know how they finance?
Via the police and government :whistle .

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Re: 106.8

Post by teckniqs » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:55 pm

Rinse have their audio back on FM today.

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Post by Albert H » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:53 am

The story I heard was that they failed to pay some bills (big surprise), and the people they lease the transmitter from disconnected the mod.

It's a tactic I used to use - leave the carrier up with the RDS, and wait until the wankers pay their bill until you allow their audio through the rig. It's easy to do with RF links - you just have to be 6dB bigger into their link receiver.
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