Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

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Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by teckniqs » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:20 am

I have put this in this section for 'pirate' radio as it appears Funky SX 103.7 are illegally using "Scrolling" RDS at the moment... :whistle

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Post by Polecat » Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:28 am

teckniqs wrote:I have put this in this section for 'pirate' radio as it appears Funky SX 103.7 are illegally using "Scrolling" RDS at the moment... :whistle
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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by Albert H » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:38 pm

Are you sure that you're not looking at "Radiotext"? A scrolling PS would get OFCOM down on them really quickly.
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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by teckniqs » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:12 pm

Albert H wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:38 pm
Are you sure that you're not looking at "Radiotext"? A scrolling PS would get OFCOM down on them really quickly.

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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by Albert H » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:43 am

Idiots. Obviously don't value their licence!
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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by mixfm » Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:44 am

another one bites the dust... offcom dont like scrollin rds.. are they still legal....

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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by g33ky » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:53 am

I hate scrolling RDS, so bloody annoying when you're trying to drive. If Ofcom know they're doing this they'll be right on their tail (when the lockdown is over anyway).
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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by Bton-FM » Fri May 01, 2020 11:27 am

Why is scrolling rds illegal ?

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Post by teckniqs » Fri May 01, 2020 11:29 am

Bton-FM wrote:
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Why is scrolling rds illegal ?
Because it's very distracting for drivers.

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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by Polecat » Sat May 02, 2020 11:37 am

Just watched the video. It's not streaming.
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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by teckniqs » Sat May 02, 2020 12:33 pm

If you mean it's not scrolling yes you're technically correct, except in London pirate radio 'lingo' if the RDS changes everyone just calls it "scrolling RDS".

But no in the video it's indeed not letters/characters moving along the screen one by one, which some encoders or RDS programmes can also do...

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Post by Polecat » Sat May 02, 2020 2:00 pm

teckniqs wrote:If you mean it's not scrolling yes you're technically correct, except in London pirate radio 'lingo' if the RDS changes everyone just calls it "scrolling RDS".

But no in the video it's indeed not letters/characters moving along the screen one by one, which some encoders or RDS programmes can also do...
Yeah I meant not scrolling. So isn't it RT as Albert suggests above? I thought that was legal but maybe not.
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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by famefm » Sat May 02, 2020 4:39 pm

But if it's illegal because of distracting drivers then surely it's the same with dab radio with them saying what song is playing on the radio now?

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Post by Albert H » Sun May 03, 2020 3:18 am

DAB car radios don't show the "now playing" data when the car is in motion - if they're properly installed.
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Post by ChazAnthony1982 » Mon May 04, 2020 8:48 pm

Maybe they are allowed to do this due to the good message that they are sending out. Plus people shouldn’t really be out in their cars to see this so I can’t see it being that much of a problem really
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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by teckniqs » Mon May 04, 2020 9:51 pm

That's not really how the law works, I'm afraid...

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Re: Funky SX 103.7 using Scrolling RDS....

Post by thewisepranker » Mon May 04, 2020 11:16 pm

I was so distracted by the scrolling RDS the other day that I crashed my car. Just before the crash I was also distracted by the M25 variable speed limit signs updating, going from 50 to 40 right in front of me so I had to slam on the brakes to make sure I didn't get a fine.
The traffic advice signs were just as distracting, suggesting that if I was tired I should stop for a sleep at the nearest service station in 27 miles, and then that it would take roughly 32 minutes to get to a junction I wasn't even going to.
Also quite distracting was getting my hands-free kit to connect to my ancient car so I could phone Ofcom to complain, the DVD the passenger was watching, the sat nav changing its mind about the fastest route and having to plug it in when the battery was running low, but what really did it was the scrolling RDS - it's so utterly inappropriate for people to have to deal with whilst driving!

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