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Re: Energy 106 belfast

Post by intheair » Mon Apr 18, 2022 6:43 pm

Albert H wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:59 am The VHS was for back-up when or if the link failed.
Energy was never live from Alien mountain

It was always 2 x studio VHS machines. When 1 came to the end it would rewind then start either the second machine or in later years just restart itself
The sites only communication to the outside world was an ADSL line run along a fence from a nearby farm. This gave Magic 105 a method of uploading VT links in to Raduga via a complex system that auto unzipped files and put them in to the playout system at predefined locations

From around 2003, the owner of Magic 105 installed a satellite broadband system that gave the ability to break out of automation and stream live shows

When Galaxy began from the site a microwave link was installed from a pub just over the border that had ADSL and all of the Galaxy playout came from the Galaxy studio as apposed to a PC at the site

Energy however never used any of these technologies and was always video tapes with the exception of the odd live show from LJ actualy sitting at the TX site
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Re: Energy 106 belfast

Post by Albert H » Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:45 am

I was under the impression that the early stuff was (partially) live.
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Post by intheair » Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:37 pm

If anything was live it was from the TX site itself. In the early days the video tapes were updated on a more regular basis but for a good amount of its time on air it was simply a 2hr loop
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Re: Energy 106 belfast

Post by Persona Non Grata » Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:48 am

Energy are looking to go on that proposed DAB mini mux in Belfast.

Anyone know when that is actually due on air and how far out of Belfast it's likely to cover ?

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Post by Persona Non Grata » Sun Feb 05, 2023 2:30 pm

Going by those coverage maps (P9) it looks like if and when that Minimux ever comes on it wont have much coverage to the North of Belfast so I wont get to hear it much :(

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Re: Energy 106 belfast

Post by Clutter Free » Fri Mar 31, 2023 8:37 pm

And there's more

https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/ ... tement.pdf

Will or can Energy 106 jump on this one too?

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Post by Persona Non Grata » Tue Apr 11, 2023 9:02 pm

Hopefully I'm proven wrong on this but I can see complaints going into COMREG about SaorDAB's North Multiplex being unfair competition (TM) from this Newry UlsterMUX crowd ?

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Re: Energy 106 belfast

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Persona Non Grata wrote: Tue Apr 11, 2023 9:02 pm Hopefully I'm proven wrong on this but I can see complaints going into COMREG about SaorDAB's North Multiplex being unfair competition (TM) from this Newry UlsterMUX crowd ?
SaorDAB's North Multiplex? I was not aware of that.

It states in the pdf that the "Installation of the Multiplexing equipment" will be carried out by SaorDAB Labs & Net1.

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Re: Energy 106 belfast

Post by Persona Non Grata » Sun Apr 23, 2023 6:25 pm

Clutter Free wrote: Wed Apr 19, 2023 9:17 amSaorDAB's North Multiplex? I was not aware of that.
The folks formerly known as FreeDAB who run several pirate DAB multiplexes in the Republic including in County Louth near the NI border.
Clutter Free wrote: Wed Apr 19, 2023 9:17 amIt states in the pdf that the "Installation of the Multiplexing equipment" will be carried out by SaorDAB Labs & Net1.
Interesting I wonder if theyre the same people ?

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Re: Energy 106 belfast

Post by radionortheast » Fri Jun 30, 2023 6:58 pm

Energy was all on vhs, you could sometimes hear club Energy playing early the next morning on a weekend. It was favourite station, never heard anything like it, I miss it everyday, last station I would sit by my radio hours on end trying to hear. I still watch miles’s updates on youtube thought he never talks about radio or energy, in one of the videos he had one the valves or whatever they were from the transmitter. In the book a century of irish radio they actually got the power of the transmitter wrong and also got Lawrence’s name wrong.
It looks like LJ’s Jump radio is nomore, now seems to be Radio Nova https://www.facebook.com/jumpbelfast/

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Re: Energy 106 belfast

Post by Persona Non Grata » Sun Jul 02, 2023 6:21 pm

intheair wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 10:37 pmIn the early days the video tapes were updated on a more regular basis but for a good amount of its time on air it was simply a 2hr loop
Why only 2 hours ? With VHS its possible to get ten (LP) or even fifteen (EP) hours of audio onto an E-300 Tape.

By the turn of the century though even VHS was becoming dated technology.

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