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mikelapta



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30/07/2011 12:02

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Need to by a mains/battery Radio.

To play outside.Preferrably to hear some British channels esp News Summaries,but esp.

to listen to Test Match Special...I do miss lustening to Live Cricket,in TRNC



Mike



pammick


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30/07/2011 12:52

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Hi Mike, I think you'd have an awful lot of trouble trying to pick up British channels on a mains radio out here in the TRNC. Unless you had some super duper special radio then I don't think you would receive them. The best thing would be to recieve British channels via a computer. You could either get extra long cables for it to sit outside your house, or you could plug it into a stereo system to make the sound louder.



mikelapta



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30/07/2011 12:54

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Thanks Michael.



Mike



babydoll


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30/07/2011 12:58

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a DAB radio with wifi enabled sounds a good option can be expensive but would literally give you thousands of stations



yenibob


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30/07/2011 12:59

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Get an internet radio, and the radio world is your oyster anywhere within reach of your wi-fi signal.



yenibob


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PS, mine cost 50, delivered to PO box in ROC.



mikelapta



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Thanks Bob,I've got a few hours in Dubai next week...will have a good look



Mike



Pipie


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30/07/2011 13:43

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DAB radio does not work in TRNC !!



negativenick


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hard hat on - i'm waiting for flame fabs to make some smarmy comment.............



babydoll


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pipie yes it does if connected to Internet hence why I said with wifi



nurseawful



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30/07/2011 15:57

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Mike take the laptop outside surely you can get the radio stations on that! I can get the local 'Scottish' stations no problem and I ain't that smart when it comes to computers.



Chris



Sid447


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30/07/2011 16:35

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Sony,



make some good multi-band battery powered radios.



I bought one in the UAE that has LF or Shortwave and it's possible to get world service etc on this band.

HF would be even better if you can find a radio with that band also; as BBC use about four or five frequencies in the HF range.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_frequency

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_frequency



Sid447


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Bit more info here:-



http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/schedules/frequencies/#east-gulf



http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/schedules/frequencies/mideast.htm



Pipie


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babydoll I wish I knew that info before. I brought a DAB out to the TRNC and just plugged it in the socket hence it did not work. Cheers !!



yenibob


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I have a DAB radio (it has FM as well, which I use for listening to BFBS), could babydoll explain how I connect it to wi-fi? (Luckily I have an internet radio as well).



Geoff


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30/07/2011 16:54

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You should be able to pick up the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) Radio 1 and Radio 2.

For the Cyprus VHF FM frequencies go to:

http://www.BFBS.com



Geoff



yenibob


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Where you live in Famagusta and the ROC Geoff that is not an issue, but not for the majority in Girne (a little problem with mountains in the way).



geetee53


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If you have an iPad, touch or iPhone, download a great free app - Tunein Radio. You can access virtually any digital radio station from here. Of course, you will need wireless and a cable to speakers - but if you have the kit and the bandwidth - wonderful. The app is free.



babydoll


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yenibob first of all the DAB radio has to be wifi enabled not all DABS are.then on my one you slide the switch to wifi first time doing this I had to enter the security key of the box much like setting up a laptop then away you go.I got mine from Argos in England and it was quiet expensive.hope this helps



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