On 11/05/2014 19:38, email@example.com wrote:
Outside the zones, next to the door, ghetto blaster double insulated
with C7/C8 type mains connector, 3A fuse in mains plug, sat on top of
shelving unit, does not get touched (left on one radio station). Power
turned on and off at shaver socket. Shaver socket not used for any other
purpose so transformer not missed.
I'd say probably safer than messing around with batteries.
Many thanks all for the comments. I 'need' DAB for BBC6, although I have
been quite happily using the same FM radio for over 20 years. Good sound
and still going strong. It's just that I had this one given to me, and
don't have any obvious use for it.
I could extend the mains adapter. I don't like the way it works, though.
It stays 'hot' and draws 5W on idle.
I think I'll try 5 x AAs that I have anyway, and see how it pans out in use.
(posted to uk.rec.audio too)
You can receive BBC 6 off air on your mains powered Dabble radio and then re
transmit that via an FM sender, quite cheap off e-bay, and then receive it on
a much "less power to run" FM portable:)..
Prolly cheaper than a lead acid battery to lug around!..
** Yes haven't we noticed you've got olde Oz Phil Allison started now ***;!...
** You stinking pile of pommy turds have set him off daring to argue! **
WOW! That is so exciting. Bet the quality was crap though. You can hear
it frying on clean trumpet notes on the DAB in-car tuner pretty easily.
And you have no chance driving over the M62 without hitting dead spots.
The worst one is in the deep cutting above Hollingworth Lake.
Obviously not. But a better aerial will fix that. You can't do anything
about broadcast material that has already been compromised by DAB.
With a decent signal and receiver FM is much better musically and
actually in realtime whereas DAB is distorted to a greater or lesser
extent and 1-2s slow. FM broadcast quality would require around 192kbps
with the poxy DAB encoding the UK uses or 96kbps with DAB+.
The pips are hilarious if you have several models of DAB radios in
different rooms. *Never* use them for time checks!
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