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Topic # 113802 28-Jan-2013 18:27 Send private message

Hey guys

Quick question...

 

we were driving to Piha today, so I thought I would have a play round, and see what frequencies I could get....



I got to a frequency, I could hear it was a classic hits frequency, it was 90.0mhz...

It was only when I got home, when I found out that the only Classic hits station at 90mhz Was the one from Taranaki. Sometimes it was clear, but we lost it before I could find out what classic hits it was....

 

I swear I heard them say something about Taranaki.

 

Question. Taranaki is like 350+km away...

 

How on earth could I pick up something like that...

 

If I can pick up stations that far away with a single car antenna, I've decided to invest in a 5 element FM antenna, Imagine what I'd be able to pick up with that!

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  Reply # 752261 28-Jan-2013 20:30 Send private message

we were driving to Piha today, so I thought I would have a play round, and see what frequencies I could get....

I got to a frequency, I could hear it was a classic hits frequency, it was 90.0mhz...

It was only when I got home, when I found out that the only Classic hits station at 90mhz Was the one from Taranaki. Sometimes it was clear, but we lost it before I could find out what classic hits it was....

I swear I heard them say something about Taranaki.

Question. Taranaki is like 350+km away...

How on earth could I pick up something like that...

If I can pick up stations that far away with a single car antenna, I've decided to invest in a 5 element FM antenna, Imagine what I'd be able to pick up with that!

Not unusual. Taranaki is virtually line of sight across water so 350+km is easy at 90mhz. Also not unusual to hear Australian stations at this time of year. Akaroa is a good spot to pick up Dunedin stations both on FM and old AM all year round.
From Auckland with a beam antenna I regularly talk to Australian Radio Amateurs on 50mhz at this time of year and they can occasional be worked on 144mhz and very occasionally on 432mhz as well.


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  Reply # 752263 28-Jan-2013 20:37 Send private message

Why on earth are you copying and pasting his entire message into your reply? You are the first responder, and with only one reply before mine, there is no doubt what you are replying to...




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  Reply # 752277 28-Jan-2013 20:45 Send private message

(resists urge to copy Tony's message)

^ this. freitasm removed the Quote button to stop this nonsense and there's a common phrase I could use here if it didn't break the FUG...

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  Reply # 752293 28-Jan-2013 21:06 Send private message

tonyhughes: Why on earth are you copying and pasting his entire message into your reply? You are the first responder, and with only one reply before mine, there is no doubt what you are replying to...


By golly. That's why I removed the QUOTE button from OP. Quoting the first post in the first reply is non-sense.






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  Reply # 752337 28-Jan-2013 22:11 Send private message

freitasm:
By golly. That's why I removed the QUOTE button from OP. Quoting the first post in the first reply is non-sense.


Ooopss. So that's why there's no quote button on the first post.
Sorry!!

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  Reply # 753669 31-Jan-2013 09:46 Send private message

freitasm:
tonyhughes: Why on earth are you copying and pasting his entire message into your reply? You are the first responder, and with only one reply before mine, there is no doubt what you are replying to...


By golly. That's why I removed the QUOTE button from OP. Quoting the first post in the first reply is non-sense.

What about the situation where someone wants to emphasise a particular part of the OP?

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  Reply # 753675 31-Jan-2013 09:51 Send private message

Well, some spoil the fun for everyone...





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  Reply # 753679 31-Jan-2013 10:02 Send private message

"If I can pick up stations that far away with a single car antenna, I've decided to invest in a 5 element FM antenna, Imagine what I'd be able to pick up with that!"

For a moment, I saw a 80s station wagon with roof racks and a large yagi mounted on it. 



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