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(April 2012)

SG
SatGold London London
Reading on another forum http://members7.boardhost.com/PirateRadio/msg/1333894123.html got me to posting on here now that analogue is being turned off is there chance for pirate tv broadcasts ...according to this piece of info seems there use to be in the 80's when bbc 2 closedown at nite and on other analogue frequencies:
http://www.amfm.org.uk/tx/tx15/piratetv.html
SatGold
WP
WillPS
I'd have thought no. Obviously those pirates relied on people being able to find them, and the majority of people simply wont be using their analogue tuners any more.
SG
SatGold London London
Just a thought what could be received on the analogue frequencies once uk analogue is switched of for good .could european signals drift over here and appear on analogue?
SatGold
WP
WillPS
Seeing as European Analogue signals are also going to be switched off, probably not (for long at least). Stratospheric conditions can make some weird things happen.

The frequencies are to be auctioned off in the next 5 years.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Just a thought what could be received on the analogue frequencies once uk analogue is switched of for good .could european signals drift over here and appear on analogue?


We (and Eire) are the last two countries in Europe to DSO, everything on the near mainland is already digital.

There are no such things as 'analogue' and 'digital' frequencies, after DSO some of the 'analogue frequencies' in a given area are used for Freeview (at high power) and others are to be sold off for 4G use (across Europe) while the fate of others is not decided. Could be more TV, could be more mobile data services. (I suspect the latter) and I also suspect within 15 years from now, terrestrial digital TV reception (in the form it's in now) simply won't exist, the spectrum is far more valuable for 'data' use, i.e. the telcos etc.

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