Delia Derbyshire – Goddess of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

I was pleasantly surprised to see that tonights airing of the Delia Derbyshire documentary “Sculptress of Sound: The Lost Works of Delia Derbyshire” on BBC Radio 4 was listened to by enough people to make her name a trending topic on Twitter in the UK for most of the evening – and not just because […]

One nine God, got yer ears on good buddy?

Ofcom proposes to allow local religious and community organisations to operate within the UK Citizen Band allocation, to begin with, by licensing a number of such organisations to transmit services in a limited number of pilot areas. Can see trouble when mic keyers and worse key over the vicar though! and how about this, they […]

New radio episodes of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The new radio episodes of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy I mentioned in November will air on Radio 4 on Tuesday 21 September 2004 at 6.30pm. Previews and more information here. Also, the long awaited DVD release of Series 2 of “Terry Nation’s Survivors” has been given a provisional release date of 4th October.

New Hitch Hiker’s radio series planned

There will be a new Hitch Hiker’s radio series out in 2004 – yes you read right! According to the BBC, the Tertiary Phase of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy will be aired on Radio 4 next year. First off is a 6 parter of Life, the Universe and Everything due in spring 2004 […]

DX Weekend Update

The PMR446 DX weekend was a bit quiet, probably due to the scorching weather we have been having here, most people are out enjoying the sun instead of playing with radios. Me, I hate it, give me winter any day! Shame it was so quiet as there was a lot of tropospheric lift aiding long […]

BBC to open up programme archives

Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation’s programme archives.  More at BBC News. Will be very cool if this really happens.

PMR446 DX Weekend

Next Saturday and Sunday is the third annual PMR446 DX Weekend where radio enthusiasts from all over the UK (and Europe) march up to the highest point they can find in order to make the best PMR446 contact possible. Have a look at last years report here. So if you’ve got a PMR446 set why […]

PMR446 Gateway Range Testing

I’ve moved the PMR446 Link up into the loft now with the radio mounted on the end of a 4.5′ long plank of wood so it is right up in the apex of the roof. Range should now be vastly improved. I did some testing whilst I was out this afternoon and can confirm it […]

PMR446 Internet Gateway

Last night I set up a PMR446 internet gateway which will allow anyone within a 1 to 2 mile range of my house to communicate with people around the world using a PMR446 radio. As an example of what this does, someone within range of my gateway link can talk through my link radio, over […]

Zen and the Art of Blake’s 7

There is some sort of Blake’s 7 “25th anniversary extravaganza” on next Sunday on R7 @ 8am and then repeated at 9pm. Can’t find any more info than that really though. ENTERTAINMENT:  Zen and the Art of Blake’s Seven Channel: BBC Radio Seven Date: Sunday 2nd February 2003 Time: 08:00 to 11:00 (starting in 6 […]