Hi, Im not a big listener to BBC Radio 4, but I do sometimes listen to the shipping forecast. Here is my 1950,s valve radio, recveiving BBC Radio 4 on long wave, my mate gave me it, as it was heading for a skip when his mother in-law died. A rather dull video of the longest running soap opera in history. Steven.
Hi, I had to google Leak Throughline. theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?2837-The-Leak-Trough-Line-Tuner-a-History Looks like a quality British product and makes interesting reading, seems they were at the forefront of FM stuff. Interesting that it said the original Leak Throughline only covered 88-100 MHz, do you remember when you could listen to the Police on 100 MHz ? And do you remember when they switched over from AM to FM on the BBC ?, I remember the wee stickers you got in petrol stations and stuff to stick to your radio tuning dial with the new BBC frequencies, I'm sure I still have a radio or two with them on it. That all happened approx 1987-1989. That old Bush VHF 70 I have is from 1958 and has FM on it, as well as LW and MW. FM in the 50,s must have been a bit like DAB or DAB+ is nowadays. I hope we can all listen to BBC Radio 4 on long wave for a long time to come, as when it stops transmitting, it could be a bit serious ! :-) Steven. www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/radio-silence-puts-subs-on-nuclear-1157478
I remember the Police frequencies you could hear, takes me back, we listened to them in school breaks We also had some walkie talkies that were on their channel, you could chat away to your mates and they would cut in and tell you to stop and that were coming to track you down, you didnt and so when they got close you had to leg it!
I bought a Leak amp with a wooden case when i was a student, was a great bit of kit. Think I paid $20 for it and some bloke gave me more than that when I was about to bin it many year later, he was over the moon to find one. lol