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June 17, 2022 8:56 am  #1


680 News

Does anyone know if they are having technical issues with their transmitter or antenna? I can usually get a good signal during the day, down here in London.

Yesterday it was weak and noisy. Today is worse. I can't get it at all on the portable radio on which I usually listen. On my good desk top radio with the outdoor antenna, I can get it but it is weak.


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June 17, 2022 9:58 am  #2


Re: 680 News

Whatever it was, it seems to be corrected now.


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June 17, 2022 11:28 am  #3


Re: 680 News

Looks like they fixed the other problem they were having.
In the morning, just before, or just after the tone, the station would appear to go off the air altogether for two seconds, then back on again. 
It's annoying and irritating when that happens because sometimes it even cuts into what they are saying.
This did not happen today, as far as I know...


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June 17, 2022 11:45 am  #4


Re: 680 News

Radiowiz wrote:

Looks like they fixed the other problem they were having.
In the morning, just before, or just after the tone, the station would appear to go off the air altogether for two seconds, then back on again. 
It's annoying and irritating when that happens because sometimes it even cuts into what they are saying.
This did not happen today, as far as I know...

Are you sure that it wasn't the pattern change?   You never listed what time but based on the 2 seconds you quoted, that would make sense.   Sadly on stations that change pattern, they typically have to drop off air for 2 seconds, and it's an automated process. Because listeners are using other platforms to listen, no station will pause to allow the process to happen.    I can only assume pattern change times, may have adjusted which is why you no longer notice it. 

 

June 17, 2022 12:24 pm  #5


Re: 680 News

radiokid wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

Looks like they fixed the other problem they were having.
In the morning, just before, or just after the tone, the station would appear to go off the air altogether for two seconds, then back on again. 
It's annoying and irritating when that happens because sometimes it even cuts into what they are saying.
This did not happen today, as far as I know...

Are you sure that it wasn't the pattern change?   You never listed what time but based on the 2 seconds you quoted, that would make sense.   Sadly on stations that change pattern, they typically have to drop off air for 2 seconds, and it's an automated process. Because listeners are using other platforms to listen, no station will pause to allow the process to happen.    I can only assume pattern change times, may have adjusted which is why you no longer notice it. 

Once at 6 am would be fine, maybe, if that really is what it is, but at 5,6,7am...possibly 8 also? COME ON! 
But it seems to have not done this today...for once. Hopefully they fixed the problem.


RadioWiz & RadioQuiz are NOT the same person. 
RadioWiz & THE Wiz are NOT the same person.

 
 

June 17, 2022 12:54 pm  #6


Re: 680 News

Radiowiz wrote:

radiokid wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

Looks like they fixed the other problem they were having.
In the morning, just before, or just after the tone, the station would appear to go off the air altogether for two seconds, then back on again. 
It's annoying and irritating when that happens because sometimes it even cuts into what they are saying.
This did not happen today, as far as I know...

Are you sure that it wasn't the pattern change?   You never listed what time but based on the 2 seconds you quoted, that would make sense.   Sadly on stations that change pattern, they typically have to drop off air for 2 seconds, and it's an automated process. Because listeners are using other platforms to listen, no station will pause to allow the process to happen.    I can only assume pattern change times, may have adjusted which is why you no longer notice it. 

Once at 6 am would be fine, maybe, if that really is what it is, but at 5,6,7am...possibly 8 also? COME ON! 
But it seems to have not done this today...for once. Hopefully they fixed the problem.

For sure shouldn't be happening every hour...  clearly something going on. 

 

June 17, 2022 7:07 pm  #7


Re: 680 News

Radiowiz wrote:

Once at 6 am would be fine, maybe, if that really is what it is, but at 5,6,7am...possibly 8 also? COME ON! 

No-one of a sound mind should be listening to that much 680.


 

 

June 18, 2022 3:16 am  #8


Re: 680 News

Chrisphen wrote:

Radiowiz wrote:

Once at 6 am would be fine, maybe, if that really is what it is, but at 5,6,7am...possibly 8 also? COME ON! 

No-one of a sound mind should be listening to that much 680.


 

Because the world is always changing I have been conditioned to listen 3, 4, 5 times a day.