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bzrse7en
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Re: Radios in sheds

Post by bzrse7en » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:38 am

Reading all this, I wonder if some of you guys have ever seen a radio.

A radio:
Boots up in around 1 second
Requires the flick of one switch
Reverts straight back to what ever it was doing when switched off
Doesn't require updates or a re-boot in the middle of something
Doesn't become obsolete every five years
Doesn't get viruses or need any protection from them
It's signal is pretty much anywhere (obviously with the exception of inside my shed)
Doesn't need an internet connection which you have to pay for
Cannot be hacked
If everyone decides to listen, it doesn't slow down, start buffering, or says "no service"
Doesn't require mains electricity
Works perfectly in the case of a disaster
Doesn't get damaged by dust or weld splatter
Isn't a distraction (Trademe, Aliexpress, Emails, Fakebook etc..) when there is work to be done
Plays the exact same stuff as the streaming service.

I must be getting old.

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Re: Radios in sheds

Post by Talkiet » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:06 pm

bzrse7en wrote:Reading all this, I wonder if some of you guys have ever seen a radio.

A radio:
Boots up in around 1 second
Requires the flick of one switch
Reverts straight back to what ever it was doing when switched off
Doesn't require updates or a re-boot in the middle of something
Doesn't become obsolete every five years
Doesn't get viruses or need any protection from them
It's signal is pretty much anywhere (obviously with the exception of inside my shed)
Doesn't need an internet connection which you have to pay for
Cannot be hacked
If everyone decides to listen, it doesn't slow down, start buffering, or says "no service"
Doesn't require mains electricity
Works perfectly in the case of a disaster
Doesn't get damaged by dust or weld splatter
Isn't a distraction (Trademe, Aliexpress, Emails, Fakebook etc..) when there is work to be done
Plays the exact same stuff as the streaming service.

I must be getting old.
Chuckle, if we all wanted the easiest and straightforward option, we'd be driving a 2010 Corolla every day :-)

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Location: Invercargill

Re: Radios in sheds

Post by 7dreamer » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:20 pm

+ vote for radio here. Why pay for something that you don't have to. My particular radio was a hand me down from a cousin 20+ years ago it has twin tape decks and graphic equaliser detachable speakers. Just pure 90s Sony awesomeness

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Not-a-Number
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Re: Radios in sheds

Post by Not-a-Number » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:22 pm

bzrse7en wrote:Reading all this, I wonder if some of you guys have ever seen a radio.

A radio:
Boots up in around 1 second
Requires the flick of one switch
Reverts straight back to what ever it was doing when switched off
Doesn't require updates or a re-boot in the middle of something
Doesn't become obsolete every five years
Doesn't get viruses or need any protection from them
It's signal is pretty much anywhere (obviously with the exception of inside my shed)
Doesn't need an internet connection which you have to pay for
Cannot be hacked
If everyone decides to listen, it doesn't slow down, start buffering, or says "no service"
Doesn't require mains electricity
Works perfectly in the case of a disaster
Doesn't get damaged by dust or weld splatter
Isn't a distraction (Trademe, Aliexpress, Emails, Fakebook etc..) when there is work to be done
Plays the exact same stuff as the streaming service.
DOESNT WORK IN SHED

I must be getting old.
I added one to your list.

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Location: Whatawhata, Waikato

Re: Radios in sheds

Post by steveb » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:32 am

Also having reception problems in my shed, mainly interference as i walk around. Iv'e tried extending the aerial around inside the shed, but can never get it perfect.
In my trade, one seems to accumulate "stuff". in my box of stuff i had an old CB radio aerial and base, a few meters of RG58 cable. I passed the cable outside through a gap in the shed flashing's, mounted the whip
on the end of the eve, connected to back of radio (old Sony midi system) which includes a ground for the aerial shield.
Now i have clear clear reception as i walk around inside.
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