Today after 19 years on FTA TV I added IPTV. The range of services available is very good. Of course I keep my FTA as well. IPTV lacks teletext and red button services and radio…. Vodafone forgot ‘radio on TV’ and limited radio selection. There really is a gap in the market for FTA catch up and recording device that works as well as IPTV or latest Sky boxes. The SaorView box disappoints my viewing all to often.

In other good news. A zoom call and IPTV don’t dent my speeds.

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HORACE PANTER Cassettes 2021

Also known as the bassist from The Specials, Horace has always been fascinated by the humble cassette, which played such a pivotal role in the dissemination of music in the 1970s and 80s.  Cassettes may be obsolete, but they still evoke a powerful sense of nostalgia.  Taking inspiration from the Pop Art tradition, Horace has created iconic works of art from these everyday objects. see more

Radio as a utility

Across Ireland church services are broadcast from many parishes on 27MHz. The churches which used to operate around 107MHz now use license exempt Citizens Band Radio spectrum to broadcast daily mass services to parishioners who are unable to attend in person. From the roofs and steeples there are 11 meter band antennas to achieve a ground wave signal of a few miles on 4 watts of power. The modulation is not in the typical CB radio AM mode but the more popular UK mode of FM offering higher audio quality.

Here is a recording of a local catholic church recorded 11/07/2018.