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Particularly to anyone with an interest in technology and how things work generally there are some good interesting links on here, believe me !

Terrestrial transmission page of “arquiva” (spx). They bought out the transmission arm of NTL, who bought the ex ITV (IBA) transmitters in 1997. Arqiva bought out National Grid Wireless in Sept 2009.

As an aside, National Grid Wireless were the other half of the privatised transmission networks (the ex BBC transmitters) but sold out to Arquiva (sic) in Sept 2009. NGW had themselves bought out Crown Castle in 2004. Crown Castle originally purchased that half of the transmission network when it was privatised in 1997.  Wolfbane`s UK TV reception page.

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TV Related  B.A.R.B (TV programme viewing figures)  Radio Listeners Guide and Television Viewers Guide.  Manufacturers of those great little component testers.

                               (They`re pretty good actually, we`ve got two of them !)

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Technical (other)  Where the power comes from.....   And how it gets there......  Electronics information / formula / data.

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Other  Very handy site telling you which area codes and 5 figure numbers .  Canal World (Forum)  Keep Britain Tidy........ (there`s a clue in the name)

www.20s plenty for  Though even 20mph is too fast for the road I live on…..  Bing maps = Ordnance Survey (the original and best)  Converting grid references to postcodes etc   Met Office UK weather anomalies   Ahh !  So electricity can be cheaper than bottled gas !  UK Free TV transmitter locations   Full alphabetical list of TV, FM & DAB transmitters

www.screenonline  Colour Television Chronology

www.a516digital  Info on digital transmissions

The second best aerials website in the country,  

and it`s also based in Sheffield !  

“Brake” the road safety charity.

Be careful on the roads, they`re dangerous.

Better 10 minutes late in this life..................

....................than 10 years early in the next.   “Keep it down old son......”  Get out, and explore !

Marvellous site telling you how much of a “Rip Off”  0870 numbers are and how you can sometimes get round them.

British railways : train seat legroom

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please help us increase the number of people reading it.

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Calling all bean poles ! How some of the train companies are nicking your legroom, and the people who think that`s fine  ! ? !  

TV and Radio transmission and reception site including :

Transmitter Gallery”, Transmitter maps and All the transmitters.

Also see : Transmitter Reminiscences and BBC Research & Development Reports (full list of)  BBC reception advice website, includes a basic reception predictor for TV, DAB, FM, MW & LW. (but basically, it`s not as good as it used to be.....)


Everything about motorways, including all the openings.

As I`ve got a bit older I`ve rather gone off driving (too many cars on the road, of which far too many are driven by aggressive wazzocks), but this site is fascinating, particularly for those of us with a slightly autistic interest in dates.

Digital UK have some useful info.

Try the postcode predictor of digital reception (tick “detailed view”), but the predictor is a start, and not necessarily a finish....

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I invite other similar websites to set up reciprocal links with us but emphasise they must be of similar content, ideally RF reception but if not then generally technical. The salient point being is it a site I or my readers might be interested in ? Could webmasters of sites not conforming to these criteria please save their time and mine by not requesting a reciprocal link.

Thank you and goodnight.

To be frank I`m not a big You Tube fan, but for anyone with the slightest interest in engineering or railways, this film of the building from scratch of a Princess Royal class steam loco is fantastic.

(Building) 6207 : A Study in Steel

Links are listed under the following sections :  BBC engineering from 1922 to 1997. Give that man (Martin Ellen) a medal.