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#1 Ivanhoe

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 1153 AM

https://www.thelocal...ch-off-fm-radio

Norway on Wednesday completed its transition to digital radio, becoming the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM radio network despite some grumblings.

As scheduled, the country's most northern regions and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic switched to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in the late morning, said Digitalradio Norge (DRN) which groups Norway's public and commercial radio.
 
The transition, which began on January 11th, allows for better sound quality, a greater number of channels and more functions, all at a cost eight times lower than FM radio, according to authorities.


I'm all for better technology, but I can't help being nostalgic for FM.
 

The transition concerns only national radio channels. Most local stations continue to broadcast in FM.


That's sensible, and will give the .gov stations some feedback as to whether their content is competitive with commercial radio content.

 

I still figure that there are many Norgistanis who have just the right portable radio for walking/jogging/biking etc., who will not be able to find an equally perfect radio with a DAB receiver. For reasons unknown to me, the free market doesn't do a great job developing portable radios with the right feature set.

 

 


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#2 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 1215 PM

It will be interesting to see how well DAB works with what must be some challenging atmospherics in Norway.
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Posted 14 December 2017 - 1216 PM

...soooo, Norway is now the first country that has switched off FM radio  -  but keeps broadcasting in FM?


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 1217 PM

Sounds almost British really.:)
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#5 TonyE

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 2013 PM

YES! My very own thread that i can fill with native stuff that outsiders don`t give a rats ass about! :D :D


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 0020 AM

Lusekofter.
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 0135 AM

Lutefisk.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 0338 AM

Incidentally, watch out for the Norwegian version of 'Highway Through Hell' on Discovery. I thought this was excellent, too bad they dont seem to be in a hurry to make any more.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 0920 AM

YES! My very own thread that i can fill with native stuff that outsiders don`t give a rats ass about! :D :D

 

TN aims to please....


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 0924 AM

YES! My very own thread that i can fill with native stuff that outsiders don`t give a rats ass about! :D :D

 

Didn't they set a recent record about reindeer killed on the roads?  Or maybe it was the rails?


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 1333 PM

Think it was rail, some of the crossings are highly lethal.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 1336 PM

...soooo, Norway is now the first country that has switched off FM radio  -  but keeps broadcasting in FM?

 

Only until 2021 or so.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 0050 AM

You racist bastards;

 

https://www.dailywir...e-emily-zanotti

Over the weekend the Seattle Times jumped at a news tip: there was a Confederate flag flying beneath the American flag in the city's Greenwood neighborhood, and residents were very concerned.

 

Only, it turns out, it wasn't the Confederate flag at all. It was the state flag of Norway, and a group of friendly Norwegians were just trying to show their patriotism and support for their Olympic Team when their very concerned neighbors contacted local media.

 

“Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N.," the tipster wrote, according to the Times. "I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you."

 

Eager to get the scoop, reporters for the Seattle Times hopped into a car and hightailed it to view the offending flag for themselves. Only, it turned out, they weren't in for quite the controversial sighting they'd anticipated.

 

Query; Norway now is a state of which nation? 


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 0413 AM

Knowing the mischievious Norwegians, they probably tipped the paper off themselves to watch the fallout. :D


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 0628 AM

Clearly, Norway needs to change their flag to be less triggering.  I mean, two crosses, one blue and one (ZOMG!) WHITE?  How is that even allowed?

 

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 0704 AM

Scotland is screwed then :D


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 1747 PM

Query; Norway now is a state of which nation?

Mu, Norway is both a nation and a state (i.e. a sovereign state). Unions of federated states like USA and Germany are less common.
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Posted 24 February 2018 - 1402 PM

That some Americans don't know what the flag of Norway looks like is perhaps no surprise. But the fact that the person who reported this did not realise that the flag he saw was not the "rebel flag" is a bit surprising to me. It´s pretty well known is it not?


Edited by wendist, 24 February 2018 - 1403 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 1731 PM

Some people apparently get triggered by the combination of red and blue already.


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 2117 PM

That some Americans don't know what the flag of Norway looks like is perhaps no surprise. But the fact that the person who reported this did not realise that the flag he saw was not the "rebel flag" is a bit surprising to me. It´s pretty well known is it not?


You will be surprised the times I saw the Texas State flag upside down when I was a student there. People are dumb explains a lot of stuff.
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