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Old 27th July 2009, 12:39   #16
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Great that the problem is solved.

But just a little curious.
Which floor do you live in?

If you are on the top most floor of the tallest building within a 1/2 km radius (picked 1/2 km w/o any scientific backing) you might want to factor in lightening/ surge protection.
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Good Point

Yes I Stay on 7th floor which is the top floor. Also I have left the wire till the window in Balcony(earlier had planned to take it up all the way up). The DTH cable goes further up to the dish which is on terrace.

My building is one of the 3 buildings(Same height) in a row (each floor with 4 flats) & atleast 6-10 buildings more of same height in 500 meter radius.

Should I be concerned? Btw in case of heavy lightening we usually switch off all gadgets/appliances.

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Old 27th July 2009, 13:41   #18
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Should I be concerned?
I don't Know.

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Btw in case of heavy lightening we usually switch off all gadgets/appliances.
I do the same thing.

Need to find more info on this.

btw: I live on the 7th floor, as well.
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Old 27th July 2009, 13:50   #19
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Thought so (i.e. you stay on a high floor) from your Sky / cloud pics with Kites

I somehow feel there are other metal objects that will come in contact before it gets to this wire e.g the metal Water pipes from tank, The numerous DTH Antennas. But yes even I am not sure.

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Old 27th July 2009, 14:02   #20
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Even i had similer issue with my FM in comp and HT system and i simply extended the World Space radios antenna cable to my HT and sorted out the issue, my DTH anenna is also carring the World Space antenna along with working as booster for FM but the biggest problem is that after sorting out this issue i never got time to listen to FM or World Space.
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Old 27th July 2009, 15:17   #21
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So as decided I went ahead & bought a Rs 2 per meter wire (10 meters of it). Connected it with the antenna wire, routed it around the Tata Sky Cable till the window & Voila the problem is Gone

The radio is now very clear & almost no disturbance. Thanks all for the valuable comments
And thus WorldSpace lost a customer ?
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Old 27th July 2009, 15:24   #22
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Yes it surely did, I wasnt too keen anyways, it was a last option
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I got this Sony LCD TV that am looking an FM wire antenna (aerial) for. Yep, Sony doesn't supply that as part of the package and i tried asking a couple of "Sony Centers" in the city and they say fetch it from SP Road.

Anybody has a clue how/where i could get this from and how much would this cost ?

PS: I'm not looking at building one on my own.
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I was an ardent listener of radio stations on Worldspace for as long as 8 years. For a long time, it was the preferred choice of music for many a store (provided great ad-free audio streaming).

My father loved the radio and bought himself a new device (BPL receiver) when he moved into another city.

Shortly after (in 2009), Worldspace declared it would be terminating services and since then our devices have been lying around collecting dust.

Now, my question is, what are other listeners of Worldspace on this forum (if any) doing with their devices, and do they have any value except in a junkyard?

If I can't find a purpose (or cash) for it, the device will end-up in our office's e-waste bin soon.

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Shortly after (in 2009), Worldspace declared it would be terminating services and since then our devices have been lying around collecting dust.
Junk it.

With internet radio so free & available, there's no place for Worldspace in the current time.
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... what are other listeners of Worldspace on this forum (if any) doing with their devices, ...
Relegated as an FM radio in the kitchen!

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Amen! Streaming radio is a much better, and ad-free, option. Wish connectivity was consistently available everywhere. I have been listening to Internet radio for the past 8 years in the car, but frequent drop-outs bug me.
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Aww, such a waste of money and resources. Junking it!
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Now, my question is, what are other listeners of Worldspace on this forum (if any) doing with their devices, and do they have any value except in a junkyard?
Apparently it has zero value in any junkyard. I have a Tongshi DAMB-R, will post at my own cost to anyone who cares to accept it.
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I got this Sony LCD TV that am looking an FM wire antenna (aerial) for.

Anybody has a clue how/where i could get this from and how much would this cost ?
Get about 2 m of thin, insulated wire from any local electrical shop & use it. Get the thinnest he has. Should cost about 10 .. ?

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Yes, building your own wire will be very very expensive, esp for this scale :-P
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Now, my question is, what are other listeners of Worldspace on this forum (if any) doing with their devices, and do they have any value except in a junkyard?
Does not take up much space (the BPL one) - I still have it at my home. Sometimes I do turn it up to see if there is any reception - You still get a few free channels - but nothing worthwhile.

Internet Radio is good but the dependence on Internet isn't. How does one expect great speeds in far off locations? And the data used by such services is enormous - you end up paying more for the data than what we paid for Worldspace. It was a great service till it lasted. I love Spotify, it kind of does the job right now.

Has anyone tried XM Satellite Radio in India?
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