Last Train to Hilversum

Last Train to Hilversum

A journey in search of the magic of radio Charlie Connelly ... The forecasts were
suspended for the duration of the Second World War, during which
meteorological technology advanced to the stage where ... minutes available and
ease their way through the area forecast, the inshore waters forecast and the
weather reports from coastal stations. ... It's the last thing broadcast on Radio 4
before it hands over to the BBC World Service for the night so there's a real sense
of conclusion, ...

Author: Charlie Connelly

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408889985

Category: History

Page: 336

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Despite the all-pervading influence of television ninety per cent of people in Britain still listen to the radio, clocking up over a billion hours of listening between us every week. It's a background to all our lives: we wake up to our clock radios, we have the radio on in the kitchen as we make the tea, it's on at our workplaces and in our cars. From Listen With Mother to the illicit thrill of tuning into pirate stations like Radio Caroline; from receiving a musical education from John Peel or having our imagination unlocked by Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; from school-free summers played out against a soundtrack of Radio One and Test Match Special to more grown-up soundtracks of the Today programme on Radio 4 and the solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast – in many ways, our lives can be measured in kilohertz. Yet radio is changing because the way we listen to the radio is changing. Last year the number of digital listeners at home exceeded the number of analogue listeners for the first time, meaning the pop and crackle and the age of stumbling upon something by chance is coming to an end. There will soon be no dial to turn, no in-between spaces on the waveband for washes of static, mysterious beeps and faint, distant voices. The mystery will be gone: we'll always know exactly what it is we're listening to, whether it's via scrolling LCD on our digital radios, the box at the bottom of our TV screen or because we've gone in search of a particular streaming station. And so, as the world of analogue listening fades, Charlie Connelly takes stock of the history of radio and its place in our lives as one of the very few genuinely shared national experiences. He explores its geniuses, crackpots and charlatans who got us to where we are today, and remembers its voices, personalities and programmes that helped to form who we are as individuals and as a nation. He visits the key radio locations from history, and looks at its vital role over the past century on both national and local levels. Part nostalgic eulogy, part social history, part travelogue, Last Train To Hilversum is Connelly's love letter to radio, exploring our relationship with the medium from its earliest days to the present in an attempt to recreate and revisit the world he entered on his childhood evenings on the dial as he set out on the radio journey of a lifetime.
Categories: History

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2018

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2018

Wind backing For the first 24 to 48 hours, forecasts from national maritime
authorities should always be consulted using forecasts from different ... There are
also improvements, but less obvious, in short term detailed prediction of marine
weather. ... The appearance of the sky, especially cloud types, their estimated
heights and direction of travel; see 6.1.3. ... Its content may also be rebroadcast
by national broadcast (eg BBC) and Coast Radio Stations (CRS) and private
organisations.

Author: Perrin Towler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472948007

Category: Transportation

Page: 1088

View: 449

Available as an ebook, Reeds Nautical Almanac is provided in Web PDF (ePDF) format for viewing on all compatible devices (including tablets, laptop and desktop computers). Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira. The 2018 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea. The 2018 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. The ebook incorporates the Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk
Categories: Transportation

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2020

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2020

For the first 24 to 48 hours, forecasts from national maritime authorities should
always be consulted using forecasts from different sources if available. ... There
are also improvements, but less obvious, in short term detailed prediction of
marine weather. ... The appearance of the sky, especially cloud types, their
estimated heights and direction of travel; see 6.1.3. ... may also be rebroadcast by
national broadcast (eg BBC) and Coast Radio Stations (CRS) and private
organisations.

Author: Perrin Towler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472968500

Category: Reference

Page: 1104

View: 604

Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira. The 2020 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea. The 2020 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. Also: a free Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk
Categories: Reference

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2021

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2021

The appearance of the sky, especially cloud types, their estimated heights and
direction of travel; see 6.1.3. ... The pocket sized Reeds Weather Handbook, by
Frank Singleton, is a very helpful guide to the use of weather forecasts. ... known
distress reporting and rescue aspects of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety
System (GMDSS) (see 7.3), weather ... Its content may also be rebroadcast by
national broadcast (eg BBC) and Coast Radio Stations (CRS) and private
organisations.

Author: Perrin Towler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472980205

Category: Reference

Page: 1104

View: 533

Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira. The 2021 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea. The 2021 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. Also: a free Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk
Categories: Reference

Radio Times

Radio Times

( Sunday's broadcast ) 8.0 as Radio 2 ( page 30 ) 10.0 News ; weather and report
from Winchester Cattle Market 10.6 * as Radio ... Programmes for 31 March - 6
April BBC Radio Solent VHF 96.1 MHZ South Western House , Canute Road ... At
Your Request with BILL LYON 6.50 Shipping forecast shipping news , tides 6.45
Sportstime Extra 6.55 Solent Reports - 1 ... Top Station JEFF LINK with music ,
requests , A talent competition between and sport at 7.25 ; travel , local radio
stations .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002801260A

Category:

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Reeds Nautical Almanac 2019

Reeds Nautical Almanac 2019

Wind backing For the first 24 to 48 hours, forecasts from national maritime
authorities should always be consulted using forecasts from different sources if ...
There are also improvements, but less obvious, in short term detailed prediction
of marine weather. ... The appearance of the sky, especially cloud types, their
estimated heights and direction of travel; see 6.1.3. ... may also be rebroadcast by
national broadcast (eg BBC) and Coast Radio Stations (CRS) and private
organisations.

Author: Perrin Towler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472957634

Category: Transportation

Page: 1088

View: 285

Available as an ebook, Reeds Nautical Almanac is provided in Web PDF (ePDF) format for viewing on all compatible devices (including tablets, laptop and desktop computers). Reeds Nautical Almanac is the indispensable trusted annual compendium of navigational data for yachtsmen and motorboaters, and provides all the information required to navigate Atlantic coastal waters around the whole of the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the entire European coastline from the tip of Denmark right down to Gibraltar, Northern Morocco, the Azores and Madeira. The 2019 edition continues the Almanac's tradition of year on year improvement and meticulous presentation of all the data required for safe navigation. Now with an improved layout for easier reference and with over 45,000 annual changes, it is regarded as the bible of almanacs for anyone going to sea. The 2019 edition is updated throughout, containing over 45,000 changes, and includes: 700 harbour chartlets; tide tables and tidal streams; buoyage and lights; 7,500 waypoints; invaluable passage notes; distance tables; radio, weather and safety information; first aid section. The ebook incorporates the Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk
Categories: Transportation

Weather

Weather

A few minutes before the 'weather report' of Prestwick at I 2 noon is broadcast in
the shipping forecast at 1340, it is possible on Shannon Air Radio, ... in the day,
especially if my journey is to take me to the London area, I switch on, and if I hear,
for London Airport, a forecast similar to the following: (wind) ... up the weakness
of the Coastal Station Reports put out by the BBC at o645, 1340, and at midnight.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C033273953

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

View: 266

A monthly magazine for all interested in meteorology.
Categories: Electronic journals

Diver

Diver

Weather reports are sent at sixhourly intervals by shore stations weather ships
and Merchant Navy vessels to the ... forecasts. One of the most comprehensive
souces of weather information is the BBC's Shipping Forecasts on Radio 4 ... and
movements for a particular time of day, plus forecasts for each of the many sea
areas, and coastal station reports. ... Unfortunately, when a weather System
meets a land mass after a long sea journey it may undergo significant changes in
character.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009020496

Category: Deep diving

Page:

View: 606

Categories: Deep diving

Safer Ships Cleaner Seas

Safer Ships  Cleaner Seas

Report of Lord Donaldson's Inquiry Into the Prevention of Pollution from Merchant
Shipping John Francis Donaldson Baron ... coastal waters , weather bulletins are
issued twice - daily by British Telecom International and Irish Coast Radio
Stations . Broadcasts at specified times on wireless telegraphy a of Storm
Warnings ; a General Synopsis of weather conditions , Area forecasts and a
Surface analysis . ... Weather bulletins for shipping are broadcast daily on BBC
Radio 4 at 00 .

Author: John Francis Donaldson Baron Donaldson of Lymington

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:35007000667331

Category: Marine accidents

Page: 522

View: 482

Categories: Marine accidents

The Marine Observer

The Marine Observer

Forecasts from North America are available on a routine basis for the more
westerly longitudes. ... (e) Trade Wind Route (4,200 miles)—long, very southerly
route, but good chance of following winds for much of the journey. ... issued by
the Meteorological Office in the Atlantic Weather Bulletin and broadcast by
wireless-telegraphy for the benefit of shipping. ... from GPO coastal radio stations
and so are the gale warnings. jow TE Trans-Atlantic Single-handed Race * as wo
- – 2-M.O. 185.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822009089343

Category: Marine meteorology

Page:

View: 189

Categories: Marine meteorology

Rain Later Good

Rain Later  Good

Rain Later, Good is the award winning story of Peter Collyer's extraordinary journey around the Shipping Forecast areas and has been a bestseller since first publication.

Author: Peter Collyer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408159002

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 892

Rain Later, Good is the award winning story of Peter Collyer's extraordinary journey around the Shipping Forecast areas and has been a bestseller since first publication. The artist's brilliant and detailed paintings reproduced actual size, offer a series of images which help conjure up the most mythical locations, whilst his delightful idiosyncratic text provides a wealth of fascinating insights. He introduces us to the people who live and work in these areas, and passes on snippets of tantalising information to give a powerful impression of the place and convey a real feeling of being there. The beautiful paintings which come from Peter Collyer's travels truly capture the spirit of these wild and isolated spots. This is a book to be treasured, and its reissue will be welcomed by Peter's many admirers. 'A very remarkable painter. His work is simply stunning with an observed intensity which makes him very special indeed.' Chris Beetles in The Daily Telegraph 'The most delightful and unexpected book I've encountered this year... a wonderful book.' John Naughton, The Times
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Annual Report

Annual Report

Broadcasts describing weather developments around the world have been
introduced in the BBC World Service . ... The service is important during the day
when avoiding action , particularly by those intending to travel , can be taken . ...
In the other , Marinecall , forecasts are given for 15 sections of the coastal waters
of the United Kingdom . ... Radio Forecasters at Weather Centres around the
country meet the weather information needs of the local community radio stations
of both the ...

Author: Great Britain. Meteorological Office

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:37815928

Category: Meteorology

Page:

View: 297

Categories: Meteorology

The Wireless World

The Wireless World

When the minimum signal is heard forecasts by sending in by radio reports taken
is , cannot ordinarily be determined , but ... Complete weather special " sense
finding ” apparatus . maps are sometimes sent by Fultograph o The drawbacks to
this ... B.B.C. stations , are Most ships are now fitted with D / F radiated on the
600apparatus , and they can take bearings on ... multiplied by 4,900 , gives coast
, usually in lightships or near light- the ship's distance in feet from the beacon .
houses ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112032449503

Category: Electronics

Page:

View: 166

Categories: Electronics

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

Lower shortwave frequencies travel farther at night , while higher shortwave
signals go farther during the day . ... broadcasting bands with hundreds of
stations such as Radio Moscow and BBC sending countless hours of signals in
all languages . ... Clandestine spy - and - numbers stations , military radios
around the world , time signals , telephone calls from ... of news to ships at sea ,
weather forecasts and endless other transmissions are to be found in the
shortwave frequencies .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822017703604

Category: Technology

Page:

View: 705

Categories: Technology

Wireless World

Wireless World

When the minimum signal is heard forecasts by sending in by radio reports taken
is , cannot ordinarily be determined , but ... Complete weather special " sense
finding " apparatus . maps are sometimes sent by Fultograph to The drawbacks to
this ... B.B.C. stations , are Most ships are now fitted with D / F radiated on the
600apparatus , and they can take bearings on ... multiplied by 4,900 , gives coast
, usually in lightships or near lightthe ship's distance in feet from the beacon .
houses ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117513676

Category: Electronics

Page:

View: 401

Categories: Electronics

The Spectator

The Spectator

The primary duty of the weather ships is to provide meteorological reports from
certain parts of the North Atlantic Ocean for ... In making his weather forecasts,
the forecaster constructs a chart every few hours, showing the weather over an
area which ... areas, observations are received from the Atlantic Ocean only
along the “lanes” followed by merchant shipping. ... On the European side, the
United Kingdom undertook to provide ships for two stations, France for one,
Belgium and the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015049251724

Category:

Page:

View: 750

Categories:

The Parliamentary Debates Hansard

The Parliamentary Debates  Hansard

05 ) Life - long Learning ( EUC Report ) , London Local Authorities Bill ( HL ) ,
WAITO . ... WA82 , Greaves , Lord : Harbours Bill ( HL ) , 2R , ( 674 ) Pensioners ,
Free Bus Travel , Question , ( 27 . 10 . ... Merchant Shipping ( Pollution ) Bill
Question , ( 673 ) ( 5 . 7 . ... 05 ) 1136 - 8 , BBC , Weather Forecasts , Question ,
Question , ( 673 ) ( 30 . 6 . ... 05 ) Polling Stations , ( 672 ) ( 25 . ... Coastal Areas ,
Access , Question , ( 672 ) Terrorism Act 2000 , Labour Party UK Presidency , (
674 ) ( 13 .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064836904

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 893

Categories: Great Britain

Front Page

Front Page

He asked CAIROBritish reported to have haps more than 1000 planes were
persons were believed to have been ON ... don Spring TNT plant . tivity in the
Baltic followed Stockholm reports Friday that the Ger- French Coast Pounded , is
in the making . ... to the Lucas Avenue Police Station PROVIDENCE , R. I. June 6
parently for an invasion attempt The recent ... The scene reminded direction of
reducing Japanese sea power to " impotence " All weather data , includinx
forecast to make ...

Author: Bob Broeg

Publisher: River City Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015012939503

Category: History, Modern

Page: 316

View: 346

Categories: History, Modern