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  • Blondie
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    RFA seems better with every post Steve

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  • Steve
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    Originally posted by Lewis View Post
    Do you get BFBS telly in your cabin too then?
    Yeah, there's ten channels or so, including one mostly in Nepali. Coverage is selective however, and focused on areas where British units regularly operate. There are some dead zones. If you have a switched on comms or SE team they can retune for free-to-air sat TV, which is usually slightly better than nothing.

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  • chris
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    Was one called red hot ... Lol

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  • Martyboy
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    On my last ship I had a TV in my cabin which got freeview in the UK, and out at sea we could tune 4 free view channels from the satellite, or some Dansk channels

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  • Lewis
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    Do you get BFBS telly in your cabin too then?

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  • Steve
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    Originally posted by geordie dancer View Post
    you should have access to radio and a television in your cabin.
    Exact fit does vary, but I've not come across a full radio system yet. BFBS satellite radio is available through the TVs or decoder boxes. Some ships have cabin speakers connected to analogue radio(s), with local volume and sometimes channel controls and central control of tuning.

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  • Blondie
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    And we all know that BFBS is all we'll ever need

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  • geordie dancer
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    Originally posted by Blondie View Post
    Well spotted Geordie, I am indeed hoping to join the RFA and you make a good point. So i take it these radios in the cabins will actually work?
    You wont get a full choice of stations, but you'll get BFBS Radio stations.

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  • Blondie
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    Originally posted by Hatchorder View Post
    Go and have a read of this:

    http://www.officercadet.com/content....to-take-to-sea

    Section 5 mentions the "best for the money" Shortwave radio. It also comes with a very long cable aerial.

    Ian
    Cheers, I've already read that excellent article - I was just trying to get a broader overview rather than only one option.

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  • Blondie
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    Originally posted by geordie dancer View Post
    @Blondie- I read on another thread that you will be an RFA cadet. Don't worry about taking a radio to sea- you should have access to radio and a television in your cabin.
    Well spotted Geordie, I am indeed hoping to join the RFA and you make a good point. So i take it these radios in the cabins will actually work?

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  • geordie dancer
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    @Blondie- I read on another thread that you will be an RFA cadet. Don't worry about taking a radio to sea- you should have access to radio and a television in your cabin.

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  • chris
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    Im looking forward to sitting out on the poop deck at night and seeing what short wave I can pick up, long wave too for that matter. Im no radio ham though

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  • Hatchorder
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    Go and have a read of this:

    http://www.officercadet.com/content....to-take-to-sea

    Section 5 mentions the "best for the money" Shortwave radio. It also comes with a very long cable aerial.

    Ian

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  • Polaris
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    Been checking out the suggestions so far, has anyone else got any other recommendations?

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  • chris
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    I was on a ship where the ex radio officer ETO had an antenna stuck onto the external bulkhead with a magnet and the antenna through the porthole, only in port mind. He was a bit of a radio ham.

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