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mattcbf600 1 Feb 2008 12:14

Getting the latest news on the road (from the BBC)
 
The BBC News website is my source of international news both at home and when I'm on the road - all the 'indexes' have RSS feeds and with a bit of thinking ahead I can build myself a nice collection of feeds that keep me informed.

But it an be quite difficult to work out where exactly the BBC has correspondents etc... I've just found this via the BBC's backstage project (backstage.bbc.co.uk :: Front Page :: |)

BBC Correspondents Map

It's been put together by a chap called Stuart Pinfold based on the beebs feeds and api's - I quite like it!

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(for full disclosure I do think this is amazing and it's not advertising even if I do happen to run backstage)

Frank Warner 11 Feb 2008 03:43

Fine when youhave web access .. but the old shortwave radio si still needed in some places .. and you get the BBC World Service on short wave in most of those places.

karter257 11 Feb 2008 16:23

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Originally Posted by Frank Warner (Post 173829)
Fine when youhave web access .. but the old shortwave radio si still needed in some places .. and you get the BBC World Service on short wave in most of those places.

Just looking at getting a new radio (got any tips?) can I get away with short wave only or do I need LW too. There is a reasonable looking and priced Sony with LW but it is quite big and the smaller portables only have SW.

Frank Warner 11 Feb 2008 23:06

I bought a kaito .. it is small and has a lock switch so it won't turn on in the panniers. But there are others around - google 'PLL short wave pocket' (PLL = phase locked loop) Possibly an old model now - but there are now more here
Amazon.com: Kaito Pocket-Size PLL Synthesized AM/FM Shortwave Radio, KA11: Electronics

Teh one I got may not have the best reception sensitivity.


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