Radio 4 in Portugal?

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  1. Chockswahay

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    Can anyone tell me please if they have been able to get radio four Long Wave in Portugal?

    I am thinking of getting a small portable radio for this as our current one is DAB/FM only

    Ta ::bigsmile:
     
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    No.

    But can listen on the internet.
     
  3. Chockswahay

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    Hmm……….just done a bit more web research……….looks like a NO :cry:
     
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    Thanks, looks like I'll need to find a cheap data card :whatthe:
     
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    No way with a small portable. You might just get a signal if you carry a seriously large amount of wire to rig up a aerial. You're not going to get even a quarter wave dipole with a wavelength of 1.5km, but any length you can achieve will help. Bring a compass and aim it at central England (well, 90 degrees off, anyhow). You'll need a decent receiver, too. No guarantees you'll get anything, though, although the Bay of Biscay will reduce losses, and the Atlantic/West Africa won't provide lots of parasitic signal in the other direction.

    This is probably more practical for a permanent installation in a villa than taking the motorhome even assuming you can get anything at all.
     
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    I'll be interested if anyone comes up with a good portable radio with a high gain, we have the same problem getting Radio 4 in mid France. The van radio is good but not quite good enough. I would try to extend the aerial or add more wire, but its one of those stubby wedge things on the roof with no way into it.
    Allan
     
  9. Chockswahay

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    Oh Bu*g*r, internet radio it is then :whatthe::Eeek:
     
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