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Author Topic: Compromís asks to end FM radio to save energy?  (Read 610 times)

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Re: Compromís asks to end FM radio to save energy?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 1757 UTC »
I'd love to see the twisted math it took to say that digital modes of transmission use less power.  To this day, the best linear TV technology is 45% DC to RF efficiency.  Analog FM is near 80%, AM is over 90%.
This perversion of 'save the planet' justifying ever encroaching authoritarianism needs to stop, and people need to put their foot down.

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Re: Compromís asks to end FM radio to save energy?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 1958 UTC »
I'm not sure that this is based upon a view of the whole picture. If they wish to save money energy, OK, turn off transmitters. (Whether the downside of reduced service outweigh the savings is up for debate.) But saving substantial amounts of energy by changing to DAB+ while maintaining an equal number of transmitters in operation is very, very questionable.

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This perversion of 'save the planet' justifying ever encroaching authoritarianism needs to stop, and people need to put their foot down.

It's not even "authoritarianism" here; it's simply not a full view of the data.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2022, 2004 UTC by Charlie_Dont_Surf »
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