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 Post subject: AFN
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:13 am 
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This might be an interesting acquisition for those radio geeks out there: http://www.icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/VOL ... N60UK.html

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:17 am 
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Anybody watching AFN, or listening to AFRTS radio would have heard my Dad, Dave Youngman's AFRC commercials.

He was pretty much "the voice" of AFRC from 80-84.

He won all sorts of awards for them.

One used "Ride like the Wind", which I still remember well.


I came up with a report on seniors in spring of 81 where I went around and interviewed a few folks from my class .

They used my tapes, but did the story themselves I seem to remember.

I wish somebody would have taped it when the credits were read !

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 Post subject: AFRTS continued
PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:57 pm 
AFRTS has come lightyears from the era of the limited broadcast.. It is now truly global with content that is current and usually live. Propaganda breaks haven't seemed to change. There are probably 5-8 channels you can get through satty. The attached have a bit of the old and the new...


Bad Aibling had no broadcast AFN.. It was video tape transmitted across an on base COAXIAL system tuned to Channel 3 NTSC. Not sure what BT or Garmish had.

No Radio AFN


Bayern 3

do do do do dooo doot

http://www.afrts.osd.mil/heritage/page.asp?pg=heritage

http://myafn.dodmedia.osd.mil/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:38 am 
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Hahahahahahaha! I heard the Bayern 3 jingle in my head... wasn't that just for the Verkehrsbericht (traffic report)? "Elf-Kilometer-Stau, richtung Salzburg..."

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 11:24 am 
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AFN Radio folks

Top notch collection that Mr. Foore sent the link to a while ago (top of this page actually). Available now in the US. Loads of AFN Munich stuff.

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http://www.s2koncepts.com/afn60.htm

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http://www.s2koncepts.com


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 Post subject: Re: Tones at the Low End of the FM Dial -- FINALLY, CLOSURE
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:54 am 
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Hi All:

Imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail out of the blue from a lad named Andreas (to whom I tip my Tirolischer Hut) which appears to solve this longstanding mystery. First, here is what I was talking about in the first place: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH_XKejMqyo

Now, the info he sent:

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So, the tone was broadcasted from the large Radiostations (from there Antennas) at exactly 87,5 Mhz - on behalf of the German Telecom, in former days called "Deutsche Post".

Every radio, that was selled in Germany, had to be tuned at the low end of the FM-Dial to 87,5 Mhz - and NOT below!!! and this was a very simple aid for producers, to check, if the radio was conform with the German law.

Why?

Below 87,5 Mhz, in the range of 84,015 - 87,255 MHz (Oberband) and 74,215 - 77,475 MHz (Unterband) police, firedepartment , emergancy rescue is transmitting.

So, it was strictly forbidden, to listen to this frequency (laugh laugh....) But this is GermanY.

But in 1998 the Telecommunication Law was changed and adapted to european lwas. --- and the tone dissapeared. Well, the modern radios you normally can not manipulate - but the older ones, whow!!! the second "Radio" beside AFN-Munich we were listening, when we were Teenagers was the Police....


I can now die peacefully.

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 Post subject: Re: Tones at the Low End of the FM Dial
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:02 pm 
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where the hell you been boy?


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