When will radio die out?

When will radio die out?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >prunus
    more like peanus, lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      damn, the company is finished and bankrupt!

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hopefully never. It's great to have a medium for news and entertainment that I pay nothing to access.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You pay by listening to ads that play more often than news or music.
      If it's free, it's most likely a government funded channel which comes out of your taxes.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >You pay by listening to ads
        0 dollars are exchanged so its free

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >0 dollars are exchanged so its free
          You pay with your time, bucko.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Stare at a wall
            >WELL THAT'S NOT FREE, YOU PAY WITH YOUR TIME
            kek

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The ads don't really play more often than the actual content. I also find advertising for businesses that are local to the station I am listening to (perhaps too distant for me to visit these places because I am quite far from any stations, remote area) less intrusive than the kind of ads you would hear on something like Spotify. Definitely less intrusive and obnoxious than YouTube ads.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://r-a-d.io/
    still working

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      web """radio""" is fake and gay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      not radio

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    when the universe implodes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Heat death is most likely outcome of the Universe.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What causes the expansion?
        What is the purpose of expansion?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          outward momentum from an initial explosion and there is no purpose

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            how can an explosion be expanding at an increasing rate?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            maybe it’s still gaining momentum and just hasn’t reached full speed yet.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        When someone ditched me here, they made an impression and afterwards took off into space. An impressionist shell was left behind before they reached near space zero temps.

        Well I got a look at the end of the universe. It's a giant slip stream of white that shooting right through and takes everything with it.

        That when it passed through, it picked up the shell impression of that person and relayed to everything, meaning etc.. what happened. Not nice, people are shitty, and force impressions on each other, as a learning process. I didn't need it and got in trouble with beyond balances of people in the mind.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >internet goes out
    >radio still works
    >power goes out
    >radio still works
    hopefully never. hopefully it grows. cb radio is inherently ephemeral and private. it’s inherently decentralized. you can share information over radio, i read a thing once about people sending bitcoin over radio.
    the internet should be built on radio.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      goes out
      still works
      I'm not sure I follow, anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        radio receivers are passive. the power is just for amplifying the signal to audible levels and you barely even need any. transmitters on the other hand are very much not, so it's not like they're working during a doomsday scenario just during a hurricane

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Radio stations have backup power supplies for these scenarios. Also on AM you can hear stations that are quite distant. I live in the Philippines and I'm well outside the coverage area of Manila FM stations but I get all the AM stations from there.

        • 1 month ago
          Supra80

          >radio receivers are passive

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >what's a NLJD
            I see and raise you.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          True but you can only really easily listen to AM stations with a simple receiver. FM stations require signal processing (that I personally don't understand) but is still possible with analog components. That's the reason broadcast AM still uses the very wasteful double side and modulation, so it's easy to pick up with simple equipment.
          Most radio amateurs and CB operators use single sideband AM however

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        battery powdered and handcrank radios. during normal, local blackouts i can still get every station.
        even during an apocalypse scenario the radio station can be powered by a generator. in fact it’s recommended to keep your radio on during black outs/storms/emergencies because that’s where official updates will be.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          this. zoomies just don't know.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i blame steve jobs not them. building a radio into iphones would have been trivial but then people would have had free music and apple was really pushing the 99 cent song at the time.
            it should just be a part of a smartphone but the precedent was never set. my phone can connect to satellites and work as a metal detector but it can’t pickup radio, go figure.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            you don't even need any equipment in the phone other than a direct analog feed because headphones act as an antenna. oh right, headphone jack

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I've had various Android phones that have FM radio and it's always pretty trash. Because of the internals of your phone it tends to be noisy. The sensitivity just isn't there either. It's not really a substitute for owning a decent quality radio.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            my sansa clip has radio and gets better signal than my sony portable. it’s no substitute to a good radio at home sure, but it is unlimited music streaming while i’m outside that doesn’t use cellular data.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            My Sony portables tend to be incredible on AM but just ok on FM.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i think a lot of my problems just come from living in a 200+ year old building with thick brick walls. whereas when i use my sansa i’m outdoors.
            i also mainly listen to a station that’s juuust a little too far because it’s a university radio and has no ads.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >handcrank radios
          Damn, that sounds soulful as frick

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            More like annoying as frick. Try actually using one.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Originally developed for distribution in Africa where broadcast radio existed, but ready availability of batteries was sketchy. Now they're marketed as emergency radios.
            Original ones I think used a spring driven motor to generate power. Modern ones have a battery you can charge up by winding or with a solar panel and feature flashlights and USB ports to charge your phone.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        radio is the earliest pozzed israelite propaganda machine. it will die with with the boomers. nobody likes having Black folk and trannies shoved into their ears everyday

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          /misc/ shitposts are just as bad. Thankfully you can't buy an ad.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            For now.

            >have israelites to gas?
            >try the new head lice removal canisters from johnson and johnson today!
            >give them the gassing they deserve, a gassing an aryan man could give.

            Could you imagine?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Its the opposite, /misc/ manlet boi. Radio needs not external infrastructure (unless you want to use repeaters) , can travel very long distances and in the worst case, you can make one yourself with just a few transistors. The only major drawback here is direction-finding that you need to workaround in some way.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day moron

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        homie u never built one of those crystal radio kits?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    when they ban personal cars

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do any of the phones without headphone jack have it tough?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like radio. Lets me have music while saving my bandwidth for "instructional videos".

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They killed FM radio in Europe with that moronic DAB shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      God, DAB+ here is so fricking bad, most stations play their music at 40kbps, shit is unlistenable.
      Some stations also take up 128kbps bandwidth but 80kbps of that goes to the jpeg image that shows ads, and 40kbps for the music.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The whole idea of suddenly obsoleting the world standard short range broadcasting technology in favor of some gay digital crap just infuriates me. FM for local areas and high quality, AM for long range and lower quality. No matter where you went in the world everything Just Worked. Until DAB. And don't get me started on digital shortwave broadcasting, FRICK. Here in the US we have IBOC digital radio, which is "compatible" but stomps all over the DX stations. Thankfully most stations have lost interest - they don't even make new HD Radio transmission equipment any more. It will slowly die out here.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      DAB was introduced in australia many years ago and it's as popular as cancer. people still listen to FM. AM still gets used a lot due to size of this place.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        DAB's data transmission capabilities make it seem useful but NOBODY EVER does ANYTHING useful with it. I'm in the US so I don't have direct experience with DAB but I'm quite familiar with the technology and how it's basically worth frick all.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        My Dad literally uses DAB whenever he has the chance to.
        60 yr olds love that shit.
        It's bretty decent. It's not amazing but it is just AM by clear and not sounding like ass.

        FM has music though. Like actual music.
        Not talkback shit.

        Anyway I don't use either. :^)
        Nor do I use spotify.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          > sounding like ass.
          sounds like ass. the levels of compression employed destroys it and reception range isn't great. this is why AM will outlive us all.

          DAB's data transmission capabilities make it seem useful but NOBODY EVER does ANYTHING useful with it. I'm in the US so I don't have direct experience with DAB but I'm quite familiar with the technology and how it's basically worth frick all.

          >DAB's data transmission capabilities make it seem useful
          indeed
          >NOBODY EVER does ANYTHING useful with it
          there are dab encoders in china that you can buy. you can start your own pirate station and use all kinds of funky features that broadcasters don't even use but are part of the standard. with all the error correction used etc. it's not very fast, which is why audio has a low bitrate.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was thinking of this the other day, is there like a Thinkpad of radios? Something cheap and extremely reliable that has AM/FM and even SW?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      GE Superadio II is the Thinkpad of AM/FM radios. It takes a bunch of D batteries, has a big car-door sized speaker, batteries will last months to years with moderate daily listening depending on volume level.

      For AM/FM/SW it's the Sony ISF-SW7600GR.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks anon! I'll probably get the GE and put it between my kitchen and living room playing all day long.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        For a big ass radio that takes D sized batteries I am quite fond of my CCRadio-SW. It's a rebadged Chinese radio but quite excellent. For smaller sized AM/FM/SW listening complete with SSB I take my XHDATA D-808 with me, another great Chinese radio.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Any old Sony that takes batteries and has real analog tuning.
      Got this piece of shit and it lasts over 100 hours on a pair of AAs, it will hold on to its dear life at 0.7V.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sony developed a series of radio ICs and never sold them or licensed the technology, it gave them a serious edge in the consumer space from the mid-late '80s all the way up until the present day. Analog makes some integrated radio ICs now too, but they lack some features that even a 35 year old Sony chip had.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'll add to the "just get an old Sony" crowd
      my boomer dad has been using an icf 480 daily since it released in 1991 and it just works
      sounds reliable to me

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    idk man being able to send information around without needing to install wiring seems kinda useful to me

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everything dies when you're dead

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      thanks, captain obvious.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      actually its just you that dies

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      fun things are fun

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wifi is radio.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >radio
    who?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      head

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      RADIO.
      LIVE TRANSMISSION.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's with the low quality slide posting itt, do the jannies not like radio? Globohomosexual get a boo boo?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It won't.
    You still have ham radio operators

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't ham, but I do look at the sun and listen to hams when they discuss radio interference.
      Those motherfrickers that do ham stuff are so strange but they're also so well informed on some shit. Often more than real scientists, because they actually read science journals and don't just get paid to make journal articles.

      Often very old too. I'm never brave enough to question them because they have YEARS of experience.
      Like more than people on things like Usenet or developers of very old linux shit i'd imagine.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        don’t look at the sun anon it’s bad for your eyes

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          TOO LATE.

          OH NOES.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Often more than real scientists, because they actually read science journals and don't just get paid to make journal articles.
        It's more than that. Sitting there in real time adjusting your transmitter, receiver, etc. is in a very sense the closest any person gets to "hearing" and "seeing" into the RF spectrum. It's the difference between a person who took some classes on elephants and their evolutionary history as a zoologist, versus some guy who actually trains and rides elephants.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's not just that.
          Hearing and listening leads to changes in the brain that changes how people think.
          This is why the good shit in visual arts differs so much to the good audial arts and their perception of things like politics.

          It warps the mind. Visual artists benefit from seeing things so they don't require that aspect of imagination as much.
          Whereas people that rely on their ears often imagine things like colours or shapes.
          For some reason the note 'C' is yellow for me btw. I don't know why. It just is.

          But I've always felt musicians were more closer to the truth than visual artists. That's not criticising visual artists, it's just how the brain shapes itself over time from your activities. And it just works better.
          They "hear" more, which is effective. I think it's the scarcity of info they rely upon to understand something in the form of sounds that causes that.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >>For some reason the note 'C' is yellow for me >>btw. I don't know why. It just is.
            I wish I hear music as colors
            IAs a musician I can somewhat predict what's going to be played on any song even new ones if that makes sense
            That helps when i jam with 2whan improv band

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Wow I made some serious spelling errors
            Oh well
            At least I still have radio in my area

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    But seriously, the sun be flarin' somethin' fierce again.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >all stations now use IP networks to move audio around
    >network down radio station broadcasting dead air
    lol they think it’s all analog cuz of the transmitter

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For entertainment? I give it another decade.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It'll never die, people will just be able to buy the local frequency at a cheap price and start their own radio show.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/dc7jRz4RC_Q?feature=share

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Shortwave is the GOAT
    I love listening to transmissions from other continents with my handheld dollar store radio, China, Vietnam, Middle East, I've heard it all!

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    radio waves, radar, mobile. Why would you want a bunch of capitalist prostitutes advertise right through you?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't transmit himself
      Get a load of this Black personcattle

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not a transmitter for homosexuals.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Be a transmitter for the good guys then. Made a shortwave station and transmit PSA about survival, woodworking. Transmit useful information
          But we all know you won't do that

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As long as cars exist, radio will never die

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      car makers are still trying to remove AM radios from their vehicles, they will try to do the same with FM in the future.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I have noticed at least on the Japanese cars that are popular in the Philippines that the newer models with touch screens in the dash have absolutely trash radios. Horrible sensitivity on FM, sounds like shit on AM.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hopefully never

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The abstract concept of "radio", ie sound being broadcast will keep going as not everyone wants to watch a video at the same time. Even in self driving cars people would still want to focus at looking at scenery instead of looking at a tv while being driven. The concept of the broadcast medium will change, i can see am, fm and even dab being replaced with 5G radio in the future.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Radio can't be real
    You're telling me that literally everywhere there are some sort of radio waves that can only be picked up by ~~*antennas*~~ and they don't affect us in any way?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some of the signals are probably so strong you don't even need an antenna. I used to live really close to the tower for an AM station and when I would press my finger to the 3.55mm plug of my computer speakers I would hear it come out of them.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    obviously the use of radio waves will never die out and has only expanded, but I suppose the question is "when will all of the traditional radio frequencies be cannibalized by the FCC and given to more modern communication systems?"

    honestly, I could see FM going away in my lifetime but there will probably be too many legally-mandated legacy systems to get rid of AM

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >When will radio die out?
    Never. Radios and bottlecaps will be all the rage very soon.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If every person have electric vehicles, analogue radio will obsolete in future

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Electric vehicles are a fad. Most newer vehicles will be avoided once the masses and normies realize how easy it is to remotely hack them and Anne Heche someone.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The apparent conflict between EVs and radio is that the EV engines produce a lot of interference in the AM radio band. They were only ever discussing not having AM receivers in cars.
      Personally I think that that's stupid and the only reason they're having this issue in the first place is because the vehicle engineers are lazy and don't want to put forth a small amount of effort to shield their components so it stops producing EMI.
      The FCC only cares about corporate radio and military but they should really go kick someone's ass over this.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Radio is dying in some countries because the infrastructure is not being maintained: AM uses a large tower sitting on a big insulator above a earth mat of buried copper wires. They cost a lot to build and most are 50 years old now and rotting away. Many broadcasters just turn them off where they need expensive repairs. FM is easier to maintain but a lot of those sites are sold off and leased back but subject to rent rises. FM and HDradio and DAB+ will be around for quite a while yet

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's here to stay

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >When will radio die out?
    Never

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >listening to K-Love

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >t. seetheing israelite

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not seething just laughing. Don't they have any stations in your area that play actual good music?

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    FM radio is why I stick with android phones, apple never supported FM other than when they had it in the ipod nano

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When HAARP melts the ionosphere

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    FM radio or amateur radio?

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's really sad that the zune hd has been murdered.
    The HD was about the radio, not the screen, even though the screen was oled

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is one technology da jooz haven't been able to takeover, goyslopify and turn into something for their own profit. It should probably be kept alive :^)

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you first kid

  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have one of those “5W” Chinese FM transmitters (only about 2W on my power meter). I use a copper pipe jpole antenna tuned to 87.5, the signal goes for miles. Most of the Chink transmitters have bad spurs, it took a lot of searching to find one that doesn’t. Anyway, it’s fun to play with, and 87.5 is almost always open.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Remember when a lot of phones were able to access AM/FM frequencies just by plugging in headphones? Good damn times. I don't know any current smartphones that have those features...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Motorola's still do fren

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is there an equivalent or better to a Pixel 7 Pro, what I'm currently running?

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Never, also what is up with these short wave chink broadcasts? Feels like stumbling on those commie pirate stations on fallout lol

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >When will radio die out?
    No, because emergency radio stations. The format may update (AM-->FM-->Digital) but I don't think it'll ever go away 100pct. Same as TV transmission, which did go digital.
    > Recommending emergency radios
    > No Tecsun
    Pic related is all you need. AM/FM/SW, rechargable, runs forever on battery, additional antenna and headphone options and every setting imaginable.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How's the SSB performance with these? I've threatened to get one for camping so I don't have to worry about my Yaesu getting fricked up.

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