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General Chat Thread, I've pulled the plug on Radio 5 in General; Now before all you sports buffs start shouting "Heresy!" and planning your trip to Derby to chase me around with ...
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    I've pulled the plug on Radio 5

    Now before all you sports buffs start shouting "Heresy!" and planning your trip to Derby to chase me around with pitchforks and flaming torches - I'm not on about Radio 5 Live... At least I think so...

    As we are all used to random bits of IT equipment / anything with a plug being left on our desks, I didn't even give this example a second glance until deep in thought as to why DNS is playing silly b's my gaze happened to pass over it...

    I mean, seriously - I'm now confused...

    Radio 5 made power supplies?

    What is it doing here?

    Its been PAT tested?

    It PASSED?

    Radio 5?

    Buh?
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    LOL do you have any idea what it was plugged into?
    Love the edugeek cup in the background too

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    I bet it was branded for some OB Kit or something and just got lost along the way, the question is, how the heck did it end up on your desk? lol ..

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    I was clearing out the old AV/drama cupboard for my old school, and came across a VERY old amplifier. It was branded as being made by the local council-education authority, that hadn't existed in that town for 15 years at least.
    The crumbling perished rubber powercord was all i needed to see when I threw it out

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    Could it have come from some branded radio receiver that they gave away to competition winners (back when the BBC were allowed to run competitions) or similar?

    I'd imagine if it were from OB kit or something, it would been from a generic pool of BBC marked equipment rather than 5 Live having their own separate branded equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    I'd imagine if it were from OB kit or something, it would been from a generic pool of BBC marked equipment rather than 5 Live having their own separate branded equipment.
    You'd be surprised at how possessive the BBC can be over kit departmentally.. lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    LOL do you have any idea what it was plugged into?
    As far as evidence suggests it was plugged into a small D-Link switch that has been retired* from service. I'm pretty sure it wasn't the original power supply - just one that happened to be the right output. Still doesn't answer the question as to how it found its way into the school...




    *found down the back of a teacher PC somewhere and put on my desk.

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    I used to have one of these supplies in one of the primary schools I worked in. In that setting, it was powering a pair of small speakers.

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    off topic, but i want that cup... where did you get it?

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    Snaffled it from the Edugeek stand at BETT - you've gotta be on your toes for one though as regardless of how many our fearless leader gets made, they still go quickly.

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    Don't know if it helps you to narrow it down at all, but according to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Radio_5_(former) Radio5 in that format only existed between 1990 and 1994 before becoming 5 Live

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    If you want to put a copy of the picture somewhere that non edugeek users can see it, I'll ask the question on another forum which has some BBC techie types on it who might be able to shed some light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    If you want to put a copy of the picture somewhere that non edugeek users can see it, I'll ask the question on another forum which has some BBC techie types on it who might be able to shed some light.
    I'd be careful doing that They might want it back!

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