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    Antique Radio Dial Station List

    What do you think of adding a section for broadcasting world listeners that would display an antique radio dial and allow people to program their favorite stations on the radio dial.

    User come back to " tune " the radio dial to listen to their online radio choices ?

    Some examples of antique radio dials include :

    http://boingboing.net/filesroot/200911091135.jpg

    https://lh3.ggpht.com/_5RTMa3pxr8s/T...qE/s1600/1.jpg

    http://abiteof.com/wp-content/upload...dRadioDial.jpg

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    I came across this GIF a while back of button badges done in the style of old radio dials.



    Can't remember the website it came from now.

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    I think it would be neat to have a antique radio dial displayed on a broadcasting world - and users could " program " their favorite online radio stations on the radio dial and " tune " the dial and listen to the stations.

    - Users could choose from several radio dial themes and chose the one they like.
    - Users program the stations on the dial.
    - Users would click on the programmed spots on the dial to listen to the station.
    - Instant Karma

    Several radio manufacturers are going "retro" with the look of radio's, in addition to re developing radio tube receivers and amplifiers.

    Heck - vinyl is starting to make a come back as well.

    I think it would be cool to have something like that - would definitely be a niche concept !

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    Heck - vinyl is starting to make a come back as well.
    Saint It never went away!! I still have 2 turntables prefer my vinyl over mp3 somedays!

    I think it would be neat to have a antique radio dial displayed on a broadcasting world - and users could " program " their favorite online radio stations on the radio dial and " tune " the dial and listen to the stations.

    - Users could choose from several radio dial themes and chose the one they like.
    - Users program the stations on the dial.
    - Users would click on the programmed spots on the dial to listen to the station.
    - Instant Karma
    While It does sound like a nice idea .... How easy/difficult would it be for James to implement?

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    I believe it could be easily done with PHP.

    Basically he would need to :

    * Allow users to choose from several radio dial images ( themes ).

    * Create href link spots on each radio dial image.

    * Allow users to program the href link spots with m3u files ( m3u files would be easier to implement ).

    * Allow each user to save these settings to his personal profile.

    When users click on the href link spots on the radio dial - your choice of radio player opens the m3u file and instant music.

    BTW

    It's a proven fact that vacuum tube equipment offers greater audio / RF spectral performance over solid state equipment. They can also handle a far greater electrical load over solid state equipment. That is why final the stages of RF transmitters still use vacuum tubes. Vacuum tube circuits also handle transient voltages and surges a lot better than solid state equipment.

    It's not a real radio unless it glows

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    Sounds like a good idea to me.

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    Here you go guys - I dreamed up an antique radio dial page with pre programmed stations

    As said before - selecting different kinds of radio dials and programming the stations for the different stations should not be hard at all.

    I would suggest using a 3 lines on the dial ( AM, FM, SW ) just so you have enough room for lots of stations.

    http://www.kl7af.com/radio/

    Let me know what you think !
    Last edited by saint; 03-31-2014 at 11:49 PM.

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    Scanned Document.jpg

    This is a design I made - and yes I draw horrible :p Instead of listing Frequencies - a list of each numbered M3U file would appear. The user would click on the individual numbers to listen to that particular station. The lettering above each number reads M3U - instead of using Kcs or Mhz like a normal radio dial would use. The " cats eye - tuning indicator " was used in antique radios to help tune in the strongest signal - and the graphic used here could be a flickering gif image. Each " radio band " would be labelled differently, I use long wave, broadcast band and shortwave to keep the radio dial in the look of an antique radio era. Below the radio dial - would be a place where you would enter in the information for each pre-set and save it. You could use a flash display with a tuning indicator that moves back and forth with the placement of the mouse - but I personally hate flash and think manual clicking with a mouse works fine. The background of the radio dial would be some thing antique radio - like the mercury symbol - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:C_...anch_crest.png
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