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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 04:59 
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http://www.iam-bristol.org.uk/home.htm

I'm invited by the Bristol IAM to give a presentation on Tuesday 28th at 7:30pm.

I'm going to try and stream audio live from the meeting to Safe Speed Radio (I haven't tried that before, but it should work...), so if you can't be there, log on to: http://www.safespeed.org.uk/radio.pls

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I'm on site at Bristol and all set to start a live broadcast at about 7:15 or 7:20. (There's no stream to hook into until then).

http://www.safespeed.org.uk/radio.pls

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SafeSpeed wrote:
I'm on site at Bristol and all set to start a live broadcast at about 7:15 or 7:20. (There's no stream to hook into until then).

http://www.safespeed.org.uk/radio.pls


Bravo!! The connection died just before the end, but that was marvellous!


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I second that - most enjoyable.

Well done, Paul.

I'm just sorry I couldn't have been there.

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Well done Paul. :bighand:


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Thoroughly enjoyed the "radio show".

There's alway one in the group that just doesn't get it though isn't there :roll:

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I'm checking in from my Exeter hotel room.

Many thanks for the kind comments, folks.

I don't know why the upstream dropped near the end. I may never know!

I also have the whole thing recorded on minidisc.

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Damn - I was out and couldn't get a connection at all. can this be the next "test transmission" perchance?


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Roger wrote:
Damn - I was out and couldn't get a connection at all. can this be the next "test transmission" perchance?


One of the big problems for Safe Speed Radio is having enough material to fill a schedule - especially in the early days. So, yeah, since it's material, you can bet it'll be broadcast again. :)

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I came to this meeting, and was most impressed. Apart from the idiot sat next to me who was clearly intent on disagreeing with Paul right from the start. Every opportunity he could, he muttered some negative comment or insult under his breath just loud enough for everyone in earshot to hear. I whispered the odd comment back "if you're so confident, speak up" but gave up bothering after a few minutes and settled on nodding and commenting in support of Paul's better points. About 10 minutes from the end (just after the "how many times would you look at your speedo" bit), he and someone else got up and walked out.

Despite that, it seemed the vast majority of people were generally on-side - and it was good to finally meet you Paul. I've also signed up to do the IAM test in October this year.

As for your upstream being lost just before the end, I have a likely explanation for this that is either completely off-base or spot-on depending how accurately I observed the equipment Paul had setup...


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japitts wrote:
I came to this meeting, and was most impressed. Apart from the idiot sat next to me who was clearly intent on disagreeing with Paul right from the start. Every opportunity he could, he muttered some negative comment or insult under his breath just loud enough for everyone in earshot to hear. I whispered the odd comment back "if you're so confident, speak up" but gave up bothering after a few minutes and settled on nodding and commenting in support of Paul's better points. About 10 minutes from the end (just after the "how many times would you look at your speedo" bit), he and someone else got up and walked out.


I wasn't aware of that at all. I guessed there were a few 'objectors', but I didn't really hear a peep out of them.

japitts wrote:
Despite that, it seemed the vast majority of people were generally on-side - and it was good to finally meet you Paul. I've also signed up to do the IAM test in October this year.

As for your upstream being lost just before the end, I have a likely explanation for this that is either completely off-base or spot-on depending how accurately I observed the equipment Paul had setup...


The upstream went via cellular 3g network from my laptop. The 'datacard' lost connection and indicated 'no network'. It's NEVER done that before or since when there's been good signal strength. I'm tempted to suspect that it was a cellular network problem and nothing to do with my equipment.

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The upstream went via cellular 3g network from my laptop. The 'datacard' lost connection and indicated 'no network'. It's NEVER done that before or since when there's been good signal strength. I'm tempted to suspect that it was a cellular network problem and nothing to do with my equipment.


Thought as much. Yes, you'd be exactly right - there was a bit of a lightning storm going on outside, and my Orange phone dropped from full coverage to "hanging on for dear life" for a few minutes. I've since managed to confirm that the local base station was knocked out for a few minutes.


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Hi all,

as i'm still a bit of a PC novice I wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction as to play this link back. I've saved it and it won't play. When I open it and press 'play' a window says that the format is not supported, does this mean I need a certain package? if so is there any way of downloading it?

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as i'm still a bit of a PC novice I wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction as to play this link back. I've saved it and it won't play. When I open it and press 'play' a window says that the format is not supported, does this mean I need a certain package? if so is there any way of downloading it?


Safe Speed radio is a 'streaming' service. This is like any radio station - if you want to listen, you hear what they are currently playing rather than choose a programme to listen to.

The service isn't live yet - it's still experimental. There may be a launch and a programme schedule next weekend (with a bit of luck).

But it is working now - I've put the recording of Tuesday's IAM meeting on a 100 minute repeating loop. There are brief connection instructions on the following page:
http://www.safespeed.org.uk/radio.html

I recommend Winamp from http://www.winamp.com as the best player.

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andys280176 wrote:
Hi all,

as i'm still a bit of a PC novice I wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction as to play this link back. I've saved it and it won't play. When I open it and press 'play' a window says that the format is not supported, does this mean I need a certain package? if so is there any way of downloading it?

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Andrew

Have a look http://www.safespeed.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2986

Briefly, either Winamp or RealPlayer will do it.


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I've uploaded the Power Point presentation from the Bristol meeting:

http://www.safespeed.org.uk/bristol2005.ppt

Approxmimate programme start times on Safe Speed Radio:

Saturday:
19:35
21:14
22:53

Sunday:
00:32
02:11
03:50
05:29
07:08
08:47
10:26
12:05
13:44
15:23
17:02
18:41
20:20
21:59
23:38

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Thanks for all the info chaps.


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Paul first well done in getting the opportunity to talk to a major organisation. Secondly liked the presentation slides, not too wordy and spot on, well done.


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just listened to the broad cast - very good.

one thing you might want to ask your audience at the beginning is "who has never broken the speed limit?"

or explain how you changed your mind about "speed kills" and started to question the official lines. That way you build empathy.

secondly you might want to set something in my industry known as a competitive trap. These typically take two forms.

1) You repeat the pro camera arguements and break it down, show its weakness and give the audiance the information they need. that way when they hear the message they think 'ahh paul told me about that trick'.

2) You give them questions that the pro camera people will find hard to answer cos' it doesn't fit their argument. Predict the likely response and explain how to interpret it.

Use 1 to expose weakness and 2 to weaken strengths.


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