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Draft:Signal_Metadata_Format Edit

I've tried my best to get this article accepted demonstrating the SigMF standard for storing RF datasets that has generally replaced HDF5, VITA49, and flat binaries in industry. Any additional edits or improvements would are welcomed. Teque5 (talk) 17:37, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Number of radio stations Edit

Greetings. Is Radio Locator (Theodric Technologies) considered a reliable source? I would like to use it in Minneapolis#Media to replace Nielsen. The Nielsen page is no longer accessible and using it in the Internet Archive results in an error. Thanks for your opinion. -SusanLesch (talk) 22:26, 17 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I guess my question is addressed to you as subject matter experts. As a visitor, I don't know if the link which I found under Resources is for convenience, or if it is a reliable reference. Thank you. -SusanLesch (talk) 18:08, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Possibly. It is not clear where they get their information but they claim to exercise editorial control so not WP:UGC. Go ahead and use it and see if anyone squeaks. ~Kvng (talk) 13:25, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK. Thank you, Kvng. -SusanLesch (talk) 14:40, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article about a journalist on the BBC world service is about to be deleted Edit

Gareth Mitchell has been the host of the radio show "digital planet" for a couple of decades as well as lecturing about radio journalism at a famous university his work is mainly audio there are not a lot text references about him and an editor has put him up for deletion. Could anyone put a good word in for him and radio people in general ? Articles_for_deletion/Gareth_Mitchell. Back ache (talk) 18:33, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Closed with no consensus so article with be kept for now. It is typically difficult to establish notability of journalists because they don't tend to report on each other. ~Kvng (talk) 14:46, 13 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FAR for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (radio series) Edit

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Call Sign History Edit

I needed to add a station's previous call signs to an article and when I tried to find those the way I have in the past, I got an "access denied" message. Can someone tell me how to find former call signs now, and more importantly, can a bot update all the links to the former source?— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 19:57, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What database have you tried? - LuckyLouie (talk) 20:21, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What I must have seen used and what I added to articles that need them was this.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:46, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This will get you to this, which will lead to this. - LuckyLouie (talk) 22:24, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, but that doesn't solve the problem. I can access the information for new stations (example), but what happens when someone wants to use the existing link to go to the site and doesn't know about this procedure?— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 23:15, 28 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think what you’re saying is there are an unknown number of links to the FCC database that are published in articles that are dead or no longer working. You might ask at Village Pump for possible solutions, but I think they will need the specific articles and the specific dead links you want help repairing. - LuckyLouie (talk) 00:54, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think it's possible to figure out all the articles. I thought maybe there would be a way to search for the first part of that URL and then somehow replace that. It's not simple because the URL hasn't changed, but getting there is the problem.16:22, 29 August 2023 (UTC)
I think a WP reference search for specific url prefixes does exist. I don't recall exactly how it works, but again, the Village Pump could probably help. Or perhaps @User:DrChuck68 could help. Good luck! BTW I was just poking around and found this: [[1]]. It appears to be a template to generate a link to callsign history PDF's contained in the FCC database. There are some other interesting templates in the "see also" section of that page. - LuckyLouie (talk) 16:57, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. And to be clear, in my previous post, "getting there" refers to the list of former call signs, not to the articles that have the URLs that won't work.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 17:03, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
One more discovery: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Radio Stations. These might be the people that can help. - LuckyLouie (talk) 17:27, 29 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Someone on the Village Pump pointed out it was an http URL instead of https.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 15:25, 2 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]