Just Sharing This DAB station updates: June/July 2015

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JUNE 11, 2015 DIGITAL RADIO

A number of changes are happening to the DAB digital radio service during the summer, including the addition of temporary summer 'pop-up' stations in three locations on DAB and a reshuffle of services in Yorkshire.

Here's a guide to the main changes across the UK:

National
TeamRock ends transmission on national DAB at the end of June. The station will continue to be distributed via online platforms. A replacement service using TeamRock's bandwidth is due by September.

London
French Radio London ends transmission on London DAB on 25th June 2015. The station will continue to be distributed via online platforms.

A/S edit - For the rest of the article:

http://www.a516digital.com/2015/06/dab-station-updates-junejuly-2015.html
 
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Dab is the new Medium Wave gone are the 128 to 160 kbps Stereo stations only BBC Radio 3 Broadcasts in 192kbps in MP2
Classic FM is now in 128kbps down from 160 :eek:
The majority of music channels are in 64 to 80kbps Mono
For example:-
Absolute Radio 80kbps mono D1 National
Absolute Radio 112kbps Stereo London-1
Absolute 70's 64kbps mono London-2 :eek:
Absolute 80's 80kbps mono D1 National
Absolute 90's 80kbps mono London-1
Absolute Classic Rock 64kbps mono London-3 :eek:

Not even Dab+ or Dab2 as some call it will save UK radio sound quality as the broadcasters will just add more radio stations at 48kbps mono :-rofl2
 
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Mmmmm, quality.
 
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Please dont cut n paste entire articles from other sites - it causes bad feelings & robs them of their advertising revenue. We have also had legal threats in the past from sites about swiping content.

A couple of paragraphs is fine and post the link - then if folk are interested they can go and read it on the original site.


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What's the point of DAB? I know you can cram eleventy million radio stations on but ...in 80kbps mono? Reminds me of RealMedia type streaming back in 56kbps modem days. It's digital TV all over again where quantity is at the great expense of quality.
 
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What's the point of DAB? I know you can cram eleventy million radio stations on but ...in 80kbps mono? Reminds me of RealMedia type streaming back in 56kbps modem days. It's digital TV all over again where quantity is at the great expense of quality.

I've told you a billion times not to exagerate, the total DAB capaity from memory is just under 150 stations (in the UK)
 
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So, plenty of room for even more if the bit rate is halved...
With mono channels we are already at half the official bit rate.
 
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plenty of room in the race for the bottom.
My bottom makes better sounds than anything on DAB, perhaps I should broadcast that...... :-rofl2
 
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DAB Digital Radio as received in South West Essex update for Dec 24th 2016

The local digital radio multiplex covering Herts, Beds and Bucks launched on 14th February 2013 on channel 10D and is operated by Now Digital Limited.
The London DAB digital multiplexes Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire.
Herts, Beds & Bucks: channel 10D

BBC Three Counties Radio
Bob FM
Capital FM
Connect FM (m)
Encore
Heart (Home Counties)
MKFM (m)
Smooth Radio

National commercial stations:
SDL Sound Digital:
England, S & NE Wales, C. Scotland & Belfast, Northern Ireland: channel 11A
multiplex launch: 29th Feb 2016
how to retune your DAB radio
N.B. talkSPORT, talkSPORT 2, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio are carried on Aberdeen's local DAB radio multiplex for additional coverage in this part of Scotland

Absolute 80s (m)
Awesome Radio (m)
Fun Kids DAB+
Heat Radio (m)
Jazz FM DAB+
Kisstory (m)
Magic Chilled DAB+
Mellow Magic (m)
Panjab Radio (m)
Planet Rock (m)
Premier Christian Radio (m)
Premier Praise! (m)
Share Radio (m)
Sunrise Radio (m)
talkRADIO (m)
talkSPORT 2 (m)
UCB 2 (m)
Union Jack DAB+
Virgin Radio (m)

London 3: channel 11B

Absolute Classic Rock (m)
ABN Radio (m)
Ahomka Radio UK (m)
Bloomberg Radio (m)
Chill (m)
Fun Kids (m)
Gaydio (m)
IBC Tamil (m)
Lyca Dil Se (m)
Lyca Radio (m)
Matryoshka Radio
Polish Radio London (m)
Premier Gospel (m)
Voice of Islam (m)
The Wireless (m)

National commercial stations:
Digital One
England & Wales: channel 11D
Scotland: channel 12A
Northern Ireland: channel 11D

Heart Extra [returns after xmas]
Absolute Radio
BFBS (m)
Capital FM (m)
Capital Xtra
Classic FM
Heart Extra Christmas (m)
Kiss (m)
LBC (m)
Magic UK (m)
Smooth Extra (m)
talkSPORT (m)
UCB 1 (m)
Radio X (m)

London 2: channel 12A
Absolute Radio 70s (m)
Asian FX (m)
BBC Radio London
Chris Country (m)
Jazz FM (m)
Kerrang! (m)
LBC London News (m)
Mi-Soul (m)
Radio Sputnik
Spectrum DAB (m)
Sout-al-Khaleej (m)
talkSPORT (London) (m)
Thames Radio (m)
The Arrow (m)


BBC National stations:
channel 12B

BBC Music Jazz
BBC Asian Network (m)
BBC Radio 1
BBC 1Xtra
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 Extra (m)
BBC Radio 5 Live (m)
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (m/pt)
BBC 6 Music
BBC World Service (m)


London 1: channel 12C

Absolute Radio 90s (m)
Absolute Radio
95.8 Capital FM
Gold
Heart
Heat (m)
Kiss
Kiss Fresh (m)
Kisstory (m)
Magic Soul Summer (m)
Magic 105.4
Smooth Radio

DAB Digital Radio
The local digital radio multiplex for Southend & Chelmsford is on air now on channel 12D and is operated by Now Digital Limited.

BBC Essex
95.8 Capital FM
Encore
Heart
Kiss
Radio Essex (m)
Smooth Radio
 
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No but I have improved my reception by converting my Band II FM/VHF aerial to a Band III Dab/VHF aerial via the aid of a hacksaw drill & plans from the Internet :)
 
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