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2cvbloke

2cvbloke

Bulbs need shelter too...
Messages
9,672
My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
Who would have thought back in the 80s when FM was really taking off that come 2016 we'd be listening to the majority of radio stations in compressed mono and not a single flying car in sight...
Thatcher...
 
william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
8,771
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 45 west)
Edision Primo IP S2 (A/B switch) TM5502HD

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish +TM-0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch), TM-F3/5

45cm dish Golden Interstar Alpha X 28E
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
28,292
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
Channel Hopper

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
Staff member
Messages
28,292
My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
My Location
UK South
I might have another in a minute.
 
william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
8,771
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 45 west)
Edision Primo IP S2 (A/B switch) TM5502HD

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish +TM-0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch), TM-F3/5

45cm dish Golden Interstar Alpha X 28E
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
Most BBC Music radio now downgraded from 128kbps Stereo to 112kbps joint stereo
to make room for extra services (Radio-3 is still in 192kbps Stereo)

BBC National DAB Multiplex - Channel 12B (225.648MHz)
BBC Radio 1 Pop Music 112Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 1Xtra Other Music 112Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 2 Pop Music 112Kbps Stereo
*BBC Radio 2 Country tests in 80kbps Mono
BBC Radio 3 Classical Music 192Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 4 Varied Speech 112Kbps Mono/80Kbps Mono at times
BBC Radio 4 Extra Varied Speech 64 to 80Kbps Mono
BBC Radio 5 Live News 64 to 80Kbps Mono
*BBC Radio 5 Live Sport Xtra Sports 64Kbps Mono
BBC Radio 6 Music Rock Music 112Kbps Stereo
BBC Asian Network Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
BBC World Service Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
*BBC Parliament 64kbps mono
* = Only on air at certain times
 
william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
8,771
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 45 west)
Edision Primo IP S2 (A/B switch) TM5502HD

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish +TM-0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch), TM-F3/5

45cm dish Golden Interstar Alpha X 28E
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
8,771
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 45 west)
Edision Primo IP S2 (A/B switch) TM5502HD

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish +TM-0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch), TM-F3/5

45cm dish Golden Interstar Alpha X 28E
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
No Country Music radio or TV for ages then 2 come along together :)

Chris Country starts on London-2nd Multiplex.
 
william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
8,771
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 45 west)
Edision Primo IP S2 (A/B switch) TM5502HD

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish +TM-0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch), TM-F3/5

45cm dish Golden Interstar Alpha X 28E
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
Dab Radio update for 11th March 2016 (West Essex)
DAB Radio Station Genre Bitrate (All Codec in MP-2 except where stated)

BBC National DAB Multiplex - Channel 12B (225.64MHz)
Most BBC Music radio now downgraded from 128kbps Stereo to 112Kbps joint stereo
to make room for extra services (Radio-3 is still in 192Kbps Stereo)

BBC National DAB Multiplex - Channel 12B (225.648MHz)
BBC Radio 1 Pop Music 112Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 1Xtra Other Music 112Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 2 Pop Music 112Kbps Stereo
*BBC Radio 2 Country 64kbps Mono
BBC Radio 3 Classical Music 192Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 4 Varied Speech 112Kbps Mono/80Kbps Mono at times
BBC Radio 4 Extra Varied Speech 64 to 80Kbps Mono
BBC Radio 5 Live News 64 to 80Kbps Mono
*BBC Radio 5 Live Sport Xtra Sports 64Kbps Mono
BBC Radio 6 Music Rock Music 112Kbps Stereo
BBC Asian Network Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
BBC World Service Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
*BBC Parliament 64Kbps mono
* = Only on air at certain times

D1 National Commercial DAB Multiplex - Channel 11D (222.064MHz)
Talk SPORT Sport 64Kbps Mono
Absolute Radio Rock Music 80Kbps Mono
LBC Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
Classic FM Classicical Music 128Kbps Stereo
Planet Rock Rock Music 80Kbps Mono
BFBS Radio Pop Music 80Kbps Mono
Capital XTRA Pop Music 128Kbps Stereo
Premier Christian Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
UCB-1 UK Christian Religion 64Kbps Mono
Absolute Radio 80's Pop Music 80Kbps Mono
KISS Pop Music 80Kbps Mono
Smooth Extra Easy Listening 80Kbps Mono
Radio X Rock Music 80Kbps Mono
Magic UK Pop Music 80Kbps Mono

SDL National Multiplex 216.928MHz
Absolute R 80's 80Kbps MP2 Mono
Awesome Radio 64Kbps MP2 Mono
Fun Kids UK 32Kbps AAC Stereo Dab+
heat radio 80Kbps MP2 Mono
Jazz FM Stereo 32Kbps AAC Stereo Dab+
Kisstory 80Kbps MP2 Mono
Magic Chilled 32Kbps AAC Stereo Dab+
Mellow Magic 80Kbps MP2 Mono
Panjab Radio 1 56Kbps MP2 Mono
Planet Rock 80Kbps MP2 Mono
Premier New 64Kbps MP2 Mono
Premier Praise 64Kbps MP2 Mono
Share Radio UK 64Kbps MP2 Mono
Sunrise National 64Kbps MP2 Mono
talkRadio 64Kbps MP2 Mono
talkSport 2 64Kbps MP2 Mono
UCB 2 Nationwide 64Kbps MP2 Mono
Virgin Radio 80Kbps MP2 Mono

London 1 Multiplex - CE Digital - Channel 12C (227.36MHz)
Absolute Radio 90's Pop Music 80Kbps Mono
Absolute Radio Rock music 112Kbps Stereo
KISS Pop Music 112Kbps Stereo
Kiss Fresh Pop Music 64Kbps Mono
Kisstory Dance Music 64Kbps Mono
Capital Pop Music 128Kbps Stereo
Magic London Pop Music 112Kbps Stereo
Smooth Radio Easy Listening 128Kbps Stereo
heat radio Pop Music 80Kbps Mono
The Hits Pop Music 80Kbps Mono
Heart London Pop Music 128Kbps Stereo

London 2 Multiplex - Switchdigital - Channel 12A (223.93MHz)
UCB -2 Religion 64Kbps Mono
Kerrang Rock Music 64Kbps
Panjab Radio Other Music 64Kbps Mono
LBC London News Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
BBC London Varied Speech 128Kbps Stereo
TalkSPORT London Sport 64Kbps Mono
Spectrum Radio Other Music 64Kbps Mono
Absolute Radio 70's 70's Music 64Kbps Mono
Absolute Radio 00's Pop Music 64Kbps Mono
Radio Sputnik Talk 112Kbps Stereo
Jazz FM Jazz 80Kbps Mono
The Arrow Rock Music 128Kbps Stereo
Mi-Soul Soul Music 64Kbps Mono
Sout Al Khaleej Arabic music 64Kbps Mono
Chris Country 80Kbps Mono

London 3 Multiplex - DRg London - Channel 11B (218.64MHz)
Ahomka Radio uk Varied Music 64Kbps
Lyca Radio 1458 Varied Speach 64Kbps Mono
Lyca DIL SE 1035 Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
Polish Radio London Pop Music 96Kbps Mono
Chill Other Music 64Kbps Mono
Fun Kids Children's 80Kbps Mono
Absolute Classic Rock Rock Music 64Kbps Mono
Premier Gospel Religion 80Kbps Mono
Gaydio Music 80Kbps Mono
IBC Tamil Cultures 64Kbps Mono
The Wireless Music 64Kbps Mono
Share Radio Finance 64Kbps Mono
Voice of Islam Religion 64Kbps Mono
Matryoshka Radio Russian Music 128Kbps Stereo

Essex Multiplex Now Digital channel 12D 229.072MHz
BBC Essex Local News 128Kbps Stereo
Capital Chart Music 128Kbps Stereo
Radio Essex Pop Music 64 Kbps Mono
Pop Up radio Talk 64Kbps Mono
Gold Oldies 128Kbps Stereo
Heart Essex 128Kbps Stereo
Smooth Essex 128Kbps Stereo

Herts Beds & Bucks Now Digital Channel 10D 215.072MHz
BBC 3CR Local News 128Kbps Stereo
Bob Home Counties 80Kbps Mono
Connect FM 64Kbps Mono
Heart 4 Counties Pop Music 128Kbps Stereo
MKFM Pop Music 64Kbps
Smooth 4 Counties Easy Listening 128Kbps Stereo
Sunrise Radio Asian Music 64Kbps Mono

This list was compiled by William-1
 
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william-1

william-1

Super Moderator
Staff member
Messages
8,771
Location
Epping Forest
My Satellite Setup
OP Gibertini 100 XP+ Inverto Black Ultra 0.2
Superior Dark Motor (160° max)
(50 east to 45 west)
Edision Primo IP S2 (A/B switch) TM5502HD

Raven 88cm Mesh Dish +TM-0.1
Stab100 H to H (120° max)
(53 east to 45 west)
Octagon SX88+ (A/B switch), TM-F3/5

45cm dish Golden Interstar Alpha X 28E
My Location
Epping Forest Essex
BBC back to previous bit rates now 2 Country has gone

DAB Radio Station Genre Bitrate (All Codec in MP-2)
BBC National DAB Multiplex - Channel 12B (225.64MHz)

BBC Radio 1 Pop Music 128Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 1Xtra Other Music 128Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 2 Pop Music 128Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 3 Classical Music 192Kbps Stereo
BBC Radio 4 Varied Speech 128Kbps Stereo/80Kbps Mono when 5 live active
BBC Radio 4 Extra Varied Speech 80Kbps Mono
BBC Radio 5 Live News 80Kbps Mono
BBC Radio 5 Live Sport Xtra Sports 64Kbps Mono
BBC Radio 6 Music Rock Music 128Kbps Stereo
BBC Asian Network Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
BBC World Service Varied Speech 64Kbps Mono
 
satosk

satosk

Member
Messages
116
My Satellite Setup
Be independent and your TV screen will never be the same.
My Location
Slovakia - Heart of Europe
As far as I can see, there hasn`t been any proper DAB reception report from Northern Ireland. So I dedicated my Sunday to playing with my SDR device to show you how it looks in this part of the UK. A new Multiplex called "SDL National" was launched in February or so on channel 11A (216.928 MHz), but it`s nothing but shame. I just don't understand why they bother people with such poor quality.... Top be honest I`m not impressed with quality of any of radio channels in those 4 MUXes at all.

DAB 4 Muxes info.jpg

In 4 Muxes there are 51 Radio stations:
Mono @ 56 kbps - 1 Station
Mono @ 64 kbps - 16 Stations
Mono @ 80 kbps – 18 Stations
Stereo @ 112 kbps – 2 Stations
Stereo @ 128 kbps – 10 Stations
Stereo @ 160 kbps – 1 Station
Stereo HE-AAC v2 @ 32 kbps – 3 Stations

DAB 11A.jpg

SDL National 11A:
Absolute Radio 80s Mono @ 80kbps
Awesome Radio Mono @ 64kbps
Fun Kids UK Stereo HE-AAC v2 @ 32 kbps
Jazz FM Stereo Stereo HE-AAC v2 @ 32 kbps
Kisstory Mono @ 80kbps
Magic Chilled Stereo HE-AAC v2 @ 32 kbps
Mellow magic Mono @ 80 kbps
Panjab Radio Mono @ 56 kbps
Planet Rock Mono @ 80 kbps
Premier Praise Mono @ 64 kbps
Premier Christian Mono @ 64 kbps
Share Radio Mono @ 64 kbps
Sunrise National Mono @ 64 kbps
UCB 2 Mono @ 64 kbps
Virgin Radio Mono @ 80 kbps
Heat Radio Mono @ 80 kbps
Talk Radio Mono @ 64 kbps
Talk Sport 2 Mono @ 64 kbps

DAB 11D.jpg

D1 National 11D:
Absolute Radio Mono @ 80 kbps
BFBS Radio Mono @ 80 kbps
Capital XTRA Stereo @ 112 kbps
Classic FM Stereo @ 128 kbps
Heart Extra Mono @ 80 kbps
Kiss Mono @ 80 kbps
LBC Mono @ 64 kbps
Magic Mono @ 80 kbps
Radio X Mono @ 80 kbps
Smooth Extra Mono @ 80 kbps
UCB 1 Mono @ 64 kbps
Talk Sport Mono @ 64 kbps

DAB 12B.jpg

BBC National DAB 12B:
BBC Asian Network Mono @ 64 kbps
BBC R5 Live Sport X Mono @ 64 kbps
BBC Radio 1 Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 1 Xtra Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 2 Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 3 Stereo @ 160 kbps
BBC Radio 4 Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 4 Extra Mono @ 80 kbps
BBC Radio 5 Live Mono @ 64 kbps
BBC Radio 6 Music Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC World Service Mono @ 64 kbps

DAB 12D.jpg

Northern Ireland 12D:
Absolute C rock Mono @ 80 kbps
Absolute Radio 90s Mono @ 80 kbps
BBC Radio Foyle Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Ulster Stereo @ 128 kbps
Cool FM Stereo @ 128 kbps
Downtown Country Stereo @ 112 kbps
Downtown Radio Stereo @ 128 kbps
Kiss Fresh Mono @ 80 kbps
Magic Soul Summer Mono @ 80 kbps
Q Radio Mono @ 64 kbps
 
satosk

satosk

Member
Messages
116
My Satellite Setup
Be independent and your TV screen will never be the same.
My Location
Slovakia - Heart of Europe
Pictures say it all...

This is Multiplex DAB 11A.
 

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satosk

satosk

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Messages
116
My Satellite Setup
Be independent and your TV screen will never be the same.
My Location
Slovakia - Heart of Europe
DAB 11A Continues...
 

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satosk

satosk

Member
Messages
116
My Satellite Setup
Be independent and your TV screen will never be the same.
My Location
Slovakia - Heart of Europe
This is Multiplex DAB 11D.
 

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satosk

satosk

Member
Messages
116
My Satellite Setup
Be independent and your TV screen will never be the same.
My Location
Slovakia - Heart of Europe
This is Multiplex DAB 12B.
 

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satosk

satosk

Member
Messages
116
My Satellite Setup
Be independent and your TV screen will never be the same.
My Location
Slovakia - Heart of Europe
This is Multiplex DAB 12D.
 

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