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January 19th, 2017

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days until FM closures in Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal

FM transmitters in Trøndelag/Møre og Romsdal will close on February 8th 2017. Some local services will continue to use FM after this date.
The first Norwegian FM transmitters were shut down in Nordland, which includes Bodø, at 11:11:11 on January 11th. The last network FM transmitters to close will be in Troms and Finnmark on December 13th 2017. Some local services will continue to use FM after this date.



Beware new DAB radios without DAB+
With the Winter sales in full swing, Wohnort has noticed a rash of apparently attractive radios appearing for sale on Amazon and elsewhere without DAB+. Among the brands offering radios with no mention of DAB+ are Alba, Arbury, KitSound, Lava, Madingley Hall. Others abound. Absence of DAB+ will mean that some national and local services will appear to be completely silent.
Wohnort's Rule: If it doesn't say DAB+ on the box, there probably isn't DAB+ in the box.



Free PURE
DAB+ upgrade

DAB+

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For a limited period, PURE is offering free upgrades to UK customers, unlocking DAB+ reception on compatible radios. A computer with a USB port will be required to perform the upgrade. Check compatability on the PURE website.

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DVB-T2 & HEVC reception
(* now available on more Macs/PCs)
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The latest release of Geniatech's eyeTV 3 software reduces the minimum system requirement necessary for H.265 (HEVC) on the new eyeTV T2 and eyeTV Hybrid USB sticks. eyeTV 3.6.9 HEVC (Version 7512) now requires Intel Core i5 running at at least 2.5 Ghz and a minimum of 4GB available RAM, compared with 3.5 GHz and 8Gb RAM in the previous build (7511). Both sticks are now available on both the UK and German versions of Amazon and both sticks would already receive the UK version of DVB-T2 under the previous release. HD in the UK uses the video codec H.264. In Germany, H.265 (HEVC) will be used, for which the stick has been, in the words of the manufacturer, "prepared". Wohnort notes that this latest release brings HEVC reception within the capability of the roving Wohnort MacBook Pro and stick.

System Requirements: eyeTV Version 3.6.8 / OSX 10.11.x

For PC users, Total TV Player is available to download for Windows 8 or later. (2.5 GHz Intel/AMD Core Duo (or similar), 4GB RAM)
eyeTV T2
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Own-brand DAB+ radios
In the UK, the last remaining bastion of died-in-the-wool, "original-flavour"-only DAB receivers is the range of own-brand radios sold by the major supermarket chains. Which brand will be last to switch? With the new UK digital radio tick mark now specifying DAB+ capability (among other welcome things) to qualify, it can't be long now. With DAB+ services already on air across the UK, and more certain to follow, Wohnort recommends that the own-brand ranges be avoided until they include DAB+.
Caveat emptor!

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Amazon UK Offers
The button below will search for DAB price reductions on amazon.co.uk. (Wohnort has noticed that Amazon's widget occasionally produces non-DAB results)
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Remember to select FREE DELIVERY to reduce your costs still further.



DAB thumbnail   Pan-European Specification
To be capable of working anywhere in Europe, a "pan-European" radio needs to be able to receive DAB, DAB+ and DMB-A in Band III and L-band.



Band III thumbnail   Band III
Lband thumbnail   L-band

DMB-TH thumbnail   DMB-TH
IBOC thumbnail   IBOC
(aka HD Radio)
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Latest Updates and News   

January 19th
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble RTBF DAB updated. Since the previous snapshot, the service VivaBruxelles has been relabelled VivaCité.

January 19th
According to reception reports from the transmission area, the Swiss minimux serving the French-speaking area of Valais, DIG F03 - BAS VS, has been off air since January 15th.

January 19th
On the Block 10D German ensemble Bayern, the packet data services EPG BR and BR Journaline have ceased. The Bayerischer Rundfunk's ensemble on Block 11D has its own EPG.

January 19th
On London 2, the service Chris Country is running with a new SId.

January 18th
The BBC recently brought into service a new transmitter in Northern Ireland. Bangor improves coverage of BBC National DAB in Bangor (Co. Down) and the surrounding area.

January 18th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the services Radio Continu and Radio Continu O have been relabelled Continu Noord and Continu Oost respectively. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
Snapshot updated of the Stockholm ensemble Teracom Test. Many SIds have changed since the last snapshot was taken. An EPG is now running on the ensemble.

January 18th
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL.

January 18th
Berks & N Hants and Plymouth snapshots updated.

January 18th
On the local ensemble Cornwall, the service NJoy Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 18th
Snapshot of the German ensemble NDR SH updated.

January 18th
UK TII table updated.

January 18th
On the Czech ensemble TELEKO DAB, the service SPORT is reported to have ceased.

January 18th
South East Wales, Swindon and West Wiltshire snapshots updated.

January 18th
Snapshot added of the Danish local ensemble Fyn lokal DAB+.

January 16th
In Germany, a new service, MAXX FM, has popped up on the ensemble Berlin/BRBG 7B.

January 16th
In Germany, the special event service SWR Messeradio has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensembles SWR BW N and SWR BW S, broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

January 16th
Snapshot of the Oslo ensemble MiniTV1 updated. Three DMB services are being broadcast currently.

January 16th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian local ensembles LokalØstfold, LokalAkershus and LOKALDAB RIKS II (Haugaland).

January 16th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian regional ensembles following the recent reconfigurations.


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Update History   

January 15th
In Denmark, a new service has popped up on the minimux NivaaDAB. Retro Millennium is broadcasting in DAB+ at 144 kbit/s.

January 15th
In Germany, a new packet data service has popped up on the Blocks 11C/12C ensemble S-ANHALT. Test is running at 8 kbit/s and contains a Slideshow. Other changes to Protection Levels and Bitrates have taken place. Snapshot updated.

January 14th
On London 2, the service Radio Sputnik has ceased.

January 14th
Snapshot updated of the Norwegian regional ensemble NRK Reg2 BuTeVe following the recent reconfigurations.

January 13th
On Trial Portsmouth, the service Flash has been relabelled Test and is currently running without an audio stream. The service 60s is running at the higher bitrate of 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

January 13th
Snapshots updated of the Norwegian national ensemble Riks and the regional ensemble NRK Reg1 OsAkØs following the recent reconfigurations. All NRK services are now broadcast in the regional ensembles and use DAB+.

January 13th
In Switzerland, a new service has popped up on the regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR. Radio Canal3-D+, a commercial broadcaster in Biel, is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

January 13th
DAB+ Hong Kong snapshot updated. Five services are currently being broadcast, all of them in DAB+.

January 12th
In Italy, a new service has popped up on EuroDAB Italia. Radio KissKiss is broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. The services Radio Freccia and RTL 102.5 + are running at the lower Protection Level EEP-3A. Snapshot updated.

January 11th
Northamptonshire snapshot updated following post-Christmas relabelling.

January 11th
In Norway, the first FM closures have taken place in Nordland (including Bodø). The FM networks will be shut down progressively by region, ending with Troms and Finnmark in December.

January 11th
In Norway, all services of the public-service broadcaster NRK are using DAB+ from today.

January 11th
Trial Glasgow snapshot updated following post-Christmas relabelling.

January 10th
Central Scotland snapshot updated following the cessation of Gold and ScottishSunXmas.

January 10th
Bayern snapshot updated following the cessation of B1 Franken.

January 10th
Kuwait snapshot updated. Fifteen services are broadcasting on the Block 11B ensemble Kuwait DAB1, all of them using DAB+.

January 9th
In Switzerland, the on-air dates for the next Minimuxes have slipped back. Sopraceneri and Sottoceneri, scheduled for December 2016 have been moved back to March 2017. Bern is now expected on air in May 2017 and Biel in June 2017. St. Gallen is now due in June 2017.

January 9th
On Trial London, the service RINSE FM has switched to DAB+ and is running at 96 kbit/s with Protection Level EEP-1A. NTS WWW.NTS.LIVE has switched to DAB+ and is running at 48 kbit/s with Protection Level EEP-2A. Snapshot updated.

January 7th
The operator of the UK minimux Trial Norwich has announced that further "original-flavour" DAB services will switch to DAB+ "over the coming weeks" and invited expressions of interest from broadcasters wishing to use the released capacity.

January 7th
On Trial Manchester, the service Cathedral Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 5th
On Central Scotland, the services Gold and ScottishSunXmas have ceased.

January 4th
In the Czech Republic, a new service has popped up on TELEKO DAB. CRo-Regina DAB is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

January 4th
On Trial Glasgow, YOUR Xmas has reverted to being labelled Timeless Radio.

January 4th
On South East Wales, the pop-up service BBC RC Mwy has ceased.

January 4th
Cambridge 105 has popped up in DAB+ on Trial Norwich.

January 4th
In Belgium, a new service has popped up on the Block 11A ensemble in Vlaanderen, Norkring DAB+. EVERGREEN TEST is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. A slideshow is running as a secondary component in its own discrete subchannel. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
The Ukraininan regulator has submitted a proposal for the frequency band 174-230 MHz to be allocated to digital radio, following a study of the experience of other European countries. According to the regulator's website, the National Council's chairman, Yuriy Artemenko, said this gives a clear signal to the industry: "If you want to develop digital radio, you have the frequency." (Google translation)

January 4th
On London 2, the service Chris Country has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

January 4th
In the Netherlands, an additional service has popped on the new local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen. Hollands Palet is broadcasting at 96 kbit/s using DAB+. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
In Norway, the new local licences auctioned in early 2016 came into effect on January 1st. A single licence was offered in each of 37 areas and only 7 remain unallocated. The existing trial licences lapse. The new operators are expected to begin broadcasting during 2017. In the areas Haugaland and Sunnhordland, the auctions were won by a local football club, FK Haugesund, who have teamed up with the power company Haugaland Krafft to operate the new ensemble(s). Norway page updated with new licence holders. Some frequencies have changed compared with the trial licences.

January 3rd
On NE Wales W Chesh, SANTAgrounder has become SANDGROUNDER once more. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
Stoke & Stafford snapshot updated. Cessation of Signal Xmas.

January 3rd
On Trial Manchester, the service Crackers Radio has been relabelled Delite Radio. Snapshot updated.

January 3rd
On the German ensemble S-ANHALT, the service Rockland S-A has been relabelled ROCKLAND S-A.

January 2nd
In Norway, the interim ensemble covering Trondheim on Block 11A has ceased, following the coverage extension of of the licenced local ensemble for the area.

January 2nd
In the Netherlands, two additional services have popped up on the new local ensemble DAB+ Vlaardingen. Feel Good Radio and Stadsradio Delft are each broadcasting at 96 kbit/s using DAB+.

January 2nd
On the German ensemble Radio fuer NRW, FUNKHAUS EUROPA has been relabelled WDRCosmo.

January 1st 2017
Trial London snapshot updated.

January 1st 2017
Christmas is over in the Netherlands. On the Block 11C ensemble DAB+, Sky Radio Xmas has been relabelled Sky Radio Hits.

January 1st 2017
On the Swiss ensemble SMC_D02, LANDLIEBE RADIO+ has been relabelled LUNA RADIO+.

January 1st 2017
On Trial Brighton, all services are now broadcasting using DAB+ apart from one, which is using "original-flavour" DAB at 192 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

December 31st
Christmas is over on Herts Beds Bucks. The service Connect FM Xmas has been relabelled Connect FM. Snapshot updated.

December 31st
On Trial London, the service Crackers Radio has been relabelled Delite Radio and has switched to DAB+. LGR has also switched to DAB+.

December 30th
On Stoke & Stafford and Swansea SW Wales respectively, the services Signal Xmas and The Wave Xmas have ceased. On Bradfrd&Huddersf, the service Pulse Xmas has probably ceased also.

December 28th
South East Wales and Trial Bristol snapshots updated.

December 28th
South Hampshire and Trial Portsmouth snapshots updated.

December 27th
On the Block 10D Polish ensemble for Kielce, the service Radio Kielce has ceased. Snapshot updated.

December 27th
Christmas is over. On D1 National, Heart extra Xmas has been relabelled Heart extra.

December 22nd
The website digitalbitrate.com now has a receiver in Marseille.

December 22nd
In France, a new service has popped up on the Block 6D ensemble RNT PARIS 3. CARISON is a packet data service running at 32 kbit/s.

December 22nd
In France, the longwave transmissions of France Inter on 162 kHz are to end on December 31st 2016. The signal transmitted from Allouis has other uses. Like the 198 kHz transmissions from Droitwich, Allouis provides a standard-frequency reference signal, regulated by an atomic clock, and time signals are modulated onto the carrier to provide the TDF time service, generated by a caesium fountain atomic clock. These transmissions will continue beyond January 1st 2017. The media regulator in France has called for expressions of interest from broadcasters in continuing to use this frequency for radio broadcasting. Closing date is January 16th 2017. France Inter will continue to be broadcast after this date on FM and on DAB+ in Paris.

December 22nd
In Norway, two new services have popped on the Block 11C local ensemble for Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, Lokalradio 1. Radio Trondheim and Revolt are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each. The service Nea Selbu has ceased.

December 22nd
On South Hampshire, Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.

December 22nd
In Poland, the Olsztyn ensemble's transmitter at Pieczewo is reported to have migrated from Block 10C to 11B as planned.

December 21st
In Norway, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 8B. Lokalradio 2 is the ensemble for Stjørdal, Levanger & Steinkjer and is currently carrying one service. Nea test is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 21st
In Norway, three new services have popped up on the Block 11C local ensemble for Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, Lokalradio 1. P5 TRHM and NRJ TRHM are broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s. #247 is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 20th
On Trial Birmingham, Angel Digital has been relabelled Angel Vintage.

December 20th
London 2 snapshot updated. Conversion of AsianFX Radio to DAB+.

December 20th
Herts Beds Bucks snapshot updated. Connect FM relabelled Connect FM Xmas.

December 20th
Trial Cambridge snapshot updated. Addition of MY MUSIC RADIO. Angel Digital relabelled Angel Vintage.

December 20th
In Germany, a new service is reported to have popped up on Berlin/BRBG 7B. niceradio.de is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 20th
On Northamptonshire, Connect FM has been relabelled Connect FM Xmas. On Peterborough, Connect FM Xmas is effectively a new service rather than a relabelling. The SId differs from the previously-observed Connect FM and now matches the Northamptonshire instance. Both snapshots updated.

December 20th
Lincolnshire snapshot updated. Addition of KCFM and Radio Newark.

December 22nd
In France, a new service has popped up on the Block 6D ensemble in Paris - RNT PARIS 3. CARISON is a packet data service running at 32 kbit/s.

December 19th
In the Netherlands, a new service is reported to have popped up on the new Block 6B minimux DAB+ Vlaardingen. EXXACT FM is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

December 19th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DR HESSEN. ANTENNE FRANKFRT is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s.

December 19th
In Italy, the multiplex operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige) RAS has brought a new transmitter into service on Blocks 10B and 10D. Kurzras extends coverage of the ensembles RAS 1-DAB and RAS2-DAB in the Schnalstal, including Kurzras itself.

December 19th
In Italy, a new transmitter has been brought into service on Block 12C. Kronplatz extends coverage of * DAB Italia *, which now stands at 90% of Südtirol (Alto Adige) by population.

December 19th
In Italy, two new transmitters have been brought into service on Block 10C. Grödnerjoch and St. Leonhard in Passeier improve reception of DABMEDIA in Südtirol (Alto Adige), bringing coverage to nearly 95% by population.

December 19th
In Germany, a new transmitter is scheduled to be brought into service on December 22nd on the Eggberg, improving reception of the Block 8D ensemble SWR BW S in the Hochrheingebiet. The site, on German territory, already transmits the Block 12C Swiss ensemble SRG SSR D01.
December 19th
In Italy, the multiplex operator in Südtirol (Alto Adige) RAS has announced that additional transmitters will be brought into service during 2017 at Ratschings, Melag, Taufers i.M., Sulden, Pfelders und Aberstückl, bringing coverage in the province to nearly 100% of the population. RAS, which also operates FM transmitters, will decommission the first of these, beginning with the smaller sites, before the end of 2017.

December 19th
In the Czech Republic, the pilot transmissions by public-service broadcaster Český Rozhlas have been extended to May 31st 2017. The transmissions from Praha-Žižkov have been supplemented by a second site at Beroun.

December 18th
Another minimux has popped up in the Netherlands. 6A Achterhoek NL is broadcasting from Groenlo on Block 6A with four services on board, all reported to be accompanied by Slideshows.

December 18th
Snapshots updated of the Swiss minimuxes DIG D04 - AARAU, DIG D04 - BASEL and DIG D04 - WTHUR.

December 17th
On the local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh, the service SANDGROUNDER has been relabelled (presumably temporarily) SANTAgrounder.

December 17th
Snapshots of the Deutschschweiz regional ensembles updated.

December 16th
In Poland, the Katowice ensemble's transmitter at Kosztowy is reported to have migrated today from Block 10A to 11A as planned.

December 16th
Digital Radio Teracom A/S has been appointed gatekeeper of the Danish national Block 12C ensemble and will take over the transmission licence from January 1st 2017, but will not assume the gatekeeper role until October 1st 2017. The other applicant was Bauer Media. The licence is for a period of 12 years.

December 15th
In Slovenia, a new service has popped up on the Block 10D ensemble MULTIPLEX R1. Glasbeni Radio is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s.

December 15th
In Germany, a new packet data service has popped up on the Block 10D ensemble Bayern. FRAUNHOFER is running in its own subchannel at 8 kbit/s.

December 15th
In Germany, the public-service broadcaster SWR has brought a new Block 8D transmitter into service in Baden-Württemberg. Wannenberg extends and improves coverage of SWR BW S in the Hochrhein.

December 15th
In Poland, the migration of the transmitter at Katowice - Kosztowy from Block 10A to 11A, originally scheduled for December 20th, has been brought forward to tomorrow, December 16th. The migration of Olsztyn - Pieczewo from Block 10C to 11B, originally scheduled for today, has been postponed until December 21st.
DateSiteCurrentFuture
01.12.2016Kielce - Święty Krzyż11C10D
02.12.2016Kielce - ul. Targowa11C10D
06.12.2016Lublin - Piaski10B11B
07.12.2016Lublin - ul. Raabego10B11B
07.12.2016Zielona Góra - Jemiołów12C11C
08.12.2016Białystok - Krynice5B5C
08.12.2016Zielona Góra - ul. Ptasia12C11C
12.12.2016Gdańsk - Chwaszczyno10D5B
13.12.2016Kraków - Chorągwica12D11B
16.12.2016Katowice - Kosztowy10A11A
20.12.2016Koszalin - Góra Chełmska12D11B
21.12.2016Olsztyn - Pieczewo10C11B
21.12.2016Kołobrzeg - Stramnica12D11B

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