Page Updated:
September 15th, 2019

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 DAB Ensembles Worldwide
 
   
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Ensemble Label
EId
3
Stereo
conditional access   3
Stereo
3
Joint
Stereo
4
Joint St.
LSF
3
Mono
3
Mono
LSF
3
Dual
Channel
1
Packet
Data
3
Stream
Data
3
DAB+
(Mode?)
+
3
DAB+
Stereo
+
3
DAB+
Mono
+
3
DAB+
5.1
+
IVTII




 site symbol for DAB+ A mixture of DAB and DAB+ transmissions is taking place in Ireland. While there is currently no official policy to switch to DAB+, since there are already DAB+ capable receivers on sale, Wohnort believes it would be prudent, now, to ensure any receiver you purchase is able to receive the new format. As well as future-proofing your investment, it could also be useful should you wish to use your radio abroad.


National Ensembles


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RTÉ

DAB+ thumbnail  Band III  EPG
Block 12C: 227.360 MHz
Allotment: IRL DAB NATIONAL 1 - IRL DAB NAT 1
Operator: RTÉ
Sites: Three Rock (Dublin - 14kW), Clermont Carn (5kW)
Kippure (15 kW), Spur Hill (Cork - 10kW), Woodcock Hill (Limerick - 10kW)

On-Air (tests): to March 2001
On-Air (tests): January 2006 to June 2006
On-Air (tests): December 2006 to November 2008
On-Air (public service): December 2008

The RTÉ website includes a coverage map, but this does not show Kippure.


TRANSMITTER MAIN ID SUB ID
hex dec hex dec
Three Rock - Dublin 02 02 01 01
Clermont Carn ? ? ? ?
Kippure ? ? ? ?
Spur Hill - Cork 0 0 0 0
Woodcock Hill - Limerick 0 0 0 0
DAB Ireland Mux1
2E01
3
RTE
Radio 1
3
RTE 2FM
3
RTE
LYRIC
3
RTE
RnaG
3
RTE 2XM
3
RTE
Jr
3
RTE
GOLD
3
RTE
PULSE
3
RTE
R1x
3
RTE
R1+
+
3
RTE
2FM
+
3
ITII
12.12.2014 (evening)
DAB Ireland Mux1
2E01
3
RTE
Radio 1
3
RTE 2FM
3
RTE
LYRIC
3
RTE
RnaG
3
RTE 2XM
3
RTE
Jr
3
RTE
GOLD
3
RTE
PULSE
3
RTE
R1x
3
RTE
R1+
+
3
RTE
2FM
+
3
ITII
05.09.2015
DAB Ireland Mux1
2E01
3
RTE
Radio 1
3
RTE 2FM
3
RTE
LYRIC
3
RTE
RnaG
3
RTE 2XM
3
RTE
Jr
3
RTE
GOLD
3
RTE
PULSE
3
RTE
R1x
3
RTE
R1+
+
3
RTE
2FM
+
3
ITII
24.10.2016
DAB Ireland Mux1
2E01
3
RTE
Radio 1
3
RTE 2FM
3
RTE
LYRIC
3
RTE
RnaG
3
RTE 2XM
3
RTE
Jr
3
RTE
GOLD
3
RTE
PULSE
3
RTE
R1x
3
RTE
R1+
+
3
RTE
2FM
+
3
ITII
14.11.2018
 
RTE Radio 12201128 kbit/sJoint StereoNo PTy
RTE Radio 1 +226148 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2No PTy
RTE Radio 1Extra224A80 kbit/sMonoNo PTy
RTE 2FM2202128 kbit/sJoint StereoSlide ShowNo PTy
RTE 2FM +226264 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy
RTE 2XM2245112 kbit/sJoint StereoNo PTy
RTE CHILL2247 *180 kbit/sMonoNo PTy
RTE Jr Radio
RTE GOLD2248128 kbit/sJoint StereoSlide ShowNo PTy
RTE LYRIC2203160 kbit/sJoint StereoNo PTy
RTE PULSE2249128 kbit/sJoint StereoSlide ShowNo PTy
RTE RnaG220480 kbit/sMonoNo PTy
RTE EPGE32002218 kbit/spacket dataMOT

*1  The service is labelled RTE CHILL at night and RTEjr Radio during the day. The SId is common to both configs.

Source: Observations, 14.11.2018



 

Test Ensembles


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Cork

Block 11A: 216.928 MHz
Allotment:
Operator: éirdab (Viamux Ltd)
Sites: Hollyhill (Cork - 300w
On-Air: August 2018 - August 2019 (12 month trial)

The operator's website includes a coverage prediction map.

eirdab

Radio Maria2850128 kbit/sJoint StereoReligion
Raidio Ri-Ra2854128 kbit/sJoint StereoOther Music
This is Juice 2853192 kbit/sStereoPop Music
UCB Ireland 2851128 kbit/sJoint StereoReligion

Source: éirdab, 24.04.2019
éirdab, 20.08.2019

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Dublin 1

DAB+ thumbnail  Band III
Block 5A: 174.928 MHz
Allotment:
Operator: RTÉ
Sites: Donnybrook (200w)
On-Air: September 2017


Not all of the services listed below are yet accompanied by audio.

Minimux 1
2E04
3
xRT
R1
+
3
xRT
2FM
+
3
xRT
Lyr
+
3
xRT
Rna
+
3
xRT
Gol
+
3
xRT
R1x
+
3
xRT
Pul
+
3
xRT
2XM
+
3
xRT
Jr
+
3
Beat
 
+
3
C
103
+
3
Cla
fm
+
3
4fm
 
+
3
Co
96
+
3
98
fm
+
3
EC
FM
+
3
FM
104
+
3
GB
FM
+
3
KC
LR
+
3
Kfm
 
+
3
Li
95
+
3
Hi
Rad
+
3
M
103
+
ITII
14.11.2017
 
xRTE Radio 1281048 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Varied Speech
xRTE 2FM281148 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
xRTE Lyric281248 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Serious Classical
xRTE RnaG281348 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Culture
xRTE Gold281448 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Oldies Music
xRTE Radio 1x281548 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Varied Speech
xRTE Pulse281648 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Other Music
xRTE 2XM281748 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Other Music
xRTE Jr Radio281848 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Children's Progs
Beat 102103201948 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
C103281A kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
Clare fm281B48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Classic Hits 4fm281C kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
Cork's 96fm281D kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
Dublin's 98fm281E kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
Dublins FM1042020 kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
East Coast FM281F48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Galway Bay FM282248 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Highland Radio282648 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
KCLR282348 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Kfm2824 kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
Limerick Live 95282548 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Midlands 103 282748 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music

Source: Observations, 14.11.2017

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Dublin 2

DAB+ thumbnail  Band III
Block 5B: 176.640 MHz
Allotment:
Operator: RTÉ
Sites: Donnybrook (200w)
On-Air: September 2017


Minimux 2
2E05
3
iRa
 
+
3
LM
 
+
3
Mid
 
+
3
New
 
+
3
Nor
 
+
3
Oce
 
+
3
Q10
 
+
3
Ra
Ke
+
3
Ra
No
+
3
Red
FM
+
3
Sha
 
+
3
SE
Rad
+
3
Sp
10
+
3
Sp
SW
+
3
Sp
Rad
+
3
Sun
 
+
3
Tip
FM
+
3
Tod
FM
+
3
WL
fm
+
3
Rna
Life
+
3
Ri
Ra
+
ITII
14.11.2017
 
Cork's Red FM283148 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
iRadio2828 kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
LMFM282948 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
MidWest Radio282A48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Varied Speech
Newstalk282B48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Varied Speech
Northern Sound282C48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Ocean FM282D48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Other Music
Q102282E kbit/sno audio streamVaried Speech
Radio Kerry282F48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Radio Nova2830 kbit/sno audio streamRock Music
Radio Ri Ra283D48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Varied Speech/td>
Raidio na Life283C kbit/sno audio streamCulture
Shannonside FM283248 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
South East Radio283348 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Spin 10382834 kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
Spin South West2835 kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
Spirit Radio2836 kbit/sno audio streamReligion
Sunshine 106.82837 kbit/sno audio streamEasy Listening
Tipp FM283848 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music
Today FM2839 kbit/sno audio streamPop Music
WLR fm283A48 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2Pop Music

Source: Observations, 14.11.2017

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South East Ireland

Block 9B: 204.640 MHz
Allotment:
Operator: Total Broadcast
Sites: Blackstairs Mountain, Waterford City
On-Air: April 2010 - 2014

The pilot ensemble ceased during the summer of 2014.

 

coverage thumbnail

The Total Broadcast website has a coverage map for download.

TOTAL-DAB
0017
3
Total
Broadc..
3
Beat
102-103
3
Radio Nova
3
UCB
Ire..
3
Tipp
FM
3
Sunsh,,
106.8
3
4FM
3
KCLR
96fm
3
Phantom
3
South
East
ITII
02.11.2010
TOTAL-DAB
23FF
3
RTE
2XM+
+
3
Total
Broa
+
3
Beat
102-103
3
Radio Nova
3
UC
Ire
+
3
Tip
FM
+
3
Sunsh..
106.8
3
4FM
3
KC
96
+
3
Phantom
3
South
East
+
3
talk
SPO
3
Manx
Rad
ITII
02.11.2010
TOTAL-DAB
2E03
3
RTE 1
Extra
3
WLR
FM+
+
3
Beat
102-103
3
Radio
Nova
4
UC
Ire
+
4
Tip
FM
3
All80s
4
Zenith
Classic
4
KC
96
+
3
Phantom
4
Sth East
Radio
3
Radio
Ri-Ra
ITII
05.03.2013
 

Source: Observations, 05.03.2013

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Dublin, Cork

Block 12A: 223.936 MHz
Allotment: IRL DAB NATIONAL 2 - IRL DAB NAT 2
Operator: DB Digital Broadcasting
Sites: Three Rock (Dublin), Cork
DB Digital Broadcasting dropped earlier plans to expand to Limerick.
On-Air: March 2007 - November 2008 from Three Rock, Dublin
July 2012 - June 2017

This ensemble ceased broadcasting June 30th 2017.

DAB Ireland Mux2
2E02
3
All
80s+
+
3
Ri-
Ra+
+
3
UCB+
 
+
3
Zenith
+
+
3
Amaz
Rad+
+
3
Suns
Rad+
+
3
All
80s
3
Radio
Ri-Ra
3
UCB
 
3
Amazing
Radio
3
Zenith
 
3
Sunshine
ITII
12.12.2014
DAB Ireland Mux2
2E02
3
Ri-
Ra+
+
3
UCB+
 
+
3
Zenith
+
+
3
Amaz
Rad+
+
3
Suns
Rad+
+
3
Radio
Ri-Ra
3
UCB
 
3
Amazing
Radio
3
Zenith
 
3
Sunshine
ITII
05.09.2015
DAB Ireland Mux2
2E02
3
Ri-
Ra+
+
3
UCB+
 
+
3
Zenith
+
+
3
Maria
+
+
3
Suns
Rad+
+
3
Radio
Ri-Ra
3
UCB
 
3
Amazing
Radio
3
Zenith
 
3
Sunshine
3
Radio
Maria
ITII
15.02.2016
DAB Ireland Mux2
2E02
3
Ri-
Ra+
+
3
HEED
FM+
+
3
Maria
+
+
3
Suns
Rad+
+
3
Ri-Ra
 
3
Maria
 
3
HEED
FM
3
Sunshine
ITII
24.10.2016
DAB Ireland Mux2
2E02
3
Ri-
Ra+
+
3
RTE
Lyric+
+
3
Maria
+
+
3
Suns
Rad+
+
3
Ri-Ra
 
3
RTE Lyric
 
3
Maria
 
3
Sunshine
ITII
08.05.2017
 

Source: Observations, 08.05.2017



 

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Dublin

DAB+ thumbnail  Band III
Block 5D: 180.064 MHz
Allotment:
Operator: FreeDAB
Site: Dublin
On-Air: September 2019


Free-DAB
2FFF
3
NRG
 
+
3
Non-Stop 90's
 
+
3
Total
Coun..
+
3
Trance
Pulse
+
3
Trax
 
+
3
Energy
 
+
3
Zenith
Rock
+
4
Spe..
Rad
+
3
True
80s
+
3
Coast
FM
+
3
Storm
NE
+
3
Soul
City
+
4
UD
 
+
ITII
13.09.2019
 
Coast FM276596 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
Energy276264 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy
Non-Stop 90's2754192 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
NRG Radio Cork2756112 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
SoulCity996064 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy
Spektrum Radio276464 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy
Storm North East995096 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
Total Country276164 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy
Trance Pulse275996 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
Trax275896 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
True 80s275796 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
UDMI Radio998064 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy
Zenith Rock276364 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy

Source: Observations, 13.09.2019

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Cork

DAB+ thumbnail  Band III
Block 5A: 174.928 MHz
Allotment:
Operator: FreeDAB
Site: Cork
On-Air: March 2019


Free-DAB
2FFF
2
NRGradio
 
4
Phever
Radio
4
RetroNow
 
4
Trax
 
4
Trance
Pulse
4
Total
Country
4
Easy
Radio
4
Zenith
Rock
4
Spekt..
Radio
+
4
Coast
DAB
+
I
07.09.2019
Free-DAB
2FFF
3
NRG Radio
Cork
+
3
Non Stop
90s
+
3
Total
Cou..
+
3
Trance
Pulse
+
3
Trax
 
+
3
Easy
Radio
+
3
Zenith
Rock
+
4
Spek..
Rad
+
3
True
80s
+
4
UD
 
+
I
13.09.2019
 
Easy Radio276296 kbit/sNo MPEG audioNo PTy
NRG Radio Cork2756192 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
Non Stop 90s2754112 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
Spektrum Radio276464 kbit/sNo MPEG audioNo PTy
Total Country276164 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy
Trance Pulse275996 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
Trax275896 kbit/sNo MPEG audioNo PTy
True 80s275796 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo AAC-LCNo PTy
UDMI Radio998064 kbit/sNo MPEG audioNo PTy
Zenith Rock276364 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1No PTy

Source: Observations, 13.09.2019


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Ireland L-band Allocations

according to Maastricht 2002
Area & Frequency Block Plan ID Area & Frequency Block Plan ID Area & Frequency Block Plan ID
Carlow County LO IRL80022 Kerry County LA IRL80003 North Inishowen LA IRL80026
Cavan County LA IRL80024 Kildare County LD IRL80008 Roscommon/S Leitrim LF IRL80025
Clare County LE IRL80019 Kilkenny County LM IRL80016 Sligo/S Donegal LD IRL80013
Cork City LD IRL80001 Laois/Offaly LC IRL80020 Tipperary County LI IRL80017
Cork County LN IRL80002 Limerick City LD IRL80030 Waterford City LB IRL80027
Donegal Northwest LO IRL80021 Limerick County LP IRL80004 Waterford County LA IRL80005
Dublin City LA IRL80010 Longford/Westmeath LJ IRL80015 Wexford County LH IRL80006
Dublin County LG IRL80009 Louth County LO IRL80011 Wexford Town LD IRL80028
East Coast Wicklow LE IRL80029 Mayo County LG IRL80014 Wicklow Rural LN IRL80007
Galway City LC IRL80031 Meath County LH IRL80023
Galway County LK IRL80018 Monaghan County LK IRL80012




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