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All posts by Mike Truculent

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Caldbeck (Cumbria, England) DAB transmitter
Monday 21 March 2016 11:29PM

What is the point of having DAB Radio, when most of the Independent music radio stations broadcast in MONO. I know it is cheaper, but DAB was said to provide CD Quality Audio, it is just glorified DRM. It is 1980s technology so what is the point of DAB+ If radio stations are going to broadcast in monophonic sound reproduction. The transmitters do not put out enough erp (power), and in some weather conditions, the DAB signal sounds like bubbling porridge. Why should I waste money on a DAB radio, when I can listen to it on an Internet radio. No way does DAB radio cover 90% of the UK. I would say it is >75%. It might cover 90% of the population, considering a sizeable chunk of the population live in London. Wide band FM Broadcast Band 2 gives much better audio than Band 3 DAB. Caldbeck Transmitter is the 3rd highest structure in the UK, at 1,106 ft The highest is at Skelton also in Cumbria, at 1,198 ft sending coded messages to submarines on a VLF.
DAB = Disgraceful Audio Broadcasting, or can be referred to as BAD = Bad Audio Decoding : KEEP VHF Analogue RADIO.......

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Map of all DAB transmitters
Tuesday 3 January 2017 9:14PM

Interdependent radio is too low powered at only 2800 watts. The music stations are all in mono . This is not the quality we expect. DAB may soon cover 97% of the population, but not 97% of the UK. Too many blind spots and bubbling audio.VHF Broadband has 4 times the audio quality. I would say DAB is a waste of time. I listen to internet radio at home.

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