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March 30th, 2017

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Hong Kong DAB+ closure

The Hong Kong government has announced that digital radio broadcasting is to cease. The public-service broadcaster RTHK, now the only service provider on the territory's ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong, is expected to terminate transmissions within six months.

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在香港廣播中

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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



 DAB+  Band III The Hong Kong government has announced that digital radio broadcasting is to cease. The public-service broadcaster RTHK, now the only service provider on the territory's ensemble DAB+ Hong Kong, is expected to terminate transmissions within six months. Currently, five services are broadcast, including one in Putonghua and a relay of BBC World Service. Three commercial broadcasters, one of which was unique to the digital platform, previously broadcast services on the ensemble but have retreated in quick succession.



Regular Transmissions


Ocean Digital DAB+
DAB+ thumbnail  Band III

image of receiver

Ocean Digital is a Hong Kong company founded in 1992 and offering a range of DAB+ receivers bearing its own brand. Powered by an external AC/DC adaptor, this desktop radio, the DB-280, has a telescopic antenna and receives DAB, DAB+ and FM radio.

 
DAB+ thumbnail  Band III
Block 11C: 220.352 MHz
Operator: DAB Consortium (DBC, Metro, Phoenix, RTHK)
Sites: Mount Gough 歌賦山 (6 kW); Beacon Hill 煙墩山 (3 kW); Golden Hill 金山 (750 W); Kowloon Peak 飛鵝山 (2.5 kW); Lamma Island 南丫島 (2 kW); Cloudy Hill 九龍坑山 (2 kW); Castle Peak 青山 (700 W)
On-Air: 2011

Future Sites: Four gap-filler sites are in the planning stage.
Tunnel repeaters are in operation:-
(1) Lion Rock Tunnel (linking NT to Kowloon)
(2) Cross Harbour Tunnel (Linking Kowloon with Hong Kong Island)
(3) Aberdeen Tunnel (linking south and north of Hong Kong Island)
(4) Shing Mun Tunnel (linking Tsuen Wan and Sha Tin)

DAB+ by DBC
F110
3
01
LOU
+
3
O2
FAM
+
3
03
MON
+
3
04
WAV
+
3
05
WE
+
3
06
MEL
+
3
07
OPE
+
3
31
PTC
+
3
32
CNR
+
3
33
Rad3
+
3
34
BBC
+
3
35
Rad5
+
I TII
28.11.2010
DAB+ Hong Kong
F110
3
RTHK
PTC
+
3
CNR
HK
+
3
RTHK
3
+
3
BBC
WS
+
3
RTHK
5
+
3
MFD
 
+
3
MMD
 
+
3
MLD
 
+
3
DBC
1
+
3
DBC
2
+
3
DBC
3
+
3
DBC
4
+
3
DBC
5
+
3
DBC
6
+
3
DBC
7
+
I TII
14.01.2016
DAB+ Hong Kong
F110
3
RTHK
PTC
+
3
CNR
HK
+
3
RTHK
3
+
3
BBC
WS
+
3
RTHK
5
+
I TII
13.01.2017
 
31 RTHK PTCF01F64 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1Slide ShowNo PTy
32 CNR HKF02064 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1Slide ShowNo PTy
33 RTHK Radio3F02164 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1Slide ShowNo PTy
34 RTHK BBC(WS)F02264 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1Slide ShowNo PTy
35 RTHK Radio5F02364 kbit/sDAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1Slide ShowNo PTy

Source: Observations, 13.01.2017


Previous Transmissions


Band III thumbnail   Band III
Lband thumbnail   L-band

The following products, available on the mainland, and their prices are shown for information and comparison purposes only.

数字音频广播(DAB)技术

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(Guide)
RMB 30.00
 

DMB-TH thumbnail   DMB-TH
IBOC thumbnail   IBOC
(aka HD Radio)
ISDB thumbnail   ISDB-T


 
Block 11D: 222.064 MHz
Operator: DBC HK
Sites: Mount Gough 歌賦山; Beacon Hill 煙墩山
Future Site: Golden Hill 金山
On-Air: March 2011
This ensemble previously operated on Block 11C:
January 2010 - April 2010
May 2010 - November 2010
November 2010 - March 2011

Source: Wave Media, 28.11.2010

Block 11B: 218.640 MHz
Operator: RTHK 香港電台
Sites: Mount Gough 歌賦山 (600 w); Castle Peak 青山 (110 w)
On-Air: August 2004 - February 2006

RTHK
F001
3
RTHK
ALL IN DAB
3
DAB ONLY
ITII
17.09.2004
DABHK
F001
3
RTHK
ALL IN DAB
3
RTHK
R5 IN DAB
ITII
29.11.2004
DABHK
F001
3
RTHK PTC
IN DAB
3
RTHK BBC
IN DAB
3
RTHK R5
IN DAB
3
RTHK R4
IN DAB
3
RTHK R3
IN DAB
3
RTHK R2
IN DAB
3
RTHK R1
IN DAB
ITII
24.09.2005
DABHK
F001
3
RTHK PTC
IN DAB
3
RTHK BBC
IN DAB
3
RTHK R5
IN DAB
3
RTHK R4
IN DAB
3
RTHK R3
IN DAB
3
RTHK R2
IN DAB
3
RTHK R1
IN DAB
I TII
04.12.2006
 

Source: Observations, 04.12.2006



Block LJ: 1468.368 MHz
Operator: RTHK 香港電台
Sites: Mount Gough 歌賦山; Beacon Hill 煙墩山
On-Air: 1998 to June 2001

II TII
3
HK 1
2
HK 2
4
HK 3
3
HK 4
3
HK 5
3
HK 6

 
The pilot L-band DAB ensemble in Hong Kong was switched off on June 12th 2001, well after the end of the official test period. The two-transmitter SFN was broadcast from Mount Gough and Beacon Hill, providing coverage in Kowloon, the north side of Hong Kong Island and Aberdeen and surrounding area on the south of the island. A lobe to the north of Beacon Hill provided coverage along the Shatin valley.


Source: Observations March & November 2000




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