Page Updated:
February 16th, 2019

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Caveat emptor!
Update: Another seller, "Mlec tech", has been found selling this cheap portable FM radio on Amazon UK and describing it as "DAB". In the detailed spec, DAB isn't mentioned. Wohnort has contacted this seller and will post any responses received here. Both this seller and the one mentioned below appear to be based in China.

As Christmas approaches, it's unfortunately still best to be alert when buying DAB/DAB+ radios. Wohnort has noticed a number of "new" models that fail to mention DAB+ in their descriptions. Remember Wohnort's Rule: If it doesn't say DAB+ on the box, it probably doesn't receive DAB+. More worryingly, a portable FM radio L-938, described as "Mini Pocket Digital FM Radio DAB" is being offered by "Househome" on Amazon UK for GBP 8.79, but with no mention of DAB in the specification. Wohnort has contacted the seller for clarification and will post their answer here. Caveat emptor!

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eyeTV T2
DVB-T2 & HEVC reception
(* now available on more Macs/PCs)
DVB-T thumbnail  DVB-T2 thumbnail

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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)
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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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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)
ISDB thumbnail   ISDB-T

 
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



Latest Updates and News

February 17th
The public-service broadcaster in northern Germany has brought two new transmitters into service on Block 8B. Wustrow (aka Ahrenshoop) extends coverage of NDR MV to a region including Ribnitz-Damgarten, Ahrenshoop, Prerow, Zingst and Barth. Greifswald extends and improves coverage in the northern Greifswalder Umland.

February 16th
On the Block 9C instance of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL, the service RADIOJND has ceased. The only service remaining on this ensemble is a packet data TPEG service.

February 16th
London 1 snapshot updated. Addition of Magic Chilled, broadcasting in DAB+. The existing "original-flavour" DAB service KISS FRESH has dropped to 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF.

February 16th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Gloucestershire updated. Cessation of Total Star since the previous snapshot.

February 16th
On the local ensemble Bristol, the service SoulTrain Radio has ceased. Snapshot updated.

February 16th
Two new services have popped up on #EuroDab Italia. RadioMonteCarlo and Virgin radio are broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s each. Multiple other changes, including Protection Levels. Snapshot updated.

February 13th
D1 National and SDL National snapshots updated. Migration of KISSTORY and Magic Chilled.

February 12th
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester snapshots updated. Addition of Magic Chilled.

February 12th
In Belgium, EPGs have popped up on the new regional ensembles, HAINAUT 1, HAINAUT 2, NAM-LUX 1, NAM-LUX 2, etc.

February 8th
On the new French ensemble for Mulhouse, RNT MULH 18, the service Radio ECN has been relabelled ECN.


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Update History

February 5th
In Sweden, the website Radionytt reports that the launch of the forthcoming NENT ensemble has been postponed until no later than June 30th.

February 4th
The D1 National and local ensemble instances of ABS90 OLD have ceased, completing the migration of Absolute Rad 90s to SDL National. Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester and D1 National snapshots updated. On Manchester, Magic Soul continues to be broadcast at Protection Level 4.

February 4th
On the Danish regional ensemble MUX3-OSTSJ, the service Nord FM has ceased.

February 4th
On the German ensembles rbb Berlin K7D and rbb BRB/BLN K10B, the service radioBERLIN 88,8 has been relabelled rbb 88.8

February 4th
Snapshot updated of the Danish ensemble NivaaDAB.

February 4th
Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester snapshots updated. Addition of Magic Soul. On Manchester, the new service is being broadcast at Protection Level 4.

February 4th
The migration of Absolute Rad 90s to SDL National has begun. The service has popped up at the same bitrate and with the same SId as the existing D1 National and local ensemble instances. These have been relabelled ABS90 OLD. You'd like to think that in such a migration scenario, it could be guaranteed that a receiver would always store the new version. However, with the same SId being used for the new and both of the old instances, and receivers being presented with all three during a rescan, it will depend on the tuning strategies of individual receivers as to which one gets stored.

February 4th
On SDL National, the service HEAT RADIO has ceased. Snapshot updated.

February 2nd
In Sweden, the services of public-service broadcaster Sveriges Radio are no longer carried on the Stockholm ensemble TERACOM Test. SR P2 Musik, SR P3 and SR P4 Stockholm have ceased.

February 2nd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 8A Randstad NL, the services RADIO DECIBEL NH and RADIO DECIBEL ZH have been relabelled RADIO ROYAAL NH and RADIO ROYAAL ZH respectively.

February 2nd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL, the bitrate of Continu Zuid has dropped from 96 to 64 kbit/s.

February 2nd
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 9D Noord-West NL, the bitrate of Continu West has dropped from 96 to 64 kbit/s.

February 2nd
In France, the new local ensemble in Mulhouse has been relabelled yet again. Today's label is RNT MULH 18.

February 2nd
In Belgium, the TPEG service TPEG BeMobile running on the first regional ensembles, HAINAUT 1, NAM-LUX 1, etc., are running with a changed SId.

February 1st
In France, the EId of the local ensemble for Lens-Douai, BLAD, is reported to have changed from F025 to F017, ending the clash with the new local ensemble MULHOUSE MUX 18.

February 1st
On the Norwegian local ensemble for Sør-Trøndelag uten Fosen, Lokalradio 1, the service Radio Trondheim has ceased following the failure of the company behind the broadcasts.

January 31st
In Belgium, an EPG is reported to have popped up on the new regional ensemble for Brussels, BXL-BW 1. EPG 7 is broadcasting at 8 kbit/s. The "7" in the service label matches the SId and also ties in with the ensemble's EId.

January 31st
In Switzerland, two new services have popped up on the Digris ensemble for Luzern, Zug and Nidwalden, DIG D04 - ZS. Radio Lozärn and Radio Luzern Pop, from different broadcasters, appear to be going head-to-head in this market.

January 31st
On the German ensembles Berlin/BRBG K12D and Hamburg K11C, the service PELI ONE is reported to have returned after a short absence.

January 31st
On the Slovakia ensemble Towercom, the service Radio Patria has been relabelled Radio RSI.

January 30th
In Germany, a new service has popped up on the Baden-Württemberg ensemble DRS BW. Seefunk is broadcasting in DAB+ at 72 kbit/s.

January 30th
In the Netherlands, a new service has popped up on the Block 11C ensemble DAB+. KINK is broadcasting in DAB+ at 56 kbit/s.

January 29th
In the Netherlands, the SIds being used by the ensemble RNN 9B DAB+ Test are not TS 101 756 compliant.

January 29th
On the Swiss ensemble SMC_D02, the service LUNA POP+ has been relabelled LUNA+.

January 29th
In Australia, two new services have popped up on DAB Perth. MMM AUSSIE and MMM COUNTRY are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s each. The bitrates of some of the existing services have been reduced.

January 29th
A new service has popped up on Trial Norwich. Skylab Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. The service Cyber Radio has ceased.

January 28th
Kuwait DAB1 snapshot updated.

January 27th
On the German ensembles Berlin/BRBG K12D and Hamburg K11C, the service PELI ONE is reported to have ceased.

January 25th
A new service is reported to have popped up on Slovenia DAB+ R1. Radio Ekspress is reported to be broadcasting in mono DAB+ at 24 kbit/s. The services Radio Ognjisce and Radio Veseljak are reported to have raised their bitrates from 40 to 48 kbit/s.

January 25th
On the German ensemble HESSEN SÜD, the service Radio TEDDY is reported to have ceased.

January 25th
On the Block 7C instance of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL broadcast in Drenthe, the service GigantFM is reported to have ceased.

January 25th
In the Netherlands, a new ensemble has popped up on Block 9B. RNN 9B DAB+ Test has three audio services on board and is understood to be a trial of the Small-Scale DAB model.

January 25th
In France, the new ensemble MULHOUSE has been relabelled MULHOUSE MUX 18.

January 25th
In France, the forthcoming ensembles for Nantes and Rouen are scheduled to launch in June and September respectively.

January 25th
On Trial Glasgow the service Mi-Soul has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 24th
In Austria, the operator of the forthcoming national ensemble, ORS, has announced a three-phase rollout.
Phase 1: May 28th, 2019: Activation of transmitters at Wien-Kahlenberg, Wien-Liesing, Wien-DC Tower, Semmering-Sonnenwendstein, Graz-Schöckl, Linz-Lichtenberg, providing coverage in Vienna, Niederösterreich, Burgenland, Steiermark und Oberösterreich.
Phase 2: March 31st, 2020: Addition of transmitters at Bregenz-Pfänder, Innsbruck-Patscherkofel, Salzburg-Gaisberg und St. Pölten-Jauerling
Phase 3: September 22nd, 2020: Addition of transmitters at Bruck an der Mur-Mugl, Klagenfurt-Dobratsch, Rechnitz-Hirschenstein und Wolfsberg-Koralpe, bringing coverage to Kärnten and extending coverage in Steiermark and Burgenland.

January 24th
In France, the regulator has transferred the licence to operate the Block 6D ensemble RNT PARIS 3 from France Multiplex to Rmux. [Wohnort: Franck Langrand is President of both companies and on the board of TDF.]

January 20th
On the instances of the Netherlands ensemble MTVNL broadcast in Flevoland, Friesland, Overijssel, Zuid Holland and Zuid-Limburg, the packet data service dabdata has ceased.

January 20th
In France, a temporary service has popped up on the Block 9D ensemble in Paris, towerCast. Salon Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 128 kbit/s to coincide with the Salon de la Radio event being held in the Grande Halle de la Villette on the 24th, 25th and 26th January.

January 20th
In Belgium, the packet data service with SId E0600000 and labelled TPEG has migrated from the 2nd-layer regional ensembles BXL-BW 2, HAINAUT 2, NAM-LUX 2, etc. to the 1st-layer ensembles BXL-BW 1, HAINAUT 1, NAM-LUX 1, etc. where it is now labelled labelled TPEG BeMobile.

January 20th
In France, the new local ensemble MULHOUSE is broadcasting the same EId (F025) as the existing local ensemble for Lens-Douai, BLAD. The two ensembles differ in the services they transmit. Wohnort speculates that the fact that both ensembles use Block 11D may be significant.

January 19th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Wolv'ton & Shrop updated. The bitrate of Free Radio WOLV has dropped to 112 kbit/s since the previous snapshot.

January 18th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Oxfordshire updated, showing Greatest Hits.

January 18th
In France, the new local ensemble MULHOUSE is reported to have popped up on Block 11D with thirteen DAB+ services on board.

January 18th
Edinburgh and Glasgow snapshots updated. The services Forth 1, Forth 2, Clyde 1 and Clyde 2 have dropped to 112 kbit/s since the previous snapshot.

January 17th
Snapshots of the Belgian regional ensembles BXL-BW 2, HAINAUT 2 and NAM-LUX 2 updated. TPEG services added since previous snapshots. One service relabelled on BXL-BW 2.

January 17th
Snapshot of the Italian national ensemble DAB+ RAI updated.

January 17th
Snapshot of the local ensemble Leeds updated, showing Greatest Hits.

January 15th
Following the conclusion of Foo Fighters founder Dave Grohl's 50th birthday, the D1 National service Radio Grohl has reverted to being Radio X once more.

January 14th
Snapshot of the German regional ensemble Unterfranken updated. Addition of RADIO HASHTAG+ since previous snapshot.

January 14th
Snapshot of the German ensemble HESSEN SÜD updated. Addition of TPEG service C-Roads Test. Multiple other changes since previous snapshot.

January 14th
Snapshot of the German ensemble SWR RP updated.

January 14th
Snapshots updated of the Swedish ensemble SR DAB, following the cessation of the Christmas services.

January 14th
Snapshot updated of the regional ensemble for eastern Switzerland, SMC D03 O-CH. Cessation of CLASSIX RADIO+.

January 14th
Snapshot updated of the Swiss minimuxes for Lausanne and Valais respectively, DIG F03 - VD and DIG F03 - BVS. Multiple changes on each.

January 14th
On D1 National, the service Radio X has been relabelled Radio Grohl.

January 13th
In Belgium, the Block 12B ensemble RTBF DAB has ceased, completing the migration of the RTBF services, and the introduction of private-sector services onto two layers of regionally-organised coverage. The ensemble had been on the air since 1997.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble RAS1-DAB. The bitrates of Rai Radio1 TAA and Rai Radio2 TAA have been reduced since the previous snapshot.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble Toscana Dab. Bitrates reduced since the previous snapshot. Same number of services.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble RadioDigiToscana, relabelled since the previous snapshot. Multiple other changes since then. The Ensemble ID received was not TS 101 756 compliant.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble CR DAB TOSCANA. Fewer services compared with previous snapshot.

January 13th
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble C.R.DAB Campania, relabelled since the previous snapshot. Additional services. Most existing services running with reduced bitrates compared with previous snapshot.

January 13th
Snapshot of the Rome ensemble CR DAB+ updated. All services running at higher bitrate compared with previous snapshot. Service changes and some relabellings. Previous snapshot corrected.

January 11th
On Trial Glasgow and Trial Portsmouth, the DAB+ service Chris Country is currently running at 128 and 56 kbit/s respectively. Both snapshots updated.

January 11th
Snapshot added of the Block 10B Italian ensemble Digitale Nap Cas. Of the fifteen audio services received, six appeared to have SIds that were not TS 101 756 compliant. Two of the services appeared to have been infected with the previously-documented "Italian hash rash", possibly to place them top of receiver service lists. Wohnort's sort order places them last.

January 11th
Malta snapshots updated. Multiple changes across all three ensembles. The Ensemble IDs received on Blocks 6A and 12A were not TS 101 756 compliant.

January 11th
Cambridge and Peterborough snapshots updated. Addition of Greatest Hits.

January 10th
North Yorkshire snapshot updated. Cessation of MincePie NonStop and Coast & County.

January 10th
Humberside snapshot updated. Viking 2 relabelled Greatest Hits and bitrate reduced. Viking FM bitrate reduced.

January 10th
Sheffield snapshot updated. Hallam 2 relabelled Greatest Hits and bitrate reduced. Hallam FM bitrate reduced.

January 10th
Norfolk snapshot updated. Addition of Greatest Hits.

January 9th
Suffolk snapshot updated. Cessation of Fun Kids since the previous snapshot.

January 9th
On Swansea SW Wales, the services Swansea Sound, 96.4 FM The Wave and Wave 80s are reported to have dropped to 112 kbit/s.

January 9th
RNT NICE MUX 5 snapshot updated. The service AYP FM has ceased since the previous snapshot.

January 9th
RNT Nice 3 snapshot updated. The services Radio Ethic, RADIO TER and RAJE have ceased since the previous snapshot. The empty services . and ... have also ceased since the previous snapshot.

January 9th
RNT Nice 1 snapshot updated. One service relabelled since the previous snapshot.

January 9th
RNT Marseille 2 snapshot updated.

January 9th
Snapshot of the Swiss regional ensemble SMC D03 BE-FR updated. neo1 MEIN RADIO replaces CLASSIX RADIO+.

January 9th
A new service has popped up on Trial Manchester. Fix Radio is broadcasting in "original-flavour" DAB at 64 kbit/s, Mono LSF. Snapshot updated.

January 9th
Lyon-Local snapshot corrected.

January 9th
West Wilts snapshot updated. Addition of Greatest Hits.

January 7th
On the local ensemble North Yorkshire, the service Coast & County is reported to have ceased at the start of the year.

January 7th
On the Netherlands Block 11C ensemble DAB+, the service 538TOP40 has been relabelled 538TOP50.

January 7th
On the Netherlands regional ensemble 6B Oost-Noord NL, the service GROOTNIEUWSRADIO has ceased.

January 7th
Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester and Wolv'ton & Shrop snapshots updated. The services Rock FM 2, Radio City 2, Key Radio and Free Radio 80s have been relabelled Greatest Hits and have dropped to 112 kbit/s, except in Manchester, where the service is now mono at 80 kbt/s. The services Rock FM, Radio City and Hits Radio Manchester have dropped to 112 kbit/s. Similar changes have been reported elsewhere.

January 5th
On the Swiss minimux for Aarau, DIG D04 - AG, the service James FM is reported to have ceased.

January 5th
On the Block 11B ensemble in Baden-Württemberg, DRS BW, the service ROCK ANTENNE has been relabelled ROCK ANTENNE BW.

January 4th
A new service is reported to have popped up on the Turkish ensemble TRT DAB+. +Arapca is reported to be broadcasting in DAB+ at 96 kbit/s.

January 4th
On the Danish national ensemble DK DAB1, the service Ekstra Bladet has ceased. Snapshot updated.

January 4th
talkRADIO, talkSPORT 2 and Virgin Radio have popped up on the local ensemble Swansea SW Wales.

January 2nd
On London 1, the service Gold has switched to DAB+, running at 32 kbit/s. Snapshot updated. Two of the three local ensembles for London (not counting the minimux) now have one or more DAB+ services.

January 1st
In France, the regulator has announced the appointment of Opemux RNT as the operator of the forthcoming Block 12A local ensemble for Nantes.

January 1st
In France, the regulator has published a list of the applications considered admissable for capacity on forthcoming ensembles for
Bayonne étendu
- Bayonne local
La Rochelle étendu
- La Rochelle local
Pau étendu
- Pau local
Besançon étendu
- Besançon local
Dijon étendu
- Dijon local
Annecy étendu
- Annecy local
- Annemasse
- Chambéry
Grenoble étendu
- Grenoble local
Saint-Etienne étendu
- Saint-Etienne local
Avignon étendu
- Avignon local
Toulon étendu
- Toulon local
Orléans étendu
- Orléans local
Poitiers étendu
- Poitiers local
Tours étendu
- Tours local

The applicants are listed by type, rather than the areas for which they have sought capacity, although in many cases, the identities of the applicants are sufficient to identify the areas.

January 1st
A new service has popped up on the Netherlands regional ensemble 7A Zuid NL. HOTRADIO Hits is broadcasting in DAB+ at 64 kbit/s. The second instance of Radio JND that popped up over a week ago but shared the audio stream of the existing instance has ceased.

January 1st
On the Netherlands ensemble DAB+, the service Sublime You is reported to have ceased. The service 100% NL is reported to have dropped from 104 to 96 kbit/s.

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