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October 2nd, 2022

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Type "DAB+ radio" into an Amazon search field and it's positively scarey the number of radios that are offered that are in no way DAB+ or DAB capable. This recent offering from a third-party seller, headlined as "DAB/DAB+/FM Radio Retro Radio" appears - when you drill down through the small print - to be FM only. Its hyperbolic description boasts "360° Surround Sound" - and all from a single 5w "acoustic driver". That might be "loudspeaker" to old-fashioned types. If that doesn't make your eyes water, the price most surely will. Between GBP 143 and GBP 164, depending on the colour you choose.

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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+.
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Latest Updates and News

October 2nd
In Norway, the TPEG services on the regional NRK ensembles have ceased. The packet data subchannels carrying the EPGs now run at 16 kbit/s. NRK SPORT is now broadcasting at the higher bitrate of 72 kbit/s.

October 1st
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble 6A OVL for Overijssel added.

October 1st
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble 6B Achterhoek updated. The ensemble switched temporarily from Block 6A to 6C in August and is now broadcasting on Block 6B. The service Gelre FM has been relabelled 1Achterhoek since the previous observation.

October 1st
An additional service has popped up on the new UK ensemble Winchester.
80s Rhythm is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s, but unlike the existing services is running at EEP 2-A. Snapshot updated.

October 1st
Snapshot of the Netherlands local ensemble Stedendriehoek updated.
Koekstad Radio has replaced Deventer Radio since the previous observation.

October 1st
Snapshot of the Belgian ensemble DAB+ VLAANDEREN2 updated.
The service Joe TienOmTeZien has been relabelled Joe Lage Landen since the previous observation.

October 1st
Snapshot of the Netherlands national ensemble MTVNL updated.
Three additional services have popped up since the previous observation. 4EVER49 Radio, GOD Radio and Grand Prix Radio are broadcasting in DAB+ st 96, 96 and 64 kbit/s respectively.

October 1st
Snapshot updated of the tautologically-labelled Netherlands national ensemble DAB+. The service 538TOP50 has been relabelled 538 NONSTOP since the previous observation. The service Radio Maria has migrated to the national ensemble 9C. Multiple other changes.

October 1st
Snapshot added of the reorganised Netherlands regional layer ensemble for Noord-Brabant en Limburg, 7C Brab / Limb. Thirteen DAB+ audio services are being broadcast.

October 1st
Snapshot of the Belgian regional ensemble LIEGE 2 updated.
The service DH Radio has been relabelled LN RADIO since the previous observation.

October 1st
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands local ensemble for Eindhoven, DAB+ 4 Brainport.
Most services have switched to the higher bitrate of 96 kbit/s since the previous observation.

October 1st
Snapshot updated of the Netherlands local ensemble RANDSTAD-ZW, which switched from Block 8B to Block 12D during the summer. The SId of Impact Radio has changed since the previous observation.

September 30th
It's Christmas in the Netherlands. On the national ensemble 9C, the service Sky Nice & Easy has been relabelled Sky Radio Xmas. The service SUBLIME CLX has been relabelled NOSTLGIE since the previous observation. Snapshot updated.

September 30th
In Belgium, a new local ensemble has popped up on Block 12B.
DAB Bruxelles has sixteen DAB+ audio services on board, plus a packet data service.
Snapshot added.

September 30th
The UK regulator has awarded licences for "small-scale" multiplexes in five more areas. Three areas, Darlington & Bishop Auckland, Llandudno & Betws-y-Coed and Warminster, Devizes & Trowbridge had only one applicant. The other two areas, Leicester and Middlesbrough & Redcar, had two applicants for each and resulted in "beauty contests". Nine areas from Round Three remain to be announced.

September 30th
Snapshot of the Belgian local ensemble DigiRadioAntwerp updated.
The service Park FM was relabelled PARK FM since the previous observation.

September 29th
The UK's latest "small scale" ensemble has popped up on Block 9C. Winchester has seventeen DAB+ audio services and one packet data service on board. Snapshot added.


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Update History

September 28th
On the UK ensemble Trial Manchester, the service Panacea 80s Soul has been relabelled Panacea Soul. No change to snapshot.

September 28th
On the UK ensemble TynemthSShields, the SIds of Easy Radio and Nation Radio had changed between the last observation and the previous one. Listing updated.

September 28th
Snapshot of the French ensemble Paris-Etendu updated.
The service FG has been relabelled FG. DJ Radio since the previous observation.

September 27th
Snapshot of the French ensemble PARIS 9B updated.
Addition of RADIO J since the previous observation.

September 27th
Snapshot of the French ensemble PARIS 6A updated.
Addition of DANCE ONE since the previous observation.

September 27th
An additional service has popped up on the new UK ensemble for Sheffield and Rotherham, Shefcast Digital.
Fever Radio is broadcasting in DAB+ at 48 kbit/s. Snapshot updated.

September 27th
Snapshot of the new UK ensemble Blackpool updated.
Coastal Radio has popped up since the previous observation, broadcasting in DAB+ at 40 kbit/s.

September 26th
On the UK ensemble North Birmingham, Nation Radio replaces Nation 80s. The existing service Black Country has a new SId. Snapshot updated.

September 26th
New services have popped up on the UK ensemble Salisbury.
Nation Dance, Nation Love, Nation Rocks and Nation 60s are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s each.
The services Nation 60s, Nation 70s and Nation 80s have ceased.
Nation 00s has a new SId.
Grt Hits S Coast has been relabelled Nation Radio. The latter's former SId has been relabelled RETUNE NATION

September 25th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Peterborough updated.
Cessation of Star Radio (PB) since the previous observation.

September 24th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Suffolk updated. Addition of Nation Radio since the previous observation.

September 24th
Snapshot of the UK ensemble SDL National updated. Addition of Heart Xmas since the previous observation.

September 23rd
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Humberside updated. Addition of Nation Radio. Cessation of HITS RADIO PRIDE. New SId for Grt Hits E Yorks.

September 23rd
On the UK local ensembles Kent and Norfolk, Heart Xmas has replaced Capital UK. Both snapshots updated.

September 23rd
Snapshot of the Italian ensemble RAS1-DAB for Alto-Adige (Südtirol) updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

September 23rd
It's Christmas in the UK. Heart Xmas has popped up on SDL National, broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s.

September 23rd
Snapshot updated of the Italian ensemble RAI operating in Trentino.
This is a regional ensemble distinct from the national ensemble DAB+ RAI broadcast elsewhere in the country and carries regional versions of the main RAI services.
Multiple changes since the previous observations.

September 22nd
Snapshot of the national ensemble DAB+ Austria updated.
The service Stephans Klassik has been relabelled *STEPHANSDOM* since the previous observation. ERF Plus has been relabelled ERF Süd.

September 22nd
Snapshot updated of the Block 12D Italian ensemble in Trentino, DAB+ TAA DIG.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.

September 21st
Snapshot updated of the Block 10A Italian ensemble in Trentino, now tautologically labelled - DAB Ensemble -. Multiple changes since the previous observation.

September 21st
New transmitters have been brought into service at Inntal/Ebbs. The site, on Austrian territory, broadcasts the German ensemble Bayern on Block 11D and the regional ensemble Oberbay/Schwaben on Block 10A, improving coverage of both in an area on the German/Austrian border region from Kiefersfelden through Oberaudorf as far as Fischbach am Inn.

September 21st
Additional services have popped up on the UK ensemble TynemthSShields.
Easy Radio, Nation Radio and Nova Radio NE are broadcasting in DAB+ at 32 kbit/s each. The services Nation 70s and Nation 90s have ceased.
Snapshot updated.

September 21st
Snapshot of the Italian ensemble TOSCANA DAB updated.
Multiple changes since the previous observation.
Sixteen DAB+ audio services are currently being broadcast

September 21st
Snapshot added of the Italian MEDIADAB ensemble in Toscana.
Twenty DAB+ audio services are being broadcast.

September 20th
Snapshot added of the regional ensemble for western Slovenia, SLO DAB+ R2 W.
Seven DAB+ audio services are being broadcast currently.
Snapshot of the national ensemble SLO DAB+ R1 updated.
The service Radio Maxi has ceased since the previous observation.

September 20th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble NE Wales W Chesh updated. The service Breezy Radio has been relabelled Easy Radio since the previous observation.

September 20th
Snapshot added of the Italian ensemble EMILIAROMAGNADAB.
Nineteen DAB+ audio services are being broadcast.

September 20th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble South East Wales updated. The service Breezy Radio has been relabelled Easy Radio since the previous observation.

September 20th
On the UK local ensemble Humberside, the service Grt Hits E Yorks has a new SId. The former SId is now used by Nation Radio, which is a new addition to the ensemble. The service HITS RADIO PRIDE has ceased.

September 20th
On the UK ensemble Trial Portsmouth, the service Nation 00s has ceased. The services Nation 70s, Nation 90s and Skylab Radio are each now running at 32 kbit/s. The service HITS RADIO PORTS has been relabelled Easy Radio Ports. Snapshot updated.

September 17th
Snapshot of the new UK ensemble Blackpool updated.
Addition of 45 Radio since the previous observation.

September 17th
Snapshot of the Polskie Radio ensemble for Kielce updated.
The bitrate of the Ukrainian Radio service UR-1 has dropped from 72 to 64 kbit/s since the previous observation.

September 17th
Snapshot of the UK regional ensemble Central Scotland updated.
The service Virgin Pride has been relabelled Virgin 80s Plus since the previous observation.

September 17th
Snapshot of the UK local ensemble Ayr updated.
The service Virgin Groove has been relabelled Virgin 80s Plus since the previous observation.

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