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new dab stations

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Re: new dab stations

Post by g33ky » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:17 am

Theres already a minimux in Eastern Birmingham, pretty crap though barely reaches to the city centre.
http://www.wohnort.org/dab/ukloc.html#B ... am%20Trial

They're also advertising ones for North and South Birmingham. Kinda proves how crap and restrictive (coverage wise) these minimuxes are when you need 3 separate ones just to cover a city. Just let Internet radio take over, it's going to outlast DAB by decades or hundreds of years (if the world isn't nuked by then :tup).
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Re: new dab stations

Post by famefm » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:46 am

I think fm will also outlast dab

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Re: new dab stations

Post by g33ky » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:21 pm

famefm wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:46 am
I think fm will also outlast dab
Without a doubt. Finland gave up on DAB, Ireland pretty much gave up on it. FM produces good quality sound without issue and while there is less space on the dial than the Internet or DAB people are going to keep it because there's no real issue with it.
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Re: RE: Re: new dab stations

Post by Polecat » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:07 pm

g33ky wrote:
famefm wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:46 am
I think fm will also outlast dab
Without a doubt. Finland gave up on DAB, Ireland pretty much gave up on it. FM produces good quality sound without issue and while there is less space on the dial than the Internet or DAB people are going to keep it because there's no real issue with it.
Agree.

New tech for the sake of it. Badly implemented. DAB+ no better. Worst timing imaginable vs what's going on with mobile internet cost and speed.

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Re: new dab stations

Post by famefm » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:20 am

That's it mobile data has never been cheaper so why even bother to buy the radio set when you can just use your phone with a bluetooth speaker and tune in to just about everything?

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Re: new dab stations

Post by g33ky » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:31 am

You can add Hungary to the list too now https://digitrendi.hu/nalunk-meg-nem-ke ... nik-a-dab/
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Re: new dab stations

Post by famefm » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:50 pm

Yes fm for life to many stupid things have happened in radio since the original anti climax from the 1985 broken community radio licenses for London that never happened the rest is just let down 1 after another who can forget kiss eh

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Re: new dab stations

Post by famefm » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:01 pm

Funny I was talking about cheap data I have just got mine trippeled for an extra £1 a month so this is definitely going to slow down the up take for dab

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