UNITY DAB

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UNITY DAB

Post by ChazAnthony1982 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:48 pm

Seen this advertised and now picking up on DAB.

quality bitrate is low and they on Trial London

Apparently Philgood and Ram are involved?

Recon this will fuck Centreforce Up tbh
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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by g33ky » Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:16 pm

The second you get out of Central London the Trial signal drops dead, won't be good for much imo.
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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by Undercover Neckz » Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:58 am

What frequency is it on I will try it on my nans DAB radio in the shed.
I have been trying to get Centreforce but I can't work out how to make her DAB radio go on 88.3.

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by mpx » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:30 am

I think you need some sort of converter to get it down to 88.3

Unity is on 202.92MHz

Doesn't sound quite right on the jingles, maybe they should call it Unity 203

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by sparkypaul » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:01 pm

Wtf

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by peterogerspirate » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:36 am

hard to find on any streaming sites and via google get a load of stns in manchester

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by teckniqs » Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:08 pm

Unity is 88.4 I think it's ran by Mark Ruff Ryder. :tup

...So yeah it's a bit close to Centreforce 88.3. :D

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by g33ky » Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:54 pm

Undercover Neckz wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:58 am
What frequency is it on I will try it on my nans DAB radio in the shed.
I have been trying to get Centreforce but I can't work out how to make her DAB radio go on 88.3.
If you mean the Trial London multiplex then it's on channel 9A aka 202.928MHz, but I rarely get good reception of this when I'm in the city except for central.

Centreforce is on London 2 which is on channel 12A aka 223.936MHz. It's using DAB+ though so if the radio is quite old it probably doesn't support it.
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Re: UNITY DAB

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by sparkypaul » Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:34 pm

I have refreshed my DAB list multiple times and cannot get unity.
Does anyone know why?
I'm in Central London while trying this

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by g33ky » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:08 pm

sparkypaul wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:34 pm
I have refreshed my DAB list multiple times and cannot get unity.
Does anyone know why?
I'm in Central London while trying this
It's on Trial London try scanning channel 9A manually, but apparently it has no audio stream yet so it might not show up. Like I've said before tho Trial London has crap coverage.
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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by Culture FM » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:39 pm

teckniqs wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Unity is 88.4 I think it's ran by Mark Ruff Ryder. :tup

...So yeah it's a bit close to Centreforce 88.3. :D
Unity is on 92.8 in Manchester and also on DAB, I can just about pick 92.8 up here in Rawtenstall.

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by teckniqs » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:03 am

sparkypaul wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:34 pm
I have refreshed my DAB list multiple times and cannot get unity.
Does anyone know why?
I'm in Central London while trying this
Been told it's DAB+ so if your radio is just DAB it won't receive it. I have never and will never have any interest at all in DAB radio, but someone I know read this post and mentioned it to me.

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by sparkypaul » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:50 am

Nothing wrong with DAB mate.
Its a platform where you can get on easily (if you've got enough cash) and do your thing.
No restricted as much like getting an FM licence.
There's plenty of good stations playing exclusively house soul funk.
In fact a lot of ex pirates have chosen thatvroute

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by sparkypaul » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:50 am

Nothing wrong with DAB mate.
Its a platform where you can get on easily (if you've got enough cash) and do your thing.
No restricted as much like getting an FM licence.
There's plenty of good stations playing exclusively house soul funk.
In fact a lot of ex pirates have chosen that route

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by g33ky » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:35 am

Culture FM wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:39 pm
teckniqs wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Unity is 88.4 I think it's ran by Mark Ruff Ryder. :tup

...So yeah it's a bit close to Centreforce 88.3. :D
Unity is on 92.8 in Manchester and also on DAB, I can just about pick 92.8 up here in Rawtenstall.
Thats a different Unity, an old ex-pirate now licensed as a community station. Decent enough station. Theres also the muslim Unity in Birmingham on 93.5 for which I'd rather listen to my cat throwing up :whistle.
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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by teckniqs » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:37 am

sparkypaul wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:50 am
Nothing wrong with DAB mate.
Its a platform where you can get on easily (if you've got enough cash) and do your thing.
No restricted as much like getting an FM licence.
There's plenty of good stations playing exclusively house soul funk.
In fact a lot of ex pirates have chosen thatvroute
Fair enough if you are into that sort of thing, they might be handing out these DAB licences like sweets at the moment but it will never appeal to myself.
My main concern is the signal being digital at a very widespread bandwidth meaning it needs a lot more power to achieve a decent signal and not to mention the fact it's up on Band III (220MHz) so again needs yet even more power for a decent signal.
....FM licences don't appeal to me either, but each to our own, and what ever doesn't float my boat. (Pirate for Life)
In fact one of my old pals is actually involved in running this Unity DAB thing, but it's on DAB so it's just not for me. :tup

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by teckniqs » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:40 am

g33ky wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:35 am

Thats a different Unity, an old ex-pirate now licensed as a community station. Decent enough station. Theres also the muslim Unity in Birmingham on 93.5 for which I'd rather listen to my cat throwing up :whistle.
And 101.1 Southampton.

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by Twista UK » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:38 am

It's still got another 2 days before the launch, I am in Hammersmith not too far from central london but I can't pick it up on our dab radio I wonder if they will have more powerful transmitters or if it just staying on very low power

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Re: UNITY DAB

Post by sparkypaul » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:14 am

You should be able to get in Hammersmith.
Its not about how much power they've got.
Dab stations power is provided by others.
You have to pay a service provider to transmit your station for you.
All stations on the same central London trial platform will be at the same power. That one doesn't get out very fat by the way.
If you can get stations like rinse you'll be able to get unity.
You'll have to re scan on the day and they'll appear in the list

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