Norway To Cease Fm Broadcasts

Discussion in 'HD (Terrestrial) Radio' started by Andrew8468, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. Andrew8468

    Andrew8468 Plans on freezing in the dark

  2. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    So the 43 citizens of Norway quit listening to FM completely? That'll mean a 25% national unemployment rate.
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  3. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    Apparently they were testing HD Radio back in September - to "compliment" the other digital services. More from the Guardian on the "Turn off".
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    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

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    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

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    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

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  7. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    Germany to expand DAB+ coverage with new broadcasting locations by 2016. From 61 to 110 by December, 2016.
  8. HecticArt

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    It's a matter of time. If they forced TV to digital, FM will be around the corner.
    There's more money in TV, and (I'm assuming) more bandwidth they could capture, but they will get to FM at some point not too far away.
  9. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    Slightly off topic - daughter three is heading back to Oz - and was only to be armed with her smartphone - this I could not allow .."don't assume you will have wifi" - so I dug out the old warhorse - same as this unit - good sound, great reception, long battery life and good size. Of course, twenty years back it would have been the short-wave one - but not today (AM and FM still live and breath in Oz). It's a pity I broke the belt clip.

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  10. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    You've got to love the old standbys.
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  11. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    ... and her exact posting on Facebook yesterday - "The Sony Walkman Radio is a geeeeeem! Thanks for letting me borrow it", she was stuck in transit in Manila.
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  12. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    Meanwhile... in Prague......

    Czech Radiokomunikace to Test 20 KW DAB+ Multiplex in Prague

    "It’s anticipated that DAB+ technology will lead to a reduction in operational costs for broadcasters there, along with a more efficient use of radio spectrum. The DAB+ multiplex technology allows for more ‘stations’ to be broadcast."

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  13. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    Meanwhile in Hanover.....
    Broadcasters press for in-car digital reception


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    "Radio industry officials don’t believe the various standards need to compete with each other. Jacqueline Bierhorst, who heads a 3 million-euro drive to promote digital radio in the Netherlands, said the standard is a means to “future proof” reception. “You can choose what suits you,” she said. And Digital Radio UK’s Harrison added: “We believe vehicle manufacturers should be building in FM, DAB and DAB+ as standard.” Many of the industry executives present in Brussels also said internet radio should be part of the package."
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  14. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

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    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

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    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

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  17. HecticArt

    HecticArt Administrator

    Digital; the new ball-bearings.
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  18. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

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  19. IndustrialH

    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    ... so I throw my old postcode on this search site for DigRad in Oz - nothing - so I go to the next major town - nothing and then the next nothing... and here probably lies the advantage of HD - easier implementation for existing stations, and no loss of the old market. Right now if you live out of a capital city - tough!

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    IndustrialH "Who turned the volume down?"

    .... uncertainty still in the lands of dykes.

    Director of Netherlands’ Broadcast Partners on DAB+: “It’s Still Too Early”

    While the DAB platform has had success,” van der Hoeven warned, “I do not dare say that DAB+ is the successor to FM. It’s still too early.” He’s also not convinced mobile platforms threaten DAB. “As long as data capacity is scarce I don’t expect radio via mobile internet will be a success.”


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