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  1. My understanding is that the ABC and SBS use a 5kW transmitter. The commercial stations intend to go from 5kW to 20kW on Friday. I did a scan today and found 2 new stations DAB+ Test 1 and DAB+ Test 2. on the 8 D band. The recorded announcement refers to Digital Radio Broadcasting Canberra Pty Ltd. ACMA set up this company and invited community broadcasters in Canberra to buy shares in this company. Those community broadcasters who do so, can use the company's DAB+ transmitter on a user pays basis. The ACCC gave the OK to this arrangement. So far, the community broadcasters in Canberra have been silent as whether they are participating in this arrangement.
  2. 2CA is advertising that it will shift frequencies and increase the power of the DAB+ transmissions fourfold in Canberra at 10.30 om Friday, 19 July 2019. Listeners will have to rescan their DAB+ radios at that time. They claim that this will improve the reach of the DAB+ signal. They also claim that the trial since 2010 is over and the commercial stations DAB+ broadcasts are now permanent. The ABC and SBS DAB+ broadcasts are already permanent.
  3. The new studio is at 51 Bellenden Street, Crace. Canberra ACT. On the 2CA FB page, the new studio looks very swish.
  4. I have sent e-mails to Capital Radio over the poor signals from 2CA and 2CC on DAB+. They have replied today: "We moved studios over the weekend from Mitchell to Crace and this may have a few teething problems. Also in the next 2 weeks the trial DAB service that runs all the Canberra commercial stations including us will be made a permanent service. This means an increase in power and a change of frequency (You will need to do a rescan on your radio when this happens). This should fix these ongoing issues." A techo also responded. He said that over the coming weekend , both 2CA and 2CC will be advising listeners to rescan next week as DAB+ frequencies will change.
  5. ort Canberra has now returned to having 29 DAB+ stations with the arrival of Snow FM. This station plays music and news and provides info on snow conditions. At the end of the ski season, I expect the station to be dropped in favour of ELF Radio which plays Christmas songs.
  6. The number of DAB+ stations broadcasting in Canberra has dropped to 28 with the exit of Elf Radio. Elf Radio will probably reappear closer to Christmas. There has been no sign of a community DAB+ station in Canberra. The Federal Government offered financial assistance for such a station two years ago.
  7. The current issue of Silicon Chip magazine has the first of a 3 part article about building a DAB+/FM/AM receiver. The magazine is also selling a PCB for this project.
  8. Canberra has now returned to having 29 DAB+ stations with the return of Elf Radio. These stations as at 14 October 2018 are: ABC CBR ABC Clas ABC Cntry ABC Gstd ABC Jazz ABC NewsR ABCRNat ABC KIDS DoubleJ Arabic24 SBSChill SBSPAsia PopDesi SBS 1 SBS 2 SBS 3 tripleJ Unearth 2CA 2CC Buddha ColesRad CRA Test Hit104.7 Kix Mix106.3 MyCan The Edge Elf Radio
  9. On 3 June 2018, there were 60 DAB+ stations in Sydney, viz.
  10. SBS Radio has announced that they will add 7 new languages to their digital radio broadcasts. Five new language broadcasts will begin today and another two new language broadcasts will start later. See: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/sbs-radio-launches-new-language-shows?cx_cid=edm:newsam:2017
  11. Today, SBS stopped broadcasting SBS 4 on TV and DAB+ to Canberra. It may turn up again labelled SBS Eurovision etc. That brings the number of DAB+ stations broadcasting to Canberra down to 28. Some of these DAB+ stations are repeats or just play an endless loop.
  12. Here is a review of the Tivoli radio which has AM, DAB+ and internet radio. See: https://www.smh.com.au/technology/finally-a-digital-radio-that-sounds-good-and-has-am-20180319-p4z509.html
  13. Ron, the same thing has happened in Canberra. ABC EXTRA has become ABC KIDS listen.
  14. My wife's BMW has DAB/DMB. DMB is not available in Australia, though it is popular in South Korea.
  15. Four of the five DAB+ stations have now returned. ELF did not return, but I expect to hear it again next Christmas.
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