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  1. I just use a smartphone app, and a smartphone. Alternatively, you could get an iPod Touch.
  2. Thanks hrh.
  3. There have been some changes to DAB+ stations in Melbourne, and presumably, most of these apply to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. First off, EON Sports has disappeared completely from DAB+ and the RadioPlayer app, and although the website still exists, the player doesn't work (continually tries to load the stream). Meanwhile, there are three new Triple M stations (actually, 2 new, one has made a comeback: Triple M Modern Digital (MMM Modern) Triple M Classic Rock Digital (MMM Classic Rock) (yes it's back) Triple M Greatest Hits Digital (MMM Greatest) Meanwhile in Melborune, Light FM joins Light Digital on DAB+, however currently it's just a rebroadcast of Light Digital.
  4. Is your aspect ration [EDIT: should be ratio[ set to Just Scan? Set it to 16:9 or Original or similar and the dot should go away.
  5. Hi Alan. Haven't you heard the ABC say "On the radio, on mobile and on digital"? or "On the radio, online and on digital?" or similar?
  6. The standard test for analogue switch off of radio seems to be - Over 50% of listening is via DAB/DAB+ or other digital means (e.g. online or mobile), radio over TV, satellite etc. - DAB/DAB+'s signal reaches over 90% of the population reached by the analog transmitter (the number varies)/ In the five state capitals, DAB+ listening is more like 20% of all listening (my calculation). Online and mobile would add around 10% to that (not sure where I read this), so we still have some way to go. As for the 90% coverage rule, this is OK for the commercial stations, but many of the ABC's AM stations in the state capitals are 50KW transmitters tgat cover a large rural area in addition to the capital city. For example, ABC 774 Melbourne reaches much of central Western Victoria, and up to Echuca and over the NSW border. Also, DAB+ is not just served by 3 transmitters and 3 backups. There are a number of infill transmitters around the place to boost the coverage of DAB+.
  7. Alan, where were you when you saw this? Canberra? Somewhere else? 7 Queensland uses 6 & 6x in the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba to distinguish it from 7 & 7x from Brisbane.
  8. There is another possibility. There may be a regional station containing 9 programming on the same frequency as the Melbourne ATV station you're tuned to. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, but if the weather conditions are right, the regional station might get through. When this happens: 1) What are the channel numbers for 9HD and Go when they replace One and 11? Are they 1 and 11 or 90 and 93 or 99 or are they 50 and 55? 2) Does the channel name include Melbourne (e.g. 9HD Melbourne) or somewhere else? 3) Does Gem become Ten?
  9. OK sorry about that. It looks like some of the people in the Total DAB+ figures may be listening to DAB+ only stations via the internet only, while listening to 'simulcast stations' via the internet are not included. Thus there is no clear total figure for how many people listen via DAB+, or how many people listen via the internet. The UK figures are much clearer about that.
  10. The CRA figures would only include people over 10 years old, I presume, since only they are counted for the radio audience.
  11. From the report you mentioned: DAB+ audience in 5 cities is 3614000 which is 27% of the total 5 city audience -> total 5 city audience is 13.385 million.
  12. Not all FM is closing down. Local stations outside the main cities will remain on FM. Source:
  13. According to my rough calculations which are based on publicly available data, DAB+ accounts for just under 20% of all radio listening in the 5 mainland state capitals (19.9%) by time spent listening. What’s more, the whole-of-audience time spent listening to DAB+ (DAB+ audience x time spent listening) has increased by over 5% in each of the last two DAB+ surveys of 2016. As a comparison, the share of radio listening for DAB/DAB+ in the UK in the 2nd quarter of 2015 was 26.7%. It was 31.2% the same time in 2016. It was 19.1% in the 12 months to June 2012, so Australia’s 5 mainland capitals are only four years or so behind the UK. Not bad given that Australia officially launched DAB+ 14 years after DAB was launched in London and 11 years after it was launched in the rest of the UK.
  14. Each AM and FM commercial broadcaster was allocated 128 Kbps per licence. Brisbane has 8 commercial stations so this accounts for 8 of the 14 128Kbps slots available for commercial broadcasting in Brisbane. As for the six remaining slots, the capacity was auctioned off among the existing broadcasters, so it is possible for a broadcaster with two licenses to obtain more than 256 Kbps of DAb+ capacity. Community radio has 512 Kbps allocated to it in Brisbane and the ABC and SBS share a multiplex among themselves. Another possibility is that it is possible for a multiplexes to have more than the 1152 Kbps it would be expected to have from the 9 x 128 Kbps slots that it is supposed to have. The extra capacity can be obtained by skimping on the error correction. As for doubling up, I don't know the situation in Brisbane, as i'm in Melbourne, but there was a time when 3AW had two different channels, 3AW and 3AW+ which was just a repeat of 3AW, but with a different bitrate. So it's possible that some stations are repeated in Brisbane.
  15. Sorry about that. it's possible that it was in my clipboard. If it happens again, please let me know.