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Old 8th Apr 2012, 7:54 pm   #1
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Default Analogue radio to die?

I have heard a rumour that the BBC is to close down its analogue transmitting network in a few years time in favour of D.A.B ( 2016 )

Is this correct ? If so it seems to me their will be an awful lot of redundant medium wave and long wave radio sets on the go

Is D.A.B popular ? from what I have heard hardly anybody uses it , but no doubt it will enable more private vendors to sell other products and services to the general public

Still ive got my QRP morse transceiver so I wont be troubled by the switchover

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Old 8th Apr 2012, 8:26 pm   #2
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For general use I rather like DAB. I have a Roberts DAB at the side of the bed. It has an electronic program guide and I can set it to record programs to listen to later. I would be lost without it. I can't see analogue being killed off completely although it has been rumoured for some time and it is conceivable that the BBC could stop
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It was to be 2015, but the government seem to be backtracking. This issue comes up regularly, so look for other threads.
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Old 8th Apr 2012, 9:13 pm   #4
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Be careful, I see this thread getting closed. The subject has been brought up many times before.

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Old 8th Apr 2012, 9:14 pm   #5
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For general use I rather like DAB. I have a Roberts DAB at the side of the bed. It has an electronic program guide and I can set I to record programs to listen to later. I would be lost without it. I can't see analogue being killed off completely although it has been rumoured for some time and it is conceivable that the BBC could stop
Ditto.

I have a Pure clock radio. While I'm sure the quality of DAB has shortcomings, it's fine for R4 in the mornings for me.

I also can't see analogue radio being turned off any time soon and I've heard of no firm cut off date directly from the Govt.
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It certainly wont be 2015.
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Old 8th Apr 2012, 9:39 pm   #7
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Be careful, I see this thread getting closed. The subject has been brought up many times before.

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Quite right. A search will reveal several threads.
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