Digital Radio Australia

Digital Radio has finally launched in Australia’s major Capital Cities.  After many years of planning and technical trials, the dabplus or DAB+ system was chosen for it’s ability to jam a whole lot more stations into the infrastructure available – albeit at a reduced audio quality.  Hopefully you won’t be able to notice this audio degradation however, and the federal government may prove a savior for the service in a few years when more RF spectrum is freed up (by the analogue TV switchoff which will free up the TV channels for Digital Radio and Mobile Broadband use), which will allow for the audio quality to be improved.  In the meantime – enjoy the site and our many news articles and related video’s we have collected about Digital Radio in Australia.

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  • Bernard says:

    I live on Sydney’s lower north shore less than 4km from the CBD. I have bought and tried five digital radios ranging from $40 to $250 and none of them are successful. I mainly use the radio foe around three-hours or so in the morning and get drop outs every day … sometimes three or six time a session, lasting anything from two minutes to 20 minutes. I also get interference from phones being dialled. Never had any of these problems until digital radio came along. Digital radio is nowhere near as good as analogue … in fact, it’s a rort!

  • wayne brooke says:

    Loved dab in melbourne. I decided to move to cairns and i can’t get any digital radio. Even though they sell digital radios in shops. High irony. Get moving on this issue. The far north can benifit from digital radio.

  • Ken Harris says:

    Digital radio is crap ! I live in Nth Altona, a suburb of Melbourne, and the digital radio cannot maintain a constant stream on any digital station, works fine on FM. I now have a Sony Digital radio (paying more for it) after taking the other one that I had bought back to the retailer as I thought that it was faulty. Unfortunately for me it’s got exactly the same problem in that I get 5 seconds of reception then 10 seconds of no signal. Absolutely frustrating and as I said CRAP !!!!!!

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