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Topic # 222850 31-Aug-2017 13:00
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i love radio and have always wanted to try digital audio broadcast radio

 

 

 

what i wanted to know is do we even have any radio channels in nz that have a digital audio broadcast?


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  Reply # 1855916 31-Aug-2017 13:01
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Yes, there are two test muxs being broadcast by Kordia in Auckland and Wellington. 


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  Reply # 1855919 31-Aug-2017 13:03
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I did enjoy my DAB in the UK, but TBH you are probably better off just using internet streaming to get your "radio" fix these days - huge range of channels and content





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  Reply # 1855922 31-Aug-2017 13:07
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knoydart:

 

Yes, there are two test muxs being broadcast by Kordia in Auckland and Wellington. 

 

 

 

 

i thought those where only on freeview




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  Reply # 1855923 31-Aug-2017 13:07
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I did enjoy my DAB in the UK, but TBH you are probably better off just using internet streaming to get your "radio" fix these days - huge range of channels and content

 

 

 

 

i did look for a wifi radio but they cost so much for what they are


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  Reply # 1855929 31-Aug-2017 13:16
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My ex-UK car's radio picks up a handful of DAB stations in Auckland but the coverage seems very spotty. 


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  Reply # 1855930 31-Aug-2017 13:17
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I did enjoy my DAB in the UK, but TBH you are probably better off just using internet streaming to get your "radio" fix these days - huge range of channels and content

 

 

 

 

i did look for a wifi radio but they cost so much for what they are

 

 

 

 

Interesting! I wouldn't have thought there would be much difference between a suitable Internet Radio capable device and a decent DAB set, but then I haven't looked in a while.

 

If you already have a computer or mobile phone, you could always get a decent Bluetooth or WiFi speaker and just use a suitable Internet Radio App to steam to that?





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  Reply # 1855935 31-Aug-2017 13:22
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Yea I have a Sony https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-XDRDS12IP-iPhone-Speaker-Function/dp/B0046GDMBSb one which I used in Sydney and brought it home with me to NZ. No DAB in Tauranga but it does analogue so I can still use it.





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  Reply # 1855939 31-Aug-2017 13:26
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kryptonjohn:

 

My ex-UK car's radio picks up a handful of DAB stations in Auckland but the coverage seems very spotty. 

 

 

 

 

im in Auckland clendon


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  Reply # 1855947 31-Aug-2017 13:34
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Somehow I doubt there's coverage that far out as I was gaining and losing it in central Auckland. Seems more like a pilot than a full roll out.

 

Some info here: http://www.digitalradio.co.nz/

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1855972 31-Aug-2017 14:41
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how about shortwave radio ?

 

 

 

i have a really cheap SW radio i got off aliexpress like 2years ago its a kaide kk-1012

 

 

 

i remember when i used it back when i got it i could pickup radio sport australia but i just read this http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-25/saying-goodbye-to-radio-australia-after-37-years/8240296 sad news

 

 

 

but if i had a better sw radio is there anything i can pickup


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  Reply # 1855987 31-Aug-2017 15:08
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I get the following on my RTL-SDR using https://www.welle.io/ in wellington:

 

 

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  Reply # 1856047 31-Aug-2017 16:57
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We have an earlier version of the radio linked below in our kitchen:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roberts-Radio-Stream93i-Internet-Speaker/dp/B008R8B8QC/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1504155119&sr=8-9&keywords=roberts+digital+radio

 

The DAB part doesn't work in Hamilton but the internet radio means that we can still listen to the UK shipping forcast! :-)


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  Reply # 1856148 31-Aug-2017 20:56
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I did enjoy my DAB in the UK, but TBH you are probably better off just using internet streaming to get your "radio" fix these days - huge range of channels and content

 

 

 

 

i did look for a wifi radio but they cost so much for what they are

 

 

Why not just get a Google home?

 

 


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Spectrum had been reserved for a roll out of DAB in New Zealand. Unsure there is a financial case to do so in NZ

 

 




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  Reply # 1861987 10-Sep-2017 21:35
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update just got a cheap used $10 android phone and $8 Bluetooth speaker and just use the app tune in radio 


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