Originally posted by DMC
So, is it possible with an outdoor Band III aerial in a residential setting on high ground???
Northern Correspondent wrote:
Q102 however was noticably poor with an a lot of artifacting.
It always sounds "squelshy" to me any time I listen. I've wondered how they get it from Derry to wherever SCORE Mux it together (Newtownards?).
Northern Correspondent wrote:
If it sounds like that on FM it sounds a lot worse on DAB.
Comreg seem to think that a DVB-T on Band III might be better than DAB.... which is basically Freeview without the TV.... Interesting...
BBC digital radio coverage in the north and north-west of Northern Ireland is to be doubled, corporation chairman Michael Grade has announced.
Three new transmitters will be sited at Brougher in west Tyrone, Limavady and Sheriff's Mountain in Londonderry.
Speaking in Belfast, Mr Grade said the first two of these DAB transmitters would come on stream in late spring.
By the end of the year Northern Ireland will be the first UK region to have almost 100% digital radio coverage.
Mr Grade said the new transmitters would "hugely benefit" digital radio owners in these areas of the country.
He was speaking at a dinner attended by local community representatives and the BBC's Board of Governors, in Belfast on Tuesday, to mark the expansion of the service.
"It's our job as governors to represent the public interest, to be the voice of the licence-fee payers and to ensure that their concerns are fully taken into account when the BBC makes its decisions," he said.
He added that the "digital deficit" in the province had been identified as a major policy issue by the Broadcasting Council of Northern Ireland.
He said: "They pressed the BBC hard to speed up very significantly its roll-out of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) in Northern Ireland.
"They made their case with vigour and persistence. And it worked."
The chairman also said BBC Northern Ireland would be piloting an "ultra local" television experiment in the Coleraine area by the end of 2005.
"The BBC has now begun to experiment with "ultra-local" television.
"Taking a small geographical area and producing ten minutes an hour of truly relevant local news and information, available on digital television and broadband," he said.
"And because it's digital, it's available on demand, around the clock, whenever viewers want it.
"The BBC hopes to start proper pilots soon - and if it works out, it is proposed to develop up to 60 such areas around the UK."
BBC NI Controller Anna Carragher said the announcements were a signal of the BBC's commitment to audiences in Northern Ireland.
"We are committed to bringing exciting and unique services that fully reflect the lives and concerns of all of our viewers and listeners," she added.
Digital radio listeners will be able to tune-in to the BBC's portfolio of new digital stations:
# Five Live Sports Extra.
# 6 Music.
# BBC 7 and the Asian Network.
# The BBC's existing national radio stations and BBC Radio Ulster are also available on digital radio.
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