Wanted: UK DAB details

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Günter Lorenz
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Wanted: UK DAB details

Post by Günter Lorenz » 16 Mar 2015 10:58

OFCOM publishes a lot of information about DAB transmitters and multiplexes, but we are interested in more details: Ensemble and service labels, program type, bitrates, coding, ...
Such information can be seen on many classical DAB receivers. Using one of many suitable cheap USB stick receivers and a great software called DAB Player, the information can be exported to a text file.
If you already own such a USB stick, consider using it with DAB Player and send us the file. If you have a classical DAB receiver, why not make a transcript of the available details?
DAB Player software + drivers: http://www.ukwtv.de/cms/downloads-aside ... gsinn.html
How to generate text file with DAB Player: http://www.fmlist.org/How-to-export-DAB ... ration.pdf
Where does the data go? We use the DABLIST section on fmlist.org to add/update information. Data is then available at myDAB (for DX logs), in fmscan.org and on pages like http://www.fmlist.org/dablist_uk.php

Thanks in advance for your help!

73,
Günter

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Re: Wanted: UK DAB details

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 16 Mar 2015 16:30

I will do the DAB muxes here I have used DAB player before and it's a good app.
I don't have a DAB aerial up at the moment but the Liverpool mux TX is only 1 KM from my location Billinge Hill I may be able to do North Wales and Stoke muxes as well.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: Wanted: UK DAB details

Post by Nick Gilly » 16 Mar 2015 17:41

This is the best source of information about DAB that I know of:

http://www.wohnort.org/DAB/index.html

I don't have a DAB receiver so can't help with that part of your request.
Good DX.

Nick, Whitchurch, Hampshire.

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Re: Wanted: UK DAB details

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 21 Mar 2015 17:31

Just had some fun getting DABplayer working but managed it now this is a different version to the one I had used but the later version is awesome lots of useful info on the muxes.

I can receive Liverpool/North Wales and Cheshire/Manchester/Stoke all on my vertical FM dipole so I will throw my old band 3 aerial up somewhere.

Andy
Receiving equipment: 2 Sony ST-S311, 1 Sony ST-SE520, 1 Sony ST-SE700 2 crossed FM 5s rotatable, 1 homemade FM 3 horizontal beaming S/E, 1 vertical FM 3 fixed beaming at Ireland, 2 element band 1.

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Re: Wanted: UK DAB details

Post by daveB » 21 Mar 2015 20:40

Hi Gunter,

You probably have this web-site: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadc ... arameters/

Two key bits of info - columns J and K give the main and sub transmitter site info - to allow unique identification. Unfortunately this does not appear in the data generated by DAB Player. If you look at the FIC Data Rate info (expand type 0) 0/22 if the Transmitter identification info rate - and it doesn't appear to be transmitted.

The OfcomTech Parameters list doesn't include the bit rate transmitted as far as I can see although it's got lots of info about radiation pattern.

Rgds

David
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