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    Question Beloved digital radio

    I was given a lovely Pure digital radio for Christmas last year and was wondering if it would work in NZ? Any ideas???

    ETA: I have, of course, lost the instruction manual

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    The answer at the moment is NO! Testing of DAB is not scheduled until September this year, and only in the Auckland area. There is still no indication of frequency bands or any other details, so up to now, our digi radios are pretty useless They don't envisage any rollout of transmitters until 2007 at the earliest.

    I will take it anyway just in case ... until then Planet Rock is constantly on the dial

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    Press Release
    DAB Digital Radio Trials Launch in New Zealand
    Trials of DAB Digital Radio are set to begin in New Zealand in
    September 2006.
    Auckland, 20th April 2006 - New Zealand joins an ever-growing list of countries
    to adopt DAB as the new way of broadcasting in the digital age.
    The 12-month trial, driven by BCL (Broadcast Communications Ltd), New Zealandís
    leading broadcast network provider, will cover a large part of the Auckland area.
    The trial launches in September and during the trial, BCL will work closely with New
    Zealandís regulatory body to develop a spectrum plan, a scheme for incentivising
    broadcasters and a policy for roll out of both commercial and public broadcasting
    services.
    The WorldDAB Forum, an international non-governmental organisation whose role
    is to promote the awareness, adoption and implementation of DAB worldwide, will
    support BCL by allowing it to benefit from other countriesí successful regulatory
    systems for DAB.
    Public broadcaster Radio New Zealand, and commercial broadcasters RadioWorks
    and Local Media Group, have agreed to take part in the trial. Manufacturers will also
    support the trial by providing DAB products to be placed with consumers and
    industry figures during the trial. Already on board are receiver manufacturers
    such as Sony, Morphy Richards, PURE Digital, Intempo Digital, Telechips and
    I-Tech, as well as network infrastructure vendors Radioscape and transmission
    equipment supplier Telequipment Pacific, who are providing Harris DAB
    transmission equipment.
    Commercial services are expected to launch in New Zealand within 18 to 24 months
    of the trial start date.
    ENDS
    For more information, please contact:
    ∑ Kelly Griffiths,
    WorldDAB Project Director,
    + 44 (0)20 7 288 4642 kelly.Griffiths@worlddab.org
    ∑ Emma Wilkinson,
    Broadcast Communications Ltd.,
    +64 9 916 6476, emma.wilkinson@thlgroup.com
    ∑ Philip Cooke,
    Telequipment Pacific Ltd. Ė A Bridge Networks Company,
    + 64 (4) 384 1927 , harris@telequipment.co.nz

    Notes to Editors: DAB has become an internationally adopted standard that can be seen and heard
    in nearly 40 countries from Canada to Australia, across Europe and the Far East. Countries including
    India, China and South Africa, are testing DAB and developing consumer trials. More than 500 million
    people worldwide are within range of a DAB transmitter, and there are nearly 1000 services on air.
    Created from the onset to enable mobile reception with audio, video and multimedia capabilities, the
    DAB standard has recently extended its lead into the world of mobile multimedia delivery through its
    DMB and DAB-IP applications. DMB and DAB-IP are DABís Mobile TV solutions and share the same
    core sta ndard, infrastructure and receiver technology as DAB. The first ever Mobile TV services launch
    took place in Korea in December 2005 using DMB technology. Further DMB launches are expected in
    Europe and China throughout 2006.
    About The World DAB Forum
    The World DAB Forum is an international, non-governmental organisation whose role is to promote
    the awareness, adoption and implementation of DAB worldwide. Its members include public and
    commercial broadcasters, receiver manufacturers and other companies and bodies committed to
    converting the technology behind DAB into a commercial marketing success.

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    Thanks for that UK2kiwi - that is the exact article I read

    Steve

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    You can still buy Gramophone needles here!

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    THANKS UKtoKIWI!!!!!

    It's coming with me....18-24 months isn't *so* long to wait

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    NZ goes digital

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