Questions

Do DAB radios come with Bluetooth?

Some DAB radios now come with Bluetooth connectivity, from mid-range to high-end models. It’s worth checking the specifications of any radio you’re thinking of buying.

Are there any budget radios which receive DAB+ stations?

There are some very cheap digital radios on sale, but not all of these receive DAB+ stations.

One radio receives Scala Radio but the other does not

I have two DAB radios in my house. I am able to receive Scala Radio on one of them but not the other. Why is this?

Why does a pocket radio pick up stations that my tuner does not?

When a DAB radio station has no sound, but is listed on a digital radio, it could indicate that the particular radio station is being broadcast in DAB+.

Do I need a new aerial for DAB+ stations?

Your existing DAB aerial will receive DAB+ as well as DAB radio stations.

How do ensembles and radio stations work in local areas?

We look at how multiplexes and ensembles work and how radios handle local multiple radio stations.

Do I have digital radio reception in Cornwall and what stations can I receive?

Coverage in Cornwall was improved in 2017. There is good coverage and a range of DAB stations are available.

Can I get BBC Local Radio stations on Freeview?

In June 2016 the BBC made its local radio stations available on Freeview across the UK.

Why do I lose DAB stations on car journeys?

This can be due to the way national and local digital radio stations are transmitted.

Should I buy a digital radio now?

The answer depends on your listening habits and whether you need a new radio. There’s currently no deadline to switch to DAB digital radio.