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One thing to be aware of is that DAB is only available in the UK, the rest of Europe uses a different system or three....
Most radios sold in the UK only allow you to pick up Band 3 and so would not pick up foreign stations in countries using only L band to broadcast, although it is possible to buy a radio that can receive both Band 3 and L band. But, even if your digital radio works abroad, you won't be able to pick up UK stations there.
Hope that is a timely reminder to ensure that if you are replacing the head, get DAB yes for UK use and FM for European use and LW if possible if you like to pick up R4 while wthin a couple of hundred miles of the UK as the bird flies.....
Once beyond that sort of range you will be unlikely to pick up UK broadcasting stations and may be unhappy with what you can pick up.......
Try to keep your options as wide as possible if you eventure into Europe....... DAB and DAB+ may be better, but may be harder to find along with FM and LW (AM). Sadly the BBC seems to have reduced the power output ofthe am R4 LW broadcast recently, so satellite systems may be the only option while static.
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Last edited by Penquin; 17-07-2017 at 21:35.