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Digital Radio in Cambodia

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:54 am
by STEVITO
I have a Digital Radio back in the UK. On my next visit to the family should I bring it back to Cambodia? Will it work?
I have read this:

Q: If I take my DAB digital radio abroad, will I be able to pick up foreign DAB services?
A: Yes. In the UK, DAB services are broadcast on a band of spectrum called Band III. Many European countries also use Band III, although some use a different band of spectrum called L Band. And, just to be awkward, some countries, such as Germany, use Band III in one part of the country and L Band in another.

If the receiver you are using is designed only to pick up Band III, then it will work in other countries using Band III and you will be able to listen to local DAB services. If it is a dual-band receiver (that is, designed to work on either Band III or L Band) then it will pick up any DAB stations being broadcast on either Band III or L Band abroad. If you specifically want a receiver that will work both in the UK and Europe, then make sure before you buy that it is a dual band receiver.

My radio seems to be Band III only: http://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/AE5900_05/digital-audio-broadcasting/specifications

But what band is Cambodia?

Re: Digital Radio in Cambodia

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:16 pm
by YaTingPom
I am pretty sure Cambodia does not have any digital stations, but Thailand has started to trial it.

Even if there was why would you bother, I doubt it would be English speaking anyway and it'll be full of meaningless adverts and crappy plinky plonkey music!

Re: Digital Radio in Cambodia

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:41 am
by STEVITO
YaTingPom wrote:I am pretty sure Cambodia does not have any digital stations, but Thailand has started to trial it.

Even if there was why would you bother, I doubt it would be English speaking anyway and it'll be full of meaningless adverts and crappy plinky plonkey music!


You may be right about Cambodian radio. I have no idea what gets played here. Any Western stations? There is just something so easy about switching a radio on and off...not having to stream something or play your favourite stuff. Random music which can be surprising...

Re: Digital Radio in Cambodia

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:14 am
by chkwoot
FM or internet here. Leave the digital at home or use as a door stop.

Re: Digital Radio in Cambodia

PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:26 am
by YaTingPom
Or just download an App and listen to Rsdio 4 when you want!