Radio Lelystad now sounds a lot better on DAB+
Radio Lelystad has improved sound quality on DAB+ since yesterday. The local broadcaster worked with station operator Broadcast Partners to make changes to achieve that step forward. And so it did.
Head of engineering at Radio Lelystad Egbert Kingma:
“DAB+ is the digital successor to analog FM and is on the rise. More and more people are purchasing a DAB+ radio or buying a car with DAB+ reception. It is therefore very important to Radio Lelystad that we can also be received in the digital ether in good sound quality. By using new equipment, we have now been able to improve our quality considerably. And you can hear that”.
The old situation was not ideal, Kingma said. “Previously, the signal between studio and transmitter had to be transcoded several times as it is called. This is not conducive to sound quality and also produced digital errors in the signal. That is now a thing of the past with this investment in DAB+. From now on, the digital signal for the channel will already go out the door at the broadcaster in the correct format. Especially the bass and treble benefits.
“Radio Lelystad also improved reception via FM earlier this year by moving the station to the transmission tower on the Oostvaardersdijk. “Our listeners not only judge us on the product we deliver, but also expect good sound quality from us and that they can receive us well anywhere. Now that we have put our entire transmitter park in order this year, we can certainly guarantee the latter in the coming years,” said the head of technology.Radio Lelystad can be received in almost the entire province of Flevoland via DAB+ on channel 6B. Via FM at 90.3 MHz. Furthermore, the local broadcaster can be received via all digital providers and worldwide via radiolelystad.nl
(Source: Radio Lelystad)