digital radio in Europe?

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  1. jaygee

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    Fed up not being able to listen to the radio on our travels around Europe and wondered if we got a digital radio would we pick up and english speaking stations?
     
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    If you read this link I think the answer is no.

    http://www.getdigitalradio.com/digital-radio-faqs

    You might get the world service but it seems that you can only get european digital stations. I found some decent stations in Germany and Bruges - ok as long you don't mind not understanding what they're saying. And I picked Absolute Radio up in France :BigGrin:
     
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    The only way you can get UK digital radio abroad is via Broadband or Freesat.

    Pete:Cool:
     
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    radio

    took my digital radio with me couple of weeks ago waste of time not a squeak.
     
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    If you have sky tv receiver channel no... 0160 Radio 1 :thumb:

    or like littlest Hobo says.......freestat.....

    :BigGrin: Mel
     
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    No - UK only
    I have found a World Radio (Sony do one) is the best way and even that is not too clever.

    Having said that I have usually managed to find the World Service and a few english speaking stations

    Might be worth looking up BBC World Service on internet - it gives frequency and times for various countries

    Paul
     
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    I get UK radio & TV in the house via freesat but in the car...........nothing but French stations. Now I love a lot about France but the radio ain't great!
    I download podcasts and play these in the car.
     
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    If you have a cab radio that can receive the long wave frequency and you have a normal antenna on the outside of the cab IE (not hidden somewhere).

    This will enable you to receive radio 4/world in most of Europe, even as far south as Morocco.

    Make up a length of cable with a crocodile clips both ends, attach one end to the metal part of the antenna (at the bottom) then attach the other end to a metal stake in the ground.

    Radio 4 is on 198 kHz.

    The reception is very good until you get further south that mid Spain after that is does deteriorate a bit but is still usable.

    Doug...
     
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