FM Radio broadcast (also known as analogue radio) has been transmitted across the UK since 1955. There are now in excess of 40 BBC and over 250 additional commercial FM stations available to listeners with great choice local available in the Reading, Berkshire and Oxfordshire territories.
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) Radio began a very public roll-out across the UK in 1995, with the country now boasting the most diverse choice of channels in the world! It is considered easier to tune and suffers less from common types of interference that can be a problem with FM receivers, although audio fidelity is slightly lesser than FM due to technical limitations. 90% of the country receives DAB coverage and with the right aerial it is possible to achieve brilliant reception in our region.
New FM and DAB aerial installations, upgrades and repositioning.
Fault-finding to minimise noise and increase reception.
Reducing FM hiss and crackle or DAB signal distortion.
Supply of external aerials (dipole, omni and 3-element antennas).
Installation of new and extra radio aerial sockets.
All associated internal cabling work.
Potential Analogue Switch-Off: The Digital Radio Working Group has recommended to the UK government that FM broadcasting should cease between 2017 and 2022, primarily in order to improve DAB signal quality. This decision has proven to be highly unpopular and no solid plans have been put in place as yet, but now is a sensible time to ensure your DAB equipment is future-proofed.