DAB Radio in Denmark

Denmark has one of the highest numbers of DAB users per capita in the world, with 46% of the population having access to a digital radio. Digital radio is driving growth in the radio industry, 28% of radio listening is digital (Source: Q1 2018 DR/Gallup). Denmark has adopted the DAB+ standard for all DAB broadcasts.
There are two DAB+ multiplexes broadcast nationaly in Denmark, DK DAB1 (12C) & DAB2 OE (11C)/N (13B)/S (8B) and MUX3 which is a regional multiplex).
All information is based on reception in Copenhagen and the Capital Region (Region Hovedstaden), services may vary in other areas of the country.

DAB+ broadcasts in VHF Band III (174-235MHz), a higher frequency than both AM and FM resulting in shorter wave lengths. This spectrum efficient technology allows broadcasters to offer their listeners new digital only stations using less spectrum than analogue and DAB radio.

DAB+ uses a robust modulation which is designed for radio reception in mobile environments such as vehicles. DAB+ also provides new features such as scrolling text, EPG, slideshow and in some receivers, animation.

Receivers must be capable of decoding at least one audio sub-channel.
A receiver must be able to decode a DAB audio service contained in a sub-channel of a size up to and including 280 Capacity Units (e.g. 256 kbps@UEP1).
DAB audio services are defined in ETSI EN 300 401.

A receiver must be able to decode a DAB+ audio service contained in a sub-channel of a size up to and including 144 Capacity Units (e.g. 96 kbps@EEP1A).
DAB+ audio services are defined in ETSI TS 102 563.

Resources

DAB dækningskort (DAB Coverage Map)

Efter 17 år: Danske DAB-signaler halter stadig bagefter FM’s lydkvalitet (Ingeniøren)

Digital Radio (Slots- Og Kulturministerium)


 

  DK DAB1
 
Station
Service ID
Bitrate
Audio
Description
BBC World Service 0x9091 40 kbps
Mono
BBC World Service in English.
Nova 0x9096 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music.
Pop FM 0x9097 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music.
Radio 100 0x9099 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music.
Radio Klassisk 0x909A 128 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Classical Music.
Radio Soft 0x9098 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music.
The Voice 0x9094 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music.
myRock 0x9095 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Rock Music.
Multiplex Label: DK DAB1
Operator: Teracom
Transmission Standard: DAB+
Block 12C: 227.360 MHz
Allotment: DNK-NAT-12C-3
Audio Codec: HE-AAC v1
Coverage: National

 

 DAB2
 
Station
Service ID
Bitrate
Audio
Description
24syv 0x9018 96 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P1 0x9001 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P2 0x9002 128 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Classical Music.
DR P3 0x9003 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music.
DR P4 Bornholn (DAB2 OE) 0x9392 80 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 Fyn (DAB2 OE) 0x9362 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 København (DAB2 OE) 0x9382 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 Sjælland (DAB2 OE) 0x9372 80 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 Syd (DAB2 OE & S) 0x9342 80 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 Midt&Vest (DAB2 N & S) 0x9312 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 Nordjylland (DAB2 N) 0x9302 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 Østjylland (DAB2 N & S) 0x9322 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 Trekanten (DAB2 N & S) 0x9332 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P4 Esbjerg (DAB2 S) 0x9352 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech.
DR P5 0x9005 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Easy Listening.
DR P6 Beat 0x9006 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Rock Music.
DR P7 Mix 0x9007 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music.
DR P7 Jazz 0x9008 88 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Jazz Music.
Multiplex Label: DAB2 OE/N/S
Operator: Danmarks Radio
Transmission Standard: DAB+
Block 11C: 220.352 MHz (Fyn (Funen), Lolland, Falster, Sjælland (Zealand) & Bornholm
Allotment: DNK-NAT-12C-3
Block 13B: 232.496 MHz (North Jutland)
Allotment: DNK10006
Block 8B: 197.648 MHz (South Jutland)
Allotment: DNK-8B-2
Audio Codec: HE-AAC v1
Coverage: National with P4 regional variations
Note on DAB2: OE (Øerne/Islands), N (North Jutland), S (South Jutland)
No dynamic labels available (station logos) on this multiplex

 

  MUX3-OSTSJ
 
Station
Service ID
Bitrate
Audio
Description
BM Radio 100 0x973F 96 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music
BM Radio Soft 0x97A2 96 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music
BM Radioklassisk 0x9728 128 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Classical Music.
BM The Voice 0x9619 96 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music
BM myRock 0x9624 96 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Rock Music.
Classic Rock KBH 0x9EB1 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Rock Music.
NRJ-DK 0x9739 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music
Radio Køge 0x984C 72 kbps DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Pop Music
Multiplex Label: MUX3-OSTSJ
Operator: Bauer Media & various other broadcasters
Transmission Standard: DAB+
Block 9B: 204.640 MHz (Eastern Zealand)
Allotment:
Audio Codec: HE-AAC v1
Coverage: National with regional variations
For other areas see: Denmark (DAB Ensembles Worldwide)

 

Share Button