Everything on DAB +
DAB+ has been in use in Germany, Denmark, Norway, and Switzerland for years. Nowadays, DAB+ is available almost everywhere in the Netherlands. Starting in 2017, DAB+ will also be available near the Dutch borders and on the Wadden islands. While more and more AM/FM stations are disappearing, the DAB+ features an increasing number of channels. One important reason for this is that the available space for frequencies is used more effectively, allowing more stations to be active simultaneously.
Listen to DAB+ radio
The DAB+ signal is free, but you need a radio equipped with a DAB+ receiver. These radios are still able to receive FM stations. There are different kind of radios that can receive DAB+. I recommend considering what you plan to use it for and choosing the radio that best suits your needs.
The DAB+ signal is so strong that you'll be able to receive it anywhere in your home. Because the signal doesn't interfere with other wireless signals, you can enjoy noise-free radio quality. You can also receive additional information, such as the artist's name, album covers, and weather forecasts.
In the car
DAB+ in your car doesn't just let you listen to clear sound; it also offers several handy features. You can, for instance, receive additional, relevant traffic information, such as news, reports of traffic jams, and rush hour predictions. In case of emergencies, the signal will be interrupted to give you important messages.
At the construction site
You can even receive DAB+ on remote construction sites. The signal is so strong that the sound will remain noise free when your radio is surrounded by big machines and large quantities of steel. Want to know how long you have until it starts raining? Simply consult the weather forecast for the answer.