German DAB+ Facilities to Improve In-car Reception

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German DAB+ Facilities to Improve In-car Reception

Jan 9, 2012 9:46 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB

Jan 9, 2012 - According to the database of the Bundesnetzagentur, (an organization that coordinates frequency use in Germany) 11 new transmission sites have been added across the country to expand DAB+ coverage. The goal in adding these sites was to improve coverage along major highways.

For example, along the A1, the 5kW station Osnabr�ck is now in operation, allowing uninterrupted reception between Bremen and the Ruhr. Between Hanover and the Rhein-Main area there are the facilities in Hildesheim-Sibbes (2kW), G���ttingen (5 kW), Kassel-Habichtswald (4kW), Fulda (4kW) and Giessen D&uumlnsberg-(4kW).

The reception on the A3 and A61 between the Rhein-Main area and Cologne Koblenzhas been improved by the addition of a new transmitter (10kW). Along the A2, there are stations planned: Bielefeld (6.3kW), Braunschweig (10kW), Drachenberg (2kW) and Magdeburg-Kapaunberg (10kW). This allows for DAB+ coverage on the entire trip from Hanover to Berlin via the Ruhr.

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