FM v Digital Radio

Why must we change? Should we not be given a choice in a democratic society?  Like others we also have expensive radios, we have integrated car radios which cannot be replaced. The digital TV service supplied to some areas of the country does not appear to be superior to the one it has replaced. So why is it thought that digital radio will be better than FM? WHY MEND SOMETHING THAT IS NOT BROKEN.

Why is this idea important?

Why must we change? Should we not be given a choice in a democratic society?  Like others we also have expensive radios, we have integrated car radios which cannot be replaced. The digital TV service supplied to some areas of the country does not appear to be superior to the one it has replaced. So why is it thought that digital radio will be better than FM? WHY MEND SOMETHING THAT IS NOT BROKEN.

Please keep analogue radio

Since I was a child I have enjoyed listening to and exploring "steam" radio and do not see any point to changing things so that we will no longer be able to listen to the BBC and local radio unless we buy very expensive DAB radios.

I would be forced to only be able to listen to CD's in my car and would have to buy expensive equipment in order to listen on my hifi.

From my experience of TV the sound quality is much poorer than that obtainable on UHF/VHF frequency modulation broadcasts and nothing like as reliable as the broadcasts on MW/LW amplitude modulation broadcasts.

My crystal set would also cease working after 90 years.

I cannot see the point with radio so implore everyone to join a petition to save analogue radio, for all the frequency bands to go silent would be a disaster and a waste of the investment millions of people have put in when buying good, functional radios.

Why is this idea important?

Since I was a child I have enjoyed listening to and exploring "steam" radio and do not see any point to changing things so that we will no longer be able to listen to the BBC and local radio unless we buy very expensive DAB radios.

I would be forced to only be able to listen to CD's in my car and would have to buy expensive equipment in order to listen on my hifi.

From my experience of TV the sound quality is much poorer than that obtainable on UHF/VHF frequency modulation broadcasts and nothing like as reliable as the broadcasts on MW/LW amplitude modulation broadcasts.

My crystal set would also cease working after 90 years.

I cannot see the point with radio so implore everyone to join a petition to save analogue radio, for all the frequency bands to go silent would be a disaster and a waste of the investment millions of people have put in when buying good, functional radios.

fm radio in cars, where does it end

why oh why, what ever next, is the goverment getting money from this dab stuff, do they know how many cars do not have dab radios in cars and the cost to US to change over from fm to dab, or is it that they earn so much money that they forget about avarage joe, i would love to meet the person that thinks all this up, i live in the REAL world…….. (for now) 

Why is this idea important?

why oh why, what ever next, is the goverment getting money from this dab stuff, do they know how many cars do not have dab radios in cars and the cost to US to change over from fm to dab, or is it that they earn so much money that they forget about avarage joe, i would love to meet the person that thinks all this up, i live in the REAL world…….. (for now) 

Retain AM and VHF Radio Broadcasting

The government is planning to do away with AM and VHF broadcasting.

At the moment, millions of people use these services. And although AM radio is somewhat dated, VHF is certainly not.

The VHF service is a high quality one, offering sterio broadcasting in most cases, and is very well respected throughout the country.

The government wants to scrap the service alogether, and thereby make us all by digital (DAB) radios.

These radios are expensive, and are nearly always monophonic.

Why is this idea important?

The government is planning to do away with AM and VHF broadcasting.

At the moment, millions of people use these services. And although AM radio is somewhat dated, VHF is certainly not.

The VHF service is a high quality one, offering sterio broadcasting in most cases, and is very well respected throughout the country.

The government wants to scrap the service alogether, and thereby make us all by digital (DAB) radios.

These radios are expensive, and are nearly always monophonic.

Digital Radio Change Over

The BBC (ex-Auntie) has invested heavily in this 30 year old technology and is going to be relied upon by the Government to determine when the majority of the listening public have switched over to DAB. Is the BBC to be trusted to provide an unbiased assessment in light of the investment? Living outside London and the south east (Northumberland) we are in the minority and our inability to be heard (sic), as is still the case with broadband connectivity, means that, when anaglogue is switched off, we will no longer be able to hear J Humphries et al. Yes, employ new technology for all the benefits its offers the licence payer, but to enforce the introduction of an out-dated DAB system and to shut down the analogue network that clearly is not yet 'broken', strikes me as being irresponsible. Are any other states introducing DAB at present, what else is available – there may even be a financial, but not necessarily face-saving, benefits!

Why is this idea important?

The BBC (ex-Auntie) has invested heavily in this 30 year old technology and is going to be relied upon by the Government to determine when the majority of the listening public have switched over to DAB. Is the BBC to be trusted to provide an unbiased assessment in light of the investment? Living outside London and the south east (Northumberland) we are in the minority and our inability to be heard (sic), as is still the case with broadband connectivity, means that, when anaglogue is switched off, we will no longer be able to hear J Humphries et al. Yes, employ new technology for all the benefits its offers the licence payer, but to enforce the introduction of an out-dated DAB system and to shut down the analogue network that clearly is not yet 'broken', strikes me as being irresponsible. Are any other states introducing DAB at present, what else is available – there may even be a financial, but not necessarily face-saving, benefits!