General DAB/FM question

Voy06

Active Member
Hi, I live in an area which as per the ukdigitalradio website I should pick up the majority of DAB stations without any issues at all.

My question is which may be a stupid question if I buy a DAB/FM radio will DAB pick up AM frequency radio stations for example Talksport keeping in mind it is a DAB/FM with no mention of AM in the specs.

The radio I am after is this one: index

Many thanks.
 

bow79

Novice Member
No am is a seperate waveband the assumpton has to be if it is not mentioned it does not have it. But is talksport not on dab?
 

Voy06

Active Member
No am is a seperate waveband the assumpton has to be if it is not mentioned it does not have it. But is talksport not on dab?
Hi mate, yes Talksport is on the DAB radio station list so does that mean if it's on DAB then it doesn't matter whether it's an AM/FM radio station DAB will tune to it.

This is what i'm not really understanding.

Cheers.
 

KJ Palmer

Novice Member
Your radio will only pick up the DAB signal. It can't receive AM signals, which uses a completely different broadcasting system. Some stations such as TalkSport and Radio 5 transmit on both DAB and AM, but you'll only get their DAB broadcast.
 

Voy06

Active Member
KJ Palmer said:
Your radio will only pick up the DAB signal. It can't receive AM signals, which uses a completely different broadcasting system. Some stations such as TalkSport and Radio 5 transmit on both DAB and AM, but you'll only get their DAB broadcast.
Cheers mate that's exactly the answer I was looking for. Thanks.
 

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