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The UK DAB radio service has been much criticised for its poor coverage and lower audio quality than FM radio. To add to these woes many DAB stations have ceased broadcasting due to the high cost of DAB transmission and DAB digital radio has seen a limited takeup in favour of Internet Radio as well as Sky and Freeview radio services.
There's no doubt DAB (where available) does have some advantages over FM, particularly in weak FM signal areas where noise affects FM stereo reception, and where multipath interference causes distortion and fading.
UK DAB frequencies occupy part of the VHF spectrum released by the old Band III television service in the frequency range 218MHz to 229MHz, so DAB aerials are 50% smaller than those needed for FM.
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