If you have one or more DAB Digital Radios, you’ll need to retune them today, March the 1st 2012.
Users of the Freeview TV system will be familiar with the concept of occasionally re-tuning to ensure that the full range of channels is stored correctly, and today’s Digital Radio Retune is no different – it’s to reflect some technical changes to the ‘Station IDs’ of a number of the UK’s radio stations, mostly those operated by Global Radio. We’re told that the reason is to make it easier for in-car DAB radios to be able to switch to a new transmitter if a stronger signal is detected.
Stations affected by today’s changes are: Heart, Capital, LBC, Kiss, XFM and Choice.
From today, you may see the message “Station Moved” if you try to tune in to any of the affected stations, and the fix should only take you a minute to do.
How to re-tune DAB
Most DAB radios have an “Auto tune” or “Auto Scan” menu option – you should use this to re-scan for your DAB radio channels to make sure that your radio sees the changes. If you don’t you may lose those stations from April, until you perform a full re-scan for radio stations.
There’s more information on today’s changes at getdigitalradio.com/retune