Norway goes Digital, eliminates FM radio

Trip Ericson
Thu Jan 12 11:49:35 EST 2017

Er, plenty of stations are transmitting traffic data over IBOC.

"Our data network allows us to broadcast Digital Traffic "

Here are some maps:

I asked a station local to me if they could run an HD4 feed and they said
no, because they're using that stream for traffic data.

- Trip

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 11:45 AM, Rob Landry <>

> On Thu, 12 Jan 2017, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> What lack of consumer HD receivers?  Most new cars have them, if you
>> get one with a nav system, because that's how they get their traffic
>> data.  (That way it works without a SiriusXM subscription, that being
>> the other major nationwide provider of traffic data.)
> That would require the radio stations to transmit the traffic data
> (presumably through equipment supplied by the data distribution service).
> I'm not aware of any broadcasters doing that. It's more likely the data is
> being distributed via mobile broadband Internet.
> "HD Radio" remains a solution looking for a problem. Its only major
> success has been as an STL to feed FM translators.
> There are some new car models that come equipped with "HD Radio", but by
> no means all do. I've heard reports that some dealers are disabling it
> rather than deal with buyer complaints about radio reception.
> Rob

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