[A-DX] blog.radioreporter.org

Samstag, 16. Oktober 2021, 12:56 Uhr


Brazil’s Ministério das Comunicações (Ministry of Communications) has 
accepted a request from the Abert broadcasters’ association to be able 
to reduce broadcasting power during peak viewing hours to reduce cost

The economic crisis triggered by the pandemic (over 600,000 people have 
died in the South American country) has brought many broadcasters to 
their knees, and they have asked to reduce their transmission power in 
order to cut operating costs. So the Ministry of Communications has 
allowed radio and TV broadcasters to reduce their authorised watts by up 
to 30% for six months, at times when the audience is less busy. The 
president of the Brazilian Association of Broadcasters (Abert), Flávio 
Lara Resende, was satisfied and said ‘by accepting the sector’s request, 
the Mcom is showing itself sensitive to the moment of a financial crisis 
that the private sector is going through, driven by the coronavirus 


Markus Weidner, an editor since 1999 of the telecommunications site 
teltarif.de, has published on his blog a report on the new car radios on 
display at the IAA Mobility in Munich, the fair that replaces the 
biennial Frankfurt Motor Show, overwhelmed (like the Geneva Motor Show) 
by the pandemic. According to Markus, after having integrated the car 
radio more and more into the car (making it difficult to replace with 
third-party products), car manufacturers are now limiting its 
functionality. In the most recent models, the receivers offer a list 
that integrates FM and DAB stations, updated in the background. The 
function is useful because it avoids searching and memorizing the 
station, which can be recalled (more and more often) with a voice 
command. Such an organized list is convenient for those who listen to 
the most powerful radio stations, but it limits the choice: if the 
signal is not strong enough or slightly interfered, or without RDS (in 
FM there are still some) it is completely ignored. Weidner suggests an 
expert mode that enables the old manual tuning in FM and DAB. Otherwise, 
this “rationalization”, prevents you from freely choosing the radio of 
your heart.


Da bin ich nicht ganz seiner Meinung.   Meiner Erfahrung nach werden 
auch schon MUXE eingelesen, die an der "Zumutbarkeits-Grenze" für 
normale Hörer liegen.
Für den normalen Autoradio-Nutzer ist der Komfort gestiegen.
- keine Frequenzen oder gar Kanäle der MUXE merken müssen
- automatischer SCAN im Hintergrund durch Zweit-Tuner
- automatischer Rückfall auf das gleiche Programm im UKW-Bereich, falls 
DAB+ Versorgungslücken

Ich sehe hier keine Gefahr einer "Entmündigung" der Autoradio-Nutzer, 
eher die der "Überforderung",  falls es diese Automatismen nicht geben 
Mich nerven eher "Spurassistenten", die nach jeder "Zündung aus/an"  
aktiv sind.....