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Senator Conroy 19th October 2009 [Oct. 28th, 2009|04:01 pm]
Bob Bain
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This is the second and final page of correspondence from Senator Stephen Conroy (Minister for the Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy) explaining that although there is no indoor reception for Digital Radio Devices beyond Blacktown and that "some uncertainties remain about the appropriate technical threshold for the technology", it may be possible to improve indoor reception for my small portable iRiver DAB+ digital radio device (which works fine in Parramatta) by unscrewing the telescopic antenna and perhaps connecting it to my television antenna (a communal antenna over which I have no control) and that it's best if the antenna is mounted with vertical polarisation as opposed to horizontal polarisation of television antennas used in my area

The statement that "Penrith is able to receive 'mobile reception' for digital radio" means as far as I can tell that there is virtually no digital radio signal available in Penrith. The problem as I see it is that stores in Mount Druitt to Penrith are promoting Digital Radio and are selling digital radio devices intended for use in the home. I purchased a small mobile device which as demonstrated in David Bradbury's office doesn't receive digital radio in that location.

Letter from Senator Conroy to Mr. David Bradbury MP (Federal Member for Lindsay) 19th. October 2009

Coverage Map for Digital Radio Sydney referred to in correspondence (link)