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Reference EN 62106:2009
Title Specification of the Radio Data System (RDS) for VHF/FM sound broadcasting in the frequency range from 87,5 MHz to 108,0 MHz
Project Number 22028
Abstract/Scope IEC 62106:2009(E) describes the Radio Data System, RDS, intended for application to VHF/FM sound broadcasts in the range 87,5 MHz to 108,0 MHz which may carry either stereophonic (pilot-tone system) or monophonic programmes. The main objectives of RDS are to enable improved functionality for FM receivers and to make them more user-friendly by using features such as Programme Identification, Programme Service name display and where applicable, automatic tuning for portable and car radios, in particular. The relevant basic tuning and switching information therefore has to be implemented by the type 0 group (see, and it is not optional unlike many of the other possible features in RDS. This edition constitutes a technical revision. The main changes with respect to the previous edition are: - the list of RDS country codes, inclusive of the extended country codes, has been updated in Annexes D and N; - Annex E, containing the character code tables to be used in RDS has been updated; - RadioText Plus has been added as a new feature in Annex P; - Enhanced RadioText has been added as a new feature in Annex Q.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2009-12-23
Current Stage code deadline 2010-09-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 100
Reference Document IEC 62106:2009 (EQV)
ICS 33.060.20 - Receiving and transmitting equipment
33.170 - Television and radio broadcasting
35.240.99 - IT applications in other fields
Keywords Radio; Data system; VHF/FM; Sound; Broadcasting
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2009-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2009-12-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2012-12-01


Supersedes EN 62106:2001
Superseded by FprEN 62106:2013
Normative reference (6) ITU-R Recommendation BS.643-2:1995
ITU-R Recommendation BS.450-3:2001
ETSI EN 301 700:2000
ITU-T Recommendation E.212:2008
ISO/IEC 10646:2003
ISO 14819 series

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