A digital block receiver system, in a cellular/wireless FM
radiotelephony system, receives and heterodyne a block of cellular/wireless receive channels to a very low block IF signal by analog processing. This block IF signal is applied to a precision high speed A/D converter and converted to a digitized time series. A window function is applied to the digitized time series and a high speed FFT is applied to frequency isolate the individual channels. The active channels are digitally processed by a DSP to recover the FM channel modulation.