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If none of the channels after DSO are below C35,then like Sudbury DSO, group 'E' ariel would also pick up all channels, would it not?

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Bob Hughes,
The first part of retune only matters IF they are moving a set of Mux to another channel (as they did with Sudbury)on a pre switch Freeview transmitter.
If no channels are moving until the 2nd date then I think you will be ok

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Digital radio section | Digital radio
Monday 5 September 2011 10:42PM

Brianist, Any chance of a page on ariels for DAB espically roof ones as I'm looking to invest in one to improve reception.

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BBC "Delivering Quality First" changes to transmissions
Friday 14 October 2011 9:02PM

It would be interesting to see if regional BBC does gets shunted from digital satellite, as Freeview is not avaliable to all homes in UK due to locations of transmitters and the ability of the roof ariels to pick up signals due to hills, etc.

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"Babcock International Group still retains the right to transmit from Orfordness on the other frequency (1296 kHz)."
Yes they still do. Someone I know who works for them was test signaling from the site in late July 2013.

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"Sorry, I missed "FM has RDS which DAB does not support".

DAB doesn't need RDS as it's already digital!

And the main use of RDS is to distribute alternative frequency lists, which is a bit pointless for a single frequency network... "

However what RDS does do if you have a travel button on your radio is allow you to receive the most up to date travel reports via any FM station within its range. Very important for locals in rural areas.

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In Ipswich the problem with DAB is that currently we only have a signal from Essex for national radio and the commercial one is a very poor weak signal (just like the freeview). This means that when traveling across the county you lose the DAB signal once past Woodbridge and won't pick up another till Oulton/Lowestoft on the A12.
AM has always been poor. It will be a while before BBC Suffolk lose the 4/5 FM signals they broadcast from and change to DAB. That's if the station survives the cuts.

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Map of all DAB transmitters
Saturday 28 September 2013 8:40PM

Any idea when the Warren Heath (Ipswich) & Woodbridge DAB transmitters are likely to go live please?

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