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Llandrindod (Powys, Wales) DAB transmitter
Thursday 4 August 2011 4:58PM
Builth Wells

The text above the map is pretty meaningless to the average punter. What is 58dB(uv/m)? What does "above first floor db listening" mean? Then below the map "BBC National DAB12B at 5000W". What significance does all this have?
I have lived here for 11 years and for nine of these I had excellent FM stereo reception.This changed when digital tv arrived. Since then FM reception has been awful from September to April, then it starts to get better and on occasion is good. With the advent of dab the reception is good but it cannot be relied on to broadcast continually. The sound cuts out completely for varying periods of up to 15 seconds. I have not been able to ascertain how many times a day this happens but would guess from my experience so far that
a conservative guess would be a dozen times a day.
I should point out that I have an outdoor elevated FM aerial pointing at the visible transmitter which is about 7 miles away. My DAB aerial is an indoor one that screws into the DAB aerial socket.
My DAB/FM receiver is a new Denon.
I would appreciate your comments on these matters. Geoff Dean.

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