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Radio is officially dead in St.Just and Pendeen, West Cornwall? (Well almost!!) I moved here to this remote corner of the UK in May 2010. I have 2 DAB Radio's A Pure Elan DX20, a Roberts Solar DAB with Analogue, and a Panasonic Midi system SA-PM28. On all these three radio's I am unable to get any radio signals... DAB, FM... only LW/MW. I have an Alba Portable Cassette/CD player with FM Radio, that just about picks up a signal on top of my Fridge/Freezer in the Kitchen, (Keeps drifting off...) and the signal goes altogether when I open the fridge door!!
I love the Radio... Over TV, and unfortunately Broadband is slow..less than 1mb download speed at best, so unable to get Internet Radio, without buffering kicking in every 10 seconds or so?
Is the service going to improve (at all) now or anytime in the future?

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Thanks Michael. I am about 4 miles from my telephone exchange, and that is why (according to BT) my download speed is slow. I don't have line of view to any transmitter as I am surrounded by hills, my nearest being either Redruth or I believe there is one at st.just.
I like the point you make about an external aerial, and in the Pure Elan's owners manual it does state poor reception can be significantly improved by this method. Only problem is, where do you plug the aerial in??? There are no external sockets on any of the DAB's so how can they say do this, when there is no socket???
I live in a conservation area, and aerials and satellites dishes are a very hot potato here.
Guess I am resigned to the fact that Radio and TV is very limited in this part of the world. My favourite local beach is a definate black spot, so unfortunately no test cricket in the summer there either!

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Thanks Michael... I will try that!

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