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BBC Leicester is a public digital radio station radio. UK Free TV shows the coverage area for a radio transmitter as a coloured overlay (orange for FM, other colours for DAB) on the grey map. We have computed the coverage by combining the terrain with the official radiation pattern. A single click will select the transmitter to view the coverage for a single site, and a double click goes to a page showing full details. Click on the buttons in the right-hand corner of the map to choose from different frequencies (or multiplexes for DAB).

BBC Leicester multiplexes


Masts transmitting Leicestershire multiplex

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Sunday, 23 October 2016
Tony Curley
3:14 PM

Hi. Is it possible to receive a more distant transmitter on dab when a local transmitter is on the same Mux.
I live south of Leicester and enjoy BBC Shropshire on fm from the Wrekin on a large Fm aerial. Unfortunately Radio Leicester uses the same DAB frequency as Shropshire so I assume DAB from Shropshire is not an option.
Best regards

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4:06 PM

Tony Curley: Looking at coverage maps for the Wolverhampton & Shropshire DAB mux on this site (and elsewhere) I think you would struggle to get anything from that far away, even with a highly directional aerial. It would be far easier to listen online - you could always connect something like a wifi-enabled Chromcast audio streaming device to a hifi system if listening via a PC/laptop/tablet etc isn't convenient.

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Richard Cooper

5:59 PM

Tony Curley: Hi, Tony. It is generally possible to receive more distant transmitters on DAB and the process is called 'dxing', where 'dx' means 'distant'. To engage in this process properly, however, you need to use an aerial designed for DAB wavelengths, which an FM aerial certainly IS NOT. If you really want to 'dx on 'DAB', then you must install a loft or 'on the roof' DAB aerial. A folded dipole will pull in a slightly out of area transmitter, whereas a three, five or eight element aerial would be needed to pull in from more distant transmitters. From my personal experience, a good DAB aerial supplier is A.TV Aerials of Sheffield. The owner Justin will advise you further and will supply everything you need, including quality cable, clamps and so on. Hope this helps, Richard in Norwich.

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