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BBC Radio Derby

BBC Radio Derby 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 Radio Derby multiplexes


Masts transmitting Derbyshire multiplex

BOLEHILLLichfieldQuarndonStanton Moor

Tuesday, 3 October 2017
John Jennings
6:17 PM

Can I get Radio Derbyon my television, I am a Sky subsciber

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John Jennings's 1 post GB flag

7:01 PM

John Jennings: None of the BBC local radio stations are available on Sky (except BBC Radio London if you live in the London area). All of the BBC's local radio stations are available on Freeview, but no plans have been announced to add any to Sky/Freesat or cable.

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StevensOnln1's 3,547 posts GB flag
Monday, 20 May 2019
Andrew simms
1:54 PM

Hi I have a holiday home in Bridlington Yo166tg
And I can get Freeview BBC Nottingham Freeview &
Sheffield but I can't get Freeview BBC radio Derby Is this
Likely to change in the future thanks Andy

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Andrew simms's 1 post GB flag

10:01 PM

Andrew simms :

Bridlington is far too far away from any transmitter carrying Radio Derby.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Saturday, 22 January 2022
A Bridges
4:06 PM

I live near Cromford but can't get radio Derby on DAB - although I can get radio Leicester on DAB. Why is this

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A Bridges's 1 post GB flag

5:29 PM

A Bridges: We need a full postcode to check, but chances are you're in an area which doesn't get a good signal for the Derbyshire local multiplex, but does get the Leicestershire mux from a distant transmitter.

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StevensOnln1's 3,547 posts GB flag
Sunday, 23 January 2022

12:45 AM

A Bridges:

Well this is quite odd, Cromford locks like it's in a bit of a pocket of no reception from 3 of the 4 transmitters carrying the Local multiplex that has BBC Radio Derby, but the 4th is very close at Bolehill fractionally E of due S of Cromford about 1 1/2 miles away. The mux is on Block 10B: 211.648 MHz.
Make sure you don't have any thick walls, large metal objects like fridges, freezers etc on the line-of-sight to the transmitter which also has the BBC National mux on Block 12B. Try a south facing window sill. But as StevensOnln1 has said, a full postcode would be needed to check the predicted reception.

BBC Radio Leicestershire is on a Local mux on Block 11B: 218.640 MHz and as StevensOnln1 has implied there are no transmitters with it nearby. Do you get stable constant reception of it, or has it just been there on and off in recent days? If the latter this is likely to be due to current weather conditions creating "Temperature Inversion" where signals from distant transmitters are carried further than normal, due to the particular layers of the atmosphere.

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