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BBC Somerset 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 Somerset multiplexes


Masts transmitting Somerset multiplex

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Monday, 6 February 2017
Alan mapp
10:53 PM

Is there a new BBC Somerset DAB transmitter operating near Yeovil.Reception here is now much better.

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Alan mapp's 4 posts GB flag

11:20 PM

Alan mapp: D1 National and the Somerset local mux (which includes BBC Somerset) have recently been added to Coker Hill in addition to the BBC National mux which was already present.

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StevensOnln1's 3,639 posts GB flag
Monday, 12 February 2018
2:51 PM

Hi, has there been a change to the way Somerset radio transmits in the Lower Westwood, Wiltshire BA15 2DL area? My aged aunt has listen to Somerset 95.5 FM for years and is constantly complain of interference these days. We purchased a new DAB radio but this has not help. Anyone know of any changes or a different frequency etc.? Thanks

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sandra's 1 post GB flag
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Friday, 24 August 2018
3:09 PM

sandra: an internet radio will solve all your problems. They are not expensive nowadays. I have two. Also BBC Somerset and radio Bristol are available on the Freeview TV system from t
he menip transmitter

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Alan's 4 posts GB flag
Saturday, 18 July 2020
Stephen Gale
9:20 PM

sandra: hello Sandra we too have listened to the 95.5 broadcast since the late 1970s - I could hear it at my fathers' in Ashley , New Milton BH25 crystal clear on a huge wireless with vhf and a simple stretch of wire in the 1st floor bedroom . Recently even the Tecsun sensitive set I use struggles to find the now Somerset clone bbc local station with it frequently becoming overpowered by a French broadcast when Topospheric activity arises. Even today when trying to hear how Yeovil Town were doing in their play -off game using our decent car radio the reception was extremely patchy where a few years back was clear and listenable. I fear we're being encouraged to buy newer gear but if you or your aunt and myself can't pick up digital signals or carry internet / mobile phone tech around with us , we're simply stuffed ! Regards from the SW New Forest

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Stephen Gale's 16 posts GB flag
Sunday, 19 July 2020

12:57 AM

Stephen Gale:

I'd be surprised if Sandra reads your reply, as her post was over 2 years ago! Unfortunately 95.5 is shared with some other stations, so if you aren't in the "official" service area for BBC Somerset on FM you may get interference.
If you are in range of a DAB transmitter carrying the Somerset mux it's Block 10B: 211.648 MHz.
On Freeview it's LCN722 from Mendip and its relays and other transmitters carrying BBC1 West, also transmitters in Devon & Cornwall.
If you have internet access, yes you can use an internet radio, or no doubt devices like Alexa etc, but you can just listen on-line with a browser at Somerset - Listen Live - BBC Sounds

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