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Jazz FM Stereo

Jazz FM Stereo 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).

Jazz FM Stereo multiplexes

SDL National
 

Masts transmitting SDL National multiplex

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Sunday, 2 April 2017
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Richard Edmonds
8:26 PM

Can you tell me why I cannot receive a very strong signal from Jazz FM in the Dover area. Everything else seems ok except jazz FM. Please don't tell me we can't have it in the Dover area because it clashes with French transmissions

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StevensOnln1
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11:25 PM

Richard Edmonds: Jazz FM is broadcast on the SDL National multiplex which covers around 76% of UK population from 45 transmitters (none of them are targeted at Dover) and was designed to operate at a lower cost to the broadcasters than the existing D1 multiplex with around 90% coverage from 160+ transmitters.

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StevensOnln1's 3,054 posts GB
Monday, 16 July 2018
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Nick Anderson
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11:00 AM

There are large areas of the UK still unserved by Jazz FM on DAB. When is this going to be rectified as they have now had several years to do this?

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StevensOnln1
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1:00 PM

Nick Anderson: Plans have been announced for the SDL National multiplex to be broadcast from various new transmitters by the end of this year, which should bring coverage of Jazz FM and various other stations to around 4 million potential new listeners (see link below).


4 million listeners to gain access to additional DAB stations - a516digital


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StevensOnln1's 3,054 posts GB
Monday, 5 November 2018
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Nick Anderson
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11:24 AM

I understand that Jazz FM is still not available on DAB+ to the bulk of Cumbria including Carlisle. Is this correct and when do they plan to rectify this?

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Tuesday, 6 November 2018
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StevensOnln1
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11:31 AM

Nick Anderson: The SDL multiplex which carries Jazz FM in DAB+ has recently been expanded to provide coverage from 19 new transmitters (see link below). There have been no plans announced for any further expansion of coverage at this time.

Sound Digital multiplex

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StevensOnln1's 3,054 posts US
Saturday, 19 December 2020
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M Ball
5:27 PM

As a radio ham guy I have zero interest in tv; however it transpires I need a tv to "listen" to Jazz Fm only available on Dab radios in selected areas or via the internet. Nor do I want to turn my gas guzzling computer on to do the same. As I cannot possibly afford to buy an house in Luton ( transmitterland ) What do I do. I have absolutely no intention to be be rude or disrespectful but it appears to me that the powers that be are doing their level best to deive me insane. Jazz no Jazz. ( without tv / internet ) Comments welcome sans abuse!

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M Ball's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 20 December 2020
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Chris.SE
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5:09 AM

M Ball:

Well it's not realty "selected areas", nor is it "the powers that be". Other than the BBC, the location of transmitters and the services carried are commercial decisions by the operators under licence from OFCOM. As a general rule, areas that have low population densities may not have coverage of all the commercially available services. This is simply because the advertising revenue as a result of the smaller number of listeners doesn't always justify the capital expenditure of a transmitter to serve the area. (That doesn't mean that they'll never add one at some future date).

Now Jazz FM transmits in DAB+ so you need a radio capable of decoding DAB+ not just plain DAB. It's carried on the SDL multiplex which has lower coverage that the other commercial D1 multiplex. That said, whilst you say you cannot receive it, the predictors on sites such as DAB Digital Radio - Pure, Roberts, Stations, DAB, Evoke, In Car, Online, Portable, Digital Radios, Highway, One, Station, Sony (press return on that site - the submit button doesn't work at time of posting) or ukdigitalradio: Home say that you should have good reception of them at your postcode.
It looks as though you should be able to receive -
The BBC National multiplex on Block 12B: 225.648 MHz
The D1 National multiplex on Block 11D: 222.064MHz
The SDL National multiplex on Block 11A: 216.928 MHz
A Local multiplex on Block 12D: 229.072 MHz

Whilst it seems there's several transmitter you may get signals from that carry most of the multiplexes, the only one I can see carrying the SDL multiplex is Emley Moor. So assuming you are using a portable radio, try moving it/its aerial around so there there's a good line of sight to Emley - no thick walls or large metal objects in the way - eg. fridges cookers etc. Also try manual tuning, sometimes auto-tune can miss a weaker signal.

You may have noticed a link in the post before yours where Arqiva gives some details about the multiplex. If you browse around that site there is other information you may find interesting. Likewise if you are into lots of technical information, have a browse around DAB Ensembles Worldwide | Latest News & Updates

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Chris.SE's 2,138 posts GB
Friday, 5 February 2021
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Bryan Mitchell
9:14 PM

I live near to Inverness and I am very keen to be able to receive JAZZ FM on DAB+ fr quality reasons in particular.
I would be grateful for any advice which might be available please.
Thanks,
Bryan

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StevensOnln1
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11:49 PM

Bryan Mitchell: Jazz FM is broadcast in DAB+ on the SDL National multiplex, which is not broadcast from any transmitter near Inverness. If you are intending to listen via a hifi system or you may be better off listening online or via satellite anyway.

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