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My analogue and DAB radio transmitters at PGSTART0

Note: under development. To help you to work out which DAB, FM and AM radio stations you can get, we have just traced your location to all of the transmitters within hundreds of miles. We use groundwave for AM broadcasts. For those you have access to, only the ones sending a strong enough signal are shown. DAB radio stations are grouped before transmission into 'Muxes' (multiplexes) which then broadcast on one frequency. The radio stations you can get are listed below the map.

On the following map, yellow house shows where you are and all the possible DAB (white), FM (blue) and AM (green) transmitters: You can single-click on the mast locations to show their calculated coverage area. You can also use the buttons below the map to choose transmitter name with a colour-coded Mux.

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There are three other popular ways to receive radio broadcasts: using Freeview, using Sky or using Freesat. There are over 30 radio stations on Freeview, almost 60 on Sky and about 40 on Freesat. You will need an aerial and digital TV for Freeview, a satellite dish and decoder box for both Freesat and Sky. If you use a screen with these services you also need a TV Licence, which isn't required at all for DAB or FM. You can see a full list of the radio stations here: Showing the free channels on Radio stations on digital TV.

Coverage areas shown

Because analogue signals fade over distance (and over time on the AM band) the shown coverage areas are for optimal reception, including FM stereo. It is often (and sometime occasionally) possible to get more stations than listed on AM and FM, but with poorer quality.

Friday, 14 August 2015
John Hunter
9:39 PM

This would seem to be quite useful when it is properly calibrated. At the moment it is hopelessly optimistic in the countryside: (1) I have put in my post code, GL7 3DL (gr 209995), and the predictor says that my best signal should come from Blundon (N Swindon) 11.3 km away. My SONY ICF-7600 cannot detect any Radio 3 fm signal
on 91.2 MHz but it gets a reasonable signal from Oxford on 91.7 MHz. (2) The predictor also says that I should get a good DAB signal; my indoor DAB radio does indeed get a signal but the quality is about the same as that I got from my crystal set in the 1950's. In practice, it would appear the much vaunted advantages of DAB radio are grossly exaggerated in the countryside.

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John Hunter's 8 posts GB flag
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9:40 PM

Just used the predictor and it appears to be missing Belmont as a radio transmitter

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Ian's 16 posts GB flag
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Friday, 21 August 2015

4:10 PM

Ian: Given the location you supplied, if you look at the radio coverage maps Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) DAB transmitter and Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) analogue radio transmitter you can see the location is in the shadow. For FM and DAB the system is using a line-of-sight calculation.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts US flag

4:17 PM

John Hunter: Thanks. The amount of information about alternative transmitters for AM and FM has been reduced to keep it strightforward. I'm not really sure you are being very clear by saying " I got from my crystal set in the 1950's" about DAB as the digital signal encoding can't provide such results. DAB reception is a much simpler matter "in the countryside" as there are no buildings to block signals!

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Briantist's 38,915 posts US flag
Saturday, 22 August 2015
2:50 PM

All I see on the map is where I am, , I click the icons but nothing??
I stay in Largs

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joe's 12 posts GB flag
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2:53 PM

joe: Thanks. The system isn't finding any radio transmitters at the location you have selected. I will investigate.

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Monday, 24 August 2015
Les Kaighin
3:19 PM

54.2747 N, 4.5503 W (Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, suggests that only BBC R.Wales from Penmon and Manx R. on 1368 from Foxdale will be giving a good signal. Actually the best signals here are from BBC R. 4 on 720 KHz and BBC R. Ulster on 1341KHz. No FM or DAB reception is shown, though there is good local reception on FM. I was hoping to see some DAB prediction, perhaps from N. Ireland.
An interesting concept, but maybe the Isle of Man will be hard to fit into the system.

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Monday, 21 September 2015
11:19 PM

Unfortunately I have to report very disappointing results with the Prediction Checker in Sevenoaks. It's very pessimistic, showing no 96.7 FM reception on local station Radio Kent from Wrotham although it's loud and clear. Similarly BBC London 94.9, Capital 95.8, LBC 97.3, Kiss 100.0, Smooth 102.2, Heart Kent 103.1, Radio X 104.9, Magic 105.4, Absolute 105.8 and Heart London 106.2 are all missing. Many more stations such as Resonance 104.4, Rinse 106.8 and Reprezent 107.3 can be received with a better aerial and / or a more sensitive radio.

Amazingly, it says I can't receive any DAB at all, but the Wrotham D1, BBC National and London 1 muxes can all be received loud and clear even with the telescopic aerial unplugged, and London 2 and 3 are fine with the aerial connected.

And apparently the R4 powerhouse on 198kHz LW can't be received anywhere in the country ! So no Test Match Special or Yesterday In Parliament...

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Gerry's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 8 October 2015
6:11 PM

This is missing jnoy radio, escape to Cornwall, pirate oldies,,

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Derrick's 2 posts GB flag
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Sunday, 6 December 2015
8:29 PM

hi guys just wondering i there is a vg signal for dab-- i hav a vg tuner and was wondering if the transmission for dab is as good as it should be to my location newtownards bt238wh

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