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My analogue and DAB radio transmitters at PGSTART70

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.

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Saturday, 2 January 2021
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Chris.SE
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11:00 PM

Ian Grice:

The main BBC FM transmissions for your area come from Sutton Coldfield and the BBC aren't listing any faults. There's no reason or plans AFAIK for FM power to be reduced, other than for maintenance and there isn't any listed at present. Are you sure no nearby large buildings or trees have popped up on the line-of-sight by any chance?

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Chris.SE's 1,993 posts GB
Saturday, 30 January 2021
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Ian Grice
8:19 PM

Chris.SE: Not that I know of. I've noticed it driving around to.

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Chris.SE
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11:07 PM

Ian Grice:

I've noticed that since my last reply to you, Sutton Coldfield Freeview has been listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal" for the w/c 4th Jan, 11th Jan & 25th Jan but the 25th January was not listed at the beginning of this week! This suggests that maybe there is some antenna work going on, so maybe FM is currently on reduced power as well, but I can't find anything to confirm that.

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Chris.SE's 1,993 posts GB
Saturday, 6 February 2021
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Ian Grice
1:10 PM

Chris.SE: That could be the problem, the other day driving to and from work the signal went completely on radio 2. I can actually see the Sutton Coalfield and Litchfield transmitters from one of the villages I drive through, but the signal is still crap at the moment.

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6:11 PM

Ian Grice:

I suddenly thought it might be worth checking you are tuned to the correct frequencies for Sutton Coldfield as FM signals can travel some distance it's easy to tune to the wrong frequency/another transmitter.
BBC Radio 1 97.9MHz, BBC Radio 2 88.3MHz, BBC Radio 3 90.5MHz, BBC Radio 4 92.7MHz, BBC WM 95.6MHz.
Lichfield only has two local DAB multiplexes and low power capital FM.

If you are tuned correctly (and I can pickup R2 atm from Sutton Coldfield ~70 miles to the S), and you still have a problem, it could be an issue in one direction only.

Try the BBC's Reception Problem assistant https://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/issues-with-analogue-radio/#/undefined
Select FM, put in your Postcode and house number, select the Sutton Coldfield transmitter, click "No I need more help" lower down the page, and the same on the next page, then select BBC Channels only, and |'d suggest "Sound goes to Mono, & Constantly" then carry on providing the information requested.

If that doesn't get anywhere, try calling BBC Engineering 03700 100123

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