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Chelmsford (Essex, England) analogue radio transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.705,0.401 or 51°42'17"N 0°24'4"E


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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Chelmsford (Essex, England) transmitter.

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Bakers Wood analogue radio transmitter
BBC Essex (AM)  765kHz  , Smooth Radio  1359kHz  , Heart  102.6MHz 

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 FM/AM radio mast.

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Comments
Monday, 6 August 2012
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Trevor Robinson
10:28 PM

Hi, If I bought an expensive quality radio, would I get 765Khz BBC Radio Essex in Great Yarmouth ?

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jb38
11:32 PM

Trevor Robinson: I feel that its extremely unlikely that you would be able to receive any usable level of signal from the Bakers Wood analogue transmitter even if you were using a communications receiver, because as you will no doubt have noticed the officially published coverage of the MW transmitter only extends to approximately half way between Chelmsford and Colchester, and although in most cases reception is nearly always possible well past these boundaries its really pushing it a bit to include Great Yarmouth.

Of course there is nothing to stop you trying a test on 765Khz using an ordinary analogue radio with about a 5m length of wire as an aerial, the wire strung up with it running from NW to SE, as apart from an obvious deficiency as far as selectivity is concerned and ordinary analogue radio (digital indicator type) is not that much behind a communication receiver when it comes to sensitivity on a MW band, although I do feel that if anything is received it might only be possible during night time hours or early morning, when of course interference from continental stations will be another problem to contend with.

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Sunday, 7 October 2012
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Trevor Robinson
11:58 AM

jb38 many thanks for your reply. BBC Radio London 94.9 seams to be quite strong, I can get it in Clacton on Sea, do you think I can get it in Great Yarmouth ?

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jb38
6:12 PM

Trevor Robinson: If you are thinking along the lines of using a gutter or roof mounted FM dipole then you might just get some form of reception albeit it most likely to suffer from fading, as Great Yarmouth is as the crow flies slightly over twice the distance from Crystal Palace as Clacton on Sea.

The other problem you are liable to experience is that of BBC Radio Lincolnshire competing with BBC London as both use the same frequency, and because of an FM receivers capture effect you could well find that one minute you might be listening to BBC London and on the very next moment BBC Lincolnshire, as both stations are being received well outside of their coverage areas and the effect mentioned is commonplace in these type of situations.

Putting it simply, should you be a bit of an enthusiast then its worth a try, but if you are not then I feel that there is only a very slim chance of success.

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