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Barnoldswick (North Yorkshire, England) analogue radio transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps53.928,-2.158 or 53°55'41"N 2°9'30"W


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).

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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Barnoldswick analogue radio transmitter
BBC Radio 2  89.7MHz  , BBC Radio 3  91.9MHz  , BBC Radio 4 (FM)  94.1MHz  , BBC Radio 1  99.3MHz 

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Barnoldswick AM/FM DAB in North Yorkshire AM/FM in North Yorkshire

Comments
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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Kevin
12:36 PM

I am thinking of buying a DAB. I live in Barnoldswick, Lancashire and will be using an external aerial. Has anyone any experience of the DAB signal in this area? Where is the DAB signal transmitted from, for Barnoldswick? I would be most grateful for any assistance.
Cheers
Kevin

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Dave Lindsay
12:59 PM

Kevin: I'm not particularly familiar with DAB myself, but I suspect that different multiplexes that serve any one location will often be from different transmitters. Whether that is the case where you are, you will have to check out.

Ofcom publishes the technical information on DAB (and FM/AM) transmission sites here:

Ofcom | Tech Parameters

There is the BBC national multiplex, the commercial national multiplex, a "Central Lancashire" one and one for the North West.

The document shows that these all have transmitters sited at Pendle Forest. There may be other co-sited transmitters for these services in Lancashire, I haven't checked.

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Dave Lindsay
1:05 PM

Kevin: Here is the list of transmitters in North England on the commercial national multiplex's site:

ukdigitalradio: Coverage

The BBC has published a list for its national multiplex here:

BBC - Help receiving TV and radio - Transmitters

You should be able to sort the spreadsheet and come up with a list of possible sites near you.

See also Get Digital Radio: www.getdigitalradio.com

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Dave Lindsay
1:25 PM

Kevin: As you're in the Pennines I would certainly urge caution. If you're on the top of hill and can see for miles, then that's another matter!

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Monday, 5 December 2011
K
Kevin
7:13 PM Barnoldswick

Many thanks for your input, gents. I'm about 150 meters above sea level here and intend to put an external aerial on the chimney stack. My digital tv signal is from East Marton so I'm hoping I can find a transmitter somewhere nearby in North Yorkshire. I'll let you know how I get on.

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Saturday, 10 December 2011
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Kevin
2:39 PM Barnoldswick

I have the DAB radio, currently with the internal bit of wire that came with it, and am getting a few stations, none of the BBC though, I am listening to smooth at the moment and getting 80kbps bit-rate and a signal strength that fluctuates between 50% and 98%. Hopefully the dipole I'm going to put on the chimney stack will improve things greatly.
Kevin

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Sunday, 11 December 2011
Dave Lindsay
1:51 PM

Kevin: That sounds promising.

If it is the Central Lancashire multiplex that you are receiving (on 12A), then it is only broadcast from Pendle Forest and Winter Hill.

Try going upstairs to a window which faces Pendle Forest and take your DAB radio. Then see what you get.

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