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Droitwich (Worcestershire, England) analogue radio transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.295,-2.106 or 52°17'41"N 2°6'20"W


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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Droitwich (Worcestershire, England) mast?

AM: Radio 5 Live Weak Signal from 10:36 on 06 Dec to 14:47 on 06 Dec. BBC


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Droitwich analogue radio transmitter
BBC Radio 5 live  693kHz  , Talk Sport  1053kHz  , Absolute Radio  1215kHz 

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 FM/AM radio mast.

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Droitwich AM/FM DAB in Worcestershire AM/FM in Worcestershire

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Friday, 22 April 2016
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Hans
8:37 AM

Since beginning this year I cannot receive radio BBC4 on 198 kHz here in Holland, I dearly miss it. What has happened?

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MikeP
2:16 PM Trowbridge

Hans:

The Droitwich long wave transmitter is nearing the end of its useful life, it gets more difficult to obtain the vavles used as they are no longer manufactured.

However, you may like to try BBC R4 LW - BBC Radio 4 LW 198 AM Droitwich - Listen Online which carries BBC Radio 4 via the internet. I'm not sure whether there are any country/region restrictions applied as is the case with some BBC services.


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Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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Francis mcGonigal
9:01 AM

My wife report that she stopped receiving Radio 4 on FM this morning (31st May 2016 about 07:30) in Birmingham, a pop music station - it was replaced by a pop music station. She could continue listening to R4 on digital.
As far as I know the signal comes from the Droitwich transmitter - can anyone shed light on this?

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Francis McGonigal
9:09 AM

Radio 4 FN has now been restored. It was of course the Sutton Coldfield transmitter! Thanks for all replies.

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Nat
12:16 PM

Francis McGonigal: I had no Radio 4 on FM this morning. I'm suprised it was Sutton Coldfield affecting me as I'm near Rugby. Very glad to know I was not alone however.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016
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Richard Cooper
10:00 AM Norwich

Nat: Whenever you find that you cannot get Radio 4 on FM, you can try alternatives. At present, one alternative is Radio 4 LW at a frequency of 198 kHz. It comes from Droitwich, whereas your Radio 4 FM comes from Sutton Coldfield. Another alternative is Radio 4 online. Simply type BBC Radio 4 into your search engine, ( many people tend to use 'Google') and then click on the 'Listen live' option. Radio 4 is also on Freeview TV, channel number 704. I hope you find these alternatives useful. I didn't suggest 'DAB' because you need a DAB radio and the signal would mainly come from Sutton Coldfield, so if Sutton Coldfield transmitter is having problems you are better not using it at all until the problems are resolved. Richard, Norwich.

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