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Ilfracombe (Devon, England) analogue radio transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.198,-4.138 or 51°11'54"N 4°8'18"W


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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 Ilfracombe (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Ilfracombe analogue radio transmitter
Heart  97.3MHz 

What do the map symbols mean?

 FM/AM radio mast.

Other local maps

Ilfracombe Freeview Ilfracombe DAB Ilfracombe AM/FM Huntshaw Cross TV region BBC South West West Country DAB in Devon AM/FM in Devon

Comments
Sunday, 4 March 2012
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phil j
12:36 PM

please can you transmit local radio ie heart & bbc radio devon on dab on the ilfracombe transmiter as we seam to be the pore relations in in north devon who can not get a good signal for bbc r/devon ,we can only get it on m w & that is not good .

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Monday, 5 March 2012
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michael
9:50 AM

ILFRACOMBE DAB : Commercial radio is now broadcasting from Huntshaw Cross on DAB multiplex 10C, and includes BBC Radio Devon, but north of Barnstaple it only reaches higher locations. IF Heart were to later add DAB to the Ilfracombe mast, that should also carry BBC Radio Devon.
But Heart might decide that FM suffices. There are plans to switch off the 801kHz medium-wave transmitter, so we just might have to learn Welsh if we are sacrificed on the altar of the cut-backs...

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JimF
4:53 PM

michael: Does the 10C ensemble show up as "South East Devon" on your DAB radio, there, or have they given it a different name (since they've put it on a different block)? Looks to be the only ensemble using 10C in the UK!

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JimF's 140 posts Silver Silver GB
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
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michael
9:21 AM

I'm in the DAB shadow and only get DAB from
Wales. BBC Radio Devon announced commencement of DAB service from Huntshaw Cross. I might take my portable DAB to the top of a hill sometime to see if I can get Huntshaw on 10C. Coverage maps show the limited outreach. A number of relays would be needed to give FM-equivalent coverage. AM gives the best coverage, albeit subject to local RFI, but is due for shutdown.

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JimF
3:12 PM

michael: I'd be interested to know how you get on - the Ofcom consultation document suggests that 10C would have the same pattern as the BBC National DAB antenna, but the same ERP as D1 - but that may not be what was actually implemented. Ahead of the "tech parameters" being updated, it would be interesting to know if the 10C ensemble has its own "name", and whether the programmes on it match those on the South East Devon ensemble (or not), which seems to be suggested by the consultation doc.
Is your DAB reception at home coming from Wenvoe?

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012
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michael
12:17 PM

Jim, no DAB signal from HX gets here. It might if I erect a DAB antenna on the roof, but I haven't tried that yet and don't have a DAB receiver with coax aerial socket, so would have to improvise with a clip on the telescopic aerial. Being tied to a roof aerial is not ideal if DAB is to replace the ubiquitous FM/AM portable. DAB signals boom in from Kilvey Hill, Carmel, Preseli and Wenvoe, depending on where I am waving the DAB portable about. But as soon as I move inland : zilch, but 801kHz is lovely everywhere :-) When I get a 10C signal from HX, I'll check its identity and post it.

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