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Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) analogue radio transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.997,-2.540 or 51°59'49"N 2°32'25"W

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) mast?

Ridge Hill transmitter - Ridge Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/12/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Thursday, 15 March 2012

10:37 AM

Conditions are excellent for FM Dxing this morning. Sunshine 106.2 received loud and clear in Derby on my mobile phone radio!

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Thursday, 5 April 2012

6:59 PM

KMJ,Derby: I bet it still didn't bring a decent DAB signal into the centre of Derby...

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Thursday, 23 August 2012
Karl Greenfield
3:29 PM

Radio4 analogue reception ( I am guessing normally provided from Ridge Hill analogue 93.0MHz at 5.0kW ) seems to have disappeared for me since yesterday 22/08/12 - other French & Irish stations on nearby frequencies still available - I have tried multiple receivers with no luck - I am in GL16 7DF postcode.

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Friday, 3 November 2023
Dr Noel Meeke
11:51 AM

No fm signal in Ross-on-Wye this morning (Friday)

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Steve Donaldson

12:57 PM

Dr Noel Meeke: Which FM station(s) are you referring to?

The Wenvoe transmitter near Cardiff broadcasts BBC Radios 1 to 4 and Classic FM. It is a very powerful transmitter, covering a large area, which takes in South Wales, Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Engineering works are ongoing at Wenvoe until the end of November, and the BBC Reception homepage [] is carrying a notice about it:

Engineering work affecting BBC radio services in South Wales, Somerset and Gloucestershire until the end of November | Help receiving TV and radio

Ridge Hill is a relay of Wenvoe for these five stations. It receives them on FM from Wenvoe and rebroadcasts them on different frequencies, hence if Wenvoe goes off, so too does Ridge Hill and other dependent relays. The BBC page intimates this exact point: "Are any other transmitters affected? It will also affect a number of transmitters that receive a radio feed from Wenvoe."

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Steve Donaldson's 145 posts GB flag

1:50 PM

Dr Noel Meeke:

In addition to the above detail there is the following consequential off-air reports for Ridge Hill -
From 10:02am to 1:04pm on 3rd Nov 2023 BBC Radio 2 Off the air due to essential engineering
Likewise, similar for Radio's 3 & 4

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