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Saffron Green (Greater London, England) analogue radio transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.665,-0.243 or 51°39'54"N 0°14'35"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 Saffron Green (Greater London, England) transmitter.


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Thursday, 29 December 2011
John Lloyd
2:07 PM

This is a Very good map 1548 go's a very long way into France day time and at night all over Euroup

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John Lloyd's 9 posts GB flag
Friday, 13 January 2012

9:22 AM

John Lloyd: You might wish to research whether there are future plans for DAB to displace 1548kHz. The
discontinuation of medium-wave broadcasting will affect many who listen to more distant transmitters.

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michael's 869 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
4:41 AM

why could I not get reception of LBC on 1152 on the radio this morning?

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lisa's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 6 September 2013
Colin Doman
8:57 PM


With regard to the Duxhurst, Surrey, analogue radio transmitter site, are you able to say when the Gold Radio service on 1521 kHz was taken off-air? Would appreciate the knowledge. Gold Radio website still lists it (list dated Sept 2012), but recent monitoring suggests it has closed.


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Colin Doman's 2 posts GB flag

9:45 PM

Colin Doman: It still seems to have a licence. Ofcom | Analogue Radio Stations

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 28 November 2014
Jean Pierre
9:53 AM

I live in southern France in a place called Saint Cere. For my job i spend time and travel from customer to customer in my car. The winter reception of Gold London 1548 is from poor to excellent. In the summer reception is more stable but only after sunset. Keep Analogue AM. Keep Uk AM stations !

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Jean Pierre's 1 post FR flag

11:15 AM

Jean Pierre: everything will go digital as technology moves on.. it be very expensive to maintain old AM MW and SW transmitters

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rob's 171 posts GB flag
Saturday, 29 November 2014

10:16 AM

It has been reported that sales of analogue vinyl records has increased by 18% in the last few months. So not everyone likes digital signals and more and more are coming to realise that analogue still has something to offer.
In technocal terms, analogue is more accurate than digital - but both suffer from intereference problems, though in different ways.
It has become very clear that reception of digitally encoded signals, such as Freeview or DAB, have inherent problems and may not be a complete solution.
Therefore it is vital that we retain AM and FM broadcasts.
(I am given to understand by a friend working in the aircraft industry that though many communications use digital encoding, the emergency systems are all analogue as reception is apparently more reliable, especially with high speed [military] aircraft!)
Personally I prefer the tonal qualities available with analogue, digital suffers from the Nyquist limitations.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Friday, 16 September 2016
Vlada Babuska
12:13 AM

I listen this station (1548khz) in Prague
(Czech republic) middle por quality (fadings is very stronger) and only in the night. Byt this station

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Vlada Babuska's 1 post CZ flag

10:21 AM

Vlada Babuska:

You are very lucky to be able to receive a Medium Wave transmission from the London area all the way across the continent in Prague. Such transmissions are not intended to be reliably receivable that far away, so fading, etc is to be expected.

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