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Whitby Business Park (North Yorkshire, England) analogue radio transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps54.473,-0.596 or 54°28'22"N 0°35'45"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 Whitby Business Park (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter.


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Whitby Business Park AM/FM

Thursday, 4 January 2024
David Evans
5:08 PM

I don't get any coloured overlay for FM transmission from the Whitby Business Park transmitter (North Yorkshire). I have complained to Classic FM about a lack of FM reception in the Whitby area since their change to DAB+. I conclude that they do not transmit from Whitby. Do you have any information about this? At present I can't receive my favourite radio station.

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David Evans's 1 post GB flag

5:55 PM

David Evans: MB21 has a map (see link below) showing transmitter sites for Classic FM, which doesn't show there being anything remotely near Whitby. You're probably better off upgrading to a DAB+ radio rather than using FM from a distant transmitter.…id=5

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Steve Donaldson

6:53 PM

David Evans: As the fifth national FM station, besides the four BBC ones, it doesn't have as many transmitters as BBC Radios 1 to 4. In quite a number of cases, Classic FM broadcasts from the same high-power transmitters as BBC Radios 1 to 4.

Classic FM doesn't have the remit to provide coverage as the BBC does. It is similar to the situation with the commercial (COM) TV multiplexes not transmitting from many of the small transmitters (where the cost per viewer is much higher), including Whitby. There has to be justification for a new transmitter in terms of potential listeners added who cannot receive from an existing site.

Even Oliver's Mount doesn't broadcast Classic FM, despite carrying BBC Radios 1 to 4 FM and the COM TV multiplexes. Bilsdale carries Classic FM, but only in the general direction of Teesside, whereas Bilsdale's Radios 1 to 4 are omnidirectional.

Pontop Pike is a powerful Classic FM transmitter and judging by the map linked below may not reach Whitby. The high ground from just south of Saltburn acts to shadow the Pontop Pike signal on 100.3 from being received in Whitby. See the coverage map here:

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