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Ainley Top (Kirklees, England) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Ainley Top (Kirklees, England) mast?

DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 18 Jun 16:58 until 18 Jun 17:14. . BBC

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Ainley Top DAB

Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Martin Barber
10:43 PM

I have a pure dab radio
Model nu 2s evoke
The problem is when I return
My understanding from radio Leeds there is now 2 local Leeds stations
I've only receiving 1
I listened to Huddersfield town for many years now
But unable to listen now because of the change
Can you help
Ps I live in Longwood

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Martin Barber's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 14 April 2021

9:48 AM

Martin Barber: There are 2 DAB multiplexes carrying BBC Radio Leeds, the Leeds mux and the Bradford & Huddersfield mux. If you are receiving both, you should also find 2 versions of some other stations, such as Greatest Hits Radio/GHR which helpfully has different labels for each version (I taking this info from DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK Local & Small-Scale as I'm nowhere near Yorkshire). If you are only receiving GHR Leeds then you only have the Leeds mux, whereas if you can also receive GHR West Yorkshire then you also have the Bradford mux and should therefore be able to receive both versions of BBC Radio Leeds (unhelpfully both have the same label).

If you put your full postcode into Postcode checker - Digital Radio UK it will show you all of the stations which are predicted to be receivable at your location.

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StevensOnln1's 3,647 posts GB flag

9:58 AM

Martin Barber:

It sound like that you can receive several transmitters in your locale when you do an auto-retune. I can only guess which ones from your general location (rather than full postcode). What you may receive may depend on where you are (in the house) at the time.

BBC Radio Leeds is carried on different multiplexes depending on the transmitter, it's not two stations (that sounds like a poor explanation from someone without technical knowledge). However, there is a BBC Radio Bradford which maybe an opt-out from BBC Radio Leeds at certain times of day, but whether that is so on the DAB transmitter(s) you get, I can't find the details at present. BBC Radio Bradford seems to be based at BBC Radio Leeds, I thought I stumbled across some information a while ago that said it was a temporary (covid related) arrangement.

BBC Radio Leeds is on the following multiplexes -
Block 11B: 218.640 MHz on Ainley Top, Emley Moor, & Holme Moss, also Idle, Keighley, Luddenden transmitters for coverage of the Bradford & Hudderfield areas
Block 12D: 229.072 MHz on Emley Moor transmitter (and others) for part coverage of the Leeds area.
It's also on Freeview LCN719 in your area.

There maybe a minor difference in the commercial stations on those multiplexes, if you don't want both you could try manual tuning and (sensibly) pick the one with the strongest signal.

As far as football coverage is concerned, not my cup of tea, but whether any is broadcast on their MW frequency 774kHz (if you can get it) or any of several FM frequencies (dependent on area) I don't know, but it could simply be down to what coverage of Huddersfield Town that BBC Radio Leeds do, an issue you'd have to take up with them.
There was a reporter at the match yesterday, whether it was a BBC one or Independent I don't know, there's a report on the BBC Sport website and I've stumbled across a post match podcast, see West Yorkshire Sport: Post-match - Huddersfield Town 1-2 AFC Bournemouth: Carlos Corberan - BBC Sounds

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Chris.SE's 4,245 posts GB flag

10:00 AM

Martin Barber:

Looks like both of us were typing replies at the same time :)

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