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Chelmsford (Essex, England) DAB transmitter

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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 Chelmsford (Essex, England) transmitter.

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Monday, 22 April 2019
David Harris
1:37 PM

I am in Essex Postcode CM8 ITY
I only receive DAB radio for the Southend area not the Chelmsford area
How can I tune in to the Chelmsford version?

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David Harris's 2 posts GB flag

7:22 PM

David Harris: There is only one local DAB multiplex for Essex, there are no separate services for Southend and Chelmsford on DAB.

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StevensOnln1's 3,653 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
David Harris
2:17 PM

StevensOnln1: Thank you very much for your swift reply., I appreciate your help.
I take then that to receive the Chelmsford version I will have to tune into 103.5 on FM.

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David Harris's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 9 January 2024
2:09 PM

I don't get all DAB stations in Chelmsford, no matter what vehicle I use. I've tried re tuning but to no avail. Seems like such a shame considering Chelmsford is the birthplace of radio.

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Max's 1 post GB flag
Steve Donaldson

3:31 PM

Max: There are four DAB multiplexes that are available in the general Chelmsford area. This isn't to say there aren't places in the city where the signal is poor or non-existent.

Here are the four multiplexes with their channel number so you can scan the specific channels:

BBC National: 12B
Digital One: 11D
Sound Digital: 11A
Essex: 12D

The BBC National, Digital One and Sound Digital multiplexes are transmitted from Danbury (Bakers Lane) and the Essex multiplex is from Bakers Wood. If you find you can't tune to any of the multiplexes, try again on higher ground, perhaps nearer the transmitter. Once you have the radio tuned, then don't retune if you find you loose the signal.

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Steve Donaldson's 225 posts GB flag

7:10 PM


Radio Caroline is on the London Trial multiplex Block 9A: 202.928 MHz IF you can get it ;)

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Chris.SE's 4,268 posts GB flag

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