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Balgownie (Aberdeen City, Scotland) 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 Balgownie (Aberdeen City, Scotland) transmitter.

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Balgownie Freeview Balgownie DAB Durris TV region BBC Scotland STV North (Aberdeen micro region)

Monday, 27 June 2016
1:58 PM

Gordon McLeman:
Gordon, yes I to have a problem with mainly the BBC stations, my car no longer receives them and indoor the signal is very poor, I am AB51 , when I reported I think they thought it was 1st April, not confident
Cheers all

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Chris Stewart
2:49 PM

Same here both at my home address and in the car AB22 - it improves to the north, west and south of the city

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Richard Cooper
3:20 PM Norwich

Chris Stewart: Hi, Chris. As you move North and West of Aberdeen you come into the range of Meldrum and going South you get into the range of Durris - see Briantist's coverage maps of these DAB transmitters on this UKFREE.TV website. This would suggest that the issue is local to the Dyce/Bridge of Don district and indeed the Balgownie transmitter locality as the result of a fault that has developed on the Balgowrie transmitter. It's a pity that Des (above post at 1:58 p.m. after having reported a transmitter fault), wasn't taken seriously. Maybe it's going to be a case of 'numbers that count',i.e. the more listeners that complain, the greater the probability of something being done? Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper
3:35 PM Norwich

Des: Hi, Des. I note that you are probably only around 11 miles from the Meldrum DAB transmitter on Smithy Croft to your North/North-West, so this would now strongly suggest that the problems people are having in Aberdeen city centre are a result of a fault on Meldrum, rather than on Balgownie (Bridge of Don0, after all! I am saddened by the response you had from the BBC. I am currently urging listeners to 'vote with their 'hands' by picking up their phones and ringing the BBC helpline. Richard, Norwich.

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4:55 PM

Whatever or wherever the problem was, it now seems to be back to normal in AB23 !

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Richard Cooper
6:33 PM Norwich

mel: Hi Mel. It looks as if someone. somewhere finall recognised and accepted that there was a fault and has finally rectified it!!! Perhaps the posts on Briantist's site here have some effect when quoted to "the powers that be"! Richard, Norwich.

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