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Basingstoke (Hampshire, England) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Basingstoke (Hampshire, England) mast?

No problems on any service. BBC

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Basingstoke DAB

Monday, 26 October 2020
11:39 AM

Chris.SE: hi there must be a problem with dab in Basingstoke as when the clocks changed I cannot receive any capital station and others are very hit and miss. I live in Oakley to give you some idea of area.

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Jenny's 1 post GB flag

3:34 PM

Jenny :

Are you still having problems? Have you got an problems with the BBC multiplexes?
I can't find any BBC reports about problems either at the Basingstoke or Hannington transmitters either of which you might receive, but in current circumstances updated reports might get delayed.
DAB is transmitted as Single Frequency Networks (SFNs) which means the transmitters have to be synchronised otherwise "dead" spots can occur, it's possible those transmitters have lost sync because of the clock change (shouldn't happen but these things do!).

If you still have problems you can try contacting the following -
BBC issues 03700-100123 you may get an answerphone
For Commercial channels , Arqiva on 01962 823 434 or email

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Chris.SE's 4,269 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 28 October 2020

5:32 PM


Update. Just been reading about a historic problem where some sets hadn't correctly updated for the GMT/BST time changes and this affected reception of stations. One of the sets was a Roberts Gemini CRD26 with firmware I assume later firmware fixes the issue.

But that doesn't mean that other makes of set or models don't have the same problem. Apart from hassling the manufacturer if it's a more recent set, there are two possible "fixes" depending on the set.

Unplug it from the mains for more than 10 seconds - and not running on any battery (backup) presumably.
Tune to an FM station (if the set has FM) that doesn't have a DAB equivalent if the set auto-switches to DAB if it's a better signal!

Nothing like making it easy!

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