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Braid Hills (City of Edinburgh, 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 Braid Hills (City of Edinburgh, Scotland) transmitter.

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Braid Hills DAB

Monday, 26 October 2015
Adam S
7:31 PM

In the last few days the dab reception in the car (Edinburgh / Fife)
is really bad, dropping out all over the place. Seemed to be around the same time as the mini storm hit. Anyone else having similar issues?

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Hugh J
5:55 PM

DAB radio in car is used mainly for Radio five live. When switched on, the radio screen shows radio five live as being the receiving station but in fact the sound comes from Radio Scotland and then changes to radio five live. Any ideas as to why that should be? In addition I occasionally lose DAB signal all together (and this happened this very evening at around 1720 whilst in the car in Slateford Road, Edinburgh--all stations were silent. Absolutely no weather problems.) The signal loss can be with the car or with bedroom DAB alarm radio. The DAB signal is not as certain as is the Medium wave or indeed the FM signal. Heaven help us if and when we all have to change to DAB---sorry sir the alarm did not go off this morning will then surely be a stock reason for lateness !!!!!!!!

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Saturday, 14 November 2015
2:59 AM

Losing the central scotland dab stations over the last few days within the Falkirk area.
Gold, Central, Roaksport, Nan Gael etc one bar or none. but when leaving towards Cumbernauld and Glasgow, goes upto 5 bars and clear signal.

Happened back in April for a few days, so thinking a relay fault ?
Anyone else in Falkirk area not picking up these stations ?

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Monday, 15 November 2021
Ann Russel
12:25 PM

Live in Gorgie/Balgreen area Tenament flat my question is best position/direction for a FM aerial and a DAB aerial

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2:36 PM

Ann Russel:

They are a number in different directions!
The Braid Hills transmitter carries two Local DAB multiplexes and The BBC National DAB multiplex roughly to the SE of you.
There are two FM transmitters for commercial stations, one at what seems to be called Kirkcaldy Glamis Road to the North of you, and another called Penicuik, roughly to the South of you.
The main BBC FM transmissions come from the Black Hill transmitter between Glasgow and Edinburgh roughly to the WSW of you.

Depending on the building you may get satisfactory reception indoors without an external aerial, but ideally you don't want any thick walls or large metal objects such as fridges/freezers etc on the "line of sight" to a transmitter. A window sill facing SE/S might be your best option for a portable set.

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Monday, 21 March 2022
Alastair Barr
10:18 AM

DAB on forth 2 jumping between forth 2 Clyde 2 and tay2 on car radios
Rosyth area. Any problems reported.

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1:30 PM

Alastair Barr:

You are unlikely to be receiving the Braid Hills transmitter in Rosyth as it only has a small service area, you are more likely to be getting signals from Craigkelly or Knock Hill. The BBC are not reporting any faults on multiplexes carrying their channels particularly Block 12D: 229.072 MHz with BBC Scotland which also carries Forth 2.
Finding fault reports for just commercial only multiplexes is almost impossible.
There have been weather conditions which could still be affecting reception in your area which should be clearing by the end of the day. If problems are still continuing after that, you'd probably be best contacting one of the commercial stations you are having problems with.

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