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Croydon (Greater London, England) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.410,-0.086 or 51°24'35"N 0°5'10"W

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Croydon (Greater London, England) transmitter.

UK Free TV shows the coverage area for a radio transmitter as a coloured overlay (orange for FM, other colours for DAB) on the grey map. We have computed the coverage by combining the terrain with the official radiation pattern. A single click will select the transmitter to view the coverage for a single site, and a double click goes to a page showing full details. Click on the buttons in the right-hand corner of the map to choose from different frequencies (or multiplexes for DAB).


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Sunday, 12 June 2016
Hassan Asmal
1:08 PM

Why can I not receive any BBC or dab signals from crystal palace since last night, Although I can receive the same signals on my full HD tv?

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Hassan Asmal's 1 post GB flag

2:08 PM

Hassan Asmal:

What equipment are you using and what is your location, giving a full post code helps.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Saturday, 24 April 2021
Nigel Goodchild
6:35 PM

There is something going on with Crystal Palace or Beulah Hill. channels 101-106 disappeared for me at some point today.

I had to move my indoor aerial and now all is fine.

On-line Freeview help and a search found nothing.

Weird, I'd love to know what actually happened.

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Nigel Goodchild's 1 post GB flag

10:35 PM

Nigel Goodchild:

Whilst you've posted on the DAB transmitter page instead of Crystal Palace DTV page, no worries. As you're using an indoor aerial, I'm assuming that you are very close to Crystal Palace at Beulah Hill from the way you've phrased your post.
There is no Planned Engineering currently listed for Crystal Palace and I can't find any reports of any faults.

It is more than likely that your issue was related to current weather conditions. There is currently some periodic "Tropospheric Ducting" which sometimes comes with high pressure (see Effect of tropospheric ducting on Freeview | RTIS for a simplistic explanation).
It can affect reception of just one or several multiplexes (not necessarily all). Do NOT retune.
The effect can last for seconds, minutes or even hours and can be very variable.

The BBC have put a warning on their website Problems with Freeview reception? | Help receiving TV and radio (click on the down arrow for High pressure impacting TV and Radio services across the UK). However, Freeview haven't put up a current warning on their site at present!
At the time of my post it's most likely to be impacting the SE of the country. It might be worse tomorrow for a while.
As already mentioned, it's NOT "simply" high pressure, as you know we can have high pressure and reception isn't affected. It might be that climate change is resulting in Tropospheric Ducting to occur more frequently.

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