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Daventry (Northamptonshire, England) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.254,-1.142 or 52°15'14"N 1°8'29"W

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

No problems on any service. BBC

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Daventry DAB

Thursday, 2 February 2012
mr G. Rugman
11:37 PM

The DAB transmitter in the Rubgy zone is 100%

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mr G. Rugman's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 16 September 2012
3:02 AM

i live at new duston northampton and i have found that the only way i can get west midlands multiplex from daventry is to have my roof dab dipole horizontal signal received 95 to 100 why is this thank you all the best to you i love your site very informative

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neville.breakspear's 11 posts GB flag

10:36 AM

neville.breakspear: Do you get any signal strength reading, possibly with a high BER when the aerial is set vertical? I am wondering if you are getting interference from London/12A transmitted from Zouches Farm. With the aerial set to horizontal you would lose the much weaker, unwanted signal.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Monday, 17 September 2012
8:45 PM

kmj.derby when the aerial is vertical 1 only received the 11d and 12b both on 100 signal quality and no 12a channels 1 love playing about with aerials and 1 have a 3 element vertical of course pointing to sutton coldfield the west midlanda comes in just about on 60 sq coventry on 67 leicester on 81sq and nottingham on 74 these sq change with the weather conditions i beleive i also have 3 tv aerials one on sutton coldfield one on waltham and one on sandy also a fm dipole vertical many thanks for your comments all the best neville

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neville.breakspear's 11 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
12:22 AM

ihave just learned tonight that the regional west midlands dab will close on the 27/8/13 will be intersting what the spare frequencies will be used for hopefully dab northamptonshire

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neville.breakspear's 11 posts GB flag

12:26 AM

neville.breakspear: "When they become available next year, the frequencies on which these local radio multiplex services were broadcast will be used to improve the coverage of other local DAB radio multiplex services in various parts of the UK. Improving the coverage of local DAB services is part of the Government's radio switchover strategy, and re-using the frequencies in this way will help to provide more consistent availability of DAB throughout the UK. "

I am in the process of doing a full write-up.

More at Ofcom DAB switchover coverage planning proposals | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
1:09 AM

briantist thank you very much for such a brilliant website all the best neville

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neville.breakspear's 11 posts GB flag
Thursday, 22 November 2012
7:44 PM

very pleased to see dab northamptonshire will launch in the fist quarter of 2013

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nevillebreakspear's 11 posts GB flag
Monday, 6 August 2018
10:19 PM

Very poor dab coverage in Northampton from this transmitter I don't like the fact we don't have our own Dab mast for classic .
We have 7 dab radios all work ok on NORTHAMPTON mast but not on daventry mast

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Dean's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
3:35 PM

I receive very good Dab reception on12B and 10C, I believe these frequencies are broadcast from the Kingsthorpe transmitter? However, I am not getting such good reception for frequency 11A (SDL) is this transmitted from Daventry? Could I combine two aerials so I can receive from both transmitters if this is the case? Thank you

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