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Heolgerrig (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Heolgerrig (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) mast?

No problems on any service. BBC

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013
D jacobsen
6:47 PM

i can only receive a limited number of dab stations. I understand that a new merthyr transmiter will be operational this week. Is this true and if so, will I be able to receive more stations?

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D jacobsen
6:54 PM

further to my earlier enquiry re.only receiving limited stations via dab, I was referring to Radio stations.

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D jacobsen's 2 posts GB flag

6:56 PM

D jacobsen: According to Ofcom approves South Wales DAB extension : Radio Today :

"This move is part of a wider expansion of DAB digital radio coverage across Wales during the next year. New DAB digital transmitters are planned to be switched on over the next year bringing local DAB to an additional 400,000 homes and total local DAB coverage to almost 80%.

At the end of August, new digital transmitters are planned to be launched in South West Wales, adding a further 150,000 households in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire."

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

7:25 PM

D jacobsen: That is correct:

NOW Digital Ltd


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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 3 August 2013
5:58 PM

BBC Radio Wales advertising now available on Dab in merthyr. But no sign of it after retuning. Just the main BBc stations. I was able to receive up to 60 stations on my outside roof aerial 8 years ago from several multiplexis. I am 1000ft asl which helped. But most signals now gone since the local merthyr TX came into service. So I am now in a weaker position. Just 12 stations only. can hear some others very weak on a good day. Perhaps try a higher gain aerial. Trying to avoid Vhf fm now. uneconomical to listen via the tv.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017
S Hughes
2:18 PM

BAD signal above Merthyr and the heads of the valleys area is very very poor/ Non existant, when will this be addressed please.

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4:55 PM

S Hughes: Which stations have you tried? The BBC national stations generally have the best coverage, with local stations and national commercial stations having differing coverage in different areas. A full postcode from the area affected would be useful as we can then access the coverage prediction for that location. Dates for new transmitters to go on air are rarely announced in advance and no one on this website has any connection with any broadcaster or transmitter company.

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