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Ilfracombe (Devon, England) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.198,-4.138 or 51°11'54"N 4°8'18"W

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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Friday, 17 April 2020
3:08 PM

Are we ever likely to get dab in berrynarbor

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Richard's 3 posts GB
Saturday, 18 April 2020

1:42 AM


It doesn't look like it from the information that's currently available. DAB reception in the area is very patchy and depends on exact location as to whether you'd likely pick anything up from Ilfracombe or Huntshaw Cross. I doubt signals from any transmitters on the S.Wales coast are strong enough either. You should have good FM reception though, but it may be from one of the Welsh transmitters eg. Haverfordwest in which case you'd find BBC Radio 4 on 104.9MHz. But I would have thought you'd also get FM from Wenvoe.

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Chris.SE's 2,075 posts GB
Monday, 18 May 2020
7:23 AM

Thanks for your thoughts Chris. FM is also very patchy.
From the BBC predictions we don't get any coverage
but with a loft antenna we do get a weak signal,
from Wenvoe I think. Hence the interest in DAB.

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Richard's 3 posts GB

9:20 AM

Richard: If you can get a reasonable broadband speed at home, it would probably be far easier to listen via internet radio. It would probably also cost less to buy a few wifi-enabled radios or smart speakers (e.g. Amazon Echo Dot or Google Nest Mini are both available at ?44-50 and sometimes discounted to half that) which would also give you easy access to a much wider choice of stations. It's probably worth thinking about before having a new loft/rooftop aerial installed or buying new DAB radios.

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StevensOnln1's 3,035 posts GB
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
3:59 PM

Thanks for your thoughts on this. We've actually
gone for radio via Freeview for the main radio.
Internet radio is OK but a bit jittery at times.

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Richard's 3 posts GB

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