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Llandrindod Wells (Powys, Wales) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.261,-3.439 or 52°15'39"N 3°26'20"W

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Llandrindod Wells (Powys, Wales) mast?

No problems on any service. BBC

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Llandrindod Wells DAB

Thursday, 4 August 2011
Geoff Dean
4:58 PM
Builth Wells

The text above the map is pretty meaningless to the average punter. What is 58dB(uv/m)? What does "above first floor db listening" mean? Then below the map "BBC National DAB12B at 5000W". What significance does all this have?
I have lived here for 11 years and for nine of these I had excellent FM stereo reception.This changed when digital tv arrived. Since then FM reception has been awful from September to April, then it starts to get better and on occasion is good. With the advent of dab the reception is good but it cannot be relied on to broadcast continually. The sound cuts out completely for varying periods of up to 15 seconds. I have not been able to ascertain how many times a day this happens but would guess from my experience so far that
a conservative guess would be a dozen times a day.
I should point out that I have an outdoor elevated FM aerial pointing at the visible transmitter which is about 7 miles away. My DAB aerial is an indoor one that screws into the DAB aerial socket.
My DAB/FM receiver is a new Denon.
I would appreciate your comments on these matters. Geoff Dean.

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8:54 PM

Geoff Dean: OK, let's see

What does "above first floor DAB listening" mean?

It means the DAB receiver will work if it, or at least the aerial, is located on the first floor of a domestic property.

"BBC National DAB 12B at 5000W" is the key for the cyan coloured area on the map. It means that the transmitter has a power output of 5kW for the BBC National DAB multiplex.

I can assure you that the transmitter does "broadcast continually".

If your reception changes during the year, this does rather suggest that there are trees that come into leaf between you and the transmitter.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Mike T
8:35 PM

There are rumours that, at last, BBC Radio Wales is coming on DAB from Llandrindod. Strange we get Asian network but can't get our own station in our own country! Can you confirm this Brian.

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Mike T's 7 posts GB flag

9:31 PM

Mike T: It's not really that strange at all. The national DAB multiplexes are the same transmission all over the UK on a "single frequency network".

The plans for DAB in Wales - see http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf - does indeed say that Llandrindod (New, Existing Infrastructure) will carry a 12D West & Mid Wales service.

This will provide BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
6:56 PM

Can an Indoor tv aerial be used in Newtown Powys to enable a decent reception

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