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Madingley (Cambridge) (Cambridgeshire, England) DAB transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Mr K Kibblewhite
2:32 PM

We live on the east side of Bedford and listen to Radio Cambridgeshire on 96.00 FM.
The DAB signal is not good enough reception.
Recently the FM signal has started suddenly degrading in the mornings between 0800 and 0900.
Is work being carried out, and the power decreased, or is this freak atmospherics?

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Mr K Kibblewhite's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 26 July 2012

3:56 PM

Mr K Kibblewhite: There is no work listed, but it could be a fault that is not showing up.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Friday, 12 July 2013
10:46 AM

Why are most available stations in Cambridge broadcasting in poor quality 48Kbps MONO only?
A massive waste on my posh Yamaha HIFI that has TWO speakers and a two channel amp, with the STEREO DAB receiver. [matches having two ears that work independently] This is hardly a TECH upgrade as FM has been stereo since what, 1970something. Also, even scanning locally, there are still stations listed that are always OFF-LINE. -Smooth/Jazz- It's a sorry affair for a modern 'digital' world. Thankfully, I never upgraded the TV to digital, so I refuse to have one. [oh signal input IS 100%] Verdict:: embarrassingly poor.

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Andrew's 2 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

12:54 PM

Andrew: Because money rules the world today and mono means more stations, as does lower bit rate. Those who are more discerning, like yourself, will switch off. The objective of the broadcasters is to get as many channels in whilst ensuring that enough people listen.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
1:45 PM

Dave, Thanks for your fast reply.
Well, that's rubbish. In this day and age too.
So all shops and retail outlets that state and sell you using that statement of 'digital is the best thing ever' are actually lying, mis-selling goods and products. Why then have trading standards not become involved? So I spent nearly £500 on my hifi BECAUSE it will receive soooo many digital stations on "glorious digital" which as a fact will not as there are but only 3 stations of said quality available. So a false sale that continues to 'rip' people off. Oh, Rip-Off-Britain still at it's best. So sad. Very sad that people/public put up with rubbish and rip offs.

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Andrew's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Peter Ransom
10:11 AM

Have you any news of problems with the DAB signal in Cambridge this morning?
I think it would involve the Madingly 11C transmitter.

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Peter Ransom's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 5 May 2016
Ian Hildrew
10:11 AM

why is the D1 national coverage so much less than the others. I can listen to World Service in the car easily and then when i switch to UCB (say) I find it keeps breaking up. Are they going to remedy this?

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Ian Hildrew's 3 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
grorge reynolds
9:41 AM

i have bt youview but cannot recieve freeview hd , area is cm195rz harlow ,engineer on the phone told me harlow is in a bowl and the transmitter is to weak . their are 17 channels on freeview hd not being recieved,

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grorge reynolds's 2 posts GB flag

10:42 PM

grorge reynolds: A postcode would be a help...

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Sunday, 3 October 2021
simon john
7:53 PM

Does MAdingley no longer carry any DVB on CH 35 / 40 ?

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