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Malvern (Worcestershire, England) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.116,-2.331 or 52°6'56"N 2°19'53"W

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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Sunday, 25 August 2013
10:47 AM

can i receive black country dab in malvern

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roy's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 5 September 2013
1:02 PM

Just wondering if you had any idea why the BBC broadcast at 5Kw from Malvern when the area was already well served from Churchdown/Lark Stoke etc (which use far less power)? Even the main masts only use 10Kw or less. Digital one don't even use Malvern but are easily received throughout the area. Do we know what Muxco will use? Seems like a strange decision and a bit of a waste of licence fee money? Thanks.

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Tom's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
4:44 PM

I'm glad BBC do transmit from Malvern - in my location (a few miles south of Worcester) my BBC DAB is good but Digital One is variable - especially in the car!

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Graham's 10 posts GB flag
Monday, 24 February 2014
6:16 PM

Can you tell me if there are any plans to broadcast Classic Fm from this (Malvern) transmitter ?

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Tony's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 30 October 2021
10:35 AM

I live in Hanley castle Worcestershire (wr8) tv reception is terrible and I can only get tv through sky but when the internet goes down regularly I have no tv and have to reset the tv can anyone suggest a more convential way without having to rely on the internet to receive my fav programmes

Many thanks

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Richard's 1 post GB flag

1:52 PM


The WR8 postcode area is quite large and reception will be quite variable across the postcode because of terrain, however there are several places where the predicted reception is good from several transmitters - not just Malvern!

We need a full postcode to look at the predicted reception in your Locale (the predictors don't work on partial postcodes). Which direction is your aerial pointing and are the rods (or squashed Xs) vertical or horizontal?
Roughly how old is the aerial?

The Malvern transmitter (along with many others) changed aerial group during the 700MHz Clearance program back in 2018. If you have an old Group C/D aerial that could account for poor reception, you really need a Group K for Malvern (even a Group B is pushing it, wideband would also work but not quite as well) BUT this will all depend on which transmitter would serve your location best as the different transmitters may require a different Group for best reception.

Using Sky sounds like an expensive option, a lot of modern TVs have in-built satellite tuners, have you checked yours? If so, you could use Freesat if Freeview turns out not be be an option (or even as a backup).
(PS. You've posted on the DAB transmitter page rather than Freeview, but not to worry, we'll still post information!). if your favourite programmes are only transmitted on Sky then you'll have to keep paying them but I'm not sure why the internet connection should be affecting your Sky satellite reception?
Why does the internet go down regularly? What sort of Internet connection do you have? Is the phone line noisy with crackles?

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