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Mendip (Somerset, England) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.237,-2.626 or 51°14'12"N 2°37'33"W

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

UK Free TV shows the coverage area for a radio transmitter as a coloured overlay (orange for FM, other colours for DAB) on the grey map. We have computed the coverage by combining the terrain with the official radiation pattern. A single click will select the transmitter to view the coverage for a single site, and a double click goes to a page showing full details. Click on the buttons in the right-hand corner of the map to choose from different frequencies (or multiplexes for DAB).


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Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Mark Sparrow
1:42 PM

I've noticed reduced power on all DAB broadcasts from Mendip for the past four weeks. Anyone else noticed this?

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016
nick holstead
11:28 AM

How up to date is this site?

The multiplex's listed seem to be different to those received?

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Peter Andrew
5:37 PM

Why is smooth and Magic radio so less strong than bbc2 and Heart radio ?

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Richard Cooper

6:37 PM

Peter Andrew: Hi, Peter. Smooth & Heart are transmitted on the Somerset local multiplex at 1200 watts, whereas BBC Radio 2 on the BBC National multiplex is transmitted at 5000 watts. Magic ought to be as strong as BBC R2 because the D1 multiplex is also at 5000 watts. Richard, Norwich.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016
6:19 PM

Thanks Mendip for transmitting 100% Dragon Hits to Wales :)

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017
11:54 AM

dab radio in and around Bridgwater and Taunton is abysmal at the moment 1/11/17, is there any reason for this?

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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

11:42 AM


Hi Brian, I'm not getting any DAB coverage map here for Mendip atm. Also if Pro mode is enabled the DAB coverage maps don't seem to be displayed elsewhere!

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Chris.SE's 4,191 posts GB flag
Sunday, 8 November 2020
4:46 PM

Same report - the background map appears, centred on Pen Hill, but there are no coloured overlays in either standard or Pro mode. And no buttons.

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Alan_C's 9 posts GB flag

11:03 PM


Hi Alan. I'm afraid most of the DAB/FM pages that I've been on in recent times (IIRC) are like that. I don't know if it's a bug in the software or if it's been disabled because of issues with the coverage maps, and transmitter locations on the map aren't always correct. Whichever, the site owner doesn't seem to have the time to fix it all!

The best places to check DAB coverage are putting in your postcode at
ukdigitalradio: Home or DAB Digital Radio - Pure, Roberts, Stations, DAB, Evoke, In Car, Online, Portable, Digital Radios, Highway, One, Station, Sony or for BBC DAB reception issues Issues with DAB | Help receiving TV and radio
(The BBC also have Problems with analogue radio | Help receiving TV and radio for FM/MW/LW)
There are some interesting pages at Digital Radio (DAB)
For loads of more technical info see DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK National & Regional (even worldwide on the site).

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