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Morecambe Bay (Cumbria, England) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Morecambe Bay (Cumbria, England) mast?

No problems on any service. BBC

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Saturday, 13 October 2018
2:21 PM

I am unable to locate a local radio station covering Morecambe and Lancaster on my DAB radio, please advise.

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Jean's 1 post US flag

3:00 PM

Jean: There is no local DAB multiplex for Cumbria yet. It doesn't look like the Lancashire local mux reaches Lancaster or Morecombe Bay either.

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StevensOnln1's 3,601 posts US flag
Monday, 27 September 2021
2:04 PM

BBC Radio Cumbria reported at 14:45 lightning strike at Morecambe Bay transmitter and they can't be heard on FM in South Cumbria, having knock on effect to smaller relays in the area. Engineers on site.

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Ian's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 28 September 2021

8:17 AM


The BBC have reported as follows for FM -
From 11:19am to 6:17pm on 27th Sep 2021 BBC Radio Cumbria Off the air due to a fault
From 9:56pm to 9:57pm on 27th Sep 2021 BBC Radio Cumbria Off the air due to a fault
but do not seem to have reported anything similar for the BBC National DAB multiplex 12B at Morecambe Bay.

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Chris.SE's 4,081 posts GB flag
Sunday, 20 February 2022

12:41 AM

I've seen a report that the Local multiplex started on 1st December 2021. Block 11B: 218.640 MHz
Details of the OFCOM licence
Ofcom | Digital Radio Stations

Stations currently are
BBC Cumbria 64 kbit/s DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v1 Varied Speech
Bay Trust Radio 32 kbit/s DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Pop Music
Beyond Radio 24 kbit/s DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Varied Speech
Cando FM 32 kbit/s DAB+ Stereo HE-AAC v2 Pop Music
Fun Kids UK 24 kbit/s DAB+ Mono HE-AAC v1 Children's Progs
Heart N Lancs 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo Pop Music
Nation 80s 80 kbit/s Mono Pop Music
Smooth Lake Dist 112 kbit/s Joint Stereo Pop Music

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