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Naish Hill (Wiltshire, England) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Naish Hill (Wiltshire, England) mast?

No problems on any service. BBC

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Monday, 15 April 2013
3:53 PM

what is DAB signal error ? I have very good signal strength but also fairly high signal error of +10 or more on radio `4 extra`&`planet rock`etc,also after auto scan 30+ stations are listed, but, only a few, <10 can be be listened to. Im using an attic aerial ( omni directional ) with a `Roberts 83i stream` post code SN9 6AF

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Thursday, 4 September 2014
David Dunevein
9:33 AM

Is there a problem with BBC radio transmissions this morning? I have two dab radios and both have failed to pick up Radio 4 or 3.

Cheers, David

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David Dunevein's 1 post GB flag
9:40 AM

David Dunevein:
I am having problems in SN5 listiening to BBC Radio 4 today (4th Sept 2014). It was fine yesterday. Saw a post somewhere saying Vodafone were having technical issues but why this would affect DAB signal I don't know. I hope the change isn't permanent brought about by the changes made to the Freeview channels yesterday!

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Andrew's 2 posts GB flag
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Monday, 17 December 2018

5:19 PM

I had been reading some of the comments about DAB in the past but I have not had any occasion to make comments myself until now. I have a DAB radio in my car and at home,(Chippenham Wiltshire, Aerial Naish Hill.)
Up until now the signal in my car disappeared IN most of Chippenham town. At home, I could get about 5 or 6 stations. Now for some reason (signal boosted I suppose), I have no fade in town and when I retuned my radio at home I found 47 stations. The radio I have at home is a Pure One Flow. So I wonder if someone had made a complaint!

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Richard.'s 30 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 18 December 2018

8:27 PM


No one has complained but the operators are in the process of making improvements and adjustments to several DAB transmitters, Naish Hill being one of them.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Sunday, 15 May 2022
David Harrison
4:37 PM

I am having problems wit the Westwood transmitter LBC is strong and clear BBC is hit and miss , I am in Bradford on Avon so presumably on the Westwood transmitter

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David Harrison's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 16 May 2022

4:19 AM

David Harrison:

It depends on exactly where in Bradford-on-Avon you are as to which transmitters you get coverage from due to the terrain, and even where in your property.
The Westwood transmitter does not carry the main BBC National DAB multiplex, but it does have a Local Commercial multiplex which carries BBC Radio Wiltshire.

You may get signals from Naish Hill to your NE, Bath to your NW, or Crockerton which is slightly E of due S. This also applies to the National Commercial multiplexes.
Some parts of Bradford-on-Avon may struggle with signals for the SDL National multiplex (eg. Boom, Jazz FM, Planet Rock, Scala, Talk Radio, Times Radio .... to name some).

Try and ensure your radio (or its aerial) has no thick walls or large metal objects such as Fridges, Freezers etc between it and the transmitter direction. Window sills in the appropriate direction can be a good choice. Even repositioning the radio or aerial by a few inches can sometimes make a difference!

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Chris.SE's 4,200 posts GB flag
Friday, 14 October 2022
Karen Ryan
8:06 AM

We have lost the signal for our PURE dab digital radio for a week now...there is only one spot in the house we can achieve a signal and even that's not great. Are there any transmitter works taking place, we live in Pewsey SN9.

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Karen Ryan's 1 post GB flag

12:38 PM

Karen Ryan:

Pewsey can be a bit of a tricky location, you aren't technically in the coverage area for the BBC multiplex from Naish Hill but should get some coverage from the Mendip transmitter, and possibly if you are central or S/SE of Pewsey from Membury.
There is also a "commercial" relay transmitter at Marlborough.
The BBC are normally very good at reporting any faults affecting their transmissions and Membury was off air at 1136 due to essential engineering, whether the signal was weak previously is not been mentioned.
There's also a transmitter at Salisbury, but again technically you aren't in its coverage area.
Trying to find detail about faults with commercial transmissions is like trying to get blood out of a stone!
If you have any ongoing problems with a commercial station your normally get ok, try phoning the station to see if they are aware of any problems.

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Chris.SE's 4,200 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 9 January 2024
Guy Weatherburn
11:52 AM

Is anyone else having issues with Planet Rock Transmission this morning. I am in West Swindon.

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