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Oulton (Suffolk, England) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.487,1.715 or 52°29'14"N 1°42'53"E


This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Oulton (Suffolk, 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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Friday, 1 July 2016
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Richard Cooper
9:42 AM Norwich

Harry: Hi, Harry. Being something of a radio 'geek' ('anorak'), myself, I actually collect radios! I'm one of a small minority in the UK who listens to BBC Radio 4 on Long Wave. I use FM or DAB when I want to listen to a station that's not on A.M., but around here we can get 'Smooth Radio' on 'AM' from Brundall, just outside Norwich and Absolute or 'talkSPORT' from Postwick, also just outside Norwich. I'm not particular interested in high audio quality; I've always liked the 'mellow' sound that emanates from the speaker of an A.M. radio. The only issue I sometimes have indoors is electrical interference, but, apart from that I receive strong A.M. signals, being sufficiently lucky as not to experience 'crackles', perhaps because I've taken a number of measures to optimise the A.M. signals entering the flat! Richard, Norwich.

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MikeP
2:30 PM

Harry:

I have relatives in the south east, north west and north east whilst I live in the south west. On all our journeys DAB breaks up at several places, usually when we are not using motorways. The family use different cars, one being an expensive Audi, so it is not just a case of a poor radio as they all behave the same way in some known locations. What is the use of a national radio service that does not provide truly national coverage?

I have been a radio, TV and electronics enthusiast since the age of 8 and worked for 50 years in the domestic electronics and software fields so do have some knowledge of how things work - or should.



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Friday, 15 July 2016
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Peter McKenzie
1:22 PM

I have a separately fitted JVC DAB car radio with its own antenna. Over several years and cars, the reception on BBC programmes I can only describe as flawless. I ama HiFi enthusiast and there has been no audible distortion or noise. Obviously in limping tunnels the signal is lost.

I understand that DAB is resistant to multipath, indeed it improves reception as the receiver delays and adds signal to better retrieve weak signals. My comments refer mainly to England with some experience up to central Scotland.

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Richard Cooper
2:19 PM Norwich

Peter McKenzie: Hi, Peter. You are indeed correct in what you say about DAB reception. I notice you haven't commented on non-BBC programmes: is the reason for this that you only listen to BBC programmes? Richard, Norwich.

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Friday, 26 August 2016
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Richard Cooper
4:50 PM

Richard Cooper: FAO Briantist. Hello, Brian. Just noticed that you're not showing the Norfolk multiplex on 10B from the Oulton Suffolk DAB transmitter. whilst Oulton is in Suffolk, it actually transmits the Norfolk local DAB multiplex because residents of North-East Suffolk have more of an allegiance to Norfolk & Norwich, NR postcodes than they do to the rest of Suffolk & Ipswich (IP postcodes). This is rather like Mendlesham in Suffolk carrying the Norfolk local DAB mux, although Oulton only carries it at 250 watts (same power as it carries D1). There are no plans to put the Suffolk local DAB multiplex on Oulton when Muxco starts the multiplex on 10C in October for reasons I've set out above. Historically, the residents of North-East Suffolk have received their AM signals from Postwick and then also Brundall from 1984, and FM from Tacolneston for BBC Nationals and Radio Norfolk before mid-00s, then Radio Norfolk from Stoke Holy Cross since mid-00s.

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