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Map of all DAB transmitters

You can click on a transmitter group symbol to see all the masts in that county or area, or click on a single transmitter to see the coverage area. Due to the large number of radio transmitters, many have been grouped into counties or administrative areas for ease of viewing.

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Monday, 21 November 2016
Phil Blake
12:40 PM

Can someone tell me when sleepy Devizes is going to get its D.A.B. TX ?
Waiting Patiently ... Phil the Aerialman in Devizes.

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Phil Blake's 7 posts GB
1:06 PM

Phil Blake: The current DAB expansion programs for both BBC national and local DAB multiplexes are due to be completed by the end of this year. New transmitters often aren't announced until they are on air.

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StevensOnln1's 2,220 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Richard Cooper
12:12 PM

Phil Blake: Hi, Phil. They were supposed to complete the DAB Expansion programme by the end of September, but failed to meet that deadline and are now over-running. Here in East anglia, we are waiting for the Felixstowe Docks transmitter to have local DAB ADDED so that residents of Felixstowe will be able to get the Suffolk county local multiplex. Richard in Norwich, 22nd. Nov. 2016.

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Paul Sherwood
2:07 PM

Hello. When is Boscastle going to get its DAB upgrade?

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Paul Sherwood's 1 post GB
2:19 PM

Paul Sherwood: See mine and Richard's replies to Phil Blake, just above your post.

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StevensOnln1's 2,220 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Friday, 25 November 2016
Mr Rogers
4:34 PM

Can someone advise when Clacton on Sea, Essex is to get its DAB transmitter. On the map it states that it is coming. Does anyone know when this will happen. DAB is very poor in and around Clacton. Thanks

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Mr Rogers's 1 post GB
11:52 PM

Mr Rogers: As above, dates for new transmitters to be switched on are not generally announced until they are on air.

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StevensOnln1's 2,220 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
10:35 AM

Update from Arqiva on the rollout of local DAB transmitters (courtesy of

"[Arqiva] is also progressing with the delivery of Commercial local DAB. The programme is part of an initiative to meet the local DAB coverage threshold of 90% set by the UK Government in 2010. Arqiva is required to deliver new transmitters or upgrades at 220 sites and as at 30 September 2016 work had been completed at 185 sites. The remainder of the work will be completed in the new calendar year."

So as of the end of September there were 35 transmitters remaining to have local DAB added with more having been reported to be on air since, so it shouldn't be too long now before the local DAB rollout is complete.

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StevensOnln1's 2,220 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Mike Truculent
9:14 PM

Interdependent radio is too low powered at only 2800 watts. The music stations are all in mono . This is not the quality we expect. DAB may soon cover 97% of the population, but not 97% of the UK. Too many blind spots and bubbling audio.VHF Broadband has 4 times the audio quality. I would say DAB is a waste of time. I listen to internet radio at home.

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Mike Truculent's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 4 January 2017
4:31 PM

Mike Truculent:

I don't understand, despite 50 years in the business, what you mean by 'VHF Broadband'! Radio transmissions using the VHF frequencies usually use the FM system and often include stereo capabilities. Those signals are received by a suitable radio set via and aerial and there is no internet requirement. However, many providers of radio style services are now also offering their programmes via an internet connection. Some may offer a stereo version that way but not all - and it is not 'radio' as such as there are no 'radio' transmissions on the internet but the programmes are provided by streaming the data.

I tend to agree that DAB is not what we were led to expect and DAB2 (or DAB+) are a long way from being 'universal' as the coverage is still insufficient compared to true VHF FM.

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