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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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Sunday, 30 April 2017
2:44 PM

the dab reception is very poor in our area we have a manufactures fitted radio in our car/ and it is in a very wide spread region with no reception or intermitant reception .This in the bradford huddersfield and halifax triangle .I thought DAB was the bees knees in radio but I have to resort to old fashioned fm or medium wave any answers please?

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majormon's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 1 May 2017

9:14 AM


DAB radio has been shown by the experience of many to not be any better for reception than FM radio, worse in some cases. Radios in cars tend to have aerials that are less sensitive that any you may install at home and as the car is a moving object (at least it generally is when the radio is being used) the reception of digitally encoded signals can suffer from 'drop outs' due to effect of movement and variable signal strength/quality. This is less of a problem with analogue FM radio.

Many of the radio stations available on DAB are transmitted in mono rather than stereo, so that more radio services can be provided. Probably of little importance for voice programmes but some regard it as important to have stereo for music.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
1:40 PM

DAB has the potential of being so much better, unfortunately, it's gone the usual way in this country of using the cheapest service possible and cramming as much into that service as possible at the expense of quality

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Ian's 16 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
11:06 PM

is there anymore Transmitters coming to Fife Scotland

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Dave's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 5 May 2017

8:47 AM


I can find no plans for any further transmitters planned for the Fife area.

If you give a full post code we could examine the recpetion conditions in you locality in more detail.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Sunday, 7 May 2017
George Lindsay
5:28 PM

MikeP - any plans for a new DAB transmitter for Kinross - KY13?

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George Lindsay's 13 posts GB flag
Monday, 8 May 2017

1:10 AM

I think the position shared by many the, vhf fm service is superb and dab is only because the manufactures and government want,the frequencies would have better used for tv

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nicholas's 120 posts GB flag

9:22 AM


Digital TV does not use the same frequencies as DAB or FM radio. It is highly unlikely that the frequencies used for radio will provide much use for DTV transmissions, too low in frequency so little available dandwidth for high bit rate transmissions - that's why many DAB services are in mono. HD TV, or UHD, needs much higher bit rates than DAB stereo.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Saturday, 20 May 2017
9:25 AM
Llandrindod Wells

I'm at Hundred House LD1 5RY even though on a search it says I shouldn't be getting any channels I do get all BBC radio stations. Who obviously put out a stronger signal.
So can the other channels not be on a stronger signal?

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SARAH BOZWARD's 1 post GB flag
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8:53 PM

SARAH BOZWARD: Radio stations are often broadcast from different transmitters to TV channels and are at lower frequencies which allow both analogue (FM/AM) and digital radio (DAB) signals to travel further and are better at passing over natural obstacles such as hills and mountains. TV broadcasts use higher frequencies which are not so good at overcoming hilly and mountainous terrain, so simply increasing the broadcast power won't automatically increase the coverage area. It would also cost a lot more to run the transmitters if they run at higher power, which doesn't make much economic sense if it only serves a few extra people.

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