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Quarndon (Derby, England) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Quarndon (Derby, England) mast?

DAB: Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 15 Jun 19:00 until 16 Jun 13:29. . BBC

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Quarndon DAB

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
3:07 PM

Will Radio Derby be using this transmitter - as all other eeforts to get Derby on DAB have failed.

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Dave's 9 posts EU flag

4:15 PM

Dave : Not until 2013 or later, as there is no "Derbyshire" local radio multiplex for BBC Radio Derby to go onto: there is not BBC Radio Derby on DAB.

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Mike Dimmick

5:10 PM

Dave: The longer version is that the BBC are not allowed to set up their own local DAB multiplexes, they have to wait for Ofcom to license a local commercial multiplex to carry their local radio stations, and for that multiplex to start broadcasting.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Bob Ellis
1:51 PM

Dave :
We have fantastic DAB reception now the Quarndon transmitter is on but it still sounds terrible. Radio 2 reminds me of its AM days, Radio 3 seems to change its sound quality and World Service sounds like a mobile phone call. We gave up on DAB as reception was always bubbly. Now its fine but tiring to listen to. Are we doing something wrong?

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