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Redruth (Cornwall, England) DAB transmitter

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

No problems on any service. BBC

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Sunday, 17 February 2013
2:33 PM

My reception has deteriorated on dab in the past few weeks,in Truro,Cornwall.
Is there a problem with the transmitter?



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Jools's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 25 March 2013
Chris Warren
10:37 PM

Hello, I live in South East Cornwall and am currently unable to receive any BBC DAB radio stations. Is there a transmitter problem?

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Chris Warren's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
9:35 AM

I live in Penryn, Cornwall. My DAB signal has deteriorated in the past month. Today as it was on Saturday I have ABSOLUTELY NO digital reception. I've had a digital radio for 3 years with no such problems. Is this the best place to register this concern, is there a phone number for the Redruth Transmitter Station?

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Kevin's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
2:09 PM

Myself and neighbour cannot receive DAB on all our radios since early June

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John's 1 post GB flag
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Thursday, 13 June 2013
7:51 AM

I have am also experiencing disruption to digital radio reception in Penryn, Cornwall, on both of my digital radios. All stations are breaking up every few seconds, or disappearing altogether. Reception on these radios has always been perfect, until the beginning of June. If the transmitter is not at fault, does anyone have any ideas? Any suggestions gratefully received.

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David Welsh
10:50 AM

I live in Mullion Cornwall, our BBC 1,2,3,4 TV channel reception is poor but ITV channels etc are OK.
Any obvious reason why.

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Dave Lindsay

11:04 AM

David Welsh: Have you confirmed that your TV is receiving BBC services from Redruth by checking the signal strength screen? It should say that it is tuned to UHF channel 44 (658MHz). It could, perhaps, have defaulted to Caradon Hill on C28 (530MHz). If so, then run the tuning scan with the aerial unplugged for the first 30%, or until it gets to UHF channel 30.

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David Shaw
11:48 AM

David Welsh: I live in Derby near to the edge of the area covered by the Waltham transmitter. The reception is fine for all of the channels apart from those from the BBC. These all experience some degree of pixelation, sometimes so significant that the picture breaks up completely. This happens on a random basis - sometimes within only a few minutes of starting to view the channel and on other occasions after about 30 to 40 minutes. After retuning (using "Full Scan - Replace Existing Services")the problem can disappear for a few minutes but always comes back eventually, sometimes within few minutes.

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3:47 PM

Just had call from nice man at BBC. I reported the DAB problems in Falmouth, and he confirms they have received several complaints. Two engineers were sent out, but have found nothing so far. Investigations are continuing. It is nothing to do with the Penryn transmitter which only does Freeview, so still a mystery.

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Friday, 14 June 2013
8:01 PM

signal was non existent again today so i tried a retune, seemed to work.
did the same in the car, vast improvement but signal is still patchy around carnmenellis and penryn university where it was ok before.

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