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Taunton DAB (Somerset, England) DAB transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Taunton DAB (Somerset, England) transmitter.

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Friday, 13 November 2020

1:30 AM


I'm afraid I can't find any reported faults, but I suspect in the current climate they may get delayed or not even appear! Has reception returned ok, or is there still a problem?

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Sunday, 3 January 2021
Phil Bass
11:57 AM

DAB signal in the Taunton area keeps dropping out is there a problem with the Transmitter? 3/1/21

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Monday, 4 January 2021

3:58 PM

Phil Bass:

I can't find any reports of problems with any of the DAB transmitters nearby that you may receive. Are you still having problems? If so, a full postcode may enable a search to see if there's a specific issue in your locale.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2022
David George
2:21 PM

Hi Yesterday I lost all DAB reception for the main BBC stations plus many others. Doing a scan my receiver found 30 whereas before it found 70 plus. I have an external DAB aerial connected to a Marantz M CR612. The aerial looks ok and I have checked the connections I can access.
I can receive Heart, Greatest Hits, Smooth, Capital and BBC Somerset plus others.
My post code is TA1 3EL Taunton Somerset.
I have the aerial pointing to the Mendip TX the same as the TV aerial.
Any thoughts?

Thank you

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3:25 PM

David George:

The BBC are normally very good at listing any faults for multiplexes carrying their stations, but I can't find any faults listed for Mendip or Exeter (to the north of you, no doubt within the beamwidth of your aerial pointing at Mendip). Exeter also transmits all the main National multiplexes as does Mendip. It might get signals from Mendip, I'm not sure, but the Mendip TV transmitter is currently listed for Planned Engineering so there's a possibility that DAB signals might have been interrupted.

I don't know how directional your aerial is (possibly not highly) as BBC Somerset is transmitted on Block 10B: 211.648 MHz from the Taunton transmitter as well as Mendip.
I would have expected you to also get Block 11C: 220.352 MHz from the Exeter transmitter carrying BBC Radio Devon as well as some commercial stations.

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