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Taunton DAB (Somerset, England) DAB transmitter

sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.058,-3.072 or 51°3'29"N 3°4'18"W

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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Tuesday, 4 July 2017
George salter
9:53 PM

I have noticed over the past few day my dab signal has droped and i can no longer listen to radio x and other stations when i previously could in my car. I live in north petherton. I have asked a few people and they are experiencing the same problems. Thanks george

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George salter's 1 post GB
Sunday, 13 January 2019
John Blackmore
11:20 AM

No DAB service in Taunton this morning. 11:29 am 13 January.

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John Blackmore's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Julia moss
3:16 PM

Hi need help tv aralta up in loft 07485051207

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Julia moss's 1 post GB

4:57 PM

Julia moss:

You shouldn't post your number on an open forum, it could lead to abuse.
This is the DAB radio page, but no worry, but we don't know which TV transmitter you are receiving, there could be planned engineering going on. If you happened to have tried retuning whilst it was/is off-air it will have cleared all tuning and you'll need to repeat a retune when it's back on air.

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Chris.SE's 1,767 posts GB

5:39 PM

Julia moss:

If it's Mendip you are receiving, it is on air.

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Thursday, 4 June 2020
Terry Stanford
5:30 PM

Why does my radio keep finding the Welsh transmitter when Im in Bridgwater, how do I find stations transmitted from Taunton? Is there a list of what stations are on what transmitter somewhere?

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Terry Stanford's 1 post GB

6:16 PM

Terry Stanford: If you carry out a full scan on most DAB radios, it will search for all available multiplexes from every available transmitter then give you a complete list of available stations, rather than just stopping at the first multiplex found. If your radio has a manual tuning function, scanning VHF Block 10B 211.648 MHz will give you the Somerset local mux if it is available at your location. If you're using an older DAB radio you may need to carry out a "rest of world" scan as Block 10B is outside the frequency range originally used for DAB in the UK.

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StevensOnln1's 2,898 posts GB

11:40 PM

Terry Stanford:

StevensOnln1 has explained how to find the Somerset mux in case you have an older set or aren't doing a full scan. The Somerset mux has transmitters at Taunton, Mendip, Coker Hill, Egford Hill & Hutton so unless your radio is badly located eg. if there are thick walls in the line of sight to the transmitter, or next to large metal objects like fridges/freezers that may screen signals, you should be able to get it. The stations on the mux are BBC Somerset, Capital UK, Heart Somerset & Smooth Somerset all transmitting in Joint Stereo.

You will get some Welsh transmitters because the signals will easily travel across the Severn Estuary. You'll probably get the SE Wales mux on Block 12C: 227.360 MHz and maybe Swansea SW Wales Block 12A: 223.936 MHz.
You shouldn't have any problem with the National multiplexes - the BBC on Block 12B: 225.648 MHz whether it be from Taunton, Stockland Hill, Mendip or Wenvoe, etc; the Digital One (D1) mux on Block 11D: 222.064MHz; the Sound Digital (SDL) mux on Block 11A: 216.928 MHz

You may find the following web pages/sites of interest -….pdf
ukdigitalradio: Home
Digital One multiplex
Sound Digital multiplex
DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK National & Regional DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK Local & Small-Scale
DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK TII Tables

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