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Thanet (Kent, England) DAB transmitter

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

No problems on any service. BBC

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Thanet DAB

Wednesday, 28 October 2020

5:34 PM

Paul Miller:

Just been reading about a historic problem where some sets hadn't correctly updated for the GMT/BST time changes and this affected reception of stations. One of the sets was a Roberts Gemini CRD26 with firmware I
I assume later firmware fixes the issue.

But that doesn't mean that other makes of set or models don't have the same problem (similar chipsets/firmware). Apart from hassling the manufacturer if it's a more recent set, there are two possible "fixes" depending on the set.

Unplug it from the mains for more than 10 seconds - and not running on any battery (backup) presumably.
Tune to an FM station (if the set has FM) that doesn't have a DAB equivalent if the set auto-switches to DAB if it's a better signal!

Nothing like making it easy!

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5:39 PM

Paul Miller: seems to be a totally different issue, but interesting that the so-called "rolls royce" of sets aren't bug free!

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