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Windermere (Cumbria, 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 Windermere (Cumbria, England) transmitter.

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Thursday, 31 January 2013
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John Hiley
12:44 AM
Kendal

Reception on BBC DAB stations has been poor for several days...perhaps since the snow last Friday (25th Jan). Non BBC stations remain OK. Any reason? I have several radios in different parts of the house on which I normally get adequate reception. They are all equally bad at present. Postcode is LA8 9PY. Thanks.

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Dave Lindsay
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10:26 AM

John Hiley: Interestingly, Windermere BBC DAB transmitter was off air from 23:17 on 25 Jan to 10:30 on 27 Jan. (Click the link "R+T Investigation" at the side of your posting to see.).

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Saturday, 2 February 2013
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Ian Murray
7:05 PM
Windermere

I have a DAB portable radio in the house which has been receiving a very good signal for many months. However, about a week ago I lost all DAB reception. I noticed later in the last week that our fixed DAB receiver which uses the TV arial for its signal was also not receiving a DAB signal or a time signal. Can anyone explain what has happened to the transmitter over the lake. My house is in Windermere at LA23 1EL.

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Dave Lindsay
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7:23 PM

Ian Murray: As I said in my posting immediately above yours, Windermere DAB transmitter has been undergoing engineering works, according to reports.

Refer to "R+T Investigation" as there is a further update on 31st Jan "Reduced Quality from 15:29 on 31 Jan to 14:26 yesterday".

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Sunday, 28 January 2018
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keith
9:33 PM

i have lost all commercial stations from my tv. i live in Bowness

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StevensOnln1
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10:56 PM

keith: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Do not attempt to retune.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018
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Coco
2:17 PM

Please can you tell me if I ought to be able to get DAB radio in the Winster valley. Thank you.

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StevensOnln1
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4:55 PM

Coco: We need a full postcode to enable us to see the coverage prediction for your location.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2022
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J.R.Richardson
8:43 PM

Jeff Richardson, Windermere.
I used-to be able to receive reasonable VHF radio reception on my HiFi Tuner, when I moved here 23 years ago. Ccertainly I could receive the BBC stations and local radio. Now, I cannot receive anything on VHF, just a great deal of background interference. My small transistor radios can receive VHF. Can anyone suggest what I might be doing incorrectly?

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Chris.SE
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9:40 PM

J.R.Richardson:

Was/is your HiFi tuner connected to an external aerial?
If so, check the connections to your tuner. If it's coax to an external aerial then check the state of the coax.
Has the aerial moved at at all? Is it still where it should be and pointing correctly? If it's external and 23 years old, it's quite possible the connector on the aerial has deteriorated and water has entered and corroded the connections and entered the coax. If so you'll need a new aerial and coax.

If the tuner is connected to a simple indoor aerial and nothing has changed to interfere with its reception then maybe the tuner has deteriorated, electronic components can fail with time. You would need a really good electronics/radio engineer to look at it to see if it's ok/repairable, but it may not be worth spending money on. If so, consider a replacement tuner possibly one with DAB+ reception ability. Whilst you may not be able to receive any DAB+ transmissions at present, just ordinary DAB, it would be more future-proof as stations will eventually move to that mode of transmission.

Go to Advice about receiving TV and radio | RTIS and select Transmitter checker. Then select DAB Radio, enter your postcode etc details and check you can at least receive the main BBC multiplex.
If you can receive the Morecambe Bay transmitter, you may well get some commercial stations as well.

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