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Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) DAB transmitter
Thursday 21 July 2011 3:45AM
Scarborough

As far as I know the D1 and BBC transmitters are both 2kW, the BBC tx definitely is according to the BBC themselves.

Coverage is much much more than the map. For example I can receive BBC and D1 miles outside the shown coverage, indoors, without even putting the aerial up.

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Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) DAB transmitter
Thursday 21 July 2011 1:13PM
Scarborough

Yes, that looks more like it.

Great new feature by the way.

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All DAB transmitters
Thursday 21 July 2011 1:16PM
Scarborough

Hi Brian, Whitby also has Digital One.

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All DAB transmitters
Saturday 23 July 2011 5:39PM
Scarborough

Oh right. Didn't know there were two masts in use.

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Scarborough (North Yorkshire, England) analogue radio transmitt
Saturday 6 August 2011 6:31PM
Scarborough

This one's 500W as far as I know Brian.

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Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) analogue radio transmi
Saturday 6 August 2011 6:33PM
Scarborough

BBC are 250W and YCR is 625W to the best of my knowledge.

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Hi Brian, not sure who's right then. The BBC has it listed as 500W, so who knows?

BBC - Help receiving TV and radio - Transmitters (YO125PU)

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Scarborough (North Yorkshire, England) analogue radio transmitt
Thursday 11 August 2011 3:40PM
Scarborough

Yes maybe it's a BBC error? All literature over the years has had it listed as 500W, but then again they were probably taking their data from the BBC.

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Yes, sorry. I meant to type all literature I've read. Radio Listeners Guide has it at 500W and some other books I've seen over the years.

FM Scan also has it at 500W

http://fmscan.org/ml.php?…1173

As I say though, if they are getting their info from the BBC and the BBC info is wrong then that could explain it. (YO125PU)

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Not sure Brian. I've been up to Row Brow where the tx is several times and the MW aerial is a single sloping wire from the top of the mast. So it would have both vertical and horizontal properties.

The aerial is not long enough for the wavelength, so it's probably quite inefficient. Maybe this could be where the confusion is coming from. The power at the transmitter could be 500W, but the inefficient aerial means only 100W is being radiated, i.e. 100W erp?

That would make both the BBC and Ofcom right. 500W at the transmitter and 100W being radiated, which would mean they were at Ofcom's limit?

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