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Holme Moss (North Yorkshire, England) analogue radio transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Holme Moss (North Yorkshire, England) mast?

No problems on any service. BBC


 

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Monday, 6 September 2021
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Spreadsheetpete
11:16 AM

Why did the HOLME MOSS BBC RADIO 2 FM/VHF 89.3 MHz Transmitter go off air briefly this morning during POPMASTER about 10:450am and even when it came back it was distorted for a while. No apology and impossible to get hold of anyone at the BBC to discuss it !!

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Wednesday, 8 September 2021
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Chris.SE
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10:26 PM

Spreadsheetpete:

The BBC are normally very good at listing any faults with their services, I had a look yesterday and again today and nothing has been listed for Holme Moss.
One can only assume that it might either have been a very brief power interruption or you suffered some local interference which thankfully cleared up quickly.

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Chris.SE's 3,328 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 April 2022
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Jim Maxwell
10:03 AM

Since Radio Wales stole our Radio 3 Llangollen transmitter we in north Wales have to rely on Holme Moss. This is OK using a good receiver and a chimney mounted aerial but not so good on a portable radio or as in my case the radio function on a mobile phone. On Monday and Tuesday nights after midnight Radio 3 was absent but present the following mornings. I did not check R 2 or R4 from Holme Moss. Is this planned closure fo maintenance etc or a fault.

Regards

Jim Maxwell

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StevensOnln1
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1:08 PM

Jim Maxwell: There is currently planned maintenance taking place at Holme Moss. Radio 3 is still available on FM and DAB from other transmitters, as well as via Freeview, satellite and BBC Sounds so most listeners will be able to listen via an alternative way whilst Holme Moss is off air.

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Friday, 30 December 2022
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Robert Lee
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4:56 PM

I live just across the border in north Wales 56 miles from Holme Moss, some 450ft ASL. I use a 5 element chimney mounted aerial and have an unimpeded path to the transmitter. Radios 1,2,3 and Classic FM are received with good signal strength - 60dB as shown on the signal strength meter on my Hitachi FT-5500 mkii tuner, but R4 is much weaker at 48dB. Has anybody any explanation as to why this should be?

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Saturday, 31 December 2022
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Chris.SE
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6:30 AM

Robert Lee:

Hi. I can't currently find any BBC reports about any faults, and theirs no current weather conditions that might affecting signal transmission according to the various predictions.

It might just be worth double checking your aerial is still pointing correctly. Recent winds may have shifted it.
How old is the FM aerial and downlead? Any water ingress or bad connections maybe causing standing waves in the cable which will be frequency dependant,, again worth checking connections etc.

If the problem is the same when you see this reply, post back and I'll check again for BBC reports.

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Sunday, 1 January 2023
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Chris.SE
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6:41 PM

Robert Lee:

Hi. Just an update for you, still no BBC reports about any issues with Holme Moss.
Silly point really, but I assume you've checked you are tuned to 93.7 for R4 and not 93.3 Llangollen transmitter?

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Chris.SE's 3,328 posts GB
Monday, 2 January 2023
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Robert Lee
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12:00 PM

No, definitely 93.7. Checked again this morning and R4 back in line with others regarding signal strength. So, unless there was some engineering work, which wasn't flagged, it will remain a mystery. Again, thanks for your help.

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Robert Lee
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1:11 PM

Spoke too soon. Just checked again and R4 much weaker. The fact that signal strength can vary so much must be down to propagation, surely.

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Chris.SE
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2:24 PM

Robert Lee:

Well definitely a bit odd. If you've given your aerial system and connections a checkout then it could still be an unreported fault or engineering. If it were propagation, then I'd expected the signal to make a gradual change (although it could do so fairly quickly) rather than suddenly much weaker. There's still no propagation predictions suggesting this might be the cause, but there could be temperature inversion which is probably something you can't readily predict in a particular location, but I would have expected other signals to be affected in some way.

Have you had a look for any very strong signals on adjacent frequencies - it's possible some sort of interference might be causing the receiver to be desensitised around 93.7 - some electrical/electronic gadgets, LED Christmas lights etc. or even a pirate radio station!!

I can't think of any other possibilities at present, if I do I'll post again and I'll check for any BBC reports as well.

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