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Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) DAB transmitter

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

Belmont transmitter - Belmont transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 29/11/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Wednesday, 30 June 2021
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Neal
9:22 PM

hi, is DAB stereo or mono broadcast, I live in Louth and my dab radio goes off for 5---10 seconds, also it is sometimes distorted, is it my aerial, or another problem?.

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Thursday, 1 July 2021
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Chris.SE
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12:09 AM

Neal:

DAB is neither one or the other - it stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting, and the standard that most stations will eventually be using in the future will be DAB+, a different method of encoding the signal compared to plain DAB.
If you ever go to buy a new DAB Radio, ensure that it is DAB+ as there are many stations already DAB+ which you won't otherwise be able to get (there are too many large - mainly grocery - outlets still selling plain DAB to unwitting customers!).

There's only one transmitter serving your location for the 4 available muliplexes -
The Main BBC multiplex Block 12B: 225.648 MHz
The D1 National multiplex Block 11D: 222.064MHz
The SDL National multiplex Block 11A: 216.928 MHz
The Lincolnshire & Humberside Local Multiplex Block 12A: 223.936 MHz
Whether a station is in mono, stereo or joint stereo (a compressed stereo) depends on the station.

It sounds as though you may have a weak signal for some stations if the radio goes quiet for 5-10 seconds. Try repositioning its aerial and/or the radio. As you probably realise the transmitter is to the West of your locale, try and make sure you don't have major obstructions, large metal objects (fridges, freezers etc), thick walls and so on, between the radio and line of sight to the transmitter. Proximity to such things can also affect the signal.
If per chance you are using some form of external aerial, there could be a problem with it or the cable and/or its connections.

The best way to see which stations are on which multiplex (apart from the radio's display) is if I provide some links (in the same order as the multiplexes listed above) to a website, some of the information is a bit technical, but there's a list of stations and how they transmit.

DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK National & Regional
DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK National & Regional
DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK National & Regional
DAB Ensembles WorldWide | UK Local & Small-Scale & Lincolnshire & Humberside | MuxCo.com - DAB Digital Radio Multiplexes
(scroll through each).


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