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Daventry (Northamptonshire, England) DAB transmitter

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

No problems on any service. BBC

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Daventry DAB

Tuesday, 23 March 2021
3:35 PM

I receive very good Dab reception on12B and 10C, I believe these frequencies are broadcast from the Kingsthorpe transmitter? However, I am not getting such good reception for frequency 11A (SDL) is this transmitted from Daventry? Could I combine two aerials so I can receive from both transmitters if this is the case? Thank you

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Steve's 1 post GB
Saturday, 27 March 2021

2:07 AM


Daventry is a main transmitter and has all four multiplexes - BBC National 12B, D1 - 11D , SDL - 11A & a Local mux on 10C.
It depends exactly on your location as to how well you receive signals, put your postcode into the box on this website Postcode checker - Digital Radio UK

If you are using a portable receiver try moving it and/or its aerial, even small changes can make a difference. Near windows with a view roughly in the direction of the transmitter are usually good places. Near large objects like fridges, freezers, anything with large areas of metal especially if between the radio and transmitter direction are likley to be problematic.

The "Kingsthorpe" transmitter is actually called "Northampton" and has the BBC National multiplex 12B and a Local multiplex 10C, it also has FM. There is a low power relay at Ecton, also at Towcester with a Local multiplex on 10C.
Further afield is Wellingborough which doesn't have SDL, but has 12B, 11D, 10C.

If you are using an external aerial, combining aerials is not advised. If you want to receive transmitters from different directions than a vertical dipole mounted as high as is reasonable with line-of-site to the desired transmitters would be best.

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Chris.SE's 3,453 posts GB
Saturday, 27 November 2021
11:24 AM

Very poor SDL national and D1 national in Northampton in NN4 area.

Fully extended aerial on 2 dab radios and car still poor no matter what.
Local northampton mux is the only strong mux in my area however I like classic FM and SDL national stations.

It should be reported and the signal made stronger in Northampton.

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Dylan's 1 post GB

3:53 PM


Reception will most likely vary across the NN4 area due to varying terrain. We can't advise further without a full postcode. The Daventry transmitter is roughly to the WNW of Northampton as I expect you know. See the post prior to yours for more information about transmitters in the general area.

Take note regarding the positions of radios and aerials.

Put your full postcode into the box at Postcode checker - Digital Radio UK and it should tell you what stations you should be able to get.

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