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Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Fenham (Newcastle Upon Tyne, England) mast?

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Sunday, 6 January 2013
7:15 PM
Newcastle Upon Tyne

We can no longer receive XFM through the Tyne and Wear multiplex.

Is anyone else having this problem? Can anyone in the know comment on why this would be?

Just to clarify - we can receive ALL the other channels broadcast on the Tyne and Wear multiplex EXCEPT XFM We were able to receive XFM up until around 2 months ago. We only live a couple of miles away from the Fenham transmitter and we have noticed this problem on multiple DAB radios.

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Chris's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

7:30 PM

Chris: This is nearly a year old, so might not be related to your issue:

Can't Get Xfm On Digital Radio? - Xfm

According to Ofcom, XFM is carried on the Tyne & Wear mux which is on 11C. This also carries Metro, Magic, Kiss, Absolute Classic Rock, Absolute Radio 60s, Kerrang!, BBC Newcastle and Heat. Do you have these? If not, can you manually scan 11C?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 24 January 2013
ali kennedy
4:28 PM

i have just been out and bought a new dab radio as i cant get xfm either, thought it was my old dab just being old but cant get it on that either, tried manual and tried every room in house and garden and nothing :-(

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ali kennedy's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
11:45 AM

XFM is no longer available on Tyne & Wear Mix. It has been discontinued with no offical explanation. It is still available on the neighbouring Teeside Mix but I need to drive about 8 miles south to pick this up. I tried contacting xfm but they themselves told me that they do not know the reason. Another person I spoke to at xfm did not understand the question. It seems that while DAB service can be arbitrarily revoked without having to account to anyone and make way for bigger stations.

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Vaughan's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

12:27 PM

Vaughan: Commercial broadcasters are under no obligation to provide an explanation for their actions.

The answer would appear be to do with the fact that the North East regional multiplex is to close and that Smooth, Real and Crapital need to be on DAB as a requirement of their FM licences.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Sunday, 28 July 2013
Fraser Moore
11:50 PM

I'm puzzled as to why Gold will no longer be available in Newcastle- I've heard the looped broadcasts on the station, but it fails to say why. Can anyone here offer me a possible explanation?

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Fraser Moore's 1 post GB
Saturday, 16 November 2013
AM Bob
11:25 PM

Feckin Dab.

Keep Medium / LW AM and all bbc stations on VHF FM

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AM Bob's 4 posts GB
Sunday, 26 March 2017
Richard Crozier
9:30 AM

We are not able to receive DAB Radio Newaste all of a sudden. It disappeared a couple of times recently, but is not available at all now.

Hawthorn Village, Seaham, Co. Durham, SR78SB

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Richard Crozier's 1 post GB
Monday, 27 March 2017
8:19 PM

Richard Crozier: I have found many dab stations have realy bad reception just in the past few days all over Newcastle and Gateshead, trying to find out if there are issues or if it is my car. BBC Newcastle is now one of the worst.

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Chris's 3 posts GB

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