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Winter Hill (Bolton, England) DAB transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter.

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Thursday, 24 September 2020

9:53 PM

Anthony: Nope. It's now on channel 31

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Fred's 24 posts US
10:46 PM

Anthony: You posted on the Winter Hill DAB transmitter page, but never mind. As noted by Fred above, Trans World Radio moved from COM7 to ArqA in April. You should find it on C31, 554 MHz.

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Jim's 1 post GB
Saturday, 26 September 2020

7:45 AM


To add to the above that's LCN733 in the EPG, ArqA multiplex, UHF C31 554MHz.
It could be that your set's memory needs clearing if it's not storing information correctly. If so, unplug the aerial and carry out a full automatic retune which should clear memory as nothing is found. On some sets you may need to switch off for say 15 minutes after that and check memory is clear when you switch on again.
Plug the aerial back in and retune, manually if you prefer.

Winter Hill UHF channels after the recent 700 MHz clearance are -
The main multiplexes are C32, C34, C35, C29, C31, C37, C55 for PSBs1-3, COMs 4-7.
The Local ones are Local Manchester, Manchester GI on C24 & C27.
Liverpool Local mux on C21, Preston Local mux on C40.

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Chris.SE's 2,737 posts GB
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
10:24 AM

Reception issues for DAB began about 40 mins ago. My neighbour also affected.

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robert's 12 posts US

1:53 PM

robert: Where are you located? The Winter Hill transmitter covers a huge area and overlaps with various other transmitters. Which stations have you tried?

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StevensOnln1's 3,214 posts GB
Thursday, 22 July 2021

3:51 AM


As StevensOnln1 says, without a full postcode, it's not possible to say which transmitter(s) you may be getting DAB signals from. There are a number of relay transmitters in the general Winter Hill coverage area.
The BBC have not reported any issues with the main multiplex at Winter Hill. If it's a commercial multiplex you've had problems with then it'll be more difficult to locate any fault reports.

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Chris.SE's 2,737 posts GB
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