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Expansion announced into East Anglia and South West (May 2018)

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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Yeah they do, and it's working on a different reciever, so I'm guessing the placement of the reciever is the problem.


Admittedly on my Pure Receiver, in comparison to other DAB+ stations, it took slightly longer to decode with blank audio until it started to stream. The other DAB+ stations start off in muffled mono until they properly decode.


Yes, in DAB+ there are two elements, the 'base' stream (which is telephone quality) and then the so called parametric stream which sticks a stereo and HF layer on top. My car radio also starts off with a second or so worth of the base stream, before the audio comes alive.

By the way, most vanilla DAB radios will display DAB+ stations on their display, but produce no audio, had me confused in Sweden a couple of years ago when my DAB only radio gave the impression all the radio stations were silent !

SDL has 6 DAB+ services at present
http://www.wohnort.org/DAB/uknat.html#D2
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plymouthbloke1974 West Country (West) Spotlight
It’s been testing on and off in Plymouth recently. First it was the Plympton transmitter and yesterday it was Caradon Hill. Both off air now though.

I really wish they’d switch these transmitters on full time soon - love Jazz FM ☺️
CI
cityprod West Country (West) Spotlight
It’s been testing on and off in Plymouth recently. First it was the Plympton transmitter and yesterday it was Caradon Hill. Both off air now though.

I really wish they’d switch these transmitters on full time soon - love Jazz FM ☺️


Probably means Redruth will also be testing or have been testing.

They'll probably be switching them on properly soon, if they're doing this kind of testing.
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plymouthbloke1974 West Country (West) Spotlight
Redruth was testing the other day. Just for a few hours.

My money is on a Tuesday launch. 25th.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
It’s been testing on and off in Plymouth recently. First it was the Plympton transmitter and yesterday it was Caradon Hill. Both off air now though.

I really wish they’d switch these transmitters on full time soon - love Jazz FM ☺️


Probably means Redruth will also be testing or have been testing.

They'll probably be switching them on properly soon, if they're doing this kind of testing.


They all have to under go Ofcom compliance testing, before they can be left permanently on, which normally
occurs overnight and requires the other muxes at the Tx site to be shut down for an hour or so.
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Arqiva have announced ‘imminent completion’ of this programme today.



Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 25 September 2018 2:59pm
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
https://www.arqiva.com/news/press-releases/sound-digital-announces-imminent-completion-of-dab-radio-network-expansion/

14 days later

DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Sound Digital is now broadcasting from the Redruth Transmitter in W Cornwall.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Sound Digital is now broadcasting from the Redruth Transmitter in W Cornwall.


Has it been officially opened as Redruth along with some of the other transmitters have been intermittently testing since mid-September?
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
I am of the opinion, based on the Press Release recently issued, that this is an official launch. Whether this is soft or not, it's coming through at full power and without errors.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
I am of the opinion, based on the Press Release recently issued, that this is an official launch. Whether this is soft or not, it's coming through at full power and without errors.


Transmitters in other areas are not 24/7 yet ( as of today)
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plymouthbloke1974 West Country (West) Spotlight
Plympton transmitter is on and is booming out over the city....

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