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Boars Hill A (Oxfordshire, England) analogue radio 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 Boars Hill A (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.


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Monday, 11 November 2019
Simon Quarry
3:23 PM

I'm getting serious lack of coverage from FM or DAB in Wantage OX12.
FM seems limited to Jack FM and Radio 2 if I'm lucky. DAB is restricted to BBC and a couple of others, no Planet Rock along with most of the rest of the choice stations.
Admittedly I've been using gear with internal aerials but these worked fine back in London....
I'm in rented accommodation so cannot gouge out walls etc to put rooftop aerial.
But it seems odd that theres so little traffic to start with not even weak signals (for FM) ?!

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Simon Quarry's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

1:23 PM

Simon Quarry:

There no reports of any faults affecting any of the BBC transmitters that you may receive. Try to find any fault information about the commercial transmitters is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.

BBC FM transmitters are at Oxford (~NE), Sutton Coldfield (~NNW) & Rowridge (~S). If you are receiving Radio2, then you should get Radios 1,3, 4 and possibly a local station at least.
There are BBC DAB transmitters roughly to the NE of you (Boar's Hill), SW (Membury) and W of you (Blunsdon).
Commercial DAB coverage in your area is limited.
For DAB commercial transmissions see ukdigitalradio: Home there are transmitters are at Oxford, Blunsdon & Marlborough. There's a post code checker and link to a transmitter map there.

I would try moving your radio(s) around and perhaps try near windows with outlooks in the directions of the transmitters. If any of your radios have the capability for an external DAB aerial there's some indoor (some amplified) ones available.

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