DAB Radio and multiplexing services in West and South Wiltshire
The West and South Wiltshire multiplex covers areas including Bath, Chippenham and Trowbridge, a population coverage of over 250,000...
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Digital Multiplex details
|Multiplex licence name:||Swindon, West and South Wiltshire|
7 February 2003
|Multiplex licensed until:||30 January 2023|
|Estimate population covered1:||250,000|
|Transmitter sites:||Bath, Crockerton, Naish Hill, Westwood|
|Digital share of listening2:||51.4%|
|DAB digital radio in home2:||70.0%|
1 Figure derived from: Ofcom indoor coverage 80% locations normal propagation, estimated households covered multiplied by 2.3 people per average UK household to derive a population figure
2 Source: Ofcom - The Communications Market: Digital Radio Report, November 2016, Annex 1, Swindon and West Wiltshire
DAB radio transmitter coverage
West Wiltshire multiplex coverage map - this map shows our prediction of coverage on an indoor portable DAB receiver for the West Wiltshire multiplex.
Coverage is measured by spectrum planners in several different ways. A range of factors will affect reception including the transmitter power & antenna, local geography, the sensitivity of the listener’s radio, the type of home (bungalow, basement flat, steel framed building) and even weather conditions. This complexity is reflected in coverage models and maps. One map doesn’t tell the whole story. This Ofcom document includes several maps for this multiplex and explains why different parameters have been used.
These transmitters form a network, with all services on the multiplex broadcast to the entire coverage area; for technical reasons it is not possible to broadcast to just one part of the area or from one specific transmitter.
Now Digital currently broadcasts the following audio services:
|Heart Wiltshire||Contemporary||Existing local station|
|Heart Bath||Contemporary||Existing local station|
|Smooth||Easy listening||Digital only|
|BBC Wiltshire||Local interest||Existing local station|
|Hits Radio||Contemporary||Digital only|
|Greatest Hits Radio||Contemporary||Digital only|
There is currently capacity available on this multiplex for at least one further mono or stereo audio service.
National BBC and commercial DAB digital radio services may also be received in the area. For further details, see more information page. Or use the Postcode Checker to see which stations should be available.
For further details, see more information page.