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Finding FM transmitter frequencies

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Finding FM transmitter frequencies

Does anyone know a website where you can look up the frequencies for Radio 2 and Radio 4 for a given location? I've been trying to retune my clock radio since we moved and can't find a decent signal across the whole range.
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

There are some parts of Dorset where the FM signal is absolutely useless - no help I know - will it accept an external aerial
Have you checked the best frequency using your car radio on manual tuning
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

Click your area on the map here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/transmitters/radio/
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

I'd found that map - and it didn't help. The only things clickable are the major transmitters and you then get a list of the satellite transmitters - by name, which if you don't know where they are is useless!
I was hoping that there was something similar to the coverage maps for TV - e.g. http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/postcodechecker/main/display/alternative/SP8+4UA/Dorset+County+Council/0
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

Not too hot on geography then?  Wink
Is this one any better?  http://fmscan.org/net2.php?r=f&m=m&itu=G
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

the FMScan one is not much use to me, it says for a start that Essex is a shire county?, for my BBC I had to look at Norfork,, Suffolk had none
then try finding the Main BBC ones, the map doesnt cover half of Essex
and what a funny list
big networks
BBC Essex 2
small networks
BBC Radio 1 1
BBC Radio 2 1
BBC Radio 3 1
BBC Radio 4 FM 1
BBC Radio Suffolk 1
Chelmsford Radio 107.7 1
Dream 100 FM 1
Garrison FM 1
Gateway 97.8 1
Heart Essex 5
Leisure FM 1
Phoenix 98 FM 1
Saint FM 1
Southend FM 1
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

just been having a play with Whiflers one - much better, got to the first screen and click on station at the top of the map, you will then get a list
click on BBC2, it will fill the map up, zoom in and drag to your part of the country, you will see the transmitters, when you click on an interesting one, it will show you just that transmitters coverage
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

And don't for get that you will need a New Digital radio for 2015
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

That's what the government would like, MC, but it's looking extremely unrealistic so far.
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

Quote from: Midnight
And don't for get that you will need a New Digital radio for 2015
And one for your car as well. !
I Think some new cars are still being sold with non digital radios.
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

It won't happen. BBC might intend to switch to DAB only to please the government but they'd face such a massive audience drop as people switched to small local stations that were still on normal analogue they would rapidly backtrack.
It's not like TV where most families have one set and were replacing them anyway to go to flat screen (or people with older sets to go widescreen).
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

Try this site...
http://frequencyfinder.org.uk/
click on "select town/city"
page lists major town and cities..... then click on nearest to you...
Gives all the freqs and station names starting with 88.1 thru to 107 mhz....
scroll down the page a bit... you get all the longwave and medium wave stations you are likely to hear.....
then scroll again, and you get all the DAB stations too....
WITH... type of music/programmes you can expect..

There`s absolutely megabucketfulls of info about transmitters/freqs/locations on this page....
http://frequencyfinder.org.uk/frequency.html
well worth a look around on, to see how much info you want  Smiley
Even  a special page on "Reception Advice"....
pierre_pierre
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

thats OK if you dont live in Essex, not one town listed
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Re: Finding FM transmitter frequencies

Maybe you need to use a bit of intelligence.......
scroll down this page to see ESSEX mentioned several times......
http://frequencyfinder.org.uk/tc/londonc.html