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Saturday, 28th January 2004
National commercial boosts power of DAB network by 71KW

Digital One, the national commercial digital radio network operator, has finished the boost to its transmitter network that carries digital-only stations Planet Rock, pop station Core and books-and-plays channel Oneword.

The power increase became possible after negotiations with ntl, the commercial radio regulator, the Radio Communications Agency and RTE in Southern Ireland over any issues of possible interference. In total, 71 KW has been added to transmission power.



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Power has now been at the following sites. These are:
  • Alsagers Bank

  • Bilsdale

  • Brighton

  • Caldbeck

  • Craigkelly

  • Daventry

  • Emley Moor

  • Holme Moss

  • Kirk O'Shotts

  • Mendip

  • Moel-Y-Parc

  • Oxford

  • Pendle Forest

  • Pontop Pike

  • Sutton Coldfield

  • Turners Hill

  • Waltham

  • Wenvoe

  • Zouches Farm

Listeners with a DAB digital radio served by the above transmitters can hear the national commercial digital services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB-enabled tuner or radio. The list of stations available is as follows:

  • Classic FM

  • Core

  • Life

  • Oneword

  • Planet Rock

  • PrimeTime Radio

  • talkSPORT

  • Virgin Radio

A further six transmitters are planned by Digital One in 2004.

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB digital radio - a new type of radio that can receive digital radio broadcasts. For more information, read our guide to DAB digital radio and discover more about the tuners available to buy.

Related links:
future national commercial DAB transmitters
national commercial DAB radio stations and links to transmitter locations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
get discounts on DAB digital radios, via this website.
portable digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
pocket DAB radios, on this website.
hi-fi separates DAB digital tuners, on this website.

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