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Liverpool DAB retune event
Sunday, 24th April 2016
Liverpool DAB stations move channel

Been having a few problems picking up BBC Radio Merseyside since Wednesday 20th April on your DAB radio? Well, you've probably missed the news that some local digital radio stations in and around Liverpool moved quickly overnight on 19th April to a new frequency - meaning that you'll need to retune your DAB digital radio fully if you've recently lost stations.

The bundle of stations carried on the local Liverpool DAB multiplex has moved frequency from channel (block) 11B to 10C.

The quickest way to do a retune if your radio has a button labelled Autotune or Scan is to hold the button down for at least three seconds to make sure it scans the complete DAB waveband to find all new stations, or look for a scan type labelled 'full scan' or 'rest of the world' in the radio's menu, to make sure your radio picks up 10C - a channel that is further down the band than was originally planned for when DAB broadcasts first began.

The affected bundle carries Absolute Radio 90s, BBC Radio Merseyside, Capital FM (Liverpool), CityTalk, Heart, Radio City, Radio City 2, Radio City 3 and Smooth Radio.

The recent change has seen an additional, new transmitter at Moel-y-Parc will come into service, with a further transmitter at Winter Hill planned for switch-on in late May 2016.

The retune will not affect those listeners receiving the above stations FM, MW (mediumwave), or online.

Listeners are advised to re-store presets on their radios, after retuning to pick up the new frequency for the bundle of stations.

To receive DAB digital radio services, you need a type of radio designed to pick up digital broadcasts over the airwaves through its built-in aerial. We've links to good models on our pages, or scroll down the page for some quick links to both DAB and wi-fi receivers.

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Related links:
Liverpool radio stations, on this website.

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