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Old 06-12-2009, 10:03
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Just before 10am sunday 6 december, and all stations on digital one have gone silent. Get full full EPG etc but no sound. All BBC stations OK. Is it me! ( Churchdown Hill) or national?
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:05
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Down in Essex as well
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:06
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I haven't gone through all the stations but LBC has gone dead on DAB in the North East so if it's carried by Digital One...it would appear it's a National problem...

BBC stations are ok.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:09
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That's just one of the many problems with DAB, it's not just one station that goes off when there's a problem with the multiplex...all the others on the same multiplex do too.
New technology = New problems.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:14
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I haven't gone through all the stations but LBC has gone dead on DAB in the North East so if it's carried by Digital One...it would appear it's a National problem...

BBC stations are ok.
LBC isn't on Digital One, it's on MXR. LBC has gone silent on MXR Severn Estuary as well.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:16
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Absolute also disapeared from Freeview at the same time but continues on AM and FM.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:17
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I've noticed it aswell here in Manchester. I have one of the hard to get hold of GDB5 FREEVIEW/DAB receivers and I thought it was my box again, but I tried my pocket DAB receiver and yes, they've all fallen silent. I was looking forward to a bit of Sunday Spa on CLASSIC FM this morning aswell. I hope its engineering work they are carrying out at the moment.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:20
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LBC is silent on MXR WM as well, tried Jazz FM and The Arrow and they are as normal. I'm not getting any of the services from CE Birmingham either which is usually 100%.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:20
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Thank god its not just me, thought my radio had died.

There's a few stations off on quite a few multiplexes here -
MXR WM
Now Wolves
Now Notts
UTV Stoke

all have a couple of stations on silent.
and all of D1.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:21
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I was looking forward to a bit of Sunday Spa on CLASSIC FM this morning aswell. I hope its engineering work they are carrying out at the moment.
Can you not receive Classic on 101.1 FM ?
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:21
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Both LBC stations are silent on DAB in London, as are Jazz FM, Magic, Choice, Gaydar, Absolute Classic Rock and Capital and all of Digital One.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:21
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That's just one of the many problems with DAB, it's not just one station that goes off when there's a problem with the multiplex...all the others on the same multiplex do too.
New technology = New problems.
It's the same issue with Freeview.

A few weeks ago the whole of the BBC DTT multiplex disappeared in my area on a Sunday night for about an hour.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:22
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Robbie Vincent has just made a reference to it on Jazz FM.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:23
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Can you not receive Classic on 101.1 FM ?
Oh yes, I'm listening to it on there at the moment as I'm sat at my computer. One of the few FM receivers I have in the house now.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:24
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Possibly a power cut in London?
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:26
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Or a bloke in a JCB wondering what that fibre optic used to do
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:29
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Oh yes, I'm listening to it on there at the moment as I'm sat at my computer. One of the few FM receivers I have in the house now.
Here's a link to their 128k wma webstream:

Classic FM 128k stream: http://mediaweb.musicradio.com/show....mID=2&web=true

That should be slightly better quality than 160k DAB.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:29
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Absolute also disapeared from Freeview at the same time but continues on AM and FM.
Somehow I'm not too distressed about Absolute Radio going off FREEVIEW, even though its a temporary glitch. I prefer Q RADIO on there. But this is going into another topic. Apologies in advance.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:30
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Thank all,
I can confirm all the above and that was after doing a rescan too just in case it was my receiver.

Good job I am now mainly going over to the BBC for most of the day. Unless it fails too.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:33
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Looks like every DAB station except the BBC National Multiplex has been wiped out - nothing on DAB except BBC national radio here in Reading.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:35
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Here in Norwich it seems all the D1 stations are silent, also Magic, Traffic and XFM on Now Norwich.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:35
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It seems that everything on D1 and anything non-local on NOW Cornwall has disappeared.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:36
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Maybe its a new simultaneous radio broadcast for those who miss BIRDSONG. The sound of silence.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:37
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Even Radio Berkshire is off air (on DAB).
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:40
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On Jazz FM, Robbie Vincent now refers to 'major transmitter failure in the south-east'.
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