BBC Radio York DAB
BBC Radio York is now
on DAB digital radio.
Here are some
frequently asked questions:
Where can I hear you
We are broadcasting
from three DAB transmitters. You
can hear us in York, across the Vale of York, Malton, Norton, Harrogate,
Knaresborough, Ripon, Catterick and some areas of Richmond, Bedale,
Northallerton, Thirsk, on the North York Moors including Helmsley,
Kirbymoorside and Pickering and over towards the coast. The A1 and A19 through
North Yorkshire are covered.
For those of you who like the finer details -
the new DAB service is broadcasting from transmitters at Bilsdale, Acklam Wold
and at Hildebrand Barracks in Harrogate. The multiplex appears on VHF frequency
There are coverage maps for you to look at on
Will I be able to get
BBC Radio York on DAB from anywhere within the county?
The answer to that is,
There will still be
some areas of the county which the signal from the DAB transmitters cannot
reach. You can still hear us in those areas on our other frequencies – 103.7FM
(York and Vale of York), 104.3FM (Harrogate and the Dales) and 95.5FM
(Scarborough and the coast) and on 666AM or digitally via your home computer,
tablet or smartphone at bbc.co.uk/radioyork
Will I need to do
anything to hear local radio on my DAB radio?
You will need to push
the “rescan” button on your DAB radio. On some sets this might be labelled
“retune” or even “reset”. You may need to check your manual if it is not clear.
This will find all the
new local radio services that you’ll be able to enjoy. You’ll only need to do
I receive DAB in my
kitchen... but not in the lounge. Why?
You are probably on
the edge of the reception area for DAB. Note that local DAB has a different
coverage area to national DAB.
Unlike FM which gets
progressively weaker the further you are from the transmitter, the DAB is
either there - or it’s not.
Will there be further
sites have been identified to increase coverage further, there is no timescale
yet to do this.
The local DAB multiplex for North Yorkshire is
operated by MuxCo. It says, “Other transmitters may be launched during the
licence term to enhance and increase coverage.”