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Droitwich Worcestershire
NGR: SO929663 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 213m
Digital TV:
BBC Radio: Radio 4: 198 kHz Radio Five Live: 693 kHz
Ind. National Radio: Absolute Radio: 1215 kHz  Talk Sport: 1053 kHz 
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:

LF Radio Data

The Droitwich site is considered to be one of the most important in the country because it transmits the Radio 4 Long Wave service. This high power (400kW) transmission can be heard throughout most of England, Wales and Ireland and also in parts of Western Europe. (There are two other 198kHz Long Wave transmitters in Scotland at Westerglen and Burghead providing the R4 service there.

Long Wave transmissions have a high degree of penetration but reception is very prone to interference. The carrier frequency of the Droitwich Long Wave transmitter is a long established frequency standard (until 1-Feb-1988 it was 200kHz) and is carefully monitored by the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, Middx.

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