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Cleadon Water Tower
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Digital Radio: Tynemouth and South Shields: 9B       

December 2021

The UK's first small scale DAB multiplex serving Tynemouth and South Shields is operated by Mux One. Test transmissions began on block 9B on Monday 6th December 2021 and the multiplex became fully operational on Friday 10th December 2021 with 13 stations on board, all broadcasting in DAB+ at 32kbps. More stations are due to launch soon.

The water tower as viewed from Mill Grove in Cleadon.

A close up shot of the water tower, with the broadcast aerial on the left side of the tower.

A close up of the broadcast aerial. Power output is 200 watts vertical. The aerial is looking towards South Shields/Newcastle area.

An example of the multiplex in action, broadcasting new local radio station Radio Shields.

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