OUTREACH RADIO broadcasts across South Hampshire, the South Coast and the Isle of Wight on DAB Digital Radio, reaching a a population coverage of over 1.4 million people.
Our broadcast format is DAB, (as opposed to DAB+), which guarantees that our service is fully compatible with both DAB and DAB+ receiving devices.
Our DAB signal directly overlaps our FM signal coverage area, which allows listeners in our FM area to choose their preferred medium, or continue listening to Outreach Radio via DAB when outside the FM coverage area, e.g. when on the road or at work.
Our DAB service comprises of seven high-power radio transmitters located across South Hampshire to ensure full coverage across the region. These transmitters are located in:
- Toot Hill
- Crabwood Farm
- Chillerton Down
- The Trundle
- Fort Widley
- Freeth Allotments
This gives us full coverage of South Hampshire and beyond, with our signal reaching from Andover in the North, to Bournemouth, Dorset in the South West, to Littlehampton, West Sussex in the South East and full coverage of the Isle of Wight. Whilst some of these areas are outside South Hampshire, this additional coverage is partly due to the high-power transmissions required to ensure full coverage of South Hampshire that ‘bleeds over” into adjacent areas- we’re not complaining! 🙂