Tune your set to the best wavelength …

The Home Service

is broadcast on several wavelengths, but make sure that you use the one that serves your district.
The list further down this page may help.

The Light Programme’s

main transmission is on long waves. In certain densely-populated areas where long-wave reception may be difficult, there is an auxiliary service on medium waves. If you live where fading and distortion occur after nightfall on 247 metres, you should tune to 1,500 metres when you want to hear the Light Programme.

The Third Programme.

Shortage of wavelengths still prevents this programme from reaching some parts of the United Kingdom. The main transmission is on 464 metres, but if you live in one of the towns listed further down this page, you will probably get better results on 194 metres.

Home-Service wavelengths

WAVELENGTHFREQUENCYMAIN AREAS SERVEDTRANSMITTING STATIONS
434 metres692 kc/sLancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Flint, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, LincolnshireMoorside Edge
371 〃809 〃ScotlandWesterglen, Burghead, Redmoss
341 〃881 〃WalesWashford, Penmon, Wrexham
330 〃908 〃London, S.E. England, Home CountiesBrookmans Park
285 〃1052 〃Cornwall, S. Devon, Dorset, Isle of Wight, S. CoastStart Point
276 〃1088 〃Midland Counties and Norwich AreaDroitwich, Norwich
261 〃1151 〃(i) Northern IrelandLisnagarvey, Londonderry
  (ii) N.E. England, Scottish BorderStagshaw
206 〃1457 〃(i) Somerset, S. GloucestershireClevedon
  (ii) S. Hampshire, S. WiltshireBartley
BBC ENGINEERING INFORMATION DEPARTMENT // AUGUST 1951