Yes the 657khz Wales frequency is transmitted from near Wrexham(2kw) so you should be getting it well there. Make the most of it though, it’s being switched off this month for good. 882 is 100 kw so covers most of England Too. Ito strong here but hammered by Norfolk on adjacent 873. don’t know if it’s omini directional. I used to get a huge signal from it though when I lived briefly in Brittany which is why I suggested it as a test - I’ll see if I can find out! I think it comes from Washford which is somewhere near the Levels from memory?Great deal for someone, if I didn't already have too many radios and too little space I would snap this up.
Out of interest I can pick up both BBC Wales MW frequencies from Manchester, but a badly shielded wall wart plugged in would wipe both of them out.
thanks for taking the time to reply- much appreciated. Shame about the electronic mush, I’m lucky it’s still pretty quiet here. I’ll ponder about purchase and get back to you after my ride todayWell, to be honest, no radio I have works well on anything but FM here. I live in an electrically noisy concrete box in the middle of a town. None of my radios will find BBC Wales on 882kHz at all, maybe a faint hint from the big Grundig. So the test isn't very valid, I'm afraid. And in any case, the transmitter will not be entirely omnidirectional surely, in these power-saving days? Of course, it then depends where in Somerset. If pointing roughly west from somewhere, I'd be surprised if I didn't pick up something. But if transmitting, say, north from Minehead, no chance. And the local conditions are poor, as I said. Ah well.