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Original version 10th September 2006 at 20:09

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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

5:14 PM

Slittle: Your latter two postings have been made under a different heading to that used for your originals and thats likely why they appeared to vanish.

"If" the cable used from the dish to your box is a twin type commonly known as "shotgun" cable, then this type of cable requires special "F" connectors dedicated to that type of cable by having a narrower internal diameter, the problem is that the internal diameter of these plugs can vary from between 4 to 4.8mm and so they have to be perfectly matched to the type of shotgun cable used for the installation, yours obviously not being hence the engineer using tape.

If you felt inclined you could unscrew the connector from the cable and snip an inch or so off the cable, then take that sample to any TV shop that might be located near you and purchase a couple of "F" connectors thats a perfect screw fit onto the sample of cable, then once home again carefully prepare the end of the cable using your sample as a guide and then screw on the connectors, making sure beforehand that ALL strands of braiding are pulled back over the the outer cover of the cable.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 14 April 2013
gerald tait
9:12 PM

I have a humax foxt recorder and i cannot. Get a signal. After. Doing a installation retune. I got a signal before wedneday .The humax recorder is only 10days old

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gerald tait's 2 posts GB flag
Monday, 29 April 2013
6:54 PM

For some reason we seem unable to get BBC South East, in our part of Whitstable. We have a new-ish digital aerial, and a new Smart TV, so things work well for other channels (apart from some stations breaking up when the weather has a high pressure area over us). Any suggestions as to why we can no longer (for the last six months or so) get BBC SE, only BBC London?

Thank you.

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AJR's 1 post GB flag
AJR's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Dave Lindsay

7:21 PM

AJR: Obviously your TV is tuned to Crystal Palace for BBC London. What do you mean by "can no longer"? Have you tried tuning to Bluebell Hill?

It's not too surprising that it has tuned to Crystal Palace as it is only 11 degrees off the bearing of Bluebell Hill.

Fortunately Crystal Palace's channels are in the first third of the band and Bluebell's are higher up, so just have your aerial unplugged for the first 30% of the scan (so as to ensure it doesn't 'see' Crystal Palace's channels).

Once you've done that, confirm that all channels are tuned to Bluebell Hill by observing the signal strength screen on the following:

BBC One should be C46
ITV should be C43
BBC One HD C40
ITV3 C45
Pick TV C39
Film4 C54

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 6 May 2013
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
12:23 PM

Is the Caradon Hill Transmitter down.
Have no signal on TV.

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carol's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Andy Dyson
11:04 PM

I live in Shaldon, near Teignmouth South Devon. What DAB radio stations am I likely to get please?

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Andy Dyson's 2 posts GB flag
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Monday, 13 October 2014
Mick Crate
10:24 AM

Does anyone know the analogue channel number that still may transmit the time signal ta my plasma relies on to set the internal clock

the recent retune when the news channels on digital dropped this and now it asks for this info every time the plasma is switched on

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Mick Crate's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
4:05 PM

We'll be on Freeview and sky Sky Number: C170 Freeview Number: C41

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ITV5's 4 posts GB flag
Sunday, 28 December 2014
John ainslie
11:47 PM

My signal is affected by a lot of interference at certain times we cannot watch channels such as bbc2, pick etc other times its not to bad but this seems to happen more often now. Tonight was very bad. Any advise?

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John ainslie's 2 posts GB flag
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