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Original version 10th September 2006 at 20:09
Help with Freeview, aerials?
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Hmm. Do you get channels like Sky Arts (LCN 11, Quest LCN 12). I had made the assumption that if your aerial is pointing NNW then your signals come from Divis. But the NI mux is very very low power from there. Considering your location, it's also transmitted from the Black Mountain transmitter at a higher power, and could well be within the beamwidth of your aerial.
So a bit of a punt, try a manual tune on UHF Channel 33 instead of 48.
HTH. Ask away if you need further help.
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Saturday, 11 December 2021
Having no luck at all with the channels you listed for a manual retune. Everything seems in good order but no luck. There's no signal when I try to do a manual tune on each channel.
Any other advice welcome.
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Other than asking again if you've checked all you coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, especially if you've altered anything around in your system at any time, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads can be a common problem, try swapping them. I should emphasise that problematic connections, etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual multiplexes. This is due something called standing waves and effects on other multiplexes may be very minor and go unnoticed.
BUT there might be some issue at the transmitter that we aren't aware of, as I note that Divis is now back on the Planned Engineering list. These lists haven't always been accurate in recent times especially with all the problems that have arisen with the two recent storms, things have taken a while to get updated.
Apart from waiting to see if anything comes of that, trying a manual retune on C48 (and C33 just in case) now and again I'm out of ideas at present. Whether anyone else reading has experienced a similar issue, or if there is some unpublished change we'll have to wait and see. If I discover anything I'll post an update. Let us know how you get on.
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Saturday, 18 December 2021
Can you try and find a link to something with a picture of that Nikkai aerial. Is it an amplified one?
It may or may not make a difference as you are so close to the transmitter but these types of aerial aren't always the best in some conditions.
Having said that, there are two things to mention.
1)The Planned Engineering may be finished, as Divis is no longer on the list BUT that's no guarantee if past experience is anything to go by!
2) There is currently some moderate to strong temperature inversion/tropospheric ducting conditions affecting large parts of the UK and these weather conditions can disrupt reception for brief or longer periods. The conditions are predicted to last for a few days.
If one of the predictions is accurate NI could be more likely to be affected at present!
The BBC also mention the weather conditions on their Works and Warnings page, but the transmitter tool won't always have current conditions.
So conclusion at present is, keep trying the manual tune on C48 and/or C33. It may be best to wait until weather conditions change before jumping to any further conclusions, but an on-line link to that aerial would be helpful.
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Sunday, 19 December 2021
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