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Thursday, 18 February 2021
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StevensOnln1
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2:49 PM

Miss Fox: MyTV has closed completely, it has ceased broadcasting and even the channel's website no longer exists.

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Thursday, 11 March 2021
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Tom H
3:18 PM

Our COM 7 Freeview channels (BBC4 HD and BBC News specifically) signal from Mendip very flakey over last few weeks. Tried an auto return on Humax box and lost those two channels altogether. Aerial still pointing in same direction as always and fitted a new SLX amplifier with 4G filter (apparently) to replace a 12 year old SLX.

Any ideas?

Apologies if this is an area that has been discussed already.

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StevensOnln1
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5:32 PM

Tom H: Retuning will not help when the channels are already correctly tuned and as you have discovered, can cause the tuning data to be deleted if there isn't enough signal when the retune is carried out. There has been engineering work taking place recently at Mendip, which may mean that transmitter power is reduced for periods of time whilst the work is taking place. Do you know what frequencies the SLX amplifier is filtering? As COM7 is broadcast as a single frequency network (SFN) on UHF channel 55 in the centre gap of the 700MHz band, which has otherwise been cleared and is about to be auctioned off to the mobile networks, with COM7 being expected to close by summer 2022 (no date has yet been announced).

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Tom H
6:44 PM

StevensOnln1: Thanks Steve. The SLX papers refer to 470-790MHz. Perhaps worth trying a retune in a few days time in case it is a transmitter issue?

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StevensOnln1
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6:55 PM

Tom H: That amplifier is only filtering out the 800MHz band, so shouldn't cause any problem with COM7. Does your Humax box have a manual tuning function? If it does it may be worth trying a manual tune on UHF channel 55 periodically to see if the signal has returned. If you can provide a full postcode, we'll be able to see the predicted signal strength at your exact location, which may enable further advice to be offered.

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