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Saturday, 8 December 2012

2:47 PM

... have a look at the C30 (546.0MHz) before switchover | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice oage and you can see the C30 is used for Freeview HD on the Crystal Palace transmitter, so a service from Rowridge can't emit in that direction.

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Briantist's 38,905 posts GB flag
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Carlos Santos
12:38 PM

I'm in The north of Portugal and been watching all freesat channels until December now I have lost channel5 is this normal thanks

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Carlos Santos's 1 post PT flag
Les Nicol

8:06 PM

Carlos Santos: Try a rescan of the "Freesat" Channels as some have recently been added

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Les Nicol's 991 posts GB flag
Michael O'Grady
9:26 PM

Hi I live in Boyle Co.Roscommon and receive very good reception on many channels from Northern Ireland DVB-T. These are the ones on theMux with the 20,000 watt power. The channels with the 2000 watt power have alot of blocking and sometimes I don't get any picture atall.

I wonder are theese mux's ever going to transmit at the higher power?


Michael O'Graday

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Michael O'Grady's 1 post IE flag

10:20 PM

Carlos. Channel 5 has been moved to ASTRA2F, which has a UK SPOT BEAM. Therefore you will not be able to receive it anymore, also you might lose BBC and ITV in the future.

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ALAN PEACHEY's 34 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

11:41 PM

Michael O'Grady: Unfortunately not.

The Commercial (COM) channels, which are those that are at 2kW from Brougher Mountain, aren't available to all who can receive Freeview. See here for an explanation:

Londonderry transmitter | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

In most cases, where COM channels are lower power they are at half power to the PSBs (those that are at 20kW).

The only thing I can say is that Brougher Mountain uses only Group A channels and so you should use a Group A aerial if it is a yagi type.

The reason for the severe restriction is down to Divis' PSBs being co-channel with Brougher's COMs. The PSBs have (in theory) as good a coverage as the former four-channel analogue and the COMs fit in around them.

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Monday, 10 December 2012
Bill Radford
8:00 PM

Hi, I live on the Costa Del Sol and I have been told (also mant rumours)that the satelite covering this area is about to be shut down and all moved to another which does not cover Spain, therefore we will not be able to received any free to air programs. Channel 5 has already gone.
Is this to be true

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Bill Radford's 1 post ES flag

8:43 PM

Hi. Yes Bill its true, BBC, ITV and Channel4 will be transferred to the new ASTRA2F satilite, which has a UK SPOT BEAM. So it is very unlikely that you will be able to receive them.

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ALAN PEACHEY's 34 posts GB flag
Friday, 14 December 2012

2:28 PM

Bill. Good news, apparently most of the BBC Channels and regions won't moving until the middle of next year, read that on another site.

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