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Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Dave Lindsay

10:06 AM

Briantist: I remember, maybe around 15 years ago, having a Maplin catalogue with TV transmitters in (before the days of the internet, of course).

I found that, here in north east Doncaster I could pick up a faint signal from the Sheffield transmitter and it was "Calendar South". I switched to Belmont and found that was carrying "Calendar East" with Emley Moor still broadcasting from the main studio in Leeds.

I put "calendar south" sheffield into Google and it comes up with some results on that might be worth taking a look at.

It doesn't surprise me that, if they were to drop any sub-region that it would be Sheffield.

It is very hilly which means that across the City, Emley Moor and even Belmont are used in places. I wonder how relevant to Sheffield the news from Belmont, particularly Look North from Hull. Obviously they use it because they have no other choice.

The Sheffield transmitter is used by some in Rotherham as well. Wincobank and Outibridge relays, although suburbs of Sheffield, relay Emley rather than Sheffield.

So even if such a sub-region were to be created, it would not have anywhere near uniform coverage of the area that it is intended to serve.

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

12:03 PM

Dave Lindsay: This graphic was provided to me from a source at a satellite provider that maps locations to satellite EPG items:

Zone 60 is the Sheffield/Chesterfield area. I suspect that all of the area is a Emley Moor/Belmont and Sheffield/Chesterfield overlap.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
1:55 PM

My sky+hd box isn't getting a satellite signal. Power was off for a while this morning for elec meter changeover. Have switched on and off a couple of times but still not getting signal.

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Friday, 18 January 2013
P Thompson
9:51 AM

Dave Lindsay / jb 38

Thanks for your help and advice.

A signal booster has solved the problem.

I am tuned to the Sheffield transmitter.

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10:07 AM

Does a snow-covered satalite dish cause a 'no signal' sign on sky+HD box.

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Dave Lindsay

10:36 AM

Bert: It can do.

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Saturday, 19 January 2013
Teresa Slip
2:31 PM

All 3 digi boxes are showing no signal.Have cleared snow but still no signal.Can't even access planner on HD box.Any ideas? Everything was working ok at 10.30am 19/01.

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Martn Weare
4:28 PM

Cant get sky and I live in ground floor flat and have no way of getting to the dish on roof to shake the snow off

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5:40 PM

Teresa Slip: Referring to one of your standard Sky boxes, press "services" then 4 - 6 and see what the levels are being indicated as being, as both strength and quality have to be showing at around 55% (equiv of) to resolve a picture, if under then its either that there is still some form of deposit on the surface of the LNB, or alternatively that ether it or the dish has been moved slightly by accident during the snow clearing operation.

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