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For the last six years, I have answered many thousands of personal emails that you have sent to UK Free TV.

Sadly, I am unable to offer this personal service at the moment.

Until I can restore this service, please can you leave any questions you have on an appropriate page, where they will be answered as soon as possible, or below, if you can't figure out where to ask.

I look forward to your questions!

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Nick Anderson

2:08 PM

Why as Aljazeeras TV now gone to HD only? Surely this loses a considerable number of their viewers and for what purpose?

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Nick Anderson's 160 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Adrian D Close
6:27 PM

Please note that the license fee can be covered in full, alongside any and all equipment costs for the entire lifetime of any viewer. The BBC do not have to make any cuts, except to replace the current supplier as collector/administrator of the fee. The BBC do not have need of EU grants and will not have need to advertise. The BBC will receive greater funding per fee payer whilst each payer will pay very much less. Included in the free use of my email services is access to the largest legal free streaming tv service in the world. Increase your inbox storage and you get a profit share from my limited by guarantee non profit social enterprise - if the BBC became a provider, that means the benefits at the top of my comment could be provided by the BBC.. Or anyone else taking over from the current tv licensing authority.

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Adrian D Close's 3 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
8:55 PM

Can you tell me why I can't never get channel 3 when weather is bad.

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Kathy's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 26 May 2016

2:15 PM


We need more information to stand any chance of offering a considered suggestion. need to know where you live by giving a full Post Code (not your address), what TV you are using and whether you have an outdoor aerial or maybe on a community aerial, etc.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Thursday, 9 June 2016
Richard Horton
6:29 AM

Once again, for no apparent reason, all the bbc programmes have no signal in my area. I receive transmissions from the Tunbridge Wells transmitter. This happens once or twice a year. I been through all the inconvenience of re-tuning with no effect. Then, the transmissions all come back again!!! The down period is normally about a month. Is there something I'm not being told? When I check your site, there are no reports of transmitter maintenance or operating issues. What is going on?

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Richard Horton's 1 post GB flag

10:37 AM

Richard Horton: if another signal is blocking reception of the PSB1 mux from Tunbridge Wells no amount of retuning will restore reception until the unwanted interference has been removed or diminishes to a level that it no longer corrupts the data on the required mux. As this happens regularly and only to PSB1 it leads me to wonder if a signal that normally stops short of your location or is always present, but at an extremely low level, rears its head whenever conditions give a slight boost to its range. The COM5 mux from Sandy Heath would appear to be a possible culprit after studying coverage maps. If this is the case it might be possible to improve matters by slight repositioning of the aerial so it sees less of the unwanted signal. It is worth mentioning that the RF modulator in a Sky box or VCR being set around the frequency being blocked or interference from poor HDMI cables is sometimes found to be the cause of a mux being lost for a period of time with reception being restored whenever equipment is switched off or moved.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Friday, 10 June 2016
7:14 PM

Hi Brian,

Just for interest, I wondered if you could let me know what thresholds (dBm, dBuV/m etc) that you use for your DVB-T plots?

I understand if you'd rather not say - but thought I'd ask just in case!

Regards, Glyn

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Glyn's 2 posts GB flag
Saturday, 11 June 2016

1:49 PM


I've noticed that the last two daily emails contained entries that were apparently badly formed and hence did not have links that were 'clickable', so a manual search was needed. In yesterday's, for example, the entry "My Freeview box has! no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+: " was unlinked. I found the items but not as easily as normal.

Maybe there is a solution?

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag

2:50 PM

MikeP: Thanks. I'll look into it.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts US flag
Friday, 1 July 2016
2:01 PM

There seems to be no mention of BBC Radio 4 LW (198KHz) from Burghead, westerglen or Droitwich. The small MW sites are there but not the LW (unless I just could not find them, highly likely)

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