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West Yorkshire to get reduced Freeview service for two months

From 14 April 2010 the Emley Moor mast will be on the reserve antenna, causing Freeview reception issues.

From 14 April 2010 the Emley Moor mast will be on the reserve a
published on UK Free TV
Update 11 May 2010, 5pm

Digital UK now says:

Digital UK has been informed by the transmission company [Arqiva] that engineering work in preparation for digital switchover at the Emley Moor transmitter is now expected to continue until the end of August. Viewers with marginal reception may experience difficulties receiving some channels. Timescales for the installation of the new main antenna system are subject to many factors, including the weather, but all efforts are being made to complete the work as quickly as possible. Digital UK apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Digital UK say today:

From Monday 14 April 2010 for around 2 months, transmissions from Emley Moor will be from a reserve antenna which may affect reception for some viewers. This is in preparation for digital switchover work and signals are liable to reduced power and short interruptions, for which we apologise.

Whilst noting that 14 April 2010 is a WEDNESDAY, this means there will be, as there has been on the Oxford transmitter, some problems for Freeview viewers.

This will effect people using loft and indoor aerials, and those on the edge of the reception area.

There is very little that can be done - DO NOT replace your aerial.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2011
10:04 AM

once again tv licence payers are without a tv signal i can,t get any chanels what so ever. will i get a reduction on my licence fee don,t think so.

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richard's 2 posts EU
Mike Dimmick

4:14 PM

Richard: This page relates to last year's events. If you have a current problem, please post on the transmitter page providing your full postcode.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
2:33 AM

Everthing was working just fine a few hours ago and then the box displayd a msg sayn the there was "no signal". i did a rescan and was missing the majority of the itv channels and also sky sports 1 & 2 - i am using a indoor aerial which is placed near a window and i live in luton bedfordshire - can you help?

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Irfan's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Denis Wilkinson
11:50 AM

We are having problems with reception over the last few weeks, last night we vertualy had only BBC programs, can you assist.

Set up is outside areal on mast
Location HD8 8JW Shelley

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Denis Wilkinson's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
Joanne Pollard
3:36 PM

The 1st phase of switchover is due on 7th sept. Our postcode is WF4. We have a new indoor loft aerial as our house is too high and too open aspect to have an outdoor aerial. We are 11 miles away from Emley Moor transmitter (you can see it clearly from our house). The TV in our front room receives all channels perfectly (we have to use a booster aerial in this room). The TV in our other room has been missing BBC1 and 2 on and off for about a month now. I have re-scanned, unplugged aerial and re-scanned, also tried manufacturers default settings several times. When we do get a picture it breaks up. Is there anything else I can do and will we get the channels better once the switchover is complete?

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Joanne Pollard's 3 posts GB

8:31 PM

Joanne Pollard: Is the TV in the other room working on the same aerial as the front room? and if not what is it working on?

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB

9:02 PM

Joanne Pollard: Just in addition to what was mentioned.

You should always be aware of the fact that a signal that's too strong can cause "exactly" the same symptoms as one that is too weak, and if the TV in the other room is on a different aerial, or is coupled directly into the loft one, then an over powerful signal could possibly be causing problems for it.

The reason I say this is that no two TV's or boxes have the same sensitivity, and if a signal is a bit on the strong side one TV might appear to work OK whereas another wont, this purely because an over powerful signal can on some sets cause blocking of their tuners, either on that channel or even all of them.

I only mention this with reference to what you mention about your location, as in my opinion you are very likely at some point to start suffering from this type of problem.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Joanne Pollard
6:35 PM

Hi jb38, thank you for your reply.
Our tv in other room is coupled directly to the loft aerial (which is brand new and was installed ready for switchover). Where as the front room tv just works from the booster.
Since the 1st phase of switchover on wednesday (I did a full factory re-set)both tv's have been working very well, with none of the above mentioned problems, until last night. We are getting 'poor signal' signs on some of the channels and were unable to watch a film on BT Vision as it kept losing signal and you could see ITV analogue on the screen at the same time. It was windier than usual (it is a very open aspect and is always windy)and we seemed to lose the signal when the gusts got stronger. Do you think it is down to the weather or is it as you say that it could be too strong a signal? Could we see an improvement after the final phase of the switchover, so should we wait and see? And what do we need to do if the signal is too strong? I have read other questions and something called an attenuator is mentioned, is this what we need and what is it? Sorry for all the questions but really hope you can help. Thanks.

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