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Arqiva statements on Sandy Heath and Nottingham

Arqiva confirms switchover timings.

Arqiva confirms switchover timings.
published on UK Free TV

From Arqiva's press office:

Arqiva confirms that the Digital Switch Over process for the Sandy Heath transmitter group, serving Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, has been completed successfully.

The three public-service multiplexes are being transmitted at high power from the main station at Sandy Heath and, for the first time, from three dependent relays at Dallington Park, Kimpton and Luton. The non-PSB multiplexes at Sandy Heath will move to their final post-DSO powers, channels and transmission modes at later dates.

Following switch-off of the BBC Two analogue signal on 30 March, the remaining analogue signals for BBC One, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 ceased by 00:01 on Wednesday 13 April. The new digital signals entered official service at Sandy Heath at 05:50, with the relays completed by 08:38.

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Arqiva has confirmed that the Digital Switch Over process for the Nottingham area has been completed successfully.

The three public-service multiplexes are now being transmitted at high power from the Nottingham site at Kimberley. The non-PSB multiplexes will not achieve their final transmission parameters until a later date.

Following switch-off of the BBC Two analogue signal on 30 March, the remaining analogue signals for BBC One, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5 ceased by 00:09 on Wednesday 13 April. The new digital signals entered official service at 05:50.



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Wednesday, 13 April 2011
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John
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:35 PM

Its been a strange time for me as though I receive my signal from Belmont(Look North) I had an online message saying I should rescan to get the BBC Red Button and my Panasonic Freeview recorder stated there were new channels available and the scan reported it had found over 90 new channels.
Today it again reported new channels were available and this time I kept a watch on the scan and noted that while some channels were found with the maximum 10 strength, 30,48,66,68,60 and 57 some were shown with only 1 and I noted one was 45 so I am wondering if I am picking up another region.
Thanks

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John
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:36 PM

online should read onscreen

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Thursday, 14 April 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:10 AM

John: Nothing odd at all. The 301 channel has moved from Multiplex B to Multiplex 1 in non-switched areas.

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J
John
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:17 AM

THanks Briantist

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andy
1:04 PM
Huntingdon

Hi Hello
I am having problems with channels 3,4 and 5 at pe291up and at mother in laws address nearby as well. how do I identify my ariel types 1 have. have you got some dimensions so I can check the ones I have to see if they are suitable. Andy

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andy
1:28 PM
Huntingdon

Hi Again
I am getting a signal of 89% and a quality of 98% on sagem pvr (4 years old) but no chans 3,4 or 5 after several resets still no luck PE291up andy

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Mark A.
sentiment_satisfiedGold

3:05 PM
Haywards Heath

So Sandy Heath transmitter ends analogue at 12:01am
and Nottingham at 12:09am.
Why don't they just say around midnight.
I'm not a betting man, but I put my money on 12:04 and 28 seconds.
Please enter what time you think they will end below.

The winning prize will be a selection of channels on freeview.

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Martini
3:33 PM
St. Neots

Andy,
The missing channels are on UHF Ch. 24 where ITV Analogue used to be. It is within the old "A" aerial group so shouldn't be a problem. Try doing a manual search on that channel if you can by "adding channels" to see if they lock in. I'm in St. Neots with a W (wideband) aerial and get all muxes fine but I'm only 8 miles from Sandy. An A group aerial has a red end. Its elements are quite wide and well spaced. A C/D aerial which may be around will point North to Waltham and have shorter element spaced closer together (higher frequency).

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Martini
3:34 PM
St. Neots

Mark A,
BBC1 analogue was the last to go at about 12.30am.

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Linda Fryer
9:50 PM
Peterborough

on freeview i am unable to recieve Itv1 or Itv2 or itv 3, channel 4 channel 5

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