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Changes to commercial multiplex capacity - 2012 timetable

Below is listed all the transmitters that will increase their transmission capacity for the commercial multiplexes during 2012.

Below is listed all the transmitters that will increase their t
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By a modification to one of the parameters used for broadcast (the "forward error correction") the capacity of the multiplexes increases by 12.5%, which is sufficient for an additional standard-definition channel to be broadcast - see Freeview modes - a simplified explanation.

Changes to the ArqB multiplex were completed in 2011. The changes to the SDN and ArqA multiplexes are taking place on a rolling programme:

Transmitters where FEC changes are to happen during 2012

TransmitterSDN multiplexArqA multiplex
Lancaster17 January 201217 January 2012
Moel y ParcComplete17 January 2012
Storeton18 January 201218 January 2012
BlaenPlwyfComplete18 January 2012
WenvoeComplete19 January 2012
Pendle Forest24 January 201224 January 2012
Winter Hill24 January 201224 January 2012
Keighley25 January 201225 January 2012
Saddleworth25 January 201225 January 2012
Emley Moor31 January 201231 January 2012
Olivers Mount31 January 201231 January 2012
Belmont01 February 2012Complete
Idle01 February 201201 February 2012
Sheffield07 February 201207 February 2012
Bressay14 February 2012Complete
Tacolneston14 February 2012Complete
Keelylang Hill21 February 2012Complete
Rumster Forest22 February 2012Complete
Eitshal28 February 2012Complete
Angus06 March 2012Complete
Durris07 March 2012Complete
Knockmore13 March 2012Complete
Rosemarkie14 March 2012Complete
Bristol Kings Weston20 March 201220 March 2012
Craigkelly20 March 201220 March 2012
Torosay20 March 201220 March 2012
Bristol Ilchester Crescent21 March 201221 March 2012
Black Hill27 March 2012Complete
Mendip27 March 201228 March 2012
Rosneath27 March 201227 March 2012
Darvel28 March 201228 March 2012
Nottingham03 April 201203 April 2012
Waltham04 April 201204 April 2012
Malvern10 April 201210 April 2012
Ridge Hill11 April 201211 April 2012
Brierley Hill17 April 201217 April 2012
Oxford18 April 2012Complete
Rowridge18 April 201218 April 2012
Sutton Coldfield24 April 201224 April 2012
Fenton25 April 2012Complete
Bromsgrove01 May 201201 May 2012
Lark Stoke01 May 201201 May 2012
The Wrekin01 May 201201 May 2012
Sandy Heath09 May 2012Complete
Sudbury27 June 2012Complete

Transmitters where FEC changes are already complete


Transmitters where FEC changes happen at switchover



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Comments
Friday, 13 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
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Paul
9:08 PM

Thanks for the info, but where FEC changes have just happened (e.g. Winter Hill) are we users meant to retune or do anything at all at this stage?

Thanks


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Paul's 12 posts GB
Monday, 16 January 2012
Briantist
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7:57 AM

Paul: No action is normally required.

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Robert
3:56 PM
Kilmacolm

Are there any plans to upgade the Balrossie transmitter serving Kilmacolm village. Only a small number of tv stations being received and radio channels stop at 6pm.

Best regards. bob

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Dave Lindsay
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5:22 PM

Robert: The likely answer is no. See here for an explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice


You might get Rosneath if you're lucky, but that's the only way you will ever get the commercial channels on terrestrial.

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Monday, 23 January 2012
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DARIO
1:40 PM
Ashton-under-lyne

with the changes to the SDN multiplex and ArqA multiplex on winter hill tomorrow and Wednesday. Will it improve signal for Chanel M and Movies for man chanels.




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Bob Smith
5:22 PM
Stafford

Problem I am having is that I get the sound faintly in the background followed by the actual picture and sound together. I am on the Wrekin transmitter and most major channels are showing maximum reception (my 6yr old Panasonic recorder freeview box allows this to be checked). What could be the reason for this since it is most annoying and has been going on for some time now. Thanks.

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Briantist
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7:40 PM

DARIO: There is very little difference in the DVB-T protection values between "mode 3" and "mode 8", so if there is a positive effect on the reception of the Manchester exclusive it will be a very minor one.

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Briantist
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7:21 AM

Bob Smith: You might find thttp://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051892 useful.

Is the recorder connected to the TV by just a single SCART cable?

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Sunday, 29 January 2012
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James Brown
9:21 PM

Hi
I am in Crouch End, North London (N8) and a bit marginal for Crystal Palace on freeview. I have had solid reception until the last few days when BBC1, 2, 3, ITV, C5 have all but disappeared. BBC4 is ok as is CBeebies (thank goodness!). Any changes that might have caused this and therefore can I expect it to improve again? Thinking I might have to go back to paying for cable.

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