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Improvement to "Transmission frequencies" on transmitter pages

Following comments and suggestions, and with an eye to the future of Freeview and 4G mobile broadband services, I have improved the layout of the "transmission frequencies" on UK Free TV

Following comments and suggestions, and with an eye to the futu
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Thanks once again to the useful comments about the "transmission frequencies" sections on the Full Freeview and Freeview light pages, I have taken the opportunity to recode this section of the site from scratch.

There were several issues that required dealing with:

The possible future use of the "600MHz" band for three new Freeview multiplexes appeared as a "at DSO" allocation. This, plus the provision of local television on Freeview now appears as an "f-max" ("future maximum") line to keep it separate from the current allocation.

The "coloured bands" approach to show which aerial groups would be required to receive all the Freeview (and analogue when being broadcast) from a transmitter was too complex. This has been changed to a coloured letter indicating the groups required.

It was hard to understand which channel numbers may be taken away from Freeview in the future on the old tables, the new ones have purple, green and blue backgrounds for the 600MHz, 700MHz and 800MHz bands which may be taken from Freeview and used for 4G/LTE mobile broadband.

On some transmitters there was insufficient room for the whole table to fit on the page and it was therefore impossible to see the full information. This has been "improved" by using a smaller font size, which may not suit everyone but does show the full information.

So, the new table looks like this:

The old look was:

As ever, your comments and suggestions are always welcome!

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Saturday, 5 May 2012
9:58 AM

When will the Sudbury transmitter start using full power? I still cant get a good signal on the low power multiplexes?

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Steve's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

10:49 AM

Steve: 27th June.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
David Turner
12:09 PM

When are you going to improve the 801MHz signal for BBC1-4, BBC News. CBeebies, etc. I invariably get picture breakup and frequently lose these channels and when I do receive them my Freeview box shows the signal quality as very poor. I have no problems with other channels.

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David Turner's 1 post GB

12:48 PM

David Turner: No one can really offer any assistance without knowledge of your location, and with this preferably being in the form of a post code or at least one from nearby, as this would then enable the signals expected in your area to be assessed as well as the transmitter they are received from.

That said, the BBC transmitter (anywhere) is always amongst the most powerful, and so once again dependant on location your problem might even be because you are receiving an excessively high signal level from that multiplex and this can result in exactly the type of symptoms that you have mentioned, and that includes very poor signal quality.

Maybe you could also mention the model of Freeview box that you are using.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
12:49 PM

Can you tell me why Freesat have lost Movies for Men and Movies for Men +1.They just went off the other evening with no explanation.Have they been permanently deleted?


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R.Gower's 4 posts GB
Monday, 7 May 2012
Toni Bucior
6:49 PM

Winter Hill transmitter and satellite Bacup transmitter no BBC TV channel reception. Are the proposed works (?) for this week actually on tonight Monday 7th May as I have no BBC TV reception at all?

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Toni Bucior's 20 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

7:10 PM

Toni Bucior: Putting your post code into BBC Reception website returns no problems for Winter Hill and Bacup.

BBC - Help receiving TV and radio

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB

9:33 PM

Toni Bucior: Check that you have stored the correct frequency for Bacup or Winter Hill on Mux BBCA. It is possible that Haslingden (C26) or whitworth (C28) was found during the scan and this signal has now dropped in strength due to seasonal changes, such as trees coming into leaf, resulting in "no signal".

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
1:10 PM

R.Gower: These channels are still listed on the DolphinTV web site.

Welcome to Dolphin Television

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Bill's 1 post GB
Thursday, 10 May 2012
John Beswick
1:10 AM

Where has ITV 3 gone? I used to be able to receive it in Northampton.

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