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You may have retune your Freeview equipment today in West and Southwest Wales

Even though Digital Switchover is now finished, there are still some changes that are being made to the transmitters to clear the way for the 4G mobile broadband. On 31st October 2012 this will happen in West and Southwest Wales.

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If you live in West and Southwest Wales, you might be affected by the following changes today, Wednesday 31st October 2012:

Aberystwyth: PSB2 C61 to C49
Beddgelert: PSB1 C62- to C50
Briton Ferry: PSB3
Broad Haven: PSB1 C61 to C51 8W to 16W PSB2 8W to 16W PSB3 8W to 16W
Croeserw: PSB1 C61 to C49 PSB1 C61 to C49
Cwrtnewydd: PSB1 2W to 4W PSB2 2W to 4W PSB3 2W to 4W
Dolgellau: PSB3 C62- to C50
Fishguard: PSB1 C61 to C49
Glyncorrwg: PSB1 C49 to C39
Haverfordwest: PSB1 100W to 200W PSB2 100W to 200W PSB3 C48 to C47 100W to 200W
Llwyn Onn: PSB1 7W to 14W PSB2 7W to 14W PSB3 7W to 14W
Mynydd Pencareg: PSB1 C61 to C49
Newport Bay: PSB2 C51+ to C41+
Pembroke Dock: PSB1 C61 to C49 5W to 10W PSB2 5W to 10W PSB3 5W to 10W
Penrhyn-Coch: PSB1 C62- to C50
Preseli: COM6 C49- to C39+ PSB3 C50+ to C40+
Rheola: PSB3 C62- to C50
Trefin: PSB1 50W to 100W PSB2 50W to 100W PSB3 50W to 100W
Tregaron: PSB2 C62- to C50
Ynys-Pennal: PSB1 4W to 8W PSB2 4W to 8W PSB3 4W to 8W
Ystumtuen: PSB1 C49- to C39 10W to 20W PSB2 10W to 20W PSB3 10W to 20W

If you are, you will need to do a retune on your Freeview equipment. You may find that you have to do a "first time installation".

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Sunday, 25 November 2012
7:48 PM

Hi, can anyone help? We have a TV with built in freeview, and about 2 weeks we just lost loads of channels, we have re-tuned it several times but it makes no difference. we get BBC channels but not ITV and several freeview channels are also missing. We've checked the aerial and it seems fine, could it be the TV itself? Any advice very welcome, thanks...

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Kathryn's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 26 November 2012
Dave Lindsay

11:43 AM

Kathryn: Without giving your location (and possibly the transmitter you are using) it is impossible to even suggest an answer to such a question.

There engineering works at some transmitters which have resulted in poor or lost channels for some people. I know that Tacolneston is such a station.

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Friday, 25 January 2013
Martin Blamey
2:04 PM

Have Panasonic Viera TV TX-L32D26B with built in Freeview. We are tuned to Wenvoe transmitter. Following retuning on Jan 23rd we seem to have lost ARQB Ch 39 with Film4, Yesterday,ITV4 etc but I read that Wenvoe should still be transmitting Ch39 multiplex. Have tried retuning set several times using auto and manual retuning. Have also tried factory reset but still no joy. Any advice welcome!

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Dave Lindsay

2:13 PM

Martin Blamey: If you are using a communal aerial system then it might need adjustment due to the new channel coming into service, this being if it is filtered.

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5:28 PM

Martin Blamey: In addition to that said, its most likely the case that the signal is actually still there but is now sitting just under the level necessary to resolve a picture, you can check this by going into the TV's DVB tuning menu / "manual tune" then enter Ch39 but do NOT press search, because if the signal is still there its strength and quality will immediately be indicated.

Make a note what the indications are then change Ch39 to Ch42 and see what it comes up as being likewise noting the result, then change Ch42 to Ch45 and making a note of that also, as these sets of readings correspond to Wenvoe's three commercial multiplexes operating on 50Kw, the PSB's being on 100Kw.

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