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10th April 2013 retune for Winter Hill, Keighley transmitters and relays

To allow for the launch later this year of 4G mobile broadband, changes are being made to some digital TV transmitters. Many viewers in the North West of England (as well as parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands) will have to retune after 6am on 10th April 2013 to continue to receive certain Freeview TV and radio channels.

To allow for the launch later this year of 4G mobile broadband,
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From 6am on 10th April 2013, several multiplexes will change their transmission frequencies.

Notably the main transmitters will make changes. This includes the WINTER HILL transmitter, where the BBCA multiplex (including 1 BBC One North West, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel,71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, ) will move from C62- to C50 and the ArqivaA multiplex (11 PICK TV, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 46 Challenge, 48 Food Network, 62 TV Stars, 82 Sky News, 87 Community Channel,) will move from C61- to C49.

On the KEIGHLEY, BBCA will move from C61 to C49.

See below for a full list of transmission masts that will make changes.

When you now rescan, you MUST do a "first time installation" or "factory reset" scan, not an "add channels". Do the procedure you did on September 30th 2009. If you can't recall what this was, please see List of manuals for Freeview retune, or try the generic clear and rescan procedure.

Please note that the relay transmitters will take some time (between 11am and 4pm) to come back to full service:

Austwick: PSB2 C49 to C39
Bacup: PSB3 C50 to C40
Birch Vale: PSB3 C50 to C40
Blackburn: PSB3 C50 to C40
Broadbottom: PSB3 C49 to C39
Cowling: PSB3 C49 to C39
Dalton: PSB3 C50 to C40
Darwen: PSB2 C49 to C39+
Dog Hill: PSB3 C50 to C40
Halesowen: PSB2 C61 to C49
Haughton Green: PSB3 C50 to C40
KEIGHLEY: COM6 C60 to C60- PSB1 C61 to C49
Mottram in Longdendale: PSB3 C50 to C40
Prestbury: PSB3 C50 to C40
Saddleworth: PSB2 C49+ to C39+
Skelmersdale: PSB1 C51 to C46 PSB2 C48 to C43 PSB3 C52 to C40
Skipton: PSB1 C49 to C39+
Stavely In Cartmel: PSB3 C50 to C40
Whaley Bridge: PSB2 C49 to C39
Whalley: PSB3 C50 to C40
WINTER HILL: COM5 C61- to C49 PSB1 C62- to C50
Woodnook: PSB2 C49 to C39

The changes at WINTER HILL will cause the following relays to have no PSB1 service for some time:

Backbarrow, Barrow Town Hall, Bidston, Bollington, Brinscall, Brook Bottom, Burbage, Buxton, Cartmel, Chaigley, Chatburn, Chinley, Congleton, Delph, Elton, Far Highfield, Glossop, Haslingden, Ladder Hill, Lancaster, Langley, Lees, Littleborough, Macclesfield, Manchester Hulme, Melling, Middleton, Millom Park, Moss Bank, New Church, Norden, North Oldham, Oakenhead, Over Biddulph, Parbold, Pendle Forest, Penny Bridge, Portwood, Ramsbottom, Ribblesdale, Romiley, Roose, Stockport, Storeton, Trawden, Urswick, Walton Le Dale, Wardle, West Kirby, Whitewell and Whitworth.

The changes at KEIGHLEY will cause loss of PSB1 for some time at the relays at:

Keighley Town, Oxenhope, Skipton Town and Sutton In Craven

If you get Freeview from these masts - DO NOT retune your Freeview equipment.

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Wednesday, 10 April 2013
4:16 PM

Aerialman: I do not have a signal on some of my usual tv channels, how do I reset them?

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Dorothy's 1 post GB flag
Dorothy's: mapD's Freeview map terrainD's terrain plot wavesD's frequency data D's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Amanda Thompson
6:39 PM

Aerialman: I've lost a few of my channels and have tried over and over again to retune and even tried first time installation. . Why is this and what can I do to get my channels bk. . Not got bbc

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Amanda Thompson's 1 post GB flag
Dave Lindsay

6:54 PM

Amanda Thompson: Where are you and which transmitter are you using?

If you use a communal aerial system then it might need adjustment.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

7:00 PM

Amanda Thompson: If you are using Winter Hill for reception of BBC NW, are you able to try a manual tune on C50? What is the strength and quality reading when C50 is entered in the manual tune menu? If you are not using Winter Hill if you supply your postcode, or that of a nearby shop a check can be made of which transmitters are available at your location.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
7:28 PM

After the upgrade I am now receiving signals from wales instead of winterhill even though I can see winterhill from my house,
I have carried out a retune via the first time installtion button.
any ideas please

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David's 3 posts GB flag
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Cathy and Ray Renfrey
8:25 PM

We live in Little Neston and tried retuning but now get BBC Wales. How much do you charge to come to Neston?

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Cathy and Ray Renfrey's 3 posts GB flag

8:34 PM

Cathy and Ray Renfrey: sorry I don't go that far i only work in liverpool southport and west Lancashire sorry. so far today I have retuned 30 tv's with only minor problems so if anybody is having problems call there local aerial man.

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Mazbar's 384 posts GB flag

8:37 PM

David: When scanning for channels start the scan with the aerial unplugged, to miss out the Moel-Y-Parc signals, but plug it in at C46 to catch the Winter Hill frequencies. Otherwise enter the Winter Hill frequencies manually (if your receiver allows) after first clearing the channel list.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag

8:43 PM

All back on for Saddleworth ... looks like problems elsewhere though with regards to North Wales/NW England interface.
It baffles me that Moel y Parc can be received as far as Oldham though!

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Harry's 27 posts GB flag
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Cathy and Ray Renfrey
8:44 PM

We've just done a complete factory reset and that wiped all channels off. Then we did a research and we have BBC 1 Wales. Our BBC 2 seems OK and we've now got 104 channels when we only had about 30 before!!!!!

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Cathy and Ray Renfrey's 3 posts GB flag
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