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1st May 2013 retunes for Norfolk and Suffolk using Tacolneston and Kings Lynn
As part of a rolling programme in the regions that experienced the early digital switchovers, some viewers in Norfolk and Suffolk will need to retune on Wednesday. However, viewers of relays (other than Kings Lynn) will lose Freeview HD channels during the daytime but are best advised not to retune.
The original plan for digital-only television services had created a set of cleared (unused, for resale as 4G) frequencies in the range C31 to C40, and a smaller one in the C63-C68 range. However, to align the frequencies with the rest of Europe and to provide the mobile internet companies with more desirable frequencies the allocations were changed - see Digital Dividend - changes to the 800MHz band.
In the regions that switched-over after the decision was taken, the new frequency plan has been used. In the regions that switched before, viewers will have to perform one more retune.
This week, on Wednesday 1st May 2013, viewers of the Tacolnestontransmitter group experienced another minor Freeview change.
However, the relays of Tacolneston that are not changing will be "retuned" to Tacolneston at some point during the day. If you find you have no high-definition (Freeview HD 101, 102, 103 and 104) channels and you are using on of the other relays, then don't retune, just wait for the service to be restored.
Notes about retuning
If you are not on the list, you should scan your box from around 6am.
When you now rescan, you MUST do a "first time installation" or "factory reset" scan (sometimes called "shipping state"), not a simple "add channels". Do the procedure you did on "national retune day", September 30th 2009, see Freeview Retune - list of manuals.
Cable (Virgin Media) and satellite (Sky, Freesat, fSfS) viewers are not affected by the changes. Remember, however, that you may be using analogue TV to watch on a second or third set and it might need a Freeview box.