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The "All transmitters with faults and engineering" page has been upgraded to make it easier to understand where the current faults are on the Freeview transmitter network.

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See: All transmitters with faults and engineering

Following from your suggestions, I have made changes to the icons used to show which Freeview transmitters have fault or engineering status associated with them.

Previously, you had to look quite hard to see which transmitters had current faults, and which had faults listed for the last few days.

The new format for the page looks like this.

Only the sites with "live" faults are shown with the yellow symbol (those with Digital UK's "this week" status, a pink border).

I hope the above listed changes will help you to understand where the current faults and system outages are.

The new symbols carry though to other pages that shows transmitter symbols.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017
Bob Loader
11:48 AM Stone

I keep losing BBC News HD, Freeview 107. It seems that loss of Ch33 & Ch35 are the cause and affects all the programmes on those channels. Checking the "signal level" it shows 10, but on "signal condition" it is 0, at these times of loss. My rooftop aerial faces Sutton Coldfield transmitter. I use a Panasonic TV TX-40AX630B. I also have BT Vision installed. Post Code ST15 0PQ. The signal levels from the Wrekin transmitter are fairly high as we can see the Wrekin.

I have been involved with TV work since the 1950s, but at 85 I am a little out of touch now. When the signal "condition" is poor, what makes it poor, please? Could it be due to the Wrekin interference?

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Bob Loader's 38 posts Bronze Bronze GB
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10:13 PM

Bob Loader: See 'too much of a good thing' on this site - although 35km is a slightly long way to be able to see the transmitter, thats fairly close, and its possible your system is just getting overloaded - strength should be 75%, not 100 - thats just shouting at the tuner and deafening it.

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MikeB's 2,255 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 23 January 2017
Bob Loader
5:49 PM

MikeB: Thanks Mike for your comments. I am allowed to make small mistakes, I should have said Channel 43 that carries & affects the BBC programmes!! Almost all the other programmes, ITV, Channels 4 & 5 etc. all show 10 signal level but the "condition" is also around 10, making them perfect. It so happens that my neighbours around here are also having BBC reception problems.

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Bob Loader's 38 posts Bronze Bronze GB
8:55 PM

Bob Loader: Did you read the article? 10/10 is far too high - yes, it might be just about OK most of the time, but when the signal level pushes just beyond the limit, thats when you get breakup. If you have a booster, remove it, and some attenuators might be a good idea.

I suspect your neighbours have much the same problem.

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MikeB's 2,255 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
10:17 PM

Having a very odd issue with freebies. Can not get any BBC channels i.e BBC 1 BBC 2 or Dave etc. Other channels are fine up untill about 9pm when they either become very distorted or have no signal at all. Have tried a retune on several occasions no luck. Any ideas folks?

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Dominic's 1 post GB
10:28 PM

Dominic: See Steves reply to David Chambers Mendlesham (Suffolk, England) DAB transmitter - sounds like much the same problem.

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MikeB's 2,255 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Robert Slorach
3:28 PM

I have a Panasonic tv with built in Freeview. When it was first installed I received all channels, but over the past year or so I now do not receive some channels. With a ' no signal message' . I seemed to cure this by connecting a SLX signal booster. Unfortunately, last week the booster stopped working. I tried retuning and now as as well as a no signal message I now get a 'Bad signal message', but again it is only some channels. Can you suggest a solution to the problem?
Thank you

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Robert Slorach's 1 post GB
3:40 PM

Robert Slorach: Retuning was a bad idea as you've now likely deleted the channels which were tuned correctly. If you booster has failed it will block any signal getting through. To offer any meaningful advice we need a postcode to allow us to see which transmitter you're using and where you are in relation to it, along with predicted signal strength etc. Also, is the aerial on the roof or in the loft? Have you checked for loose/damaged cables and connections in places you can safely access?

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