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Newsflash - Freeview HD "COM7" multiplex on air and showing Al Jazeera preview

Just a quick post to let you know that the extended Freeview HD service has started test broadcasts. The first new multiplex, COM7, is broadcasting - from Crystal Palace at least.

Ten more Freeview HD channels are coming very soon.   Photograph: Shutterstock
Ten more Freeview HD channels are coming very soon. Photograph: Shutterstock
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Just letting you know that the first of the two new Freeview multiplexes is on air.



See More Freeview capacity - COM7, COM8 and COM9 - in the 600MHz band - Freeview news - ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice.

Also see Freeview HD extended service from 2014 (com7) - ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice for the coverage maps.



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Thursday, 7 November 2013
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Russ Dring
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1:33 PM
Spalding

KMJ,Derby: Well spotted you too! I hadn't looked as far as the power was concerned, in my case up x5 for Sandy Heath from 8.4kw to 43.7kw which is good news indeed. A bonus though as Sandy was not due until September 2104. I had noticed that the local mux was shown but didn't mention it.
Strange that Waltham pushes a "local" signal as far as North Norfolk when most of the area, only just west of Nottingham, don't stand much chance of receiving it!

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Russ Dring
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2:15 PM
Spalding

Russ Dring: Just contacted digital uk!
Apparently on the given dates, shown on the coverage checker with a retune, the placeholder names will be shown but there will be no programme content until 2014.

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Russ Dring's 48 posts GB
Friday, 8 November 2013
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Aerialman
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5:29 PM

Would be interesting to get a complete list of Com 7 and 8 transmitters,showing powers etc.In stead of putting bogus postcodes into Digital UK post code checker to gleam this information piecemeal?
Particularly,as the powersnow,seem to be much higher?

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Charles Stuart
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6:43 PM
Bristol

I note that the predictor suggests that I should be able to receive Wenvoe without any problems. I'll probably have to replace my aerial anyway to get these MUXes from Mendip, so I suppose that I could buy a new aerial now, put it in tandem with my aerial facing Mendip and get the HD channels from Wenvoe until Mendip starts transmitting. Apart from a compass (where do I buy a cheap one?) and a piece of coaxial cable, what else do I need? With digital transmissions, do I need one of those things that stops the Wenvoe-facing aerial feeding secondary signals to the Mendip-facing aerial? If yes, what's it called, so I know what to ask for in the shop?

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Dave
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7:31 PM

Michael I would have personally chosen the Russia TV channel

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Dave's 125 posts GB
Thursday, 14 November 2013
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Don
9:08 PM
Billericay

Hi All. Next to the COM7 Freeview HD Test Transmissions from the Crystal Palace Transmitter on Ch33 have today appeared test transmissions on Ch34 and Ch35. I detect a strong signal ("10") but no modulation (Signal Quality is "0").

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Don's 4 posts GB
Thursday, 26 December 2013
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Jayne
2:07 AM

Hi see on the tv that there will be free hd channels. Have I got to have a free row box to receive these.

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Monday, 30 December 2013
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Charles Stuart
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7:21 PM
Bristol

Jayne, you need a Freeview HD box or a TV with an integral DVB-T2 receiver. The cheapest Freeview HD box of which I am aware costs about £50, approximately three times the price of the cheapest standard definition Freeview box.

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