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My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected

My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected

My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I e
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You need a "wideband" aerial rather than a high gain one (see all about aerials). Also, if you use a signal booster in the setup, this can cause problems with digital signals.

Can I suggest that you try the following:

1. Check that all the connectors are OK, in particular that there are no stray wires and that both the outer shield and inner wire are connected;

2. If you are using any signal boosters, turn them off;

3. Check to see if you have anything like a VCR connected via a UHF fly lead - sometimes these can changed to use channels such as 68.

4. If you have a wideband aerial, if you can try raising it up an additional metre;

See also all about aerials.



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Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Briantist
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3:36 PM

Bill: I just posted the correct name as it turns into a link...

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011
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Angela
10:01 AM
South Shields

Hi, bought a new tv with built in freeview and since installing its lost a few channels, can anyone help. the stand alone freeview box picked up all channels. NE33 4JY

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Angela's 1 post GB flag
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Dave Lindsay
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12:47 PM

Angela: One possibility is that your TV decided to tune to the signals from the wrong transmitter. See this page for more info:

Digital Region Overlap | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

The simplest and most generic guidance I can give you to make sure it is tuned correctly is to re-scan with the aerial unplugged and then plug it when it gets to 25%. The objective here is to have the aerial unplugged when it's scanning the frequencies used by the transmitter you don't want. (DN31NJ)

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Dave Lindsay
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12:52 PM

Angela: One other thing; if you have a signal booster/amplifier, try removing it. See this page:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice (DN31NJ)

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Thursday, 24 November 2011
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paul
10:36 AM
Keighley

i live in west yorkshire i re-tuned both my digital TV and my freeview+ box and itv4 breaks up badly it was fine before i re tuned i have lost some of the radio channels also BD21 3DB emley moor transmitter has anyone got any idea's

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paul's 1 post GB flag
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Dave Lindsay
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10:49 AM

paul: I guess that if you're receiving directly from Emley Moor in Keighley that you must be in the flats which means that the aerial is high up?

I think that the problem might be that your receiver has tuned to the signal from the Keighley or Keighley Town transmitters.

Is your aerial definately on Emley and not one of the Keighley transmitters?

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Dave Lindsay
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10:59 AM

paul: You will probably have to resort to manual tuning.

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Wednesday, 30 November 2011
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Iain
9:18 PM
Leek

ST13 7FE

Good reception but limited freebies channels (about 10)

Thanks KMJ. So does anyone know how much a tv aerial chap will charge to move my aerial from Sutton Coldfield to Winter Hill?!

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Iain's 9 posts US flag
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Thursday, 1 December 2011
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KMJ,Derby
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10:40 AM

Iain: Digital UK have revised their predictions. They have included data to take account of frequency changes at various sites to clear C61/C62 and also appear to have changed predicted reception data for 2012 to 2014. For your postcode Sutton Coldfield now shows no deterioration from the present time which is for 99% chance of having reliable reception for 99% of the time on the PSB muxes and 90% chance of reliable reception for the COM muxes. Winter Hill is not so good with only Mux BBCB and ArqB currently having a better than 70% chance of reliable reception, in 2013 Mux BBCA changes frequency to C50 and becomes 79% and ArqA changes to C49 with a 74% chance of reliable reception. The other muxes remain arround 60% chance of reliable reception. This is of course always subject to there being no local obstructions in the signal path. If your aerial is set for vertical polarisation and pointing to the Leek relay you will only receive the PSB muxes, however if it is pointing to Sutton Coldfield (rods horizontal) but does not currently receive the COM muxes it might need repositioning to null out possible interference from Moel-Y-Parc.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
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Iain
2:50 PM

Thanks I will check that KMJ

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