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Monday, 6 August 2012
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Dennis I.Leeds
4:10 PM

Please inform me in which geographical direction is Moel y Park transmitter from
No 35,CH64 6TF
so that I may position my aerial correctly?
I suspect that it is about 160* from North.

Does the height of the aerial have any significance on signal strength?

Does aereial position also apply to radio signals?

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Monday, 17 September 2012
Ernest Cook
4:18 PM

I have a brand new LG television full freeview
and a new aireal Yor check shows HD in my post code area
But i cannot get it and i cannot retune my tv to get it.A coverage map shows a blind spot in my area.If this is so why do you say i should get HD?

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012
5:43 PM

Hello; I'm in a bit of a valley east of Bath; the maps show no green coverage either from Mendip or Bath, confirmed in that we could not receive any analogue signal prior to switch-over. Also, I'm not allowed to install an aerial externally! Would a high-gain loft aerial have any chance?

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Edwin Raymen
1:21 PM

We live in an apartment block which has a history of poor reception at certain times of the day, very often in the early evening,much work has been undertaken by a competent arial installer without success,are we located in a poor reception spot? Is there sufficient power available at the transmitter at that time of day?
How do we find the answer to these questions or any other that may be the cause of our problem?

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1:59 PM

Edwin Raymen: To be able to give any advice based on the predicted reception it is necessary to know your location, preferably a postcode for your block or a nearby shop. You say that reception is poor in the early evening, is that all the year round, or does the problem time change to coincide with nightfall? Transmitters normally radiate at full power at all times, unless engineering work is taking place, in which case full power working normally resumes at the end of the engineers' working day which is typically between 4pm and 6pm. The exception to this is when antenna work demands that reduced power is maintained for the duration of the work. Has your aerial installer been on site at the time that the reception problem is encountered? Also does the problem affect all channels or just those on one particular multiplex?

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Mike Dimmick

5:34 PM

Edwin Raymen: reception often does change over the course of the day, if it's marginal. (Either just above the signal-to-noise ratio required, or just below the point where too much intermodulation is occurring.) It's all to do with temperature and humidity, which affect how the signal travels, and also temperature of layers in the upper atmosphere, which in the right (wrong) conditions can bring in distant interfering stations.

Looking at Digital UK's prediction for the PE9 1DW postcode (which you put in the 'Your site' box) I see that there are three transmitters covering your area strongly, and two providing variable coverage. It may be that your equipment isn't tuning into the transmitter that the (presumably communal) aerial is pointing at. Many receivers just store the first services they find, when scanning from lowest to highest frequencies, which aren't necessarily the best quality versions. You could try retuning manually to see if you get better results from a different transmitter.

If you traditionally got ITV Central East/BBC East Midlands on analogue, your transmitter should be either Stamford or Waltham. If you got ITV Anglia/BBC Look East it should have been Sandy Heath, which is expected to give much better results than Tacolneston. There's a chance that you're now getting ITV Yorkshire East/BBC Yorks & Lincs from Belmont, which is predicted to be the worst option.

You could ask the aerial installer which transmitter the aerial is actually pointing at, and see if he can help you tune your equipment to the right frequencies. Alternatively, click the transmitter name links in the paragraph above to see the UHF channel numbers to try for each transmitter.

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Mike Dimmick

5:59 PM

Edwin Raymen: Do note that even if you're tuned into the correct transmitter, it could still be down to *too much* signal rather than too little. The three best transmitters all show 99-100% coverage for the three PSB services, and Waltham shows 96-99% for the COM muxes, while Sandy Heath's figures are over 85%. (These percentages are the predicted likelihood of getting a reliable signal, rather than indicating a particular signal level - don't expect either signal strength or quality on your box to match these figures.) 

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Monday, 14 January 2013
Matt rodgers
10:17 AM

Currently with virgin . Hoping to dump l. Live East Kilbride . Thinking sky Wat physical dishes ,wiring within home involved

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013
5:40 PM

Hi, I live in Ashford Kent, my wife is French.
I recently purchased a new Panasonic TV and during set up - in addition to UK channels I got 3 French Channels including TF1 which my wife would love to be able to watch. However on a channel update the French programs have disappeared. I tried using a booster but no luck. On what channels should I try to find French TV? any suggestions as to how I might be able to get again the excellent signal I briefly had? Thank you, Bryan

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