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Thursday, 3 May 2018
11:14 AM

Simon Cole: No channels have been removed from Rowridge. If you cannot restore the missing COM7 & COM8 channels by retuning then you most likely have a Group A aerial which is not designed to receive the new frequencies these muxes have moved to. If you don't have satellite or cable you may be eligible to have a replacement wideband aerial fitted free of charge, which can be arranged by contacting the Freeview Advice Line (see link below).

Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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StevensOnln1's 1,640 posts Gold Gold GB
2:46 PM

R Murchie: so you ring them, and then what?
The frequencies are being moved and the spectrum is being cleared. And if you have a mobile phone, you will likely be making use of those.

Digital transmission means we can do more with less, and T2 tuners will confirm that. So there will be further changes. But the bulk of people have had no or few problems - retunes have probably been striaghforward for the bulk of households, apart from those whose aerials need replacement, etc.

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MikeB's 2,514 posts Platinum Platinum GB
11:02 PM

John: You could put the scan here: Imgur: The magic of the Internet

This is a scan of mine from January: Imgur: The magic of the Internet

To get the signal to noise ratios and constellation diagrams you click on the peaks in the spectrum.

Note you need to click at, or enter, the exact frequency, otherwise it won't lock.

In the case of Sutton Coldfield:

COM7 is 746 MHz
COM8 is 754 MHz
BBC B is 626.167

BBC A is 650 MHz
D3&4 is 674 MHz
SDN is 642 MHz
ARQ A is 666 MHz
ARQ B is 618.167 MHz

Sutton Coldfield (Local Mux)is 594 MHz

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js's 540 posts Gold Gold GB
Thursday, 10 May 2018
Mike Hartley
12:02 PM

Hello: I have been looking into a query from someone who cannot get Freeview HD channels from the Storeton transmitter on the Wirral. Your list of Stroreton channels shows these as being broadcast on C60 (PSB3) so manually tuned this channel in with no success. I then rang DigitalUK who informed me that Storeton are not broadcasting HD on that frequency and indeed the HD channels are on COM 7 and COM 8 muxes which Storeton does not transmit. Bad news for people in Wirral and Merseyside who want a sharper picture unless they turn their aerials round to Winter Hill!

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Mike Hartley's 1 post GB
12:27 PM

Mike Hartley: PSB3 broadcasts HD channels from every transmitter. According to the Digital UK postcode checker, Storeton broadcasts the Granada version of the PSB3 mux (carrying BBC 1 HD, BBC 2 HD, ITV Granada HD, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD, CBBC HD & Film 4 +1) on UHF channel 22. There is a separate Welsh version broadcasting directionally towards North Wales (carrying BBC 1 Wales HD, BBC 2 HD, ITV Wales HD, Channel 4 HD, Channel 5 HD, CBBC HD & Film 4 +1) on UHF channel 60. I think there may have been some confusion in your conversation with Digital UK who are correct in saying that COM7 & COM8 are not broadcast from Storeton, however this means that viewers would need to use Winter Hill to get the additional HD channels on these muxes (i.e. BBC Four HD, CBeebies HD, BBC News HD, Channel 4 +1 HD, 4Seven HD, Al Jazeera HD, RT HD, QVC HD, etc). If you put a full postcode in to this website (or use Digital UK's checker) you will be able to see which multiplexes are available from which transmitters (along with their UHF channel allocations) at your location.

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StevensOnln1's 1,640 posts Gold Gold GB
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