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Dave's had a haircut and shave in recent years as it grows from awkward teenager to fully-fledged commissioner of new and original shows. And it's not just comedy these days but entertainment and even some knock-out live sport. Hit UKTV Original commissions include Taskmaster, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Crackanory, all laden with the biggest names in British comedy.

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U&Dave   19 (90%) 811 157

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon U&Dave page.

Official site: See the link icon U&Dave website.

From Wikipedia: The channel is available on cable, IPTV, Freeview and some satellite platforms. The channel took the name Dave in October 2007, but it had been on air under various identities and formats since October 1998. The channel was promoted as being an edgier alternative to UK Gold like that channel, the output was mainly comedy from the BBC with some shows produced inhouse. - link icon read more about U&Dave on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: U&Dave is on multiplex COM5 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

11:13 AM

tony powell :

You are predicted to get excellent reception from Sandy Heath, which is just 34 km away. There is no reported faults at that transmitter. So please check your aerial system, checking all the cables are undamaged and that all connections are in perfect order. Unplug all coaxial plugs/sockets and then refit. Then check the signal strength shown for all the multiplexes. You should ideally have between 60% and 85% for all channels. If it is stronger then you have too much signal and it shoyld be reduced with an attenuator. If it is too low then you need a stronger aerial, a wideband type or a log-periodic.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts PT flag
Saturday, 14 September 2019
6:47 AM

No reception on Dave (19) or JaVu(79) at all atm but other channels are fine

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Simon's 1 post GB flag

7:14 AM


Has your reception returned? Is it just loss of programme or is it loss of signal as well? OK here, what transmitter are you receiving?

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Chris.SE's 4,271 posts GB flag
Saturday, 8 January 2022
Jon Taylor
4:50 PM

Hi there. Having constant signal problems with Dave - ch19. Postcode PH139AD. Aeriel signal coming from Angus transmitter NO394407 . On this channel signal strength [ according to my youview box] is approx 15% lower than other channels; signal quality ranges between 0% and 30% . As a comparison, ch29 signal quality is 100%. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Jon Taylor's 1 post GB flag

10:15 PM

Jon Taylor:

Dave is carried on the ArqA/COM5 multiplex, so if this is a signal reception problem you should have the same problem with other channels on that multiplex eg. Really LCN 17, Sky Arts LCN 11 etc.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex (note there's no Local mux at Angus).

The Angus transmitter isn't currently listed for Planned Engineering, nor can I find any current faults listed.
You should normally have near excellent reception from Angus.

As ArqA is on UHF C36 at Angus, you haven't got any old equipment with an RF modulator switched on per chance? Eg. an old games console , an old Skybox etc. A lot of them used C36 as the default channel for their analogue output.

Other than that, I would check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old) and is secure and not flapping in the wind.

Have you checked the connections behind your TV?
I'd check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them.

Problematic connections, water ingress, Aerial misalignment etc., can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.

What's the signal like on channels on the ArqB multiplex which is on UHF C48 - eg. EPG LCN 23 Dave ja vue, LCN 26 Yesterday, LCN 33 Great! Movies etc. ?

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Chris.SE's 4,271 posts GB flag
Sunday, 19 May 2024
Roy Shepherd
1:23 PM

Watched Not Going Out on Dave last night and was so annoyed at all the adverts and programme promotions being displayed at very short intervals, it seemed that there were more adverts being shown than the actual programme!! I realise your revenue relies on adverts, but this was way over the top.

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Roy Shepherd's 1 post GB flag

2:17 PM

Roy Shepherd:

This is not the broadcaster's website so they won't see your post here. You need to contact UKTV (website link for Dave at the top of this page).
If you think they are breaking the rules with too many adverts maybe contact OFCOM.

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