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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).

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

8:22 AM

Peter: Although the main station Emley Moor is located at only just over 12 miles away its doubtful if you would be able to receive a reliable signal from it, but though this depends on your "exact" locality and why post codes should always be given with queries of this nature, as although using Ripponden Post Office as a test code does indicate that reception is possible this does not tally up with the terrain indicator showing two major line-of-sight blockages at approximately just under 4 miles from the location, and as seen by opening the undermentioned link.

The aerial you are presently using for reception from the Ripponden transmitter will be facing approximately (using test code) 158 degrees and be vertically mounted, whereas Emley Moor is at 110 degrees with horizontal polarisation, but irrespective of what your exact location is you should try a manual tune signal check from Emley Moor by going into your TV or boxes set up menu / manual tune and entering mux Ch51 (ITV3 etc) but do NOT press search or scan, because if even the slightest hint of a signal is being received the strength / quality of will be indicated on the signal bar.

Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

10:42 AM

Peter : Further to that said, and although you cannot always go by this, but have a look around your area and should you see any horizontally mounted aerials then they will most likely be facing towards Emley Moor, as indications are (on test code used) that no other possibilities exist as far as the reception of horizontally polarised signals from anywhere else is concerned.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
12:45 AM

Can anyone please tell me how to manually find channel Dave, Dave Ja Vu and possibly GOLD? Would really appreciate it. I have a Saorview/Freeview combi box and live in the south in Dundalk, Co.Louth, relatively close to the border.


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Anto's 2 posts IE flag
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Liz F
12:16 PM

I suddenly lost Dave, Drama and some other channels yesterday evening. they were fine yesterday morning but when I came home last night after the fireworks my digital TV said there was no signal for them. I did a re-tune and have tried this several times since and I can't get them back. I have a Bush digital TV connected through a wall socket to a roof aerial.

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Mick G
12:48 PM

Liz F:

Same thing here...Norfolk.
If you find out why I'd be glad to hear.

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Shirley Allen
8:26 PM

Liz F: Hythe, Kent. Unable to receive dave, really or pick TV here after 8pm. Don't know why, cannot find any info as usual.

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Shirley's: mapS's Freeview map terrainS's terrain plot wavesS's frequency data S's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Saturday, 9 November 2013
Andy Brown
7:46 PM

Dave is now part of the BT package and is not available on many of the free tv sites. I can still get it on my main tv though, but not online.

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Andy Brown's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 24 November 2013
8:24 AM

I have a humax freesat box and cannot find Dave. why not ??

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TREVOR LOWNDES's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 5 January 2014
5:58 PM

Midhurst transmitter. DAVE. Freeview Chanel 12. Picture has been breaking up badly for couple of months. Thought might be weather but never that bad before. Have tried re-tune. Any ideas anyone?

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StveveG's 1 post GB flag
jamie stevens

7:12 PM


what is your location? postcode?

is this the only channel not working correctly?

do you this is on more than 1 tv?

is your aerial outside?

approx. age of aerial/cables?

do you have an amplifier?

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