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Home is the UK's only dedicated homes channel, packed with inspirational home and gardens programming from home grown commissions such as My Flat-Pack Home featuring Amanda Lamb, Nick Knowles' Original Features and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Home is a welcome refuge with energetic, stylish and motivating programming that shows you how to enjoy and maximise space, both inside and out as well as providing emotional and heart-warming stories along the way.

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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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HGTV   44 (90%) 158 166

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

From Wikipedia: A home is a place of residence or refuge.1 When it refers to a building, it is usually a place in which an individual or a family can live and store personal property, such as a single-family detached home or an apartment. It is generally a place to provide safety and is used as a center from which people or animals base their daily activities. Animals have their own homes as well, either living in the wild or shared with humans in a domesticated environment. - link icon read more about HGTV on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: HGTV is on multiplex COM6 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Friday, 30 June 2023
Donald Cave
10:26 AM

Dear Sirs, I have just moved to Crewkerne from Sevenoaks. TV quality was not very good so I fitted a new high gain aerial (in loft). Everything is now much better except I cannot receive (No Signal) any channel (particuarly 27 &44) on COM6. COM5 is OK. The TV, a Samsung 55in., is only a few years old. I did try a manual retune of Channel 36, "No stations found".
A smaller Samsung does receive COM6 running on the original loft mounted aerial.
What is the problem, any suggestions gratefully received.
Donald Cave

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12:15 PM

Donald Cave:

Depending on where you are in Crewkerne, you may have a choice of several (main) transmitters. You are obviously receiving signals from a main transmitter if you are receiving COM5 but we don't know which one without a full postcode to look at predicted reception and also which compass direction your aerial is pointing.

Additionally, there has been some quite variable weather related Tropospheric Ducting in recent days which can affect reception because of interference being received from more distant transmitters in Europe or the UK - not all multiplexes are necessarily affected, but this isn't normally sustained for any lengthy periods, but if present during automatic retunes it can cause the sort of problem you've seen.

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