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I was on another page on here discussing problems with the Oxford signal since the switchover, but I can't find that page any more. So the short story is that I live in Buckingham and have a Sharp TU-160H which is a Vestel T810 clone.

Since the switchover I have lost C59- which someone kindly pointed out is probably due to a problem with the type of Vestel I have and the negative offset of C59.

I have now upgraded my software to V5.9 which has helped a bit. Now when I manually tune C59 I get a sporadic reception showing 'poor' to 'medium' but it doesn't last long enough to actually store any stations. It seems the new software for the box has fixed the negative offset but the signal from the transmitter is too weak.

I used to have a signal booster in the circuit but was advised to remove it as the signals were strong enough already and could be blocking other signals if boosted. It's a big hassle to reintroduce the booster in the circuit as part if it is in the attic and I don't have a ladder, but I could do it if the experts on here definitely believe it will solve it.

Just before that is the recommended procedure, it's worth noting that C55 receives a perfectly good signal whilst being at the same output as C59.

I welcome your thoughts,

Many thanks,

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Wednesday 9 November 2011 6:42PM

Thanks Jb and David for your comments.

I think David may well be right, we are in a dip here and I also notice we're right on the border for the Oxford and Sandy Heath transmitters. They are sending out C59 and C67 respectively on very low power. Hopefully when the signal is boosted it will all be resolved.

I don't have another box to check the channel with at this time, and may just watch my missing channels on the Internet until April.

Thanks for your help

All the best, Simon

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