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I live in Bromsgrove, B60 3DE. I can't use the local transmitter as the Lickey incline is at the bottom of the garden, high up directly between me and the transmitter. A combination of trains going past and trees on the embankment makes the picture unwatchable. 2 years ago, the aerial fitter did a good job in setting the aerial to Ridge Hill, which has been fine.
At present Ridge Hill has a weak signal. DigitalUk shows there is planned engineering work there, but doesn't say what or when it will be complete. When I retuned last week the Humax Youview box seems to have tuned the main channels to Bromsgrove (V polarisation), despite the aerial being Horizontal pointing at ~90 degrees away from B'grove. The channel numbers I want are close together on the two txs: Ridge Hill 21 to 34, Bromsgrove 23, 26, 30, then some 40s. On my Sony TV I can selectively tune each channel. I can't find a way to do that on the Humax box - it is all or nothing. I'm probably going to have to wait until it is back to full power.
Does anyone know when Ridge Hill will be back to full power, and is there any way to select the channels on the Humax box?
Thanks, Paul

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Thank you Richard. You are right about the Humax box - I'd like to choose the channels to tune but there is no facility for that as far as I can tell and as you confirm.
I agree Ridge Hill is a far better option, even though Bromsgrove is almost in sight - if it wasn't for the Lickey bank in between!
I'll sit on my hands for a while.
Thanks again,
ps Many of my neighbours have aerials pointing to Worms Ash (Bromsgrove), vertical elements. No idea what their reception is like. The people in the house before us gave up on terrestrial and used a dish. The neighbours may be doing the same.

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