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Do the new patterns match the output?
Friday 30 November 2018 2:02PM

Hi
I have a question about Freeview coming from Pendle Hill transmitter which the Freeview helpline could not help with.
I live in Darwen BB30JG where the reception from Winter Hill is described as "poorer" (matches my experience and Darwen transmitter has only 20 channels), so based on some sound advice, several years ago I bought a high quality log periodic aerial and pointed it at the Pendle transmitter, then connected to my lounge tv via a high quality booster and cable.
I've just replaced my lounge tv with a new LG 43" 4k model. I'm assuming that the antenna electronics are more sensitive than the old one because it is picking up COM7 & COM8 channels (Pick+1, CBS Reality+1 etc) which I couldn't get before, although they break up a bit. Non-COM7 & 8 channels are all at 90+% signal strength (causing EPG issues with my LG EPG but that's another story) but the COM7 & 8 ones are around 60%.

Can anyone tell me why the reception for these channels is so much weaker and is that ever going to change?
Also, if I in a mad moment stuck a 30m high mast on my roof and pointed it at Winter Hill would the way the channels are broadcast direction wise help me me?

Thanks in advance
Dave

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