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DE1 3AY: The never ending BBC saga...

Is anyone else in the Derby area having bad pixellation problems with the BBC channels on C61 at the moment? Since they started doing some work on the Waltham transmitter a couple of weeks ago it has gone from slight pixellation to being now unwatchable.

C57 (which has never been very good unless it is raining cats and dogs) is also now completely unwatchable.

I get absolutely perfect reception on all the other channels except for these two. The BBCA and ARQB MUX's have a much lower signal strength than any of the other MUX's.

Aerial is on roof with a booster etc...

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The signal strength coming out of Waltham on the BBC channels C61 (E.Mids) C43 (W.Mids) is and has been a joke for the last 2 months...

All the BBC respond with is "There's engineering works in progress". I'm running short of patience..

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I am aware that 43 is being transmitted from SC, although my aerial is currently pointed towards Waltham. I had someone out to move it to point at SC a few weeks ago but that made no difference to the signal being transmitted on C43 or 61.

I currently get a higher signal strength (approx 30% from 43) as opposed to Waltham (no more than 10%) but both have high error rates on the signal and both are unwatchable.

C61 was up until all this "engineering work" started a few months ago providing perfect picture (even off a 25% signal strength with maybe 1-2% error).

I assume as Calgacas pointed out, this is all down to 4g/LTE as C57 (also high 700s Mhz)is also non existent.

I kid you not the amount of money I've spent on engineers trying to sort out reception is a joke.

Why they don't move that particular MUX to a lower frequency that isn't affected is beyond me (they should stick all the Bid TV/porn/shopping channels and other crap up in that frequency).

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