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Very good site.
But the terrain view seems to assume that the receiver aerial is at 1m above sealevel which in my case is not true and doesn't show all the hills nearby and hence it shows as possibles both Black Hill (transmitter aerial visible from level of receiver aerial in loft) and Craigkelly which I suspect is "hidden" by the fact that I'm on the southside of Corstorphine Hill.

Also I seem to have been getting interference on BBC1 analogue from Black Hill recently. Is there any reason for this? Is it something to do with switchover?

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Les Nicol - I normally have perfectly good reception from Black Hill with a loft aerial of all 5 analogue channels and as far as I can tell all Freeview digital channels.
My problem of interference seemed to have arisen only recently and is manifest by brief brightenings of the picture which could be in time with eg another channel, though I've not checked that. Our TV is old so I thought it might be that but as the other channels are not affected I assume it's not.
I think you will find that no change of aerial is required for digital TV in most cases (as per this site's advice).

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Les Nicol - I think you may have misunderstood my problem. It was not to do with general reception because I normally get good reception both on analogue and digital. There was temporary (as it turns out) interference on BBC1 analogue from Black Hill - it seems to have disappeared now.

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