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@Colin in Dereham - you will get HD no problems assuming you have HD equipment from about 1am Wednesday morning (23rd). I'm in Shipdham and have no problems pulling in Sudbury HD - the signal is quite robust, despite being weaker than Tacolneston.

If you get the BBC channels after the changes back on the 9th you'll have no problems with HD. My uncle in Bilney gets the new BBC channels on a normal indoor aerial.

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@Tony Foster: COM 7, 8 and 9 are reliant on the 600MHz auction. These frequencies haven't been auctioned yet, and they may not necessarily be used for TV (although it's a strong possibility - the frequencies may be used for broadband instead).

If they are auctioned to whoever for TV, they might not be operational until 2014.

Whether your aerial works or not depends on the strength of the signal and the radiation pattern - if it's low powered potentially not (Tacolneston/Sudbury can cause interference in Holland/Belgium, so there might be restrictions). All UHF TV aerials should receive a UHF signal "out of group", some will do a better job of it than others.

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Friday 7 June 2013 1:22PM

Sue Traverso: The poor reception is because of atmospheric interference (the good weather we're having is dragging in TV signals from far and wide, and they're interfering with Tacolneston).

Last night I was getting French TV because it was stronger than Tacolneston. I live near Dereham. It should settle down when the weather gets worse, but if you have a booster you might want to turn it off...

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