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I have been working hard retuning sets/boxes for people since Wrekin and Ridge hill had the first of thier retune days, and am not looking forward to the next!
Most of my work is done in Cleobury Mortimer (DY14 8..)where around 90% of properties receive from Sutton, with the others spread between Wrekin and Ridge Hill.
In some places the signal strength is very similar from sutton or wrekin, and there is around 90degrees difference in direction.
When Wrekin start transmitting on channels 41, 44, and 47, what effect will that have on the Mux's from Sutton already using 41, 44, and 47? As we will be recieving 2 different signals on the same frequency, will the decoder cope?, or, are we going to lose half our freeview services between 20 April and 21 September?

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Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) Full Freeview tra
Monday 19 November 2012 1:35PM

I wonder if you can tell me what if anything has changed from the Ridge Hill transmitter in the last week. I am an installer, and one caravan site I have worked on for over 15 years is now having reception problems. The whole site receives Freeview from Ridge Hill, with a few in the lower parts using Freesat. I have had calls from a couple of residents, and now the manager, and the owner (who lives onsite) have called saying that reception is poor at night. I have been out and checked the signal during the daytime and have 'good' reception on all mux's, with the inbuilt reception software in the managers Humax tv's agreeing 100% quality, but they still say it can become unwatchable at night.
As this is affecting over 85 properties in the same area, I dont want to start trying to alter reception equipment which has worked well until last week. There is no new building work going on, because of the valley it is in, no other transmitter can be received, I have tried attenuating the signal in case it was too strong at night . . . any help would be appreciated.

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