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Long term if we have major problems I may have to have an aerial mounted outside, probably on the chimney stack. I currently also have a 360 degree radio aerial connected to the one down line which has meant certain tv channels are now weak or non existent. Fortunately I'm not over enamoured with freeview tv and its endless repeats coupled with ads for nothing I'm interested in, so I get by!!

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All connections are fine. I have an amplifier at the room end with separate outputs for tv and radio. In the loft the radio aerial cable is connected to the terminals of the tv aerial.

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Ok thanks - will check out when I can.

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For the past 4 - 6 weeks my ITV and many freeview channels have cut out completely every day around 6p.m and only returned around 11p.m. at night. My BBC channels haven't been affected at all.
Retuning makes no difference to this situation.
I am in IP1 are and my aerial is pointed at Sudbury.
Although for years I have a very inefficient aerial setup, I have never had this problem for so long before. Any ideas why this is currently happening?
(I don't intend to spend any more money on improving reception as, from my point of view, allowing for 90% of programmes everywhere being repeats of repeats, I find it offensive even having to pay for a licence - we should all get a rebate for the past 10 years. If I could purchase a radio licence as in days of yore I would get rid of my tv!)

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Hi Chris.
Many many thanks for your response. Much appreciated.
I made sure when I did retunings over the past month that they were after midnight when as many of the channels I can normally access would be available, as well as "adding them" as opposed to replacing them.
As a matter of interest - channel searches done during the time when I can't get most of my usual channels (all ITV + others on Freeview) only find around 30 - 40 (inc radio) yet when things currently "normalise" after 11 pm each evening, I find over a 100, although owing to my aerial inefficiency, many are never available to me anyway.
One odd thing I've always noticed - the BBC channels (which never seem to suffer from this current reception problem) have a time delay of around 20 seconds when selected before I am able to then flick over to another channel, unlike all the other freeview channels where there is no time lapse when flitting from channel to channel.

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Hi Chris.
Waited a couple of days to see if there would be any improvement but alas no.
I cleared all the channels as you suggested by doing a factory reset and then re scanned. However I couldn't use your ref "C" numbers as my ageing set top freeview box only comes up with "K" number options.
Again yesterday ITV and the other problem channels all packed up around teatime - this time at 6.55p.m!! They had all returned by around 11p.m as usual.

(I didn't get round to getting a UHF/VHF diplexer for my aerials as my hifi radio signal is perfect and much less of a priority than tv)

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(I didn't get round to getting a UHF/VHF diplexer for my aerials as my hifi radio signal is perfect and much MORE of a priority than tv) Sorry - brain error!!

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When I get "5" I'll check out and write down what numbers etc come up on the screen to try to clarify things. (The box does allow for manual tuning)

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Hi. Sorry for the delay.
Right - in Manual tuning mode the K numbers begin at K21 - 474 MhZ and go up numerically to K68 - 850 MhZ.
Thus I reckon from your previous response I need to start on "K29" as this is 538MhZ then click and scan upwards on each K number till I get to K68 (850MhZ).
Will try this and let you know how I get on!!
Many thanks for your continued guidance.

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Hi! Just a quicky - have just got round to adding just the 6 main multiplexes today so will see how I get on with them and report back in a couple of days!!
Aytch

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