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Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception? | Help! F
Wednesday 11 December 2013 5:47PM
Church Stretton

I have recently moved from Worcestershire to Shropshire.. About 12 months ago I bought a Panasonic freeview recording system and whilst in Worcestershire everything worked very well. It is a different story in Shropshire. There is a tv Ariel which appears to be pointing south wards. There is also a sky dish, which does, thanks to my keeping my old sky box..just in case....work my main tv.
I had a tv engineer out to check the freeview signal and when he came he picked up a 40db signal from the terrestrial aerial, so promptly set up the second tv in the bedroom with my Panasonic recorder. He put new wiriing where appropriate and the tv worked and I was able to record material. However, about 10 days later the screen prompted me to retune, which I did...only to find that there is now signal whatsoever. I am irritated that neither my tv or my recorder no longer work. it was an expensive item, but I am also puzzled as to why it worked brilliantly for a while and then suddenly stopped. The same tv engineer has since been back and has been unable to record any signal strength better than 3db. I am told that my most likely transmitter would be Sutton Coldfield, but I personally doubt it as I live in the Shropshire hills. I don't believe the current aerial is pointing at Sutton, but I am not certain.. My nearest transmitter is actually Whittingslow, but. there is little or no line of sight, . Can anyone suggest why I no longer seem to be able to rx Freeview and whether there is any chance it might be restored ever???
I really didn't want to be throwing my recorder away.

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