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Sandy Heath (Central Bedfordshire, England) Full Freeview trans
Saturday 1 January 2011 10:59PM

Signal strength problems on Sandy heath transmitter commenced around 16-17th December and have NOT recovered with snow melt. Post Code is NN7 . The aerial is a Quad pole on a 3.5m pole on top of the chimney. There is also a signal booster on the line.

Have completely lost ITV and other channels associated with the LOW rating bands 2 and A. Also sound and guide data on other channels seems to drop out hinting at signal or band width problems.

Surely all these recently posted signal quality problems cannot be everyone's aerials or sets going faulty? The common factor is the Sandy Heath transmitter and what was bad weather. Are you sure there have not been some connections/seals subject to freeze/thaw actions?

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I am having similar problems to Lisa. I live to south of northampton and am targeted at Sandy Heath transmitter. Reception in this area has never been great but is significantly worse since retune was required. I am getting no signal or poor reception on ITV3 (10), Pick tv (11), Dave (19 now much worse), E4+1 (29) Price drop (37), Gem tv (43), CH5+1 (44) Challenge (46) and food net (49). I have done a reset to purge the memory and auto retune and still have problems. TV is a samsung UE32B6000.

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Just to confirm aerial position and type, because of historically poor reception aerial is a large quadra pole on top of a 3m mast on top of chimney.

Perfectly adequate until latest changes.

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