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BBC News HD
Friday 17 January 2020 1:39PM

Ray E:

Have you reported this to Freeview (I used option 3). Unless they get several reports they will not get Arqiva to look at it. They will no doubt, based on experience, want you to check your system or get an aerial engineer in, you will need to be a bit persistent.

And for anyone else reading please do the same.

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BBC News HD
Friday 17 January 2020 10:15PM

Ray E:

It occurred to me that being a SFN, many N of Mendip will also get quite a strong "additive" signal from Wenvoe. Wenvoe has planned Engineering this week with "Possible weak signal", so I thought it would be a good idea to check if this might be the cause. Well, I was informed that the work at Wenvoe is only on the Local mux, not COM7. Hmm.

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QVC HD
Friday 17 January 2020 10:29PM

Roy Tennyson:

There are several transmitters serving various parts of Yorkshire, do you know which one you get your signals from? A full postcode is needed to see what the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker gives for predicted reception at your location. There were several transmitter changes a couple of months ago, and we can't say how or why you might have been affected without more information.

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Bob Dibb:

See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings
It's on a Local multiplex which means if your main transmitter doesn't have a local mux, you will be out of luck.

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Callum poklington:

Did you put your house number into the checker with your postcode? For a random selection I did, the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker gave reception for all of them, however it can also depend which end of the road you are as to which transmitter you might get.

Most are showing Saltdean as the "Most likely", but this is a "Light" transmitter and only transmits the 3 PSB multiplexes, PSB1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD. If you don't have an HD -T2 tuner in your set, then 15 TV channels is correct (+Ch.100 & the Radio channels), and it is a strong signal for these.
A strong signal does not imply you're going to get all 6 multiplexes!

If you are further up or at the top of the Road, then Whitehawk Hill is sometimes the "Most Likely" which transmits the 6 main multiplexes, but reception from some might be "variable". What is slightly surprising is that some at the bottom of the road are also getting reception from Whitehawk Hill looking at which way the aerials are pointing.
So it looks like it depends on exactly where you are and I suspect how good your aerial rigger is.

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