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Saturday 4 July 2020 12:11PM

George Chapman:

You'll need to contact the Broadcaster, details here -

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Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
Saturday 4 July 2020 2:16PM


Undoubtedly the cliff edge approaching. How particular sets cope when approaching such limits will vary from one set design/manufacturer to another. Some sets can cope with much lower signal strength before the quality starts dropping and even then how they cope with that will vary. I was rather surprised the other week when we had some tropo with a good lift, one multiplex I managed to pick up on one set was showing 14% signal occasionally dropping and 9% quality peak dropping to almost 0% quality, yet I has steady picture and sound for most of the time, no break-up!
Whilst following general guidance - if your set displays 100% signal, as long as it still shows 100% quality then you may be ok, but if you have occasional picture/sound break-up or a missing weaker mux, consider the fact you may have too much signal and need to wind the signal down a bit. Some sets can start having overloaded front ends/tuner desensitisation at less than 100% displayed signal.
It can be very much a case of experiment, suck and see in some circumstances, some times it can need to be a compromise to get what you want (and in some cases not want!). I have come across cases where a manual tune isn't possible and to avoid a 2nd unwanted transmitter, put in some attenuation whilst tuning, then remove it after.

This is a very much overlooked tool for such situations, eg. - (eBay item 310039226920)
There are other suppliers available (and some rip-off prices) but I've found that brand good value for money.

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All free TV channels in the UK
Saturday 4 July 2020 2:22PM

John Howells:

TV music channels, Radio music channels, Freeview, Freesat or Sky?
This list above does have a section of Radio channels, but you'd probably have to search through for those that are music.
The lists may not be 100% up-to-date as the site owner has had trouble trying to keep up-to-speed with all the changes.

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