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All posts by Chris.SE

Below are all of Chris.SE's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.


John Clark:

No problem, glad you've got it sorted.

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AlanHumphreys :

Please be aware that posts do not always appear immediately, so clicking "Post your comment" more than once will result in duplicate posts.

If you are going by the lists above, I'm afraid some are out of date as the site owner has not had time to do all the updates after the 700MHz Clearance program. If you are receiving ITV, Ch4 and Ch5 etc then you should also be getting S4C as they are on the same multiplex (D3&4) in Wales.
See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are carried on which multiplexes.

Please note this transmitter is a Relay Freeview "Light" transmitter and only transmits the 3 PSB multiplexes - BBCA, D3&4, BBCB HD.

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LONDON LIVE
Thursday 9 September 2021 8:27PM

Bloke:

I'm afraid you'll have to ask the site owner when would he have time!

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Details of BBC_Radio_Cymru DAB radio station
Thursday 9 September 2021 9:11PM

Dr N H Chamberlain:

I'm afraid you'll need to provide a full postcode for us to provide you further guidance on that. There are a number of transmitters providing coverage of the "SE Wales" multiplex carrying BBC Radio Cymru on Block 12C: 227.360 MHz which is operated by NOW Digital.

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Full technical details of Freeview
Monday 13 September 2021 12:17AM

Richard Meech:

I'm afraid there do seem to be some bugs in the system. Some postcodes seem to work, others do not.
The site owner has been made aware.

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Lynne Vickers:

I'm afraid we need some more information to advise. How long has this been happening?
We need a full postcode to look at predicted reception at your locale.

There's currently no Planned Engineering or Faults listed that I can find, but recent weather conditions might have had an impact. Did you retune at all whilst you had bad reception?

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David crowson:

I'm afraid Arqiva never say how long the work will continue or provide details of the work, some of which may be weather dependent.

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DAB transmitter | free and easy
Tuesday 14 September 2021 10:01PM

Neil Mitchell:

I'll reply to your post on the Bilsdale DAB transmitter page https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/dab/Bilsdale/

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Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) DAB transmitter
Wednesday 15 September 2021 2:45AM

Neil Mitchell:

There are several transmitter providing the various services you can receive in your location and surrounding area. As I'm sure you can appreciate because of the geography and the nature of the terrain in the area, which Transmitter(s) you might receive will depend on exactly where you are. The following are ones you should be able to get at your home location in "normal" circumstances. Some transmitter sites have both FM and DAB, others only have one or the other.

You are probably too far away for reception from Bilsdale which had -
FM - BBC R1-4 & Radio Tees; also Classic FM: 101.6, plus ILR: Capital FM (North East): 106.4 ; Heart FM (North East): 100.7 ; TFM Radio: 96.6
DAB - BBC National (Block 12B: 225.648 MHz) and commercial National muxes D1(Block 11D: 222.064MHz) & SDL (Block 11A: 216.928 MHz); Local muxes North Yorkshire (Block 10C: 213.360 MHz - inc. BBC Radio York) and Teesside: (Block 11B 218.640 MHz inc. BBC Radio Tees).
BUT in any event Bilsdale is completely off-air at present due to the major fire on 10th August.

Nearer to you -
Holme Moss - FM - with BBC R1-4 and BBC Local Radio - Radio Leeds: 92.4, Radio Manchester: 95.1, Radio Sheffield: 104.1 BUT FM is on reduced power due to essential engineering.
Also DAB - BBC National: 12B, commercial D1: 11D, and Local mux Bradford & Huddersfield: 11B

Emley Moor - FM - Capital FM (Yorkshire): 105.1, Heart FM (Yorkshire): 106.2
DAB - BBC: 12B, D1: 11D, SDL: 11A, Local muxes Bradford & Huddersfield: 11B, Leeds: 12D 229.072 MHz.

Morley - DAB - D1: 11D, Local mux Leeds: 12D.

Beecroft Hill - FM - BBC R1-4, BBC Radio Leeds: 103.9, Classic FM: 101.6.
DAB - BBC: 12B, D1: 11D and Local mux Leeds: 12D

Acklam Wold - FM - BBC Radio York: 103.7, and ILR Greatest Hits Radio (York): 104.7.
DAB - BBC:12B, Local mux North Yorkshire 10C (inc. BBC Radio York).

Garrowby Hill - DAB Local mux 10D 215.072 MHz (inc. BBC Radio Humberside)

High Hunsley - FM - BBC Radio Humberside 95.9, ILR: Capital FM (Yorkshire): 105.8, Viking FM: 96.9
DAB - BBC: 12B, D1: 11D, SDL: 11A, Local muxes Humberside: 10D, Lincolnshire: 12A 223.936 MHz.

Hope that explains your current coverage. For DAB try manual tuning as autotune can miss some muxes especially if the signal is weak, also in the house try repositioning the radio.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Wednesday 15 September 2021 10:44PM

Mike Seaton:

Let's just clear up one thing - there is NO such thing as a digital aerial! Aerials are aerials that pick up RF transmissions be they digital or analogue, there is no difference.

The only things of significance about your existing installation is 1) it is old and therefore the downlead cable and aerial connections have probably degraded which will make a big difference to reliability of reception, and 2) what group is the aerial?

It's also worth noting that in some recent weeks there have been periodic weather conditions that might have caused intermittent interference and disruption to reception.

The other thing worth pointing out is that as the installation is that old, ie pre-DSO, if you are in a bit of an "awkward" area, you may well have needed a highly directional aerial to minimise ghosting, also pre-DSO when digital transmission started the signal levels were much lower than they are now, and ghosting is not an issue when it comes to digital reception.

Unless you are some considerable distance from Hannington and in a bad reception area, having an aerial with too high a gain can result in front-end overload which can also result in pixellation.

Do you know how far away you are? If you provide a full postcode we can look at the predicted reception in your locale.

The aerial you have mentioned is 1) a very high gain and very very high gain in its active mode 2) has very high windage - likely to put more considerable strain on the mast and chimney mounting, and 3) is very very expensive. Frankly, unless you are in a particularly bad spot (and you can't compare quality of previous analogue reception with current digital) that aerial sounds that it could be somewhat of an overkill.

Whatever new aerial might be appropriate, a new downlead that is double screened should be provided. Do you have any splitters/distribution amp supplying more than one set?

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