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Midhurst (West Sussex, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Saturday 1 January 2011 1:38PM

Briantist, thanks for the input. Apart from the F/view receiver/PVR the only other piece of RF kit present is the television. I rescanned while the TV was switched off. The PVR seemed to capture Mux 2 but the channels are unwatchable. Mux 2 is the highest ch number of all the F/views on Midhurst, which incidentally is only 15 kM away and has been ok for 3 years until last month. The aerial is only 4.5 M up (we live in a bungalow) and the analogue channels are fuzzy/ghosting. I'm not even sure this one is a C/D so I have decided to have the aerial man in. I'll post his findings.

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Well, the aerial man came and found an acceptable signal about six metres from the existing mast, so I engaged him to install a new mast and aerial. While waiting for him to come Mux 2 reappeared, but Mux B vanished. I guess it was nothing more than the signal level being just at the threshold. Anyway, back he came with a new 6-metre pole and within an hour the new aerial was up and running. All muxes are now solid, so we should be OK until March 2012; at which time I'll probably have to turn down the preamp! All's well that ends better.

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