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All posts by Michael Perry

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

Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Friday 17 August 2018 10:27AM

Neil Margerison:

There are no such plans known publicly. The Idle transmitter is a relay of Emley Moor and is a 'Freeview Lite' service. What channels are transmitted from such transmitters is decided by the broadcasters on whether there is a commercial benefit to them to pay to transmit more channels. So you receive exactly what they have decided are viable for them to broadcast in that area.



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tERRY rEED:

Com7 and Com8 are temporary services from 30 main transmitters only. At some point in the future it is likely they will be turned off and probably replaced with services on more transmitters when it is viable to convert all of them to use DVB-T2 encoding, which is capable of carrying more data/channels. But that will require everyone to have equipment that can receive and decode DVB-T2 encoded signals. Current SD-only equipment cannot decode the DVB-T2 signals, on those that are Freeview HD capable can do that.



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nick horrex:

It was considered carefully when the usage of channels was planned. But the main problem you have is that the weather causes signals to travel much further than normal at times of high pressure or high temperatures. As that is a well known natural phenomenon there is nothing anyone can do to prevent irt happening. All you can do is to ensure that your aerial system as as directional as possible, even if that means using a higher gain aerial and fitting attenuators, and siting it so that it does not 'see' the signal from unwanted sources. The aerial has to be very carefully aimed so that any side lobe reception does not include the unwanted signals.

I once had a customer who had a simialr problem and we had a 48 element high gain aerial fitted (they have far better rejection of unwanted signals) and we had to adjust the aim so that it received the wanted signals but not the unwanted ones.



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Colin Case:

To be able to offer any meaningful suggestion s we need you to provide a full post code. Then we will be able to see what the expected reception conditions are like at your location.

Meanwhile, please check all your aerial connections that you can safely reach. Unplug all the connections and reinsert them - corrosion/oxidation on the contacts is a well known cause of symption similar to those you describe.



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Alan:

What you describe suggests that either one element of your LNB has failed or there is a fault in the cable connecting to the non-working input. As one works if your swap the cables then it shows your box is OK.

So carefully check all the connections in the 'F' connector that is not working correctly. Note that there must be no fine wires crossing between the inner and outer conductors and that the connector must be fully and firmly screwed on to the end of the cable with the inner core protruding enough to make contact within the socket.



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Paul Cooper:

The Bluebell Hill transmitter had some engineering works done on Friday between 18.14 and 18.51, when it returned to normal service.

Did you by any chance perform a retune during that time? If so, you need to retune again.



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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Monday 20 August 2018 10:41AM

Mark Rigley:

There are no works listed on the Digital UK website for Emley Moor. If there were problems with the transmitter it would be expected to create many more questions but there are none.

So it woulld suggest you have a problem with your system. Please could you tell us what the signal strengths are on one of the TV's and give a full post code so we can loom up the expected reception conditions for your location.



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Mike:

To be able to give any meaningful advice we need you to provide a full poist code so we can see the expected reception conditions for your location. There are over 1100 transmitters around the UK and without any indication of where you are and what transmitter yiou are use we cannot advise.

Please also give the signal strength readings for the BBCB multiplex.



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UTV
Monday 20 August 2018 10:47AM

Kathleen:

We need to know which transmitter you are using so please provide a full post code. Then we will be able to see what the signal reception conditions are like at your location and advise accordingly.



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