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All back on for Saddleworth ... looks like problems elsewhere though with regards to North Wales/NW England interface.
It baffles me that Moel y Parc can be received as far as Oldham though!

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I would say Diggle is just about high enough to receive stray signals from Emley Moor, although when I lived there in the old analogue days we also received ITV from The Wrekin too, so perhaps there's interface from there? Unlikely though.

Surprised ITV3 from Saddleworth is failing though, here in Uppermill it's been fine

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Just for your information, these outputs for bbc national radio are listed as 125.0Kw, when actually they output at 250 KW.

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Holme Moss (Kirklees, England) analogue radio transmitter
Wednesday 15 January 2014 6:35PM
Oldham

Oh I never knew that! Thanks for the information.

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I know that radiation patterns can be highly centred towards a specific location, but this beam heading South for Haslingden seems very extreme! How does a transmitter manage to radiate these sorts of extreme patterns?

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I just cannot and still cannot believe that when these transmitters become operational, coverage will come to 97%. That just has to be incorrect.

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Briantist: I'm talking about the 162 transmitters that are to come on air before the end of 2015, not the transmitters after that date.

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Full technical details of Freeview
Thursday 20 November 2014 11:22PM
Oldham

Hi, wondering if anyone could help.

We have had a new living room put onto the side of the house recently and transferred the Sky set top box from the old living room to the new one, all wires were put in etc. and it works absolutely fine.

Of course though, we have contacted Sky for a new Sky HD+ box for the old living room too, although there are a few problems.

1) The old sky box in the old living room had a huge HDMI problem. We had to install a horrid looking short HDMI lead from the sky box to the TV (which was wall mounted) and the wire was showing and looked ugly; this was because the HDMI leads we had installed that went from the cupboard with the set top box, up to the back of the TV on the wall mount (these were very long cables that went 'behind' the wall to stop them showing) but were apparently too long and we had no signal at all from them (we were told by another installer that if we used a bog standard blu ray player or games console, they would work fine but it's just the sky box that didn't seem to like them) Am I right I can by a HDMI amplifier to overcome this problem for when I install the new sky box?

2) Yes, you guessed it ... the old living room had a full working RF2 remote sensor going to an upstairs television and I understand these new set top boxes don't have any RF out, so I've discovered I can by an IO link to power this remote sensor and provide a picture to the upstairs television (and at the same time, provide a Freeview aerial in input to the Sky box) the only problem is is I want to send an RF output to both the upstairs TV and the living room TV (for freeview), if I use a bog standard RF splitter placed on the RF2 out socket on the IO link, am I right in saying the remote sensor link may suffer from 'too low power'?

Thanks for any help

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Is there anyway I can connect two TV's to one sky box rf2 output if something like a loftbox is used.

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David Mansell: I understand your fustration over the years at this particular relay transmitter but you have to remember it's not just this one that occasionally has the odd fault or engineering maintainance, it's all the other hundreds and hundreds of relays around the UK as well.

Todmorden in particular has an odd set up as instead of receiving its services direct from Emley Moor, the transmitter receives via Cornholme first.

Strange to think the location of the site was selected because of its line of site to Winter Hill ... sadly Winter Hill has absolutely nothing to do with Todmordens transmissions anymore

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