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Hebden Bridge relay transmitter
My Freeview | - independent free digital TV advice
- map, says HB Tx AOK.
BBC - Reception problems (for my postcode)
- says:
Hebden Bridge BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:35 today
Hebden Bridge HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:35 today
Luddenden - No problems -

Doesn't say WHY, Doesn't say WHEN will be OK!


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Hebden Bridge relay transmitter, still offline 5hrs after bbc info syas went offline.
All the online info I have been able to find is only about my aerial, my digibox, my TV - nothing about Tx outage.
Still mapview says no problem, also…php, the site for 'All transmitters with faults and engineering' says no problem, while still BBC says offline since 08:35 today, which is indeed the truth.
We are paying, both for the programmes and the equipment - do we not deserve at least a clue about what is wrong with the service, and prospects about when back on line?

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Hebden Bridge (Calderdale, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Tuesday 19 June 2012 3:28PM
Hebden Bridge

Mike Dimmick - thanks for yr response.
The good news, which I was about to post, is that about 20mins ago TV flickered back into life! I'd left it on, set to BBC1, took a few seconds for picture to settle, but after that all my usual channels available. Phew!
The BBC site: still says 'offline since 08:35' - perhaps the engineers are sitting there with crossed fingers, too nervous to tempt fate by declaring AOK too soon.
The BBC link you kindly listed above leads you to a reporting page which assumes, as do all the other sites I found, ONLY that the problem is my reception, not anything to do with transmitter/transmission.
They make you jump through many - page fulls - of yes/no questions offered only one at a time, before at last you get to a text box to enter comments/symptoms.
They then warn that you are unlikely to get a response!
I guess they have remote monitoring for the 50 or so satellites fed by Emley Moor, so have a fair idea of the problem the moment it arises. They will have some idea of when a crew can arrive on site, and even some idea of how long to correct, all within minutes of the fault arising.
Could we not be in on a bit of this info? ukfree is more help than all the other services put together - keep up the good work!

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