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All posts by Andy Fraser

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

Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Thursday 9 February 2012 5:42PM
Fleet

chris dare: It's most likely an aerial or cabling problem. What is your postcode?

Reception on all channels will be better after the switchover is complete.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Saturday 11 February 2012 1:59PM
Fleet

tim w: I think something else must be causing this. I am just down the road from you and the signal has been 100% since the teething problems on 8th February. I suspect a connection problem somewhere in your aerial system.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Saturday 11 February 2012 6:42PM
Fleet

I have more than reasonable reception on BBC A in Fleet. I tried adding a 12dB attenuator this morning and the signal level still showed 99%.

My postcode (about a mile from tim w) also predicts no reception on other muxes, but I have had adequate reception on all channels for many years.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Sunday 12 February 2012 10:12AM

Nick: I think your best option is to wait 10 days for the second stage of the DSO when all signals should improve significantly.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Monday 13 February 2012 11:01AM

Nick: 40, 43, & 46 are all used by Guildford analogue, which is transmitted at a much higher power. It is probably upsetting your Freeview tuner even though it may be coming off-axis to your aerial.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Monday 13 February 2012 11:04AM

Nick: I suffer from the same problem and I've found that some Freeview tuners cope better than others with this. I have also found that fitting an attenuator can help in some cases. Having said all that though, I think it's probably easier to just wait 9 days and reassess the situation.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Monday 13 February 2012 9:30PM
Fleet

Nick: I have a Topfield PVR and I also repair them, so I see many different models. At some stage, a different tuner module was used in the Topfield range. The old tuners work fine for me here in Fleet, but the newer ones only receive 3 muxes reliably. I suspect that the newer tuners will work fine after the DSO completes.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Wednesday 22 February 2012 10:14AM

tony: You should also see a signal on 41, 44 & 47, but they are not at full strength until April.

Post-switchover signal very good here in Fleet. No problems this time.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Wednesday 22 February 2012 11:06AM

tony: It seems that you'll have to wait until April 4th then.

I get 100% for 45 and 42, ~65% for the rest on my Topfield PVR. The actual difference is much larger than those figures suggest.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Wednesday 22 February 2012 2:34PM

Alan Cocker: According to DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex - "Big Deal" should only be on Arq A. I too had the duplicate on all of my receivers, but I deleted them both.

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