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Paul Taylor: Digital UK still list PSB1/2/3 as 20kW and COM4/5/6 as 10kW at Huntshaw Cross, however all multiplexes are now broadcasting on lower frequencies (PSB3 is now on UHF channel 37 when it was previously on 55) so you may need a new aerial if your existing one isn't wideband. Check for any loose connections etc and try manual tuning first, but if that doesn't work, give the Freeview Advice Line a call (see link below) who can arrange for a replacement wideband aerial to be fitted (free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable).

https://www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges

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Edward Dilley: The https://getdigitalradio.com checker only predicts that you will be able to receive the BBC National and South West Wales local DAB multiplexes at your postcode. DAB operates as a single frequency network (SFN) so you will receive a mix of signals from multiple transmitters, which reinforce the signal strength allowing your radio to decode more of the signal. The broadcasters and multiplex operators don't usually announce in advance when their stations will be added to additional transmitters, so we can't tell you if/when you might be able to receive any additional stations in the future.

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JANET LYNNE WHEELER: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV? Please provide a full postcode so that we can see which transmitters cover your exact location, where you are in relation to them and your predicted coverage etc. Your TV Licence is not a subscription and does not entitle you to receive any channels, it is merely a licence to receive TV broadcasts or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer, it does not provide funding to any commercial channels and has no bearing on your ability to receive them. It also isn't payment for goods of any sort. Also, posting on an unofficial technical help website telling people to "get it sorted" won't make anything happen, as no one from any broadcaster or transmitter company will read your post here, nor will anyone know where you are or be able to establish what is causing the loss of channels from such little information.

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Philip Oakley: This website has no connections with any broadcaster or transmitter company. According to Digital UK, the power output of Huntshaw Cross has not been increased, only the frequencies have been changed. I've no doubt that Ofcom have the capability to track down the cause of the interference, however accusing an unofficial technical help website of causing it won't solve anything!

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Tony staples: You should be able to get good reception from either Seagry Court (roughly to the East from your location) or Mendip (roughly South West), which direction does your aerial point? Mendip has recently changed frequencies and may now require a wideband aerial to be fitted if you currently have an older grouped aerial (this can be done free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable - see link below for the Freeview Advice Line).

https://www.freeview.co.uk/tvchanges

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Tuesday 25 June 2019 9:18AM

J Shaftoe: Most indoor aerials are rubbish (they are usually little more than a piece of wire sticking out of an amplifier) and adding further amplification will increase the amount of noise (unwanted signal) at the same time as boosting the wanted signals. If you provide a full postcode we can see which transmitters cover your location, where you are in relation to them and your predicted coverage, enabling further advice to be offered.

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Tuesday 25 June 2019 9:21AM

maurice beasley: Keep It Country is being replaced on Sky & Freesat by Spotlight TV , you will need a dish and satellite receiver (if you TV doesn't have one built in) to receive it.

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terry: COM7 & COM8 are no longer broadcast from the Caradon Hill transmitter, no amount of retuning or anything else will change this.

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Tuesday 25 June 2019 3:41PM

Ethel Brown: You can't receive Freeview on a Sky box, you're receiving those channels via satellite. Reception can be temporarily affected by bad weather such as heavy rain, but usually only if you have a weak signal to begin with. There have been no reports of any recent changes to the coverage area of any of the Astra satellites which your Sky box receives.

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