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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Monday 21 March 2011 8:48PM
Leeds

I'm currently getting a good Freeview signal through my existing aerial from Emley Moor. Average 80% signal quality with very little blockiness or freezing. The analog channels do have a bit of ghosting, but not enough to spoil viewing.

Will my existing aerial system still work properly after the switch in September, or should I invest in getting it replaced/upgraded?

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Be aware that the weather can affect Freeview reception worse than analog. If it's windy, and you have a rooftop aerial, you may get intermittent picture freezes or pixellation as it blows around.

Also if it has been very fine and dry recently, you may get signals from other transmitters reflecting off the ionosphere; ones that are normally out of range. This can cause co-channel interference and loss of your Freeview service.

You may need a new plug putting on the end of the antenna cable that plugs into your Freeview box. Move the cable around while it's still plugged in and see if heavy picture distortions occur when moving it. If so, the cable is probably broken inside and will need a new plug fitting.

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Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter
Monday 28 March 2011 9:20PM
Leeds

Just rescanned my Freeview TV and got a new channel number 8, called 'TPS'. Can't find any information about it on Google or any other website, except that 8 is used in Scotland and Wales for local channels. At time of writing (21:19 on 28 March) 'TPS' appears to be showing some kind of music concert. Any ideas what this channel is?

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