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Darvel (East Ayrshire, Scotland) Full Freeview transmitter
Wednesday 8 June 2022 7:03PM

Help, I've just started to lose signal on most of the channels. I believe its the trees in the distance filling out with leaves in the summer. Where I live is a low area surrounded by hills. The direct path to the Darvel transmitter has trees on the horizon. KA3 5JL

It's been getting worse each year. Do I have to just give up on terrestrial tv and switch to satellite?

I have bought a high gain Group A aerial and a longer pole to put it on I already have a mast head amp on the current wideband aerial.

My question is am I just wasting money or can i improve it enough.

I did think about switching to the blackhill transmitter 45Km away. But that seemed ludicrous.

Any help appreciated

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Thanks for the help I've gone for a YAGI 18 A band. on a longer pole replacing the cable outside while I fit. I will do this next week and see if this makes any difference. On the coverage map above it shows green all around a grey spot where my house is. I think therefore its possibly freesat for me if this fails.

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Well, Thats the A group Aerial up and working 70% signal and 100% quality for most channels with the exception of COM 7 all the channels on Com 7 have gone. I've obviously misread that com 7 and 8 were moving to Channels 31 and 37. And Com 7 is still on Channel 55. Is it likely to move or will I just give up?

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Thanks for the info. Only channel ill miss is Quest HD. As you say its now gone anyway even if i still had the wideband.

Thank for the help. Its really usefull when trying to fathom freeview out. It would look like terestrial tv is being whittled down bit by bit.

Thank you

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