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All posts by tim w

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

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Thursday 9 February 2012 6:06PM

Hi, we live in Fleet. Having had zero digital signal that the TV can find since we moved in; on the first switch over date we suddenly got all the BBC channels.

That was great, but today we are finding that we have zero channels again. Some people appear to have some similar problems, is there work being done and it will reappear later?

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Thursday 9 February 2012 6:24PM

We actually live down the road in church crookham. It seems to be a blank spot as far as digital is concerned.

We had perfect signal on all the bbc channels but now have zero

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Friday 10 February 2012 4:23PM

Hi, thanks for the suggestions. We actually changed nothing with the cabling between when it worked and now that it doesnt, so I am not sure how it can be that. We have two devices: a TV and a freeview recorder.

At no point did we get the TV working but we were assuming that was something to do with how we had the system set up. The recorder though is the interesting one- we only got freeview channels for the first time on the switch over date. We have no amplifiers or splitters. The strange thing currently is that while it still claims to have no signal it always knows what program is on (though this might be residual).
We had perfect signal for several a few hours before loosing it again (indeed it was better than I ever remember)

Any thoughts would be appreciated

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Saturday 11 February 2012 12:45AM

Hi, just thought I would say- its back! there must have been some change at the other end, as we are back to full strength on all bbc channels (BBC mux). Not sure what happened over the last few days. Roll on completion of the switchover

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Saturday 11 February 2012 1:49PM

There must be something going on with the transponder relay at hannington. We have lost all channels again.

Signal was bad this morning, kept breaking up but we were getting something. Now we are back to 0 signal on all channels. Will assume that come the second switchover date this problem will cease

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Saturday 11 February 2012 9:38PM

The reason I commented was not because I had no signal. I have lived at this address for several years and never had signal. What has baffled me is the intermitent signal that we are now enjoying. Some of the time we have the whole multiplex at good quality, the rest we have zero on any channel.

I have seen what the predicter says though I have lived at addresses where this has been rubbish in the past.

I will just have to wait and see if when all the multiplexes are over, what we get.

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Wednesday 4 April 2012 10:39AM

In fleet we have received the new channels (hannington transmitter). However the signal is continually breaking up. Before today we did not receive any of the channels, so turning on of that mux at Hannington has worked but I hope that it is going to be turned up at some point.
The BBC mux is almost perfect, doesnt break up anywhere near as much

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Wednesday 4 April 2012 10:56PM

Neil

I live in Fleet and have an identical problem. The bbcA mux (which i didnt get until the first switchover date) is still available, however the C42 have been on and off all day (currently off). Im sure once the switchover is complete this wont keep happening

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Saturday 14 April 2012 11:18AM

Wondering if anyone can explain something. I have been looking at the levels for the different groups of channels. We are receiving PBS1 perfectly- my question is why are we not receiving PBS2 at all? According to the information at the top on levels PBS2 should be at 50,000 already - ie the same signal strength as PBS1.

Just to confuse things more we are picking up Coms 5 (not as well as PBS1 but alright) and that is only broadcasting on 10,000.

Why are we picking up channels broadcasting at 10,000 but failing to pick up some of the channels at 50,000. This may all be resolved on the final switch over date but just seems strange. Any explanation?

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Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Saturday 14 April 2012 8:29PM

Thanks for your thoughts.

Pre first switch over date we didnt get any signal on any digital channel at all- so there has obviously been a huge improvement. However as you rightly point out, while some of our issues since switchover can probably be attributed to issues to do with Hannington, there are probably some problems within our system as well.

We are waiting till the completion of switch over before we worry about changing our system in any way. After this point we will look into an attenuator and other things.

I was looking up the positive offset (my background is pure mathematics not anything technical) is there something I should do to deal with that.

In my post it was really something that I found interesting that channels I got perfectly (the bbc multiplex) and PSB2 claimed to be the same power yet one comes through perfectly and the other not at all. I hadn't considered that the information at the top could be wrong- you may well be right. It was really a matter of interest rather than anything else.

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