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Dave/Brian thank you to you both.

Brian : I printed off the reply from the BBC and read it on the train home last night. I realise now I have seen similar on the tx-list (mb21) chat site. Heres hoping you can get a conclusion to this soon.

I must say the UK Free TV website is a really good source of information. The maps in particular are of great interest.

Could I ask is it a voluntary site with people just helping out folks with reception problems out of the goodness of their heart? Clearly a lot of work goes into it and it seems to be on going (with the recent adding of yellow interference zones on the maps).

Sorry if I have been asking a few questions lately, it was quiet at work over xmas! I only have 2 questions left in my locker and Ill space out the timing of asking them !

Thanks again.


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I went to my local chip shop the other day and noticed an aerial looking at Sandy Heath.

Nothing too unusual in that except that my chip shop (Mr Fast fry) is in Greenwich, South London.

I looked at the postcode checker and there is a 90% plus signal there on all the main MUXs .

Same if I put in sample postcodes in SE18 or SE2 further along the river Thames.

There have always been a few Anglia TV aerials along this stretch of river but always looking at Sudbury not Sandy.

Does anyone know if Sandy has had a major change in its radiation pattern? The digital power seems in proportion (at less than 1/5 of analogue).

I did a plot using this site Terrain - shows radio profile between two UK sites to optimise you DTT, Freeview, DAB or analogue TV reception and the path appears well and truly blocked several times miles away.

We are about 5 metres AOD and are 73kms away from Sandy!

My signal from Crystal Palace is fine by the way (SE10 0AE), I am just curious how such a strong signal penetrates south of the Thames.

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Michael : Maybe Mr Fast fry himself is not watching news of school closures in Peterborough but one of his clan is as you can see from your poke around his roof top with google street view the aerial is one of them new fangled 3 pronged 'digital' ones you didn't get in the good old days, Dave : His skate is very good but you need to wait 10 minutes for it..

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