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Aerial groups - new feature | Transmitters
Thursday 29 September 2011 2:04PM

Hi. My neighbour recently fitted a new external aerial to another neighbours house. At the same time as switch over the old lady swapped her rented tv for another rented tv, but this time one with built in Freeview. This is a Linsar 19LED504.
We live in Hoyland, Barnsley. Our post code is S74 9LR. The aerial that was fitted appears to be a wide band aerial, although I am not entirely sure. The elemants are vertical and it is pointing I believe at Sheffield(Crosspool). There is no line of sight. There is a hill lined with trees about 5 miles away from us and blocking the line of sight. Its is definatly not pointing at Emley Moor.
Anyway the lady's TV keeps getting pixelation and often drops channels, from memory she keeps losing ITV2 and some other non BBC Channels.
I have twice retuned the TV shortly after dropping channels and folling retune the tv finds the missing channels. Why would this be? At first I thought the problem may be co-channel interference. But not so sure now. I have wondered how crucial alignment is. This website says that we are 14 miles away from crosspool transmitter and I was wondering if because you can not see the transmitter to point the aerial at it, if this was the problem. But then why would it find the dropped channels after re-tuning?
Please Help
Many Thanks

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