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Single frequency interference | Freeview Interference
Wednesday 2 February 2011 4:00PM

hello Brian, can't believe the amount of help you have provided to people on this website - you must be commended!!

Hopefully you can help me.

Dont know how old my aerial is. I've done the check on analogue teletext p284 & all the white bars are fine. It tells me i'm getting a signal from Waltham. My postcode is NG8 3HL. I have a new tv with built-in freeview. Previously i had a freeview box & i have always had missing channels.

Current freeview has missing channels block 2 & 3. Previous freeview could receive ITV, CH4 etc, but it wasn't worht watching as it was very very choppy & intermittent.

Are you able to point me in the right direction or advise if i need a new aerial, or do i need to do something else? Got someone here this week with a long ladder so i can sort it if need be. I dont have a booster or anything. I've just removed connections to external devices & retuned the tv, but the channels are still missing.

Do you know if i need to point my aerial to the nottingham one? The cable from teh aerial is split between 2 rooms, the 2nd one isn't a digital (but will be in future...)

If i do need a new aerial, i guess it's a wideband i need?

Thanks for any advice :)

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thank you very much to both JB & Brian. Really helpful!

Please forgive my ignorance and advise me what a 'contract aerial' is?

If i do buy a new aerial, i have found this website here:

ease of reference, i find the above website useful. If you do know of anywhere in particular i should buy from, please do recommend. Otherwise i may just google the aerial i need, or pop to argos/b&q/screwfix.

Many thanks once again.

PS - the splitter is powered. oh, also, Nottingham is quite hilly in parts, would this affect which mast to aim for? (NG83HL)

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Thanks once again to you both :) i've taken photo's of my aerial & some others in my area. All aerials are pointing either NW or SE. Mine is SE (Waltham) To clarify something i said earlier - one of the teletext pages said i was using the waltham transmission (or a relay of waltham). Link to photos here: ImageShack Album - 2 images image with a single aerial on is mine. The other image is a mash of the ones on local houses incase it helps. I have marked which transmittor they point to - N for Nottingham, W for Waltham. I've read up on the link you provided about the different aerials. Reading the 'groups' chart leaves me a little confused. Does this mean that unless i get a 'wideband' aerial, i'll never get all the groups? The ladder isn't here yet, but once it is i'll look at getting mine realigned then see how it is then. (NG83HL)

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