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By providing a full postcode (such as W1A 1AA), national grid reference (for example SE123456) or latitude, longitude pair (like 54, -0.5) this page will provide a map, terrain plot and detailed information of the location showing the UK and RoI television transmitters that it is possible you receive Freeview, Freeview HD, Youview, BT Vision and Saorview from.

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These predictions are based upon a rooftop aerial and depend on the suitability of the aerial, the distance to the transmitters, the power of their signals, the postcode area, and local terrain.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

11:05 AM

Further to my post yesterday, just in case it's not obvious, I'm referring to the start/end programs when recorded on analogue VCRs - with apologies for hanging on to out-dated technology!

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GeordieLad's 42 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

6:17 PM

GeordieLad: Wikipedia confirms (if it's to be believed) my suspicion that PDC worked by information encoded in the teletext data which was on the top few lines of analogue pictures. This means that PDC won't work.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB

10:24 PM

Dave Lindsey and GeordieLad:PDC used 'spare' data space in the lines that were not normally displayed and some were used for teletext (Ceefax, Oracle or Teletext). So as the digital transmissions no longer have those spaces available for data there is no PDC in operation.
However, from a technical viewpoint, there is no obvious reason why such control data could not have been included with the digitised programme data. It seems it wasn't thought about at the time, so was not included with the specification. Perhaps Briantist has more information?

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MikeP's 215 posts FR
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
M. Roberts
10:23 AM

I use the same aerial ,using a three way connection, I have lost itv on all TVs but am able to connect to hd itv on the main TV . How can this be rectified.

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M. Roberts's 6 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

11:24 AM

M. Roberts: So you are missing ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, ITV2, Channel 4+1 and a few others then?

Your location is imperative as this relates to a reception issue. Judging by your previous postings you are in Llay. Is this correct?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
6:03 PM

Freeview Reception Problems

Hi all

Need some advice please, we are getting intermittent Interference resulting in the TV picture breaking up and making the most horrid noises, it is worse at night time most nights!

We have had an ongoing Aerial saga now for a month, it has cost us hundreds of pounds and still we can not watch TV without interference.

We have had Filters fitted, Mast Head Amp (made it worse!) Screened Coax Sockets, Webro HD100 cable fitted, F connectors used where ever possible and a Triax LTE Unix 52 T Aerial with built-in LTE Filter mounted on the chimney Stack and after all this we still have interference.

We are now operating on just the Triax aerial and the Webro cable and that seems to be as good as we can get, but not good enough for my liking.

We are using the Winter Hill transmitter and we live in Cheshire, WA6 0NJ.

We are located on the top of a hill and we have sight from our house to the Winter Hill Transmitter looking north and the Moel y Parc transmitter looking west, we appear to be closer to Moel y Parc transmitter than Winter Hill as the lights look much brighter from hear on Moel y Parc at night lol.

I am losing the will with Freeview and I am so close to giving up and calling Sky!

I have tried everything, I turned everything off in the house and I mean everything! to make sure it wasn't something local causing it and that made no difference, we are rural village and sadly we don't have things such as 4G or 3G for that matter so I guess we can rule that out.

I last had a guy hear yesterday who installed the Triax aerial and mounted it higher and he got a good reading from the Winter Hill Transmitter but sadly last night and today we are still having interference.

Would the issue of interference go away if I was to have the aerial pointing at Moel y Parc? would it be as simple as that? is it just my house don't like the Winter Hill Transmitter?

This village is a signal nightmare for everything, Phones, radio its all rubbish! it very much depends on what house you live in, Vodaphone works on one side of the hill but not the other as an example.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated before I chuck any more money at it!

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Andy's 12 posts GB
Dave Lindsay

8:02 PM

Andy: A wind turbine, maybe? (Although the aerial installer would surely have seen it!)

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB

9:07 PM

Andy: Starting from first principles - did you have decent recepetion before, what transmitter did you use, and when did the problem start?

Your system seems to have been completely replaced, so thats not it, and you've seemed to have turned off any other source of interference.

Dave Lindsay is right - if there was a turbine, then it would have been spotted!

Although you say your village is a nightmare for recepetion of phones, etc, your on top of a hill, with clear line of sight to the transmitter. In fact you have seemingly very good reception to several.

One thought did occur. Can you check that your actually tuned into the correct transmitter, and what the signal strength is. If you have got HD100 cable, a booster, F fittings, etc, then you potentially have a very good signal. Perhaps its too good!

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Wednesday, 10 June 2015

12:42 AM

Andy: Apart from anything else said, you should also keep in mind that engineering work is presently being carried out at the Winter Hill transmitter, the work having started on the 8th, a notice to this effect of "possible weak signal" having been posted on the engineering page.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
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