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Ashburton (Devon, England) DAB transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ashburton (Devon, England) transmitter.

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Thursday, 21 May 2015
10:07 AM

For the past 2 weeks, I have been unable to get a signal on my tv between 10 am and 7 pm Why is this ?
Before 10 am perfect tv on all channels, also after 7 pm all O.K. again.
I live in Ashburton, Devon.
Prior to this I have had no problem with the television. How can I get daytime tv again ?

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Patricia's 1 post GB flag

6:20 PM

Patricia: As no engineering work is listed against the Ashburton transmitter, the best policy would be to find out if anyone else in your area is also suffering a similar problem with their reception, because they are, then this will eliminate the fault being associated with your installation.

If though others are also being affected, then the problem could be caused by the "electrical power supply to the transmitter" being interrupted due your local energy supply company carrying out essential maintenance work, something which will not be listed as a transmitter fault.

As far as the fault being associated with an installation is concerned, one example of where a time factor can be involved is on an installation that uses a mains powered aerial amplifier connected into a socket fed via an electro mechanical time switch used for other purposes, e.g: switching outside lights off / on, any interruption in the power supply to the time switch upsetting the on/off time, likewise the Freeview signal.

Further advice dependant on feedback.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Sunday, 6 May 2018
Andy Taylor
3:26 PM


I have had the same problem in central Ashburton too but for longer than 2 weeks. It seems to be an intermittent problem. Can anyone suggest a solution.

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Andy Taylor's 1 post GB flag

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