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Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Caradon Hill (Cornwall, England) mast?

Caradon Hill transmitter - Caradon Hill transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 10/06/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Tuesday, 16 April 2024
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Matthew Delaforce
12:21 PM

For about a week now the Freeview signal imparts of Bodmin Cornwall is so bad that some equipment can't lock onto the signal off many if not all channels. Area is served by Caradon Hill.

I see there is scheduled maintenance work listed on the actual Freeview web site for caradon hill, but not listed on ukfreetv site, why isn't it listed here.
Any ideas anyone on how long the maintenance work is planned to go on? fo

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Chris.SE
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2:10 PM

Matthew Delaforce:

The Planned Engineering is mentioned on this site. Although you have posted on the DAB page, there is a note at the top of the page about the Engineering and the possible effect on Freeview. On the Freeview transmitter page, apart from the note at the top of that page, there are several posts about the Engineering work which has been going on and off for several weeks, similarly to a lot of other main transmitters.

As you haven't given a full postcode, it's not possible to comment on your predicted reception and make any constructive comment on how yours may be impacted by the engineering., and additionally whether you may be subject to any interference.
Arqiva never give details of the engineering work, or how long it may last as quite a lot of it can be weather dependant and you cannot work at height on masts in very windy conditions nor close to the antenna at full power. Some tasks cannot be carried out in the rain.

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