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Hazler Hill (Shropshire, 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 Hazler Hill (Shropshire, England) transmitter.

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Wednesday, 1 November 2017
10:09 AM

still no tv reception in church stretton from hazler hill and no acknowledgement that there is a fault ? on here

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mike's 3 posts GB flag
12:44 PM

hazler hill came back for around 30mins now off again since 12am

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mike's 1 post GB flag
1:21 PM

mike: hi mike,
I seem to have the same problem but as you say there is no acknowledgement of the problem.i thought it was my aerial and went to get a new aerial amplifier and the guy in the shop said half of church stretton were without tv- seems crazy that nothing is happening!

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Neil's 1 post GB flag

2:20 PM

mike & Neil: This is very likely caused by the high atmospheric pressure affecting various parts of the country, causing lift conditions which allow signals from distant transmitters which cannot normally be received to interfere with the signals from the transmitter you normally use. Do not attempt to retune as this will delete all of your channels which are already correctly tuned. As this is an entirely natural phenomenon, all you can do is wait for the atmospheric conditions to return to normal.

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StevensOnln1's 3,553 posts GB flag
Monday, 30 December 2019
Mike Bingham
3:05 PM

service from hazler hill intermittent since yesterday been of most of today

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Mike Bingham's 2 posts US flag
Mike Bingham
3:07 PM

no service since yesterday can we claim a refund on or licence fee ????

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Mike Bingham's 2 posts US flag

10:53 PM

Mike Bingham:

There are unusually high levels of "Tropospheric propagation" at present, often associated with High Pressure weather systems.
These levels of propagation are unusual at this time of year - they cause signals from more distant transmitters to travel a lot further than normal. It is currently affecting different parts of the country by varying degrees and signals can change by the second or remain stable for much longer periods.
In the old "analogue" days there was a lot of talk about "continental" interference often in the summer months, but the interference can come from transmitters anywhere in the UK or Europe and even further afield. At the moment some people are getting DAB radio from the Netherlands and FM Radio from France as well as the interference to DTV.

It is predicted to continue for a couple more days, and you are advise NOT to retune as you will likely lose the correct tuning that you had. The "propagation" can be very frequency dependent, and it can only affected one frequency or several, but it can/will be different for others.

People will however have noticed the unusually mild weather which the Met office is referring to as a "Foehn effect" but it's not helpful that it seems none of the major broadcasters are making any reference to the interference being caused to TV and Radio reception! So it's no surprise that people wonder what is going on and think there is a transmitter problem.

For those that have retuned and lost correct tuning, you will have to try again and it could be hit and miss whilst the unusual propagation continues. If you are able to do a manual tune for the correct UHF channels, you may still receive interference or the wrong programmes.

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