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Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, 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 Ridge Hill (County of Herefordshire, England) transmitter.

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Friday, 6 February 2015
6:18 PM

Current problems with Freeview in CHELTENHAM with very weak signal (pixellation)when trying to record Channels 4 and 5 but relatively OK watching live. Have bought a completely new system , TV and recorder, to try and solve problems before Xmas but the Ledbury transmitter just gives continual problems. Problems then were with BBC1. TV engineer visited 3 times and could not sort it out. Aerial checked out OK.


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7:39 PM

Peter Mitchell - The Ledbury/Ridge Hill transmitter was down for about 5 min yesterday. If you put your postcode into the site, it will tell you bearing, strength, etc..

Since we havn't seen any other complaints, its likely its your system. Firstly - what is your signal strength? Pixellation can be cause by too high a signal, as well as too low. A postcode would be a big help. And what transmitter are you actually tuned into?

Next, check your equipment. If C4/5 are fine watching, but not good in recording, that might point to a wiring problem, so are you looping through the signal to the TV, or does it have a different path? And although you say your aerial is fine, what about the rest? I know the engineer has been out 3 times, but....

Why did you buy a new TV and recorder? If your having problems with the signal, then the bit at the end of the line will generally react in the same way, although a decent brand will have more sensitive tuners. But of course, that can also be a problem.

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MikeB's 2,574 posts GB
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Derek Haselden
9:52 AM

BBC stations are not available on DAB radio this morning while some other stations, eg Absolute Radio, are. I live in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5NA and the websites seem to show 'no reported problems' - which there are. Ant thoughts ?

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Derek Haselden's 1 post GB
Sunday, 1 May 2016
John Carrey
12:43 PM

We lost all signals from Ridge hill transmitter at about 1:15 am Sunday 1st May. All ok at 7am again. This is the second time in the last week at about the same time. Any body else seeing similar problems.?.

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John Carrey's 1 post GB

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