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West Runton (Norfolk, England) DAB transmitter

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Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the West Runton (Norfolk, England) mast?

WEST RUNTON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Jun 01:45 until 21 Jun 02:17. . BBC

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West Runton Freeview West Runton DAB Tacolneston TV region BBC East Anglia (East micro region)

Sunday, 26 March 2017
richard gayfer
5:27 PM

yet again west runton is off the air. Sunday 26th 5.15 pm, we often loose signal NR25 7XG are they ever going to improve this area??

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017
peter wigley
9:47 PM

When will we be able to get classic fm on DAB in east Brunton?

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11:04 PM

peter wigley: Please provide a full postcode so we can see which transmitters cover your area and your predicted reception.

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StevensOnln1's 3,647 posts GB flag
Monday, 21 May 2018
Mr Farrow
6:04 PM

Why is BBC1 and other channels in its band so very week these past few days. Other channels are ok and my aerial is normal. What's going on?

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

3:46 PM

Mr Farrow:

Please provide a full post code so that we can see what the predicted reception is like at your location. It could simoply be the warm weather causing the problem, but do check all the connection between your aerial and the TV.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
7:27 PM

MikeP: Nr279Nr very high in Cromer. Almost line of site to transmitter

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MFARROW's 2 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 23 May 2018

12:59 PM

Mr Farrow:

You are a mere 2 km from the transmitter so either you have a fault with youyr aerial system or the signal strength is too high. Search for 'too much of a good thing' on this website.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019
John Brennan
7:28 AM

Last night interuption was total lack of picture from around 10pm until after 12.30 and again picture failed around 1.00 am.
Post code is N26 6HZ.
Reception from West Runton is poor in quality and program coverage for this tech age..

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Monday, 8 November 2021
Linda Irving
4:37 PM

We are in NR27 9LW and using a roof mounted aerial via the Tacolneston transmitter. Whilst we have had problems with reception in the past due to atmospheric conditions, this has only affected the major channels, not all. For the past week we have had a poor/weak signal every evening affecting all channels. It is fine in the morning but this happens anytime from late afternoon, and consistently by 9.00pm - so no 10.00 o'clock news! We have no idea what we can do about this.

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Tuesday, 9 November 2021

2:58 AM

Linda Irving:

If you'd posted on the Tacolneston transmitter page rather than here on this DAB transmitter page you probably may have seen the warning that the transmitter was having Planned Engineering "Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 01/11/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels".
That engineering is listed again for this week. (it's likely that the effect will be worse later in the evening).
(There's also a Freeview page for West Runton - a "Light" transmitter which only has the 3 PSBs but it's also affected by the Planned Engineering).

You are some distance (46km) from Tacolneston and your predicted reception is VERY variable but otherwise good when not affected by weather conditions or engineering. You are only 3km from the West Runton transmitter where your predicted reception is very good.

Even though your aerial is pointing at Tacolneston - should be bearing 191 degrees that's 11 degrees W of due South, rods (or squashed Xs) horizontal, you may still get strong signals from West Runton (vertical polarisation, bearing 281 degrees that's 11 degrees N of due West) as aerials have "side-lobes" and can get reduced signals of a different polarisation. You may even be accidentally tuned to it for some of the multiplexes.

Check in your TV tuning section that you are correctly tuned for Tacolneston's UHF channels, which are -
C40, C43, C46, C42, C45, C39, C55, C32 in the multiplex order -
PSB1/BBC A, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD, COM4/SDN, COM5/ArqA, COM6/ArqB, COM7, Local.
(C means channel).
Note, satisfactory reception of all multiplexes especially COM7 and the Local mux, will depend upon your location as well as your aerial installation.

On the other hand you may get better reception under current circumstances from West Runton even though your aerial isn't pointing the right way.
Its UHF channels are C31, C37, C29 in the order PSBs 1,2,3.
If you are correctly tuned to Tacolneston, try a manual tune on UHF C31 just to see if you can get a better signal, otherwise stay tuned to C40 for the BBCA mux.

See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are carried on which multiplex.

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