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Winterborne Stickland (Dorset, 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 Winterborne Stickland (Dorset, England) transmitter.

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Monday, 16 March 2015
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Gill pitman
7:47 AM

We have not got any signal. we lost all the bbc channels back at the end of January, and lost all the other channels just over a week ago. My husband got on the roof with a signal finder, and found nothing. We only had a new ariel 3 to 4 years ago so I don't think it can be that.

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jb38
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8:25 AM

Gill pitman: Although your aerial may only be 3 or 4 years old it could still be defective, particularly where the coax is terminated in the aerials junction box, or alternatively the screw type "F" connector such as used on some aerials.

However, the situation as far as signal strengths expected in your area is concerned is impossible to assess unless a post code is supplied, or at least one from nearby such as a shop / post office.

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Gill pitman
8:45 PM
Blandford Forum

DT11 0AQ

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11:07 PM

Gill pitman: Indications are that you area is covered by the the Freeview "light" Winterborne Strickland transmitter located @ 3 miles away at an angle of 2 degrees, the receiving aerial being vertically mounted, i.e: elements facing up and down.

However, a number of aerials are also seen to be facing towards the Rowridge transmitter @ 40 miles / 102 degrees, although reception from this station could be a bit iffy due to the signal path from said station suffering from multiple obstructions close to where you reside, and so it really depends on where your aerial is facing towards, the easy way to tell being whether or not you were able to receive ITV3? as this programme is only broadcast from Rowridge.

The other point being, that if your aerial is facing towards Rowridge then you might possibly have an aerial amplifier installed to compensate for the poor reception expected from this station, if you have? then it could have failed hence the reason for no signal.

Should on the other hand your aerial not be facing towards Rowridge, then your husband should double check the terminations on each end of the coax, as you should receive a good signal from Winterborne.

By the way, what brand of TV or box are you using, and has this been retuned since the signal vanished? which or course is a most inadvisable action, as all it does is scrub everything already stored in the tuner.

Further advice dependant on feedback.


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Tuesday, 17 March 2015
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Gill pitman
8:15 PM

Due to being in the valley bottom, our ariel is facing stickland. We have 3 TV's coming off this ariel, JVC, Toshiba and Bush. Re-tuning made pixilated pictures disappear but TV's could not find anything after that. I will get my hubby to double check again. He thinks, from what you have told us that it may be the ariel, we will see........ Thanks for your help.

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9:21 PM

Gill pitman: The reason why retuning resulted in the pictures disappearing, is more likely down to the level of the signal received being under that necessary to resolve a picture, and not necessarily the case that none exists.

If any of your TV's has "manual" tuning you can use it as a form of signal meter, the procedure being to select manual tune and enter Winterborne's (BBC1) C46 / 674Mhz but stop at this point, do "not" press scan or search, as on most devices if any signal is being received, the strength and quality of the signal will be seen on the level indicator bars "no matter how low it may be", as the TV's tuner is more sensitive than a normal (non professional) signal meter.

If your husband makes another check on the aerial, look out for water having crept into the coax and not just for an iffy connection.

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10:54 PM

Gill pitman : Further to that said, "if" any type of powered splitter is being used to feed the signal from the aerial into the outlet points used by the three TV's you should try bypassing, that is by connecting the aerial directly into one of the TV's followed by carrying out a normal auto-tune, should though nothing be received, then carry out the procedure referred to in my previous reply.

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Monday, 5 June 2017
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Gill Pitman
4:12 PM

When is the transmitter going to be switched back on? We don't have any TV at all, very boring!

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5:20 PM

Gill Pitman: It will be switched back on when the fault is fixed, probably within the next few hours. Do not attempt to retune your TV as this will delete all of your channels, just wait and everything will be working again when the transmitter is fixed.

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