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Tuesday, 17 February 2015
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MikeB
6:33 PM

Tina: If your getting 'no signal' on your TV,then thats what it is - something from the aerial down to the TV has stopped working. Its most likely a broken cable, etc. No wonder Freeview or the BBC would not be able to help you - its like you complaining the the DVLA that you cannot drive on the road, due to the fact that your car won't start.

Get a professional to have a look. If you'd done that in the first place, you would probably have saved yourself the cost of satellite TV.

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MikeP
10:46 PM

mike blackett:

The Sky box works off your dish so is unaffected by anything relating to your aerial or the feeds from that via your passive splitter that then feeds UHF signals to your TV sets. I presume the TV upstairs gets the Sky programme from your Sky box? Is that via a UHF connection from the RF1 or RF2 output on the back of the box? I also presume that your splitter has all the outputs connected to a TV set or box?

I would suggest that you firstly check all the UHF (not the dish) cables and connections to make sure there are no loose or faulty connections. You should also check that the cables are undamaged and that there are no short circuits in the cabling.

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Wednesday, 18 February 2015
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catherine birch
5:35 PM

I have a problem with my freeview tv reception. the slightest movement near the ariel socket disrupts the sound & picture, & every now & then I lose channels entirely. The landlord who owns my property is responsible for the fitting & maintenance of the arial & other equipment, & I can`t afford to buy stuff for myself. Iv`e had people come round to check it, but they say that nothing is wrong with the arial. What can I do to fix these problems?

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jb38
7:59 PM

catherine birch: Should the socket referred to be the one fitted into a wall plate?, if the jumper lead connected into the socket is known to be OK, then remove the plug from the socket, and in the centre of the socket you will see the small circular piece of metal that grips the centre pin of the plug that's connected into it, this can slacken off through time resulting in problems of the type you are complaining of. All that's generally required to rectify the problem is to carefully squeeze the circular centre piece slightly together just enough to give the plug a good tight fit. This procedure also applies to TV's or boxes aerial sockets.

If the aerial socket referred to is neither of the two mentioned, then please say what they are.

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jb38
11:18 PM

catherine birch : In addition to that said. Erratic reception can also be caused if the incoming coax cables copper core retaining screw, on the "rear" of the aforementioned socket, has not been sufficiently tightened at time of installation, problems usually only being experienced after a period of time once that the copper core starts to become slightly oxidised.

Once again, the problem being easily resolved by removing the wall plates two fixing screws, then easing the plate from the wall just enough to be able to check / tighten the cores retaining screw with a small screwdriver.

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Thursday, 19 February 2015
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Tina
6:47 PM

Mike b aerial fine and booster had the checked!!! Give me some credit

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mazbar
7:20 PM

Tina when you had your aerial and amplifier checked what did the aerial engineer tell you the problem was.

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MikeB
8:16 PM

Tina: But if your still getting 'no signal', which means thats there is a fault somewhere in your system..

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Friday, 20 February 2015
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jb38
12:00 AM

Tina: As you are located in an area notorious for poor reception from the Sandy transmitter, the problem basically being caused by the signal path from this station being obstructed from just over 1 mile or so prior to your location, line-of-sight blockages close to the reception area being the worst possible situation and generally resulting in any signal that is received not being particularly much above the lower threshold for reception, a situation not being helped any by the fact of numerous trees seen dotted around the area, trees being another thing detrimental to Freeview reception.

Have you made any local enquiries in order to ascertain if others are also suffering from similar problems with reception? although in areas such as yours reception can change over a relatively short distance such as from house to house, or even between houses facing each other across a street.

However, as mazbar (a professional aerial installer) has requested, it would be interesting to know the aerial installers findings after having checked your installation.

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