“Adrian Taylor: Digital switchover was the first step towards reducing the amount of spectrum given over to broadcasting and transfering it to other us” --- KMJ,Derby
Why have I been sent a filter for my Freeview?
Starting 29th April 2013, the third phase test for the at800 interference to Freeview is taking place. For this test, filters are being sent out to all homes at risk before the test starts. The area chosen for this third test is West London, including Isleworth - the home of satellite pay broadcaster, British Sky Broadcasting.
“What do they do wait to see if they get interference then fit it and report if it cured it?
If they fit it right away they may never know.” --- David
“Ms C Ashley: There are currently no problems reported with any of the transmitters in your area, and if there were it is likely that many comments wou” --- KMJ,Derby
17th April 2013 retunes for Scotland from Angus, Rosneath and Selkirk
As part of a rolling programme in the regions that experienced the early digital switchovers, some viewers in central and southern Scotland will need to retune on Wednesday. However, viewers of certain relays will lose some channels during the daytime but are best advised not to retune.
“D Russell: Confirm that it is tuned to Selkirk by observing the signal strength screen. It is on C50 or it may have tuned to Chatton on C45.
If you” --- Dave Lindsay
10th April 2013 retune for Winter Hill, Keighley transmitters and relays
To allow for the launch later this year of 4G mobile broadband, changes are being made to some digital TV transmitters. Many viewers in the North West of England (as well as parts of Yorkshire and the Midlands) will have to retune after 6am on 10th April 2013 to continue to receive certain Freeview TV and radio channels.
“Briantist,I read that Winter Hill Mux A was moving from Ch 62 to Ch 50,not 59.
Mux 2 is already on Ch 59.” --- Aerialman
“I note that the test mentioned was in an urban area that has several hills. Do you know if any such tests are planned in remoter rural areas where DTV” --- Michael Perry
Ofcom Bingo III - compatibility or improvements?
In the final part of this short series of articles on the future of the Freeview UHF frequency allocations looks at how technological improvements to digital television systems - may provide more with less
“Tony: No, see the Wooburn page:
Wooburn digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice
You may be lucky and be able to” --- Dave Lindsay
Which "at800" mobile masts might stop my Freeview working?
UK Free TV now has a new feature: the site now shows you the ten nearest mobile phone masts to your chosen location. These are the most likely places where 4G wireless broadband base-stations will be placed. If these are within 1.5km of your Freeview aerial, you may need to fit a filter to your aerial cable.
Very handy feature.
On the email you sent me at 17:04 the link from the New Stroies lsting did not work; but the one at top of list on ” --- Steve P
“Wouldnt the Bath relay still need some sort of adjustment to allow for PSB1 moving from UHF 61 to UHF 49? From what I understand of the way it works, ” --- Nicholas Willmott
4G test signals areas listed by the BBC
The two locations in the West Midlands, Cradley Heath and Rowley Regis, will shortly be experiencing the test 4G at 800MHz signals to see if they interfere with Freeview and cable TV.
“I live in East Yorkshire - HU17 and get Freeview from Belmont (60kms away). When I first got digital TV about 7 years ago the weak signal then on offe” --- Steve
“Jamie: The Channel 59 filter is actually a smaller cheaper one with a shallower roll-off. It only needs to pass channel 59 and below, so it can partly” --- Mike Dimmick
“Michael McCann: In Newtownards, I dont think that you will be receiving Freeview channels from Black Mountain. Divis is the main high power transmitte” --- Dave Lindsay
How do I know if the 4G broadband will overload my Freeview?
During 2013, some of the frequencies that were used for television before the Digital Switchover will be auctioned off and used to provide 4th generation (4G) mobile broadband. Many homes will need to fit a filter, and a small few will have to switch (for free) to Freesat. Knowing in advance where these homes are is a complicated matter.
This is another good example by where a spectrum analyzer is required to do the job correctly, where as by using a ordinary terrestrial meter whic” --- satdaveuk
“Yep, green is good red is bad.
Click and zoom in to the map, and see Red scores 5 and youll likely be filtered and/or troubled. Orange scores 4 = ” --- woodface
“With this sort of cutting up of the band I would suspect that the long term aim is to eliminate terrestrial TV altogether. Even with lite only repeate” --- Andy
“could it be used for analouge” --- jake
“Seems like planned interference problems to me. Who ever thought this up of having these mobile phones on old TV frequencies wants their heads looking” --- David
“My question was posted about 10 mins before you answered it @ about 3.20pm on Sat 23rd Jan.” --- Pete
“ this is because each multiplex requires five frequencies to operate nationwide .
Is this due to regional variations.. would it not be better to ha” --- jay