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North Wales - some viewers will need to retune Freeview on 14th November 2012
As part of the change of what is known as the 800MHz band of frequencies from television to 4th generation mobile broadband, there is an ongoing programme of changes taking place over the next few months.
Viewers in North Wales who use the Storeton, Moel-Y-Parc and Llanddona transmitters, and many of the relays will need to retune. Other relays will find one or more multiplexes will be without services during the night.
Those watching Freeview on the Isle of Man will also have to retune.
Charles Stuart Thursday 15 November 2012 11:46AM Bristol
@ Gerry Flanagan - I would have thought that trying specifically to tune into one particular transmitter could be an erroneous approach as local topography could make the theoretical best not the best. However, if it's because you have to manually adjust the aerial to the right direction and then add channels to your box, I'd be inclined to start with Blaenplwyf, then try either Presely or Llanddona. However, you might also try Divis in Northern Ireland.
I have to say that after this re-tune of PSB2 at M-Y-Parc,some of my customers have now lost ITV Wales/S4C in favoured areas around South-east Shropshire,which is extreamly disapointing!As MYP is co-channel with Sutton Coldfield.
It is a shame that MYP cannot use Channels 48,51,52, for it's PSB's and give viewers more choice.
I would imagine that there must be issues,in certain areas in between Sutton and MYP's service areas because of co-channel interference.
John Friday 16 November 2012 8:22PM Market Drayton
We are on The Wrekin transmitter, all was fine until we retuned on the dreaded 14th November, we now get BBC1 Wales ITV1 is totally unviewable. What has happened to my old channels? I have retuned three times and still get the same poor signal. I have changed nothing at my end so can someone explain why? I checked The Wrekin I should be getting all west midlands channels but I am not.
Chris Oyitch Friday 16 November 2012 10:49PM Gainsborough
Hehe switch over complete... How many retunes are going to happen from 4G... I'm predicting in my area Belmont and Waltham as some channels are above 698MHz.... Why do they transmit on these frequencys? I thought GHz travels in air better and requires smaller aerial?
Offcom are muppits
....same as offgen who are s'posed to control prices so puplic don't get ripped of???!!!
Chris Oyitch: Waltham is scheduled to change frequency on Mux BBCA in May 2013. Belmont is already using C60- so will not require a retune to introduce an offset for this phase of changes for 4G. The question remains whether the amount of spectrum available for 4G will be extended in the not too distant future to take in C49 to C60. This requires agreement from the other countries in Europe, but if implemented would see another round of retunes with the COM muxes possibly taking up temporary frequencies in the C31 to C37 part of group A, with a possible move to nationwide SFN working on C22, C25, C28 in the longer term. This would require the use of DVB-T2 on all COM muxes plus the PSB muxes at Belmont, Sandy Heath and Bilsdale to work, so is likely to be controversial if or when implemented.
I retuned last Wednesday (14/11/12)and did retune as a first time installation, have now lost all BBC channels. Help please, it's for an elderly neighbour who has nothing apart from his tv. We recieve signal from Llanddonamast Thank you in anticipation