|BBC Productions: will it be Arqiva mark two in 2017?||1|
|12th birthday: six improvements to UK Free TV||2|
|50th birthday: guest RDI blog||3|
|Around the Bend?||4|
|DTG Summit: Freeview 700 MHz band for 4G very likely, BBC pay-Freeview not||5|
|New Freeview and Freesat channel TruTV to start soon||6|
|Connected Home refrigerator used by hackers in cyber attack||7|
|More digital radio stations. Ofcom - finally - proposes DAB+||8|
|BBC 2017: The problem with turning Freeview into Payview to keep the 3% happy||9|
|John Fox Hi. we receive from Tacolneston, usually wit||1|
|andy Try Mains Reset. (CH16BE)||2|
|John Butler Over the last 3 days Freeview has changed||3|
|KMJ,Derby Patrick: Unfortunately you appear to be out||4|
|andy CBS Action on CH 48 Moel y Parc (CH16BE)||5|
|jb38 David Stone: Unfortunately, there is no technica||6|
|KMJ,Derby Brian Fifield: No, it is most unlikely that||7|
|jb38 richard: Well, the DY4 area can be as little as||8|
|Robert Schofield Really enjoy watching the old progra||9|
|Aaron Which website says Heathfield will not receive||10|
|Freeview reception predicton||1|
|All free-to-watch channels||2|
|All radio transmitters||3|
|What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'?||4|
|Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Freeview ?||5|
|Crystal Palace (Greater London, England) digital TV transmitter||6|
|Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham, England) digital TV transmitter||7|
|Feedback | Feedback||8|
|Can I receive British Eurosport for free?||9|
|Can I stop paying Sky and use my satellite receiver to get Freeview ?||1|
|My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong||2|
|What can I do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'?||3|
|Can I use my ex-contract sky digital satellite receiver to get Freeview channels?||4|
|Can I receive British Eurosport for free?||5|
|My Sky box has a "no signal message" - what do I do?||6|
|How do I change the RF output channel on a Sky Digibox?||7|
|My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected||8|
|How can I get Channel 5 on Sky in Ireland?||9|
|How can I watch Channel 4 and five on satellite if I have no card or a free-to-view card?||10|
| Plymouth North Rd |
TV Off Air from 01:35 today to 0...
It is a feature of television signals that they can be effected by the weather. Aside from the obvious damaged that can be caused by wind or torrential rain, the onset of summer can cause a more intriguing problem called "inversion".
Basically, when the sun heats up the land, the hot air can get trapped below cold air at high level. This creates an "inversion layer" which acts like a polished mirror to TV signals. This causes two problems: you can receive both the original and a reflected signal from your own transmitter (on analogue TV this appears as "ghosting") or interference from TV transmitters that are normally too far distant.
The ITV/C4 multiplex of channels (ITV-1, ITV-2, ITV-3, ITV-4, CITV, C4, More4, E4, Quizcall) use a transmission "mode" called 64QAM, and it is sadly much more prone to these problems.
So, whilst a loft-mounted aerial will provide reception at some time, it will fail at others. The only real solution is to mount the aerial (or a new Class I aerial) outside on a pole, but some people report that changing the cable from the aerial to the set-top box to the high-grade satellite cable can also help.
The SCART connection, by the way, only carries a single TV picture, not the Freeview transmission multiplexes, so if this is disconnected it will result in degradation to every channel at once.