22nd May 2013 retunes for Devon and Carmarthenshire4G-at-800
: As part of a rolling programme in the regions that experienced the early digital switchovers, some viewers on the Devon and Carmarthenshire will need to retune on Wednesday. However, viewers of some relays must not retune.
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“gordon pithie: Contact your landlord, or whatever party is responsible for the aerial system.
The communal aerial system requires a power supply. O” --- Dave Lindsay
“Rob: As stated many times on this website, there is a two-tier terrestrial television network in the UK. On the page for the Whitehaven transmitter on” --- Dave Lindsay
“Absolutely. We must defend our beloved home grown measures - avoirdupois. This alien metric crud is clearly a European conspiracy by the same people w” --- woodface
“where do I find the terrain plots?” --- Ian
Brighton to be the fourth at800 test area from mid-May 20134G-at-800
: At800, the people who are going to stop interference from the new mobile internet services (4G) when they start in the old analogue TV frequencies (called the 800MHz band) are performing a fourth test in the city of Brighton and Hove.
“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
New channel coming to Freeview - Drama from 8 JulyTV channels
: It's back-to-the-future time for UKTV. Once there was a channel called UKTV Drama, but it chanced its name to Alibi back in 2008. But from 8th July 2013, there will be a new Freeview channel called Drama.
“Freeview only or will it be on satellite?” --- Ian
“Probably all the people discovering just how unreliable freeview is.” --- Ian
1st May 2013 retunes for Norfolk and Suffolk using Tacolneston and Kings Lynn4G-at-800
: As part of a rolling programme in the regions that experienced the early digital switchovers, some viewers in Norfolk and Suffolk will need to retune on Wednesday. However, viewers of relays (other than Kings Lynn) will lose Freeview HD channels during the daytime but are best advised not to retune.
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Why have I been sent a filter for my Freeview?4G-at-800
: 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
“I have freeview and sky free programmes. Which group am I on.” --- Pete Green
Improving the 4G-at-800 information on UK Free TVAbout us
: I have looked at the information I was providing to illustrate the potential problems for Freeview homes from 4G-at-800 transmission, and I have made some changes - in particular the move to a new "higher risk" (C21, C22, C23, C30, C59 and C60) range of channels for transmitter highlighting.
“agnes malcolm: This is only really likely to happen if you are using a separate set-top box.
Try unplugging and plugging the scart lead at each end” --- Dave Lindsay
“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 Selkirk4G-at-800
: 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 relays4G-at-800
: 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
Which "at800" mobile masts might stop my Freeview working?4G-at-800
: 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
“Ceefax has ended. (22/10/2012)
The BBC TV Center has closed. (22/03/2013)
And now the BBC HD channel is closing. (27/03/2013) :o(
Brian Wright, I” --- Mark Agius
4G test signals areas listed by the BBC4G-at-800
: 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
“Mr F: The Commercial (COM) channels (which carry ITV3, ITV4, Pick TV, Dave, Film4 and others) arent broadcast on the same power as the Public Service ” --- Dave Lindsay
“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
“Yery good question Mark. The BBC has still not been able to find anyone to go on their spare HD channel let alone find 10 more with only up to 65% cov” --- trevorjharris
“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
“Please dont try to clear your dish with a hose pipe, you will end up with a skating rink and possibly a damaged LNB.
Insistently, if you live in a ” --- Ian
“I wonder how long it will be before ITV HD is fully regionalized? Id love for there to be a Yorkshire variant of ITV HD, then my grandparents would pr” --- Josh
“Will we get this in England our BBC HD on 101 Freesat and Freeview?” --- David
How do I know if the 4G broadband will overload my Freeview?4G-at-800
: 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
“With transmitters changing channels all the time (due to the 800MHz clearance), would it be possible to show those that will use a particular channel ” --- Dave Lindsay
Some UK Free upgradesAbout UK Free TV
: There have been some upgrades to UK Free TV to deal with new information. This includes various maps, the analogue and DAB radio pages, and fixes for the transmitter information system.
“Wilf Fletcher: BBC1 North West is From Winter Hill on Ch62 (802.000Mhz), the ITV1 match being Granada on C59 (778.000Mhz) ” --- jb38
“Interesting when Five and BBC2,3 and 4 are not HD.
” --- David
“Actualy 4HD is now at 230 on Sky. It moved from 140 which is now 4seven. NHK World is on 507.
You can also get 5 HD on Freesat from Sky but you mus” --- trevorjharris
New satellite footprints pageFree satellite - general
: A new page has been added to UK Free TV to show the satellite coverage areas - known as footprints - for each of the satellites used to cover the UK.
“Can any freesat box be tuned manually to receive all free Sky channels?
Is the footprint above freesat or sky? Which one are they likely to be lookin” --- Nick