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All posts by Tom Wright

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I live at HG3 3AP and receive Freeview tv from Heyshaw transmitter using a 32element aerial mounted on an external roof mast with a mast amplifier, In fine weather reception is full strength and excellent quality on all channels but when it rains all BBC channels quickly weaken until the picture breaks-up and becomes unwatchable and takes several hours after the rain stops to fully restore. All the commercial channels are unaffected and remain full strength. I have called in an aerial firm who replaced the aerial with the same type but without effect and say that it must be due to the transmitter and not the aerial. I have been told that BBC and Commercial channels use different bandwidths (or something which I do not understand). Can they be affected differently by weather conditions and, if so, can anything be done about it? I have been fed from Heyshaw ever since it opened but have only recently noticed this problem. Please advise me.

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