All posts by RobBelow are all of Rob's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.
RHannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
Monday 28 November 2016 11:41AM
I had some problems with the Freeview HD channels seemingly down on power and 'dropping out'. I use BT and quickly retuned the set top box to Crystal Palace (the aerial is virtually pointing 180 degrees in the wrong direction). The power was noticeably up and reception was perfect (I had been worrying that it was my cabling or connections causing a problem). Tuned back to Hannington and problem was still there. A couple of days later the 'problem' cleared. The power was back up. I know a bit about RF and atmospheric conditions but I'm not convinced when they say that there is no reported engineering work. Why would the HD channels seemingly be down on power (strength of signal on the BT set top box) and none of the non-HD channels?? The Crystal Palace transmitter does appear to be, by some margin, more powerful than Hannigton
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Monday 31 October 2016 8:17AM
Thanks Adrian and Darren, I was about to go in to the loft to inspect my connections and then spend money on an engineer to come and fix my apparent problem. Sounds like you've saved me a few quid! Darren, do you have a link to the tropospheric ducting forecast you mentioned? TA