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Full technical details of Freeview
Saturday 4 January 2014 5:43PM
Birmingham

My postcode is B45 8HR and we use a external aerial pointed at the Ridge Hill transmitter. In the last month or so we lose signal quality and often lose the picture altogether, but only some of the day.
Looking at the map the line to the transmitter goes straight through a '3' mobile transmitter about 1.5 km away. Could this be the cause? And if so, why only some of the time? Also if so, is there anything I can do ( or complain to :-) ).


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Full technical details of Freeview
Saturday 25 January 2014 11:38AM
Birmingham

Mark Farmiloe: On Saturday 4 January 2014 6:12PM David Lindsey said:
Mark Farmiloe: I think you need to look closer to home some sort of electrical interference. Even if the base station is 4G at 800MHz then it's quite a way away, plus your aerial is horizontal and its signals are vertically polarised.

If it starts and stops at the same time then that is likely to be some timed device. An AM radio (LW preferably) powered from batteries might be useful in tracking it down.

I have a Multi-band radio including LW, but no idea how to use it to track my problem down. Please could you enlighten me.

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