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All posts by Alan Coomber

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Washford (Somerset, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Thursday 28 March 2013 11:33PM
Taunton

Following yesterday's retune for the Washford transmitter we have lost ITV completely. Is this an ongoing transmitter fault that we can expect to be fixed or do we need to take action on our part?

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Washford (Somerset, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Friday 29 March 2013 10:16AM
Taunton

Thanks Dave - yes we do have 2 aerials combined to one feed that has worked perfectly for several years. I don't understand most of what you said - far too technical ! I did work out that the ITV signal is on ch50 and tried a manual retune yesterday on that channel but it didn't work. I guess we'll just have to put up with Wenvoe. Sounds like another digital c.u. I remember when tellies had just 2 channels and life was simple.
Thanks
Alan

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Dave
The feeds from the two aerials are combined in a box attached to the aerial mast up on the roof. The single combined cable then runs to a powered box in the loft that splits the feed to run to 3 sockets down in the house. We used Wenvoe for digital and Washford for analogue West region programmes until Washford went digital when we used both digital signals very happily up until this week. We need Wenvoe because Washford doesn't have a full range of channels and we need Washford to get west region programmes. It seems that we have been robbed of ITV West just to keep a few mobile phone users happy.

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Dave , Many thanks for your patience with my questions.
The other option I think might be Freesat - more expense but I think that might separate us from transmitters and mobile operators.

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