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AStockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter
Saturday 23 July 2011 7:22PM
Thanks for the comprehensive reply. I'm certainly no techie, so not sure how to answer your questions. We had our aerial installed about 3 years ago. It's pointing towards Stockland. I really don't know if it's A or C/D. (At the moment we are only picking up Mendip TV). There are a lot of hills between us and Stockland! We do have an SLX8-way amplifier. As you could see from the map, we are right on the edge of the transmitter - can you advise me if it's worth getting an aerial specialist in again to have a look at our situation, or are we just doomed to never have a clear reception? I'm astonished this seems to be such a common problem - don't BBC or ITV have an obligation to deliver a minimum service level? Is there a way to claim discount/exemption on the license fee if I have little access to BBC station? (FM BBC Radio is also very poor).
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Monday 18 July 2011 3:42PM
I live in TA13 5JX. We are right on the edge of the Stockland transmitter area, and also the Mendip area. Our BBC is hardly watchable - it freezes, and makes "popping/clicking" sounds. We have to retune our TVs (x2) about once a week, as it seems to lose all info stored and assumes it is a new installation (both are relatively new sets, under 3 years old). When we retune, we generally get Stockland (BBC Southwest) but sometimes Mendip (BBC West) Most people in our village seem to have Sky as the reception is known to be rubbish. Is there any way to improve the reception, given our location in an apparent no-mans-land for both transmitters?