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M2011 switchover week two: The Wrekin and Ridge Hill transmitter
Monday 2 May 2011 9:18AM
Thank you Brian for your answer of 12/4/2011 which was very helpful.
Now my aunt in Stonehouse, Stroud, Glos, is fully converted there is just one remaining minor irritation. She prefers the West regional news progs which she used to be able to get (but with a reduced signal strength). Now she has just digital she gets Central regional progs. I have found the ITV West regional progs in the 800's but no sign of BBC West (Points West) regional progs on any of the listed channels. I thought she was on Ridge Hill West - but the Swithcover site shows this should have WEST regional prgs. Any ideas why she can get ITV west but NOT BBC west progs. I am assuming there is no easy answer to get the BBC west progs? I know properties 2 miles away (Ebley) do get the required channel - but they use Slad tranmitter which I believe is not receivable from Stonehouse.
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Monday 11 April 2011 11:26PM
I have been helping an elderly aunt with the switchover (Stonehouse nr Stroud). Initially all went well (4 TVs/PVRS). Lost BBC2 analogue as expected. Then lost all analogue then the channels reppeared. Then they disppeared again. At same time some of the digital channels previously received show NO SIGNAL. The switchover website refers to variable strength until April 20th - but are they varying things all the time and hence causing the repeated loss of channels? If so then I don't need to worry as presumably by 20 April it will be a reliable signal. Reading other posts suggest that digital wont be on full power in this region until the final retune date of 20 April -2011 - is this correct?