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PBromsgrove (Worcestershire, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Sunday 10 April 2011 9:59PM
Thank you Mike Fisher for the suggestion.
Regrettably, I tried cleaning it out (scanning with the aerial disconnected) and then manually scanned Chs 26,23 etc. The behaviour was the same; ie it started with the correct assignments for BBC1,2 etc on Ch26 and after about 30 sec reassigned them to Ch41 with no signals. It is clearly getting some assigment instructions from Sutton Coldfield, perhaps relayed by Bromsgrove, as the Channels shown are those from Sutton. How can this be stopped? Is there in fact a hidden command channel relayed from Bromsgrove?
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Saturday 9 April 2011 5:53PM
Thank you Brian. Well I had tried that but have done it once more, and to be quite sure I disconnected an turned off the VCR. It is just the same: ie after a scan with a clean settop box it correctly assigns BBC1,2 etc to programmes 1,2 on Ch26. After about 30 sec this jumps to Ch41 with no signal. BBC2 is there OK on 815 but I have to do a manual scan to get BBC1 which then is added as 820, both on CH26. BBC301 is added at the same time. Is this likely to be corrected on 20 April or is it a problem with the settop box?
It is no great difficulty for 2 weeks now I know how to work around it, but clearly something is wrong!