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All posts by Gareth

Below are all of Gareth's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

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Sudbury (Suffolk, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Sunday 15 December 2013 5:18AM
Ipswich

Am I reading the initial plans displayed on the initial part of this page correctly - i.e. Sudbury may get com7 and 8 at some point after 2014? There is little or no option for me as I live in Hadleigh (Suffolk, not Essex). Tacolneston doesn't quite cover central Hadleigh (and it would be an incredible reach anyway, it's right on the edge of theoretical coverage).

It's not the most massive loss, BBC4 HD is really the only channel I would like. BBC3 HD has been up and running perfectly since it should have been.

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Sudbury (Suffolk, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Sunday 15 December 2013 11:34AM
Ipswich

Thanks for the reply - oh well. I suppose that's why we've got the 1,001-ft mast at Mendlesham doing nothing apart from mobile services and rubbish local radio? Seems such a waste.

Obviously I know that you and your sources know what you're talking about, but it still seems strange that Sudbury would interfere with the close continent when, for example, Belmont won't. I suppose that's just the key distance further west?

It is ironic that Sudbury could interfere with France and Belgium but it has a few black spots in Sudbury itself (as I'm sure you're aware, the transmitter isn't really that close to Sudbury) and indeed Ipswich, which is ~10 miles away. If you approach Ipswich from the West (Sudbury) then most people approaching the town centre on London and Hadleigh road have their Yagi aerials vertically mounted and pointed at the Bramford (Bullen Lane) relay - which almost implausibly, is actually a Tacolneston relay. Some people furthey into town from the west, and out of town closer to the coast actually have theirs pointing at the minor relay on top of the AXA building in Ipswich, or the Felixtowe relay.

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Sudbury (Suffolk, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Sunday 15 December 2013 11:37AM
Ipswich

Sorry, I didn't mean Belmont, I meant a north-London transmitter which I used to try to pick up aaaages ago, I can't remember its name now.

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Sudbury (Suffolk, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Monday 16 December 2013 2:46AM
Ipswich

Ah well - one extra HD channel is better than nothing. Thanks again for the response.

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