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All posts by Andy Jones

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There may not have been a fault at the Bromsgrove transmitter, but there have been problems if your aerial pointed at it, but had Wrekin in the background, it seems: The explanation, from Jeremy Billingham, who tries to keep viewers in the area informed, is

"There are three transmitters in the West Midlands that use the same frequency (multiplex 26) to transmit the BBC and although the Lark Stoke transmitter near Stratford, which is one of them, along with our local transmitter at Bromsgrove transmit their signals vertically I was certain that it was the horizontally polarised transmitter "The Wrekin" that was the cause of the problem, stopping many from watching the BBC.

Apparently these three transmitters have to be synchronised and locked together to stop them interfering with each other and for some reason and probably sometime during the work that was carried out on the 1st of June The Wrekin lost that lock which then created problems for thousands of TV Aerials that were pointing at Bromsgrove"

This has been fixed in the last few days, and so a retune should recover all of the lost BBC channels jammed to to Transmitter interference. I knew this was a transmitter problem, and not a receiver problem, and am so frustrated at the refusal to acknowledge that possibility from my communications with Digital-UK.

I hope this spares anyone else an un-neccessasry aerial installer call-out.


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