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

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Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Tuesday 25 September 2012 8:40PM
High Peak

We get only Freeview Lite from the Chinley transmitter. However my neighbours (20 m down the hill) say they have switched their aerials to Ladder Hill and get full Freeview. This appears to be impossible according to the information here! The aerial engineer who was here last week also said no not possible but they clearly do! He was unable to get a signal from Winter Hill. Any idea what is going on?

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Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Tuesday 25 September 2012 10:44PM
High Peak

Thanks for the replies. There is no doubt neighbours do indeed have full Freeview, - will ask since when but certainly weeks, maybe months, so it does not seem intermittent or freak weather-dependent. The aerials are oriented horizontally not vertically, but I haven't yet taken an exact orientation. It was a DIY job. When the weather improves I will also try moving my aerial round.

However I have now got Freesat but now wondering if I needed to!

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Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Tuesday 25 September 2012 10:55PM
High Peak

PS Very oddly the direction my installer insisted on looking for Winter Hill was in the SE, despite my gently pointing out that I was sure it was almost exactly the opposite direction (with a big hill in the way)! But he was adamant.

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Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Tuesday 25 September 2012 11:01PM
High Peak

PPS Is it possible to tell simply which transmitter one is receiving from?

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Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Wednesday 26 September 2012 7:34AM
High Peak

Thanks for that very useful info.
re transmitter -could it be Fenton?

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Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Thursday 27 September 2012 10:05PM
High Peak

Well my quick experiment found only Freeview Lite again from the southerly direction, but my aerial is much smaller, so not conclusive.

Dave L: 'fraid not - he insisted repeatedly that Winter Hill was in that SE direction! Didn't inspire confidence, but i wouldn't have cared which transmitter it was if he had found a signal.

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@Kim. Thanks for your message. I see you are the other side of Eccles Pike. At my location on the southerly side of Cracken Edge there is no chance of a direct link to Winter Hill. I went for a satellite dish in the end and am very happy with the Freesat service.

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