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Lost reception last night on Freeview signal



 
 
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Old October 17th 05, 11:34 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Robin Smith
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Default Lost reception last night on Freeview signal

Normally get excellent reception but last night about 7pm in Ascot area
pointing to Crystal Palace, signal quality dropped from 75% to 0% for about
15 minutes(Signal strength remained 100% all the time)

Analogue channels were all there but the was distortion from thin broken
white lines scanning down the screen

At about the same time there was a short rain shower with some dark clouds
in the direction of the transmitter

Could the weather have been the cause?


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Old October 17th 05, 11:51 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Clem Dye
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Default Lost reception last night on Freeview signal

Robin Smith wrote:
Normally get excellent reception but last night about 7pm in Ascot area
pointing to Crystal Palace, signal quality dropped from 75% to 0% for about
15 minutes(Signal strength remained 100% all the time)

Analogue channels were all there but the was distortion from thin broken
white lines scanning down the screen

At about the same time there was a short rain shower with some dark clouds
in the direction of the transmitter

Could the weather have been the cause?


It's possible I suppose. I didn't see the problems that you mention, but
have noticed that the bit rate on C5 seems pretty low now. On any rapid
movement I can see blockiness pretty easily. Sigh.



Clem
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Old October 17th 05, 08:37 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
Andrew Talbot Hopkinson
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Default Lost reception last night on Freeview signal

I live 4 kilometers from Crystal Palace and haven't been able to get
Freeview for the past week and my dab radio won't pick up anything
either. I'm thinking of going over to Freesat from Sky.

Robin Smith wrote:
Normally get excellent reception but last night about 7pm in Ascot area
pointing to Crystal Palace, signal quality dropped from 75% to 0% for about
15 minutes(Signal strength remained 100% all the time)

Analogue channels were all there but the was distortion from thin broken
white lines scanning down the screen

At about the same time there was a short rain shower with some dark clouds
in the direction of the transmitter

Could the weather have been the cause?


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Old October 24th 05, 08:06 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
etillet
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Default Lost reception last night on Freeview signal

Robin Smith wrote:
Normally get excellent reception but last night about 7pm in Ascot area
pointing to Crystal Palace, signal quality dropped from 75% to 0% for about
15 minutes(Signal strength remained 100% all the time)

Analogue channels were all there but the was distortion from thin broken
white lines scanning down the screen

At about the same time there was a short rain shower with some dark clouds
in the direction of the transmitter

Could the weather have been the cause?


That sounds possibly like interference from a dodgy thermostat or
humidistat. Next time it happens, turn off all thermostats and
humidistats (bathroom extractor fans) and see if it goes away. It could
of course be one of your neighbours who has the dodgy kit.

You can use a portable MW or LW radio tuned to an unused channel to
track down the source of the interference, you'll actually be able to
"hear" it on there.
 




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