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Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) DAB transmitter
Wednesday 21 February 2018 3:19PM
Saxmundham

DAB is promoted as a country-wide service, but near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, DAB reception is almost impossible, even with a loft aerial. Surely there must be plans to address this?

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Is there some good reason why com7 and com8 are transmitted at reduced power? Living near Aldeburgh I am now getting a poorer signal on channel 56 than before and my nice new BT Youview box is struggling. Oddly my Sony bravia is ok.

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Tacolneston (Norfolk, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Tuesday 27 February 2018 9:12AM
Saxmundham

Thanks for the feedback. I should have clarified that I was talking about getting the Channel 56 signal from Tacolneston from my location which is about halfway between Aldeburgh and Saxmundham. I am currently using a Televes DAT45 aerial which is quite high gain. Annoyingly my Sony Bravia TV will extract a stable signal from Channel 56 but my brand-new BT YouView box won't. I don't know whether a more expensive Humax box would do better?

It seems to me that it's a job not completed if despite all the channel reorganisation some channels will still have only limited reception!

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I too find my BT YouView box to be less sensitive for Com 7 and 8. Do Humax boxes suffer from the same problem?

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Full technical details of Freeview
Thursday 27 September 2018 8:58AM

Please can someone confirm that Channel 56 from Tacolneston is down and advise when it may be restored. Or have I got a problem? Channel 55 is fine.

Thanks

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Full technical details of Freeview
Monday 1 October 2018 10:50AM

MikeP

Thanks for the Tacolneston advice. With no equipment changes the Channel 56 signal was off and on for me on Thursday/Friday (varying no signal at all to 90%) but stable since Saturday pm. Maybe there has been some 'tweaking' going on and I am right on the edge.

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Full technical details of Freeview
Monday 1 October 2018 4:24PM

Hmm,. Channel 56 Tacolneston back to zero signal again, channel 55 (also a low power transmitter) is 95% signal. Something must be going on!

Chris

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