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Is the channel / frequency list for this transmitter now slightly out of date?
- As I get Freeview Ch.12 Quest etc. on TV Ch. 33 (570MHz), which isn't listed fr this transmitter.

I'm fairly sure I am getting this from Sandy, as it is as strong as all the other Sandy Heath channels 24, 27 & 36 that I can receive in a rather marginal coverage area of Northampton.
So I can't get anything on TV ch.51, if COM4 / SDN is actually still there (The How TV channels change over time only goes upto 2014, although it seems it was originally planned for this to go at the end of this month - but not sure where the Freeview channels on this multiplex would move to)

TIA

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Chris:

Thanks for the reply, solving the confusion with the main Info on this page.

It seems the main change was a move of C51 to C33, and I believe this may have happened late last year, as I was then able to get channels listed on that COM4 Multiplex for the first time and presumably was part of the 700MHz clearance plan. With C56 now being removed for other reasons and C55 to eventually.

I assume which Freeview channels are on which Muliplex is still basically the same?
(Although there have often been some shuffles in the past, so it would be good to know exactly where they are on this particular Transmiiter and not usually documented on other websites)


It's a pity that C48 looks like it will stay up there on its own long term, as it's just under 700MHz, and so quite a bit higher than the C21-C36 range of the others (which only need a Group A aerial).
I did originally buy a Group W antenna, to cope with all future changes, but I'm not convinced it works too well at upper end as I've never been able to get C48 or ones in the 50's
- despite C48 being basically as high a power as the others that are OK most of the time.

I might have to try one of the newer group T ones, to see if the narrower response / reduced top end gives a more consistent response.

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