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Following the discussion and living in calne i am all to aware of the freeview lite mast.
Some areas can get a useable signal from mendip, but this may not be reliable, + likely require a massive aerial with booster. Can be Very expensive. Other parts of the town have little to zro chance Using mendip. While calne freeview has less chs its mostly easy to get with a simple compact external aerial. Distant rception of mendip signal on a massive aerial may also introduce wind loading issues, and various other Tech issues such as ch duplication where stray signals from, + s.coast are picked up and get mudled up with the mendip chs or maybe interfer with them.

I noticed in recent months 2 large aerials on High poles next to each other on the bypass, Both pointing to oxford. This is at the chippenham end of the bypass.

Obviously (or not) calne is not alone in its situation. The closest major other example is the city of Bath.

In calne satellite Had already become Very popular, before digital switchover in 2010. This was due to the lack of analogue ch5 and lack of early digital tv (eg itvdigital). Most houses therefore appear to now have a mini dish, for either sky or freesat.

There r 4 hd freeview chs also on calne, but more chs beyond a few tweaks (eg Film4 which got added) are next to no chance until the gov goes for Hd switchover, i dont expect any news on this until after the next election. That said the news may not be in favor of freeview at all with its long term future up for grabs due to the money that can b made by rolling out 5g mobile, and savings that could b made by forcing us all to use satellite tv and online tv in the future.

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