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Channels, Freeview MUXes - I'm confused

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    Posted by designengineer (U11181100) on Wednesday, 25th March 2009

    We will be going digital soon and I'm trying to work out if our reception will be OK. We get good reception on BBC1, BBC2, ITV but CH4 suffers a lot from multipath when it's wet and windy. What I can't work out or find is what channels/frequencies these are broadcast on from our local repeater (Wyke Regis Dorchester) and which of these frequencies (if any) will be occupied by which MUX when we go digital. I'm sure the info's there on the net somewhere! I'd like at least to know if we will be able to receive our original channels, plus hopefully BBC4 - assuming they've turned off those dreadful DOGs by now.

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    Posted by 12thman (U1158762) on Thursday, 26th March 2009

    I found some links that may answer your questions...

    We will be going digital soon and I'm trying to work out if our reception will be OK. We get good reception on BBC1, BBC2, ITV but CH4 suffers a lot from multipath when it's wet and windy..... 
    A teletext test pattern is being transmitted on the four main analogue terrestrial channels to help you determine whether your aerial system is likely to be good enough to receive digital television after switchover. The teletext aerial check can be found on:
    · BBC One Ceefax page 284
    · BBC Two Ceefax page 284
    · ITV1 Teletext page 284
    · Ch4 Teletext page 284
    As Ch4 frequency is not being used for Freeview (see next answer), you should receive all available Freeview channels from Wyke Regis.
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    What I can't work out or find is what channels/frequencies these are broadcast on from our local repeater (Wyke Regis Dorchester) and which of these frequencies (if any) will be occupied by which MUX when we go digital. I'm sure the info's there on the net somewhere! 
    I assume that Wyke Regis is Weymouth? Ofcom list that different UHF frequencies will be used:
    Ch40 : BBC1 analogue
    Ch41 : BBC Mux B
    Ch43 : ITV1 analogue
    Ch44 : D3&4 Mux
    Ch46 : BBC2 analogue
    Ch47 : BBC Mux A
    Ch50 : Channel 4 analogue
    [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator]

    I'd like at least to know if we will be able to receive our original channels, plus hopefully BBC4 - assuming they've turned off those dreadful DOGs by now. 
    All transmitters will include the 'must have channels'. As we pay a TV Licence for the BBC, everyone will receive all the BBC channels including BBC4, as well as channels from ITV, Channel 4 & Five.
    Don't get me started about DOGS. I have Freesat and watched 'Yellowstone' on BBC HD last night which beautiful scenery was spoilt by the BBC HD DOG!

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    Posted by Pumblechook (U6852342) on Thursday, 26th March 2009

    www.ukfree.tv/shutdo...


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    Posted by PhilW (U1357752) on Thursday, 26th March 2009

    had a quick shufty at your link pumble



    am i wrong in understanding from it that itv 4 is to be withdrawn to be replaced by itv hd....

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    Posted by Pumblechook (U6852342) on Thursday, 26th March 2009

    Dunno.

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