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Fine tuning the BBC's reception
Do you have crackly reception? The BBC bus toured Dorset to listen to your reception problems in time for the digital switch over. If you didn't get the chance to go along, have your say here on BBC Dorset.
The BBC Bus toured South and West Dorset at the end of August to help you get the best TV or radio reception possible. It visited areas where viewers have reported the worst reception, with technicians on hand to offer advice. If you missed it, don't worry! Have your say here on BBC Dorset.
The BBC Bus tour followed a similar tour back in April, which itself followed publication of the results of a survey which looked into the TV coverage people receive around Weymouth and Dorchester.
The survey looked at the quality of terrestrial television and radio coverage in the area. It concludes that poor reception is often caused by problems with people's aerials.
Common problems were poor aerial installation, low quality aerials, loft or indoor aerials and aerials not pointing at the best transmitter.
The BBC carried out the survey in partnership with the South and West Dorset Broadcasting Action Group (SWEDBAG) to try to find solutions to poor reception in time for the digital switch over.
Presenting the report, BBC Head of Distribution Technology Graham Plumb said: "The majority of issues can be solved quickly and easily, especially in time for the digital switch over."
last updated: 04/09/07
Have Your Say
Do you suffer from bad reception? What do you think about the report's findings?
John Hodrien, Corfe Mullen
Robert Owen ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hill
Tony Bartlett ,email@example.com
Mrs. Angelika Seik-Ford