Digital reception oddities

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  1. PJnewbie

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    I have just set up my PACE Twin digibox and all has been well, until the last few days I seem to have lost BBC THREE and FOUR. On Friday night it was breaking up horribly, then on Saturday it went completely, giving me a "Channel Not Available" message.

    I could get BBC Parliament and CBeebies ok though. Oddly, my signal strength was down to 42% on Friday, but last night was back up around 68%. Do I need my aerial realigned possibly? Do I have a prob with Multiplex B only?

    My aerial is in the loft but 4 floors up and I get great analogue reception even without the aerial connected! Picture on all other Digital channels is perfect.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Fernsehman

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    A loft aerial can easily be affected by conductive objects nearby - for example human beings moving around directly below. If there's a plastic water tank nearby, the water level can have an effect. Also rainwater on the roof and electrical interference from nearby wiring. Basically, a loft aerial is far from ideal.

    In addition to that, I read a post from a guy last year who had problems that he traced to a ruddy great crane that some building contractors had positioned a mile from his house but directly in line with his transmitter! each time the crane swung round, it wiped out half his channels.
     
  3. hornydragon

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    He HE good old cranes, Half of cardiff loose FV due to a big site with 3-4 large cranes on it.
     

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