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Hi There,

I have a 'standard' aerial in my loft that has been there since the house was built back 1995. I have always been able to receive Freeview HD Channels BBC / ITV / Ch4 & Ch5, and occasionally BBC 4 HD / BBC News HD etc.

Just now, even after re-tuning, I have an issue with reception on these channels, normal Freeview is OK, but the HD Channels constantly break up.

I've been told that it's down to the aerial, that, due to its age, was only designed to receive the higher channels, but due to the 5G sell off, I will have to upgrade to a new aerial that can receive properly at lower channels???

We receive our signal from Winter Hill in Bolton, and I'm in South Cheshire, right on the border from the Central ITV area.

Is there any substance in this, have they started to reduce the power across Channel 49-55, in lieu of the 5G move next year?

This issue has only presented itself over the last few days.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and apologies in advance, if any of the above is inaccurate regarding 5G etc.

Thanks.

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