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Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
Thursday 24 August 2017 2:09PM

Location North Manchester South of Bury, I almost have line-of sight to Winter Hill
I now have very poor signal strength, verging on unusable only on Ch56 multiplex LM (H=-20dB). (That's Manchester)
I appreciate that the ERP is much lower on this multiplex, so perhaps that's now as good as it gets?
All other multiplexes are almost full strength so I know it's not an aerial issue, although I must admit my aerial could be a tad more directional which might help exclude the Welsh multiplexes (I've tweaked it anyway just to check/optimise).
I suspect reception was better on this channel before the latest re-tune although I never looked at it critically as it was OK (pre August 2017) Anyone else finding similar issues?
All other multiplexes are almost full strength so I know it's not an aerial issue (I've tweaked it anyway just to check/optimise).
Looking at the coverage map it shows I'm in the yellow region (may get interference), but as I said it seemed Ok previously.
regards
w

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Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
Friday 25 August 2017 10:41PM

MikeP:
Thanks for the prompt reply, I appreciate that the ERP is much lower on the Local M Multiplex. (and looking at the target area Winter Hill isn't really the best place for it! )
I don't have a signal strength meter but if it's any help as a comparator I can receive the main multiplexes with a long piece of wet string, or a pair of rabbit ears!
M45 area, am I able to message my postcode directly to you?
regards
w

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Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
Sunday 27 August 2017 3:37PM
Manchester

Mike, thanks for the reply.
My comments about the signal strength were from having looked at various TV's Signal strength/quality indicators.
Other multiplexes are showing 95 to 100% with no errors on the SD channels and some (concealed) errors on the HD Multiplexes.
The LM Multiplex is showing approx. 18% with no errors. Pity I never looked at the Local strength before the recent retune.
I think I'd be more likely to cause interference issues on the good channels if I were to boost the signal.
I'd be interested to hear what sort of strength others are seeing when comparing the main multiplexes with the Local M, when their locations are similar, although It's unlikely anyone else would be interested as the audience share is tiny.
Sorry about the postcode thing, I finally figured out how to enter it!
Thanks for all your help.
w

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Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
Sunday 27 August 2017 3:44PM
Manchester

Just a curiosity - how do Winter Hill transmitter engineers measure the field strength coverage? Is it all theoretical or do they go to pre-defined locations and actually measure it?
Thanks
w

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Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
Wednesday 8 November 2017 9:43PM
Manchester

I'm not sure if posting a link to another website is allowed, but I was curious as to the above DVB identifiers. A search led me to:-
DVB Services
where these identifiers and descriptors are explained.
However finding a maintained current list of TSIDs (Transport Stream Identifiers) has proved to be rather more difficult...
Feel free to delete this post if it breaks any rules.

(You might benefit from a "Report spam or inappropriate post" button on your website to keep the s/n ratio high)

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Joe
if you need to contact the Horror channel about subtitles there is a contact page here:
Horror | Sky 317 Virgin 149 Freeview 70 Freesat 138

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Winter Hill (Bolton, England) transmitter
Tuesday 29 January 2019 5:55PM

hi
Is there any way of bringing site mod's attention to inappropriate posts?

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Robert McMillan:
Hi Robert
Few subtitles are generated on the fly by voice decoding, mainly those for contemporaneous content, so silence should not affect the majority of pre-recorded programme subtitles.
As much as I appreciate all of your insightful posts (thank you for sharing) this website's primary function is to help people with TV reception problems.
There are many other forums online portals more suited to your post content, bear in mind that the admin freely give of their time to uphold this website, so let's try to keep the signal to noise ratio high.
Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated by all who come to this technical website hoping only to find answers to their reception issues. Thank you.

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Clearance retunes Feb/March/April 2020
These don't seem to show on above list? (could be me misunderstanding?)

Emley Moor most of Yorkshire 5 Feb 2020
Chesterfield the Chesterfield area 5 Feb 2020
Sheffield (Totley Rise relay only) parts of Sheffield 5 Feb 2020
Belmont Lincolnshire and east Yorkshire 5 Feb 2020
Tacolneston (Creake relay only) parts of the Creake area 5 Feb 2020
Emley Moor (some relays only) parts of west Yorkshire 12 Feb 2020
Keighley the Keighley area 12 Feb 2020
Idle the Idle area 12 Feb 2020
Oliver's Mount the Scarborough area 12 Feb 2020
Sandy Heath Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire 12 Feb 2020
Winter Hill Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire 20 Feb 2020
Divis Belfast and the surrounding area 4 Mar 2020
Belmont Lincolnshire and east Yorkshire 4 Mar 2020
Waltham much of the East Midlands 4 Mar 2020
Nottingham the Nottingham area 4 Mar 2020
Darvel (Blackwaterfoot & Campbeltown relays only) parts of Blackwaterfoot & Campbeltown 4 Mar 2020
Bilsdale Teesside and much of North Yorkshire 12 Mar 2020
Moel y Parc north east wales 22 Apr 2020
Winter Hill Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire 22 Apr 2020
Pendle Forest (Trawden relay only) parts of Trawden 22 Apr 2020
Saddleworth the Saddleworth area 22 Apr 2020
Storeton parts of The Wirral and Liverpool 22 Apr 2020
Lancaster (some relays only) parts of the Lancaster area 22 Apr 2020
Caldbeck (some relays only) parts of Gosforth and St Bees 22 Apr 2020
Caldbeck Scotland (Creetown relay only) parts of Creetown 22 Apr 2020
Douglas most of the Isle of Man 29 Apr 2020
Kendal Kendal and parts of the Lake District 29 Apr 2020

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