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Carl Draper:

There has been some essential engineering carried out at Belmont and this may have caused a brief interruption to some services and if they are operating at lower power then you may get no signal if you are not in a strong signal area - we'd need a full postcode to check that. Do NOT retune if you have no signal.

Drama is carried on the SDN multiplex UHF C30 at Belmont and both Film4+1 and Sky Arts are carried on the ArqA multiplex on UHF C23.
See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are carried on which multiplex.

If you are not in a strong signal area the current weather conditions may also have caused brief disruption to reception, but that should now have cleared. Again don't retune if you have no signal.

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Ruby ford:

It'll simply be a matter of economics. The Kendal "Light" transmitter serves around 15,000 households.
Such transmitters often only serve these smaller communities and the commercial operators don't consider it cost effective to pay for the extra transmission equipment to provide the 3 COM multiplexes, even if there were spare frequencies available.
Relay "Light" transmitters which only have the 3 main PSB multiplexes, are often provided for areas where signals can't be reliably received from a main transmitter due to the terrain in the location eg. in a valley. Depending on location some may be able to receive a main transmitter.

If you provide a full postcode we may be able to advise if there's any possibility of getting signals from a main transmitter, however this would most likely be Granada region rather than Border.

The other option would be to consider Freesat.
Some fairly recent TVs have built-in satellite tuners. Apart from looking at the TV Tuning section which can show a satellite tuner if present, the other clue is the presence of an F-connector on the back of the set, as well as the usual "belling type" coax socket for aerials. If the TV has a satellite tuner you'd only need a Dish and LNB.

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Brian Butterworth:

Thanks Brian. I'm not sure if/when the update will work its way through, but PSB3/BBCB HD still showing at C48 instead of C30 (both main and over time list).

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Tuesday 27 September 2022 12:49PM

Kara:

This channel is carried on Local multiplexes.
See https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are on which multiplex.

Not everyone can receive a Local mutliplex, they are limited to a small number of main transmitters and transmission is usually beamed towards the urban centres of population they serve.
If you do not get a Local News station on LCN7 or 8 in your EPG and are missing other channels as per the list, then you aren't receiving a Local multiplex.

If you provide a full postcode, as well as know which transmitter you currently receive, we should be able to advise whether you should get a Local multiplex or whether you might be able to from another transmitter.

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