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JEREMY BILLINGHAM

Television Reception Specialist

Freeview - Freesat - SKY - DAB & FM​​ Radio


Droitwich, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Pershore
Kidderminster & Stourport

27/11/15
​A new 4G mobile phone mast fired up around 6pm yesterday evening (Thursday 26th of November)

The mast which is situated on the CHM2 building at the top of London Road in Worcester immediately obliterated terrestrial Digital TV reception for dozens of homes within the surrounding area.

I have personally worked extensively in this area over the years and especially so during my training 25 years ago, so I'm very aware that many homes in this area have amplifiers fitted to their TV Aerial masts.

These Masthead amplifiers were fitted in large numbers during the 1980s and 1990s to improve poor TV reception from either the weak local transmitter at Malvern or the distant TV transmitter at Sutton Coldfield.

Since 2011 and the upgrading of the TV transmitter at Malvern these amplifiers are now often seen to be producing too much signal and although this on it's own often causes little or no problems it's when extra, high power 4G signals are received via the TV Aerial and then fed into these amplifiers that the trouble starts.

I believe that many homes in the area have already received cards through the post explaining that interference to their TV reception from 4G transmissions may happen in the near future.

These cards carry all the information you need to enable you to make contact with the government funded body called "at800" They look after any issues arising from 4G transmissions / TV interference.

I have previously published the contact telephone number of at800 here in my news blogs but just in case you can't find it here it is again

0808 1313 800
Or for further advice please don't hesitate to contact me on my usual mobile number - 07850 969 307 during the day or my home number - 01905 799152 between 7 and 8 in the evening.

In my image above you can clearly see this 4G mobile phone mast which was a few hundred meters away from where I was working. The Malvern TV transmitter is situated on the side of the hill above Link top in Malvern, directly behind and in line of the 4G mast. By pure coincidence another TV Aerial installer can be seen working on a roof top in Hillery Road, no doubt fixing the same problem!
20/11/15
Over the past few days I have been inundated with cries of help from people who have lost their TV pictures, many of which can be attributed to the strong winds that have recently been battering the UK.

It was while I was on a roof in Winslow Ave, Droitwich today repairing a storm damaged Aerial that I received one such call.

Finding my website during a Google search the gentleman informed me that he lived in Elmbridge and that he'd had a new Digital TV Aerial installed only 10 days before by another TV Aerial installer but now he was unable to watch all of the ITV channels and other channels were also breaking up or missing. He also informed me that he had telephoned the original installer but the installer was now too busy and it would be a while before he would be able to return to fix the problem.

As this gentleman was without some of the main TV channels I did give him the option of a service call the following day (Saturday 21st Nov) but despite my precairous position (all be it with a beautiful view over the North end of Droitwich) I allowed him to continue and describe the problem and equipment he had, following a 5 minute conversation I was able to reassure him that if he were to follow my advice I would be confident that there would be a 80 to 90% chance that he could completely resolve the problem himself.


Click HERE and scroll down to see the Thank You email from Mark in Elmbridge.