This TV Transmitter sits up on a hill to the West of the Kidderminster to Stourport dual carriageway.
Frequency re-allocation work to move all of the existing TV channels in their individual blocks (Multiplex's) to lower frequencies on the ever shrinking TV band has been planned for sometime. The reason for moving the TV frequencies is to make way for new mobile phone services coming in 2020.
The work is likely to be completed in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but could possibly take place at any time during this coming Wednesday.
If you scroll down below this News item you will notice that I have often, strongly advised against the re-tune of TVs if reception is lost.
Well of course, on this rare occasion the only way to restore TV reception is to actually re-tune your TV. So my advice this time is to Auto Re-tune your TV, IF you loose TV reception on Wednesday 31st of October 2018 and you have a good idea that your TV Aerial could point towards the Kidderminster TV transmitter.
Once you have completed a re-tune your TV should work normally again and normal TV reception should be resumed! I use the word "should" as some people may find that a re-tune will not restore all of the channels and even if it does there is still a chance the reception of those channels could be poor.
Many homes still have the old Narrow Band TV Aerials (Analogue TV Aerials) pointing towards this transmitter and have not ever needed an upgrade to a Wide Band (Digital TV Aerial) to receive all of the channels..
These older TV Aerials have worked fine over the years because the frequencies they were designed to receive were, by luck, within the range of the digital frequencies being transmitted.
From Wednesday onward some of these older Narrow Band TV Aerials may struggle to efficiently receive the new allocated lower frequencies, especially those who are towards the outer limits of the transmitting range of this transmitter.
If you find that after re-tuning your TV or recording box you are still unable to receive normal TV pictures then please give me a call.