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JEREMY BILLINGHAM

TV Aerials, Radio Aerials, Sky & Freesat
Supplied - Installed - Repaired

Droitwich, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Pershore
Kidderminster & Stourport

31/10/16
There may be TV reception problems for people who have their TV Aerial pointed towards the Ridge Hill transmitter near Ledbury. This transmitter serves large parts of Worcestershire.

I've had some calls this morning from people complaining about poor TV reception and/or no reception at all, yesterday (Sunday 30th October) and also today.

Looking at the weather readings and forecast today would strongly suggests that this interference is caused by the current High Atmospheric Pressure which is centred over Europe. Also, current predictions indicate the presence of this High Pressure could last until Friday this week, great if you want to go for a walk in the weak Autumn sunshine but maybe not so good if you want to watch TV!

While this current spell of good weather persists one very important thing to remember, if, at at any time, now or in the future you ever experience pixelation / breakup or a sudden loss of TV channels.....

DO NOT RE-TUNE YOUR TV

Many people now know how to access the"Auto re-tune" in their TVs setup menu, unfortunately I'm often finding that customers use this new found knowledge as a "cure all" for any problems that may arise with their TV, whether that be reception related or otherwise.

Re-tuning a TV during periods of poor reception or loss of picture will usually only delete the TVs memory of frequencies / channels which were originally saved from the transmitter that your TV Aerial is pointing at, creating a bigger problem, often meaning you will be without TV pictures for much, much longer than people who didn't re-tune their TV.

With the exception of an on screen message suggesting a re-tune is necessary (For an example see my news item below, dated 22 August) or advise from someone like myself or TV retail shop etc, a willy-nilly re-tune of a TV in the hope that it will restore the channels should be avoided and is almost always counter productive.

The on-screen message "Weak or no signal" which sometimes appears on a TV screen while experiencing poor reception is NOT an invitation to re-tune the TV!