Right, so I rescanned my TV, which is on Winter Hill and the BBC A multiplex on CH32 has been loaded into the normal LCN slots, the existing CH50 mux has been relegated to the high numbers. Unfortunately, the CH32 signal is unstable, as is the Liverpool local mux now on Ch21.
Clearly, the aerial isn't up to it and is almost certainly a band C/D. So it'll need replacing. Winter Hill is supposedly going to be Group T but this seems to only be because of Com 7 & Com 8 which are due to disappear anyway. Also, I don't currently have an HD telly so it's irrelevant to me. Is it better to get a Group A aerial or is the Group T better insurance in case the powers that be have other ideas in the future? Is the difference in efficiency in picking up the signals likely to be much different between the two types?
Living in the Wavertree area of Liverpool, I quite likely have the option of using the Storeton transmitter as well. It's nearer to me and has all the same muxes as Winter Hill bar Com 7 & 8. It would be Group A but for the local mux which will be CH43 making Storeton officially Group K. Similar to the previous question, will a K aerial likely perform much different to an A? I'm guessing not but would appreciate the opinion of someone more knowledgeable on the subject. Additionally, Storeton being vertically polarised: does this give it an advantage in terms of minimizing interference from neighbouring transmitters, considering, bar some tiny relays, they're all horizontally polarised?
If you've made it this far, thanks for reading.
Last edited by Mr Kite on 11 March 2020 6:03pm