tvmercia on 12:34 am on Jan. 21, 2002
im suprised you dont pick up central east on analogue kat, as they broadcast to parts of lincolnshire
It's a bit of an oddity this. My home in Boston is too far away to receive pictures from the Lincoln relay transmitter and, being in possession of an internal (attic) aerial, it means that our reception strength is lower than those of our neighbours and other people on my estate. They remain able to receive both Waltham and B***ont (censored) signals, yet we only appear to be able to receive the B-ont (censored) one, which is the strongest in this area. We are further hampered by a strip of higher land about half an hour west of us called the Lincoln Edge, which weakens our already comparatively weak signal still further.
I would guess that the majority of televisions in the town are tuned to B-ont, as the shops stock more of the Yorkshire/Tyne Tees than the Midlands version of all listings magazines, and we sometimes fall into the trap of getting the 'wrong one'. Oddly though, most of the villages between 5-15 miles to the north and north-east of Boston appear able to receive only Central and East Midlands Today. This is due to a range of hills called The Wolds. Villages at the foot of these do not receive any signal at all from B-ont due to the way the land lies, and instead get Waltham. My mum's friend who lives nearby to East Keal is affected, and will only be able to get Look North once the regions begin on BBC1.