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The most popular television news channel in the UK from the most respected and trusted news broadcaster.

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Shares with BBC One for Breakfast (6am-8:30am) another main daily bulletins (1pm, 6pm, 10pm). The rest of the daytime schedule is a combination of rolling news (back-to-back bulletins) and breaking news (live events), with mainly rolling news overnight.

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Saturday, 10 October 2020

12:57 AM

Ray E:

Hmm. Well I'm now out of ideas except to have to come back to an earlier suggestion about checking that your downlead is undamaged and that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction. You need to check for water ingress into the aerial connector box and your downlead as this is sounding rather like an issue of this sort.
I know there've been several people who've been having difficulty with COM7 reception (different transmitters) and the signal doesn't seem to be quite as resilient as it was before channels from COM8 were shifted to it and COM8 closed. However I don't think your frequent signal loss is as simple as that. You ought to have 100% quality in view of your predicted reception so I really am thinking this is aerial and/or downlead.
My own signal strength is down slightly on what it used to be, but I do have 100% quality and it's never been less than that everytime I've checked.

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Chris.SE's 2,960 posts GB
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Ray E
12:22 PM

In case my experience helps anyone else,finally, I discovered the source of this problem,I had a plastic bodied Y splitter in the system and one of the output connectors was damaged,in fact it fell apart when I removed it, I replaced it with an all metal T splitter and everything was perfect.

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Ray E's 11 posts GB

12:50 PM

Ray E:

Thanks for the update. Albeit some time ago it's nice to know that the problem was related to my suspicions.

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Chris.SE's 2,960 posts GB
Thursday, 2 June 2022

11:37 AM

The BBC have announced that BBC Four HD and CBeebies HD will move to the PSB3 multiplex when COM7 closes at the end of June, which should increase coverage by making these channels available in HD from every transmitter. BBC News HD will close on Freeview but remain available in SD. No exact date has been announced yet for any changes to take place.

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StevensOnln1's 3,327 posts GB
Friday, 3 June 2022

1:53 AM


Thanks for the update, good spot. I see Brian Butterworth 's duplicate post tool has unfortunately incorrectly removed your identical post from BBC Four HD and CBeebies HD !

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