Crystal Palace Freeview Reception problem — Digital Spy.
Freeview is a free digital TV package that is available to people living in the UK. It is not, like many people say, available outside the UK especially Spain. You cannot receive Freeview in Spain. Freeview is a UK only digital television system that is transmitted from the land based television transmitter masts, like Emley Moor and Crystal.
When using a Freeview set-top box, however, the digital TV reception problems are in reverse. Hardly any digital channels are available from my Crystal Palace aerial, but I can get plenty on the Bluebell Hill one. Digital signal strength from the Crystal Palace aerial seems to be non-existent.
The 21 March Crystal Palace Freeview retune appears to have broken my YouView (Humax DTR-T2100) box's ability to receive BBC 4 HD. I had no reception issues before the retune, but it took several manual retunes (aerial disconnected, etc) following the transmitter rejig before the box would find BBC 4 HD and, even then, the signal strength is too wildly variable for the channel to be watchable.
The Crystal Palace was a cast iron and plate glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. The exhibition took place from 1 May until 15 October 1851, and more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in its 990,000 square feet (92,000 m 2) exhibition space to display examples of technology developed in the Industrial Revolution.
This will cause the reception to be inconsistent and problematic. The main issues we get in the Southeast would be equipment tuning into the Crystal Palace transmitter as this is the first group of channels the tuning process would go through.
I did read somewhere about a retune being needed due to some frequencies now being needed for the roll out of 5g between 22nd and 25th June. I've retuned twice and am missing some channels (especially Quest HD). The Humax box keeps asking me to retune and gives these results (see jpeg).
For example, Crystal Palace in London transmits on channels 22, 23, 25, 26, 28 and 30. If you receive one of your six digital TV multiplexes in UHF channel 60, and experience disruption to your Freeview service, then you will need a channel 60 filter. If you don’t receive any multiplexes in UHF channel 60 then a channel 59 filter should suffice. To find out what UHF channel you use to.