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    • Harry, TV stations use computers to continuously monitor the transmitted signal strength along with lots of other transmitter test points. Their main transmitter is in Television Rd Bickley but they can also transmit from another tower in Welshpool Rd Carmel, which is used by TEN. Just make sure that the plug pack for the masthead amplifier is connected between one of the TVs and the splitter and that the power is on. (Some splitters will only accept the power on one of the TVs  cable. "Channel 7" is actually transmitted on channel 6.The most likely cause is poor connection to the antenna, input of the masthead amplifier, output of the masthead amplifier or the splitter. Do you have an antenna which was used for analog channel 2 and would be 2 m wide at at the back? If so replace it with a Band 3 antenna. I say channel 6 requires a metallic connection but as the channel number increases more signal can be capacitively coupled across a tiny gap. I live in the Warwick area and there is no problems here. Alanh   
    • If you have fibre NBN then you can watch some programs from Netflix in UHD. You can now buy Samsung UHD Blu-ray players, and there are around 30 discs available in Australia. If a UHD TV says it can show Netflix, it generally has a HEVC decompressor. Netflix send UHD signals HEVC compressed. For UHD to be broadcast on free to air TV all TVs have to be DVB-T2, 50 frame/s/HEVC video/HE-AAC audio compatible. Alanh
    • Darth, I thought as much. They don't want to pay for a pair of studio transmitter links via Telstra. I wanted to know because of the money the ABC wastes in transmission and gives poor sound. For example In addition to FM, you also have a pair of 10 kW transmitters (main and backup) on 648 kHz. Their other ABC networks have low powered FM translators to cover Tamworth itself because as you would know it is in the bottom of a valley. Mono only studio equipment has not been available for a very long time. The Sydney studio centre is in stereo. I have contacts and I want to push for digital radio in regional and remote areas using DRM digital radio, which is not the same as DAB+ used in mainland state capitals. DRM uses the same frequencies as AM radio and a new frequency band which has been vacated by analog TV channels 0 - 2. The coverage area is much greater than DAB+ The big advantage of DRM over AM is that you will get stereo and the high pitched sounds missing from AM. It also uses 80 % less electricity than AM. I understand why you didn't post on the forum, so thanks for the reply. Alanh
    • After the recent FW update, I took the opportunity to re-do the calibration. Wrote my thoughts on how to do this here:   http://peteswrite.blogspot.sg/2016/07/things-to-look-out-for-when-doing-your.html