Before I start this I’ll state up-front that I’m no expert on the whole issue of transmitters and UK TV bandwidth. These are just my notes of how I solved my particular problem. They maybe of use to someone else, but I’m really writing this up so that I can remember how to do it next time, because I don’t want to have to go through that research and experimentation again.
From the time of the last major transmission change (the digital switchover I believe) we have been receiving Welsh TV channels (BBC Wales, ITV Wales and S4C). Most of the time this wasn’t a problem, but if we wanted to get our local news and weather we had to go hunting for the relevant channel (BBC 1 NW was on channel 805 for example).
- I reset the TV to factory default.
- When the auto channel scan started, I aborted it.
- I selected the manual tuning option and searched for stations on channels 62, 59, 58, 61 and 55, in that order.
I found this information at http://www.ukfree.tv/txdetail.php?a=SD660144, which lists all of the stations and channels available on Winter Hill.
Job done. All of the channels are now back where they should be.