ABC TV Signal

imarty 31 October 2010 22

Since Friday we have not been able to get a signal on any of the ABC channels.

Anyone else having the same problem or do we need to get the TV mechanic out?

All other channels fine.

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2620watcher 2620watcher 9:32 pm 01 Nov 10

tommy said :

However, in fact ABC had a “codec fault” for ABC3 – a fact only found by ringing the Reception group at ABC and pushing past the “reset to factory defaults” straw grasp – something to be resolved “soon”.

Thats exactly what the symptoms I am seeing are. ABC news is fine, then as soon as they flick over to 7:30 report it goes all blocky. That was the case on Thursday night, and tonight it went blocky once Four Corners came on.

Androyd Androyd 1:15 pm 01 Nov 10

I had this problem too and rang the ABC reception who knew nothing. However i rang a mate in teh broadcasting authority who said move the aerial and do a re-scan – and it picked them up again fine.

caf caf 11:16 am 01 Nov 10

excession: You should have picked up ABC24, too.

ohpiem ohpiem 9:12 am 01 Nov 10

The links on this page tells you all you need to know

I lost ABC for a while a few months ago when they did a slight frequency change for some reason that I can’t remember. Was quite simple to do a manual tune on my TV to tweak the signal to the new frequency and has worked perfectly since. The default factory tuning settings on my TV only search for ABC on the old frequency.

excession excession 8:56 am 01 Nov 10

Coincidentally our digital TV lost all references to channel 10 (SC 10, SC 10 Canberra, SC One HD etc).

That forced me to do a rescan, which I needed to do anyway.

Channel 10 channels came back, and I picked up Gem, Go and 7-Mate as well.

Now we have at least 10 channels with “nothing on”. 😉

(down near the base of Mt Taylor with Line of Sight to Black Mountain Tower.)

The cat did it The cat did it 9:55 pm 31 Oct 10

Remember that ABC Black Mountain is not the frequency you might expect. Auto-tuners that work on a standard 7MHz spacing for channels would expect to find the ABC channel at 205.5 MHz, but it’s not there- it’s at 205.625 MHz.

I-filed I-filed 9:11 pm 31 Oct 10

ABC Radio National disappeared from its usual place on the dial (846) in the middle of the night a few nights ago – they must have been doing some work on ABC aerials … it was back on in the early morning.

tommy tommy 8:47 pm 31 Oct 10

If it’s digital TV, then it’s best to contact the ABC ( via phone. Recently ABC3 stopped working – audio only. Being a compliant citizen I followed ABC’s advice by resetting my TV to factory defaults etc etc.

However, in fact ABC had a “codec fault” for ABC3 – a fact only found by ringing the Reception group at ABC and pushing past the “reset to factory defaults” straw grasp – something to be resolved “soon”.

When I attempted to “mentor” the contact centre about having the information on their website to avoid uneccessary calls [to them] and to avoid consumers having “reset their TVs to factory default” they said “only PLANNED maintenance is on the website” – ie if it’s a UNPLANNED fault then it’s not on the website.

As a taxpayer I attempted to escalate this beyond the service centre monkeys to save other taxpayers from needless waste – I was directed into circles (back to their website… etc).

If any ABC board members or executive read this – time for a complete gutting of your service centre team leadership right up to and including their executive team representative.

JessicaNumber JessicaNumber 6:23 pm 31 Oct 10

At least there’s always iview!

lizw lizw 6:07 pm 31 Oct 10

Ours has been mucking up too. We’re northside.

DaveBowman DaveBowman 4:56 pm 31 Oct 10

signal wants amplifying

joy18 joy18 3:43 pm 31 Oct 10

Check the antenna connections at your wall and your TV. A loose connection caused me to lose all ABC channels earlier this year. I’m still mystified as to why I didn’t lose the other channels too, but that’s what fixed my problem.

MrPC MrPC 1:04 pm 31 Oct 10

Have you tried a rescan?

Grrrr Grrrr 12:34 pm 31 Oct 10

First, look at your signal strength for the channels. This info might be hidden in a sub-menu somewhere.

If you see something non-zero, then double check the reception with rabbit ears if you can. This might suggest the antenna/cabling is at fault.

Non-zero? Then try a Re-scan. Perhaps your TV got confused.

You might get a more knowledgable response from or

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 12:12 pm 31 Oct 10

Working fine in Dunlop. Tried re-tuning?

imarty imarty 11:54 am 31 Oct 10

We’re in Woden close to Mt Taylor.

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 11:54 am 31 Oct 10

Not being able to watch the socialist propaganda megaphone? A stroke of luck, eh?

Ian Ian 11:33 am 31 Oct 10

ABC’s been working fine on my TV.

The Frots The Frots 11:28 am 31 Oct 10

No problems with ABC – but Channel 9 is constantly breaking down. May have something to do with the weather this weekend though.

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 11:27 am 31 Oct 10

I’v been loosing full strength signal from SBS. All others are fine on the North side.

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