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Chronically crappy ABC TV transmission from Mt Tuggeranong

By dungfungus - 29 May 2012 38

Are there any other Rioters that are having constant problems with HD TV reception on the ABC channels transmitting from Mt Tuggeranong? For at least the past 6 months I get intermittent pixelation, loss of sound and eventually the blackscreen/no signal. It doesn’t happen on any other channel and there is nothing wrong with my antenna as I have a second HDTV in the house with a separate antenna and get the same problem. A friend said I should tilt the antenna a bit more to the left.

I have had several conversations with the complaints people at ABC , phone 1300 139 004 and they admit to there being a problem but they are unable to fix it.

Anyone out there who can suggest a way to get it fixed?

What’s Your opinion?


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38 Responses to
Chronically crappy ABC TV transmission from Mt Tuggeranong
Deref 7:25 pm 29 May 12

I have problems with all the HD channels, the 7 channels and One from Black Mountain. Someone said somewhere that once they turn off the analogue transmissions they’ll be able to turn up the power on the digital channels.

Roll on the day.

keepitup 7:01 pm 29 May 12

At the merest hint of rain, all ABC channels break up into a pixilated mess, but my antenna points at Black Mountain from Kambah.

trevar 6:48 pm 29 May 12

I haven’t had many problems, except for last night.

But then, I did identify myself as a Marxist for a long time, so maybe they didn’t get the memo that my ideology had shifted towards the centre of the compass, and therefore allowed the signal to continue to come to my house rather than moving me to the ABC deprivation plan…

DrKoresh 5:21 pm 29 May 12

johnboy said :

I’m more of a political compass kind of guy myself. Left v. right is a sign of outdated thinking.

I have to agree. Bi-partisan politics and party loyalties kind of defeat the purpose of democracy in my opinion. Unfortunately, I can’t think of an alternative that would fair any better.

johnboy 5:15 pm 29 May 12

I’m more of a political compass kind of guy myself. Left v. right is a sign of outdated thinking.

p1 4:49 pm 29 May 12

dungfungus said :

Appears no other Rioters watch the ABC which surprises me given its bias to the left.

I always found RA to be a little to the right of most of Canberra.

DrKoresh 4:43 pm 29 May 12

Madam Cholet said :

I do, I do…and yes, last night was rubbish. Ironically Q and A was at last great viewing with Barry Humphries – but crap picture/sound. I turned to analogue and got a really crap picture with good sound.

I saw that! It was rather brilliant telly, wasn’t it? Barry Humphries and that Miriam lady, they stole the show.

EvanJames 4:26 pm 29 May 12

LSWCHP said :

Thumper said :

I was watching Hamish Macbeth.

Best show of the century! I didn’t know they were re-running it!

It’s on that pom-orientated commercial channel, digital version. They show wall to wall pom shows including that dreadful one about a woman named Bucket. And Heartbeat.

I find ABC drops out of sound-synch for me quite often, but my signal comes from Black Mountain.

mossrocket 4:04 pm 29 May 12

that happened to me regularly – but with all the Channel 7 channels………..

LSWCHP 3:39 pm 29 May 12

Thumper said :

I was watching Hamish Macbeth.

Best show of the century! I didn’t know they were re-running it!

Skidbladnir 3:23 pm 29 May 12

<pedant>
Despite being taller than both Mount Stromlo and Mount Ainslie, the official designation is Tuggeranong Hill, not Mount Tuggeranong. (Same goes for the broadcast site)
</pedant>

By the way, this is the service contour.

Thumper 3:16 pm 29 May 12

I was watching Hamish Macbeth.

Madam Cholet 2:52 pm 29 May 12

I do, I do…and yes, last night was rubbish. Ironically Q and A was at last great viewing with Barry Humphries – but crap picture/sound. I turned to analogue and got a really crap picture with good sound.

Primal 2:49 pm 29 May 12

Had problems very late last night, but otherwise my ABC signal has been fine (Issy Plains).

dungfungus 2:45 pm 29 May 12

I have since been contacted by an ABC technical guy who confirmed that there was a major problem last night which had now been rectified. He said dozens of viewers had called about it.
Appears no other Rioters watch the ABC which surprises me given its bias to the left.

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