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Topic # 96518 29-Jan-2012 20:26 Send private message

I get terrestrial TV of Kaukau in Wellington. I am in a bit of a hollow with poor reception - currently I can receive the TVNZ and Mediaworks Muxes well (even on powered bunny ears upstairs), but the Kordia mux is a "no show" even on a new rooftop aerial with a masthead amp. The Muxes off Kaukau transmit on 690, 706 and 778 MHz (corresponding to UHF channels 48,50 and 59). Presumably the Kordia Mux is 778 MHz, as the higher the frequency the less forgiving reception tends to be.

The going digital website states: "As part of the digital switch, the frequencies on which some Freeview channels are broadcast will change. Most Freeview approved set-top boxes and televisions will automatically retune to the new frequencies."

What I have been unable to find, and was wondering if anyone here knows, is the answer to any/all of the following:
1.  Will the frequencies used for terrestrial transmission from Kaukau change?
2.  If so, have the announced the frequencies that they will change to?

As far as I can determine, the new frequency allocation hasn't been published.

I am holding off on some re-cabling decisions until I can find out. For instance, I have to decide whether to cable the rooftop UHF aerial and/or the sat dish to my bedroom, and whether to see if any further up-speccing of the aerial is likely to be necessary, useful or feasible.

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  Reply # 574715 29-Jan-2012 20:35 Send private message

Wgtn changes in June. Full details have been on the RSM website for some time now.

www.rsm.govt.nz/frequencychanges



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  Reply # 575069 30-Jan-2012 19:55 Send private message

Much appreciated...couldn't find them despite looking. Thank you.

Looks like I could be in luck, moving down into the 5-600 MHz band which should propagate better.

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  Reply # 623457 11-May-2012 11:35 Send private message

Any update on the actual date of the change in frequencies for Wellington? The only reference I have been able to see is "June". As it is currently May, and, I will not be around for some days in June, the actual date of change would be good so that I can plan how to do the change.

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  Reply # 625938 16-May-2012 10:25 Send private message

I've asked my question through the online question feature of the Redio Spectrum Management section of the Ministry of Economic Development's web site.
They suggest that I will get an answer in 4 hours, so, I will post back here when they do.


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  Reply # 626242 16-May-2012 15:43 Send private message

dolsen: Any update on the actual date of the change in frequencies for Wellington? The only reference I have been able to see is "June". As it is currently May, and, I will not be around for some days in June, the actual date of change would be good so that I can plan how to do the change.


19th June

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  Reply # 626259 16-May-2012 16:11 Send private message

Brunzy:
dolsen: Any update on the actual date of the change in frequencies for Wellington? The only reference I have been able to see is "June". As it is currently May, and, I will not be around for some days in June, the actual date of change would be good so that I can plan how to do the change.


19th June


Thanks for that.
No answer from MED yet, so, they missed their 4 hour target.

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  Reply # 626313 16-May-2012 17:06 Send private message

Just received a reply to my query, sent at 16:45

excerpt follows
"Thank you for your e-mail query to the Radio Spectrum Management Information Service.

They date for the Wellington restack has been confirmed as the 19th June 2012."


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