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Topic # 112971 30-Dec-2012 14:14
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There's a outage to Freeview UHF in Timaru at the moment.. I'm pretty sure it was caused by the electrical storm earlier today.

Everyone at Freeview and Radio Spectrum Management seems to be on holiday.
I called TVNZ, got nowhere, then called Mediaworks. They put me through to an engineering department somewhere, who said they would look into it and call me back :)

Anyone else experiencing issues?

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  Reply # 738618 30-Dec-2012 17:27
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Just had a call from MediaWorks - there is a contractor from the Timaru area enroute to the site to fix the transmitter.

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  Reply # 738620 30-Dec-2012 17:36
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well you can't complain about that.

Got some pretty serious rain fade on D1 in Dunedin, to the point of not being able to tune any channels during the storm. DVB-T was still working, but getting semi-regular artifacts where we live.

Quite the downpour




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  Reply # 738622 30-Dec-2012 17:36
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Sounds annoying, hope it improves for you

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  Reply # 738626 30-Dec-2012 17:39
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oh, came back about an hour ago... storm was short lived.

edit: but yeah, pretty serious lightning and thunder too.. and enough rain that it drove me outside to quickly clean out the trouble spots in the spouting.




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  Reply # 738628 30-Dec-2012 17:40
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Awesome, hope ours is back soon, it's been down since this morning

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  Reply # 738659 30-Dec-2012 18:40
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Yes, same here.
I was able to retune in the old analogue chanels, so can still watch Prime.
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  Reply # 738783 31-Dec-2012 08:53
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So has FreeView come back?

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  Reply # 738800 31-Dec-2012 10:08
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It came back on around 8pm last evening.
Cheers

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