You may have noticed some advertising on TV recently telling us that we will have to retune our televisions during July in order to keep receiving regular broadcast. There are a few significant details which you may not know.
For those properties receiving from the following Transmitters
− 9th July 3.30 pm…..Dulong, Noosa, Black Mountain
− 17th July 5.00am ….Bald Knob ( Brisbane re transmissions Channels 7,9,10)
− 22nd July 3.30pm….Bald Knob ( Sunshine Coast transmissions )
− For more information please follow this link to the Government website http://myswitch.digitalready.gov.au/
The reason why we are having to Retune and what you may not find out so easily
− Telstra and Optus have bought part of the UHF spectrum . Specifically the part that our TV channels currently occupy.
− They will be using this area of the UHF spectrum to broadcast their new 4G networks .
− Most people will have to retune their TVs in order to receive continued broadcast. Some in the Coolum / Peregian / Sunshine / Sunrise / Marcoola / Mudjimba / Pacific Paradise areas will not as they may be receiving from the new transmitters at Coolum or Peregian which are already broadcasting in their final frequencies .
The real problem will occur when Telstra, Optus etc start broadcasting in January 2015.
− Their powerful signals will interfere with our relocated frequencies .
− To counter this a filter will need to be fitted in order to cut out what we currently need .
− This filter can take a number of forms. Basically it can be fitted before an older amplifier on the mast or the amplifier can be replaced with one equipped with an inbuilt filter .
− I have been fitting amplifiers ( where necessary ) with filters for well over 6 months . I need to go back to activate the filters some time between End of July and End of December 2014 . This will incur a service call fee .
For your information I have listed a guide for prices to install new / activate existing filters.
It is important to note that some circumstances may require additional work on which I will be happy to provide a thorough quote .
− Kingray 4G amplifier fitted inc GST $195.00
− Digimatch 4G filter on mast fitted inc GST $150.00
− Service call to activate existing in amp filter $85.00
− For more information please follow this link to the Government website http://myswitch.digitalready.gov.au