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catterbutts
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Wrong 'Local' Radio (Channel 720)

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Our BT YouView box is in Cornwall and our terrestrial digital signal comes from the Port Isaac repeater (only 50 yds away!).

 

The only local radio channel we see is 720 - "BBC Devon"

 

How can we change this to the correct local BBC Radio Cornwall?

 

TIA

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Re: Wrong 'Local' Radio (Channel 720)

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You will be getting the channels that the transmitter in this case Port Isaac transmits.

 

According to

 

https://ukfree.tv/transmitters/tv/Port_Isaac

 

it transmits BBC Devon on (radio) channel 720. So what you are receiving is what your local transmitter transmits.

 

So unless you can receive an aerial signal from another transmitter to receive Radio Cornwall will need to use another device.

 

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Hunter2660
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Re: Wrong 'Local' Radio (Channel 720)

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At the moment Radio Cornwall isn't available over Freeview, but that could change shortly, in which case both stations will probably be available.

catterbutts
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Re: Wrong 'Local' Radio (Channel 720)

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Thanks for the prompt responses - I had assumed that 'localisation' would have been similar to the TV channels.

Surprised Freeview doesn't carry Radio Cornwall - the 'locals' can be a tad sensitive with Devon being considered 'foreign' 😉

FM is unavailable to us here - but fortunately fibre broadband is (thanks to the EU!), so will have to manage with the fondleslabs.
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KernowChris
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Re: Wrong 'Local' Radio (Channel 720)

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This is to be resolved shortly. I understand that in the Plymouth news region, Devon will be joined by Cornwall and three other stations, maybe as soon as late next week. Tests are currently in progress. 

 

 

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Hunter2660
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Update: Radio Cornwall to be added to Freeview in the South West on channel 721, (along with Bristol 719, Somerset 722, and Solent 734), on the 14 June.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/news/item104