Transmitting Stations

 CHANNELPOLARISATIONVISION FREQUENCYSOUND FREQUENCYOPENING DATE
London Region
Croydon9V194.75675191.2722nd Sept., 1955.
Midland Region
Lichfield8V189.75186.2517th Feb., 1956.
Northern Region
Winter Hill9V194.75191.253rd May, 1956.
Emley Moor10V199.7372196.26053rd Nov., 1956.
South Wales and West of England Region
St. Hilary10V199.7305196.239514th Jan 1958
Central Southern Region
Chillerton Down, Isle of Wight11V204.75201.2530th Aug., 1958
North East Region
Burnhope8H189.75675186.27015th January 1959
East Anglian Region
Mendlesham11H204.75675201.27Autumn 1959
Northern Ireland Region
Black Mountain9H194.74325191.230Autumn 1959
South Eastern Region
Dover10V199.7135196.1985late 1959

Hints for good reception

These notes should help you to enjoy good reception of independent television programmes, but for detailed advice on your own installation your local dealer is in the best position to assist you.

Three things are involved in bringing a good picture into your home. The first is the set, which must be capable of receiving signals transmitted by the I.T.A. and which also must be properly tuned. The second is the feeder cable running from the set to the aerial: these cables vary in efficiency and the use of a good quality type can be an immense advantage. The third is the aerial which must be of the proper type and correctly fitted.

The majority of reception problems are attributable to the wrong selection or fitting of Band III aerials. As signals transmitted on the frequencies used by the I.T.A. are liable to be affected by hills, tall buildings and trees the aerial must be carefully selected and positioned so that the maximum signal is received: an alteration of a degree or two in its direction can sometimes make a considerable difference in the quality of reception.