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Television Reception

Residents of Tallentire and some surrounding areas such as Blindcrake and Dovenby, have lost their TV reception from the Caldbeck transmitter when the wind turbines rotate.

Those residents who use the subscription channel Sky will have no problems.

There is the alternative of free reception of television signals on the 'Freesat' satellite transmission system. 

Unfortunately this system needs to use a satellite receiver connected to each television in the house.

It is possible to feed up to eight televisions from one satellite dish. This will be reduced if Freesat + is used.  This allows recording but this equipment will use two satellite dish feeds from the dish..

Some residents who have extra TV sets in bedrooms or elsewhere may wish to have them equipped with satellite receivers.

It is a condition of the planning permission for the windfarm that measures are put in place to restore television and radio reception to residents if problems are caused by the windfarm.  For many residents this will be the case - problems are caused.

Any problems must be reported to Rachel Anderson by phone on 0141 404 5531 or by email to rachel.anderson@res-ltd.com when arrangements will be made to remedy the situation.

The problems referred to above would include any breakdowns of satellite receivers, satellite dishes or associated items.

Residents should not feel any reluctance to request this help as the problem has been entirely caused by RES who erected the wind turbines.  Without the presence of the turbines, residents could have continued to use the Freeview service from the Caldbeck transmitter without problems.

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