The Gold Coast TV Retune is happening on 28th October 2014. Frequencies are changing and all Televisions need to be retuned!
Our Television channels come from the Mt Tamborine Transmitter (North Gold Coast Retune) and the Currumbin Transmitter. The frequencies from these transmitters will be changing on 28th October 2014.
This will mean that every television on the Gold Coast will need to be re-tuned after 4pm on this day.
Currently there is a simulcast of the channels (repeating the same channel on both frequencies for a period of time to allow for retuning).
Gold Coast Simulcast
The Simulcast is provided and is able to be received from the Mt Tamborine Transmitter only (north Gold Coast; see image).
Anyone who is not confident in retuning their own TV, should make contact immediately. Request a Technician to come to your home and manually tune all your TVs to these new frequencies now; before the busy switch-off period.
Instructions on how to tune your TV will be found in your TV manual. For all those who are able, we suggest you read that manual and attempt to retune your own TV after this Restack only.
It is important not to autotune your own TV before the restack! An Autotune will find too many duplicate channels. A Manual Tune only, should be done from now until the 28th October.
The good news is that there is no need to change your antenna in most situations. We continue to use the UHF frequency as we have up to now. If you have poor reception before the Restack, then you will continue to have poor reception after this Gold Coast TV Retune period. This antenna system will need to be looked at. Call 1800 588 688 to discuss a booking time.
Gold Coast TV Retune Background Information
The reason for this change, is actually a good thing. This change brings Australia inline with the rest of the world. Currently, our 4G network is up around 2100mhz, whereas the rest of the world (USA/EUROPE) have their 4G network operating on the 700mhz-800mhz range.
This 700-800mhz range is currently being used throughout regional Australia for local TV channels. On the Gold Coast our ABC, local 7 and NBN9 for example are all currently located above 700mhz. After the Restack and Retune, the government will then sell these higher frequencies to the phone companies. They will then move the 4G network to these frequencies.
This will, in the long run, make electronics cheaper. Being on the same system as the technologies in the USA and other countries, creating these devices will require less change before being imported. So in summary, it is a good thing that the Restack and Retune is happening, it will make our electronics life easier going forward!
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