MOST Glenelg Shire residents will have to retune their televisions in the next month, when broadcasters change frequencies to make space for 4G mobile transmissions.
While the extension of the transmission tower has been completed, there is more work on the way.
As a contractor for ABC, SBS and commercial broadcasters, PR Electronics owner Peter Richter is often called to oversee work at the MountClay transmission tower and others in the Western District.
Mr Richter explained when 4G was rolled out, it was discovered high-end digital television transmissions, which are used at MountClay and other locations, were causing interference.
“To make sure 4G signals are as clear as possible, the Australian Communications and Media Authority decided to allocate the upper spectrum to the telephone companies and have broadcasters re-stack their transmitters, changing to a lower frequency,” Mr Richter said.
Mr Richter couldn’t confirm when the work, which involves replacing part of the encoding equipment, would occur, other than before the end of April.
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