[Durham] DVB tuners

Martin Ward martin at gkc.org.uk
Thu Sep 27 15:22:01 UTC 2012

After yesterday's re-tune of the Pontop Pike transmitter, my digital tuners
stopped working: I use a homebrew combination of perl scripts running
tzap, dvbstream, dvb_dumprtp, dvb_ts_filter, scandvb and test_dvr
to record TV and radio programmes.

After a little poking around on the Internet, I wrote a new version
of the uk-PontopPike file, which in my systems appears in 
/usr/share/dvb-apps/scan/dvb-t/uk-PontopPike, or 

Here is a copy of the file, just in case anyone else has the same problem:

# UK, Pontop Pike
# http://www.ukfree.tv/txdetail.php?a=NZ148526
# http://www.ukfree.tv/fullstory.php?storyid=1107051920
# T freq bw fec_hi fec_lo mod transmission-mode guard-interval hierarchy
T 770000000 8MHz 2/3 NONE QAM64 8k 1/32 NONE
# PSB2 D3+4     
T 738000000 8MHz 2/3 NONE QAM64 8k 1/32 NONE
# PSB3 BBCB (high definition -- doesn't work)
#T 698000000 8MHz 2/3 NONE QAM256 32k 1/128 NONE
T 706000000 8MHz 3/4 NONE QAM64 8k 1/32 NONE
# COM5 ArqA
T 778000000 8MHz 3/4 NONE QAM64 8k 1/32 NONE
# COM6 ArqB
T 746000000 8MHz 3/4 NONE QAM64 8k 1/32 NONE

All the muliplexes appear to work, apart from the high definition multiplex
(PSB3 BBCB): my ancient tuner might not be able to handle it at all.


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