Copmanhurst residents, including Tony Hadaway, have been getting poor television reception.
Copmanhurst residents, including Tony Hadaway, have been getting poor television reception.

Poor TV signal draws complaint

By EMMA CORNFORD

COPMANHURST man Tony Hadaway enjoys watching Prime news and programs on SBS, but like many other people in the area, he has been unable to pick up a decent signal for weeks.

The fuzzy reception is due to lightning which hit the Mt Moombil transmitter during a storm near Dorrigo a few weeks ago. According to Prime TV production manager at Coffs Harbour Rodney Bull, the problem will be fixed in a 'few weeks'.

Which is fine, says Mr Hadaway, but what about telling viewers what is going on?

"What appalls me is that no station, particularly Prime which is supposed to be local, informed people in certain areas that they will get poor transmission service.

"I've gone along the road to ask people what their reception was like and nextdoor the man was going to move his aerial because he thought the position was the problem ... but as yet no-one has bought a booster that I know of which is good because it would be of no use."

Mr Bull said Broadcast Australia would fix the problem.



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