HC Deb 18 April 1956 vol 551 c78W
Mr. Cooper-Key

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that the reception in the Hastings area of television and radio still falls below an average standard of quality in spite of the starting-up of the new transmitter in the Crystal Palace; and what steps he is taking to ensure that subscribers in this area receive improved reception.

Dr. Hill

The Crystal Palace television transmitter will not be on full power until the end of 1957; Hastings should then come within the range of good service. The present standard of service will be improved in the meantime, because the power at Crystal Palace is to be doubled this summer. Reception in Hastings of all three sound programmes should be good on V.H.F.; the Home Service on medium waves (206 metres) gives good reception, and the Light Programme on long waves (1,500 metres) should be generally satisfactory.

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