Fringe Area Reception

richardinalex

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I've moved to an area where Digital FREEVIEW is not available - but I know a chap down the street has manged to pick up the signal and watches FREEVIEW through a FREEVIEW receiver.

I had a chat with him - he inherited the stuff when he moved in - has no knowledge of the aerial etc.

Are there any recommended areas / sites that you chaps could reccomend to look at digital aerials (weak signal areas)

Any advice on what to look for / ignore?

Digital not switched on here until 2011.

I have FREESAT installed - but usual problems around house (1 tv only etc)

Thanks

Richard
 

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What chennels are available on Freeview in Alexandria ?

Can you take a picture of the neighbours set up (aerial and amplifier) ?
 

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richardinalex

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Thanks for that

So, here's a picture of the aerial - its the back one (I think) that can receive Freeview

View attachment 11616

Haven't got the nerve to go knocking on the guys door asking questions that I don't understand.

Any thoughts?

Richard
 

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Llew

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The front one's a little odd. Looks like a stripline - combined four dipole assembly that's come adrift of the reflector, although that appears to be vertically polarised. Do you have a local infill transmitter for UHF in your area?

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Being close to the sea in Orford the reception from either Sudbury or Tacolneston is very iffy.
Your neighbour might be pointing towards Dover and getting a sea path signal from there.
parky.
PS there is a local transmitter at Aldeburgh but that only carries 4 UHF channels, not CH5 and no Digital.
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Well if he can pick up digital signals with either of those, you are not far away and are not hemmed in by trees or at the bottomn of a big hill, then you should have no problem with a decent antenna. :)

The Grid antenna must be for the local transmitter, probably worked well before it fell apart, the contract aerial is not even a particularly high gain one, so looks like good news. :)
 

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Enter local rigger
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