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#100841 19-Apr-2012 14:52
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I have brought a freeview UHF HD box from noel leemings last september when i moved out to paraparaumu as we did not get any TV reception, how ever the box wasn't picking up any signal.

I have now just got a guy to come check it out and he has installed a new UHF aerial with Amplifier thingy and we finally get most channels on our freeview box except channels from the TV 3 network!

I live close to coastlands and the guy that installed my aerial did say that tv 3 have a different transmitter than the other channels? and as i have trees near my house they could be a problem?

Any help would ne greatly appreciated as i am at a loss as to why i cant get the 5 or so channels on the tv3 network and have spent alot on trying to get it sorted! Frown

PLEASE HELP thanks

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  #612361 20-Apr-2012 13:15
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All channels come from Ngarara

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  #612381 20-Apr-2012 13:51
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cmcgruer: I have brought a freeview UHF HD box from noel leemings last september when i moved out to paraparaumu as we did not get any TV reception, how ever the box wasn't picking up any signal.

I have now just got a guy to come check it out and he has installed a new UHF aerial with Amplifier thingy and we finally get most channels on our freeview box except channels from the TV 3 network!

I live close to coastlands and the guy that installed my aerial did say that tv 3 have a different transmitter than the other channels? and as i have trees near my house they could be a problem?

Any help would ne greatly appreciated as i am at a loss as to why i cant get the 5 or so channels on the tv3 network and have spent alot on trying to get it sorted! Frown

PLEASE HELP thanks


I live in Waikanae, and get all the channels perfectly. Without an amplifier.

Have u tried without the amplifier and running the cable straight into the back of your TV?

 
 
 
 


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  #612422 20-Apr-2012 14:48
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It looks like analogue TV3 is on Forest Heights, but for Freeview all of the channels come from the same transmitter (Ngarara). I don't know enough about the topography down there to make any suggestions... can you see Wharite from there (I'm guessing not, otherwise the Ngarara transmitter probably wouldn't exist)?

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  #612446 20-Apr-2012 15:35
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You wouldnt happen to be in a valley east of the railway line? If you dont have line of sight to Ngarara then that might be your problem.

There is a repeater site on the hill above Big Save Furniture for analogue TV, but I guess with Freeview they decided that its cheaper to use satellites for infill rather than repeater stations.

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  #612483 20-Apr-2012 16:24
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Topography is fairly flat between Coastlands and Ngarara transmitter - a few rolling dunes/hills but rather small.  FYI Ngarara transmitter is at -40.85189, 175.05213 (Lat/Long) if you want to locate it on Google Maps (on a hill in amongst a small stand of trees).
Cyril7 (sorry S!) may see this post and be able to make a comment as he has had lots of previous experience in setting up systems on the Coast.





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