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MacFilo

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#20325 21-Mar-2008 15:36
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Was wondering if anyone can help me please,? I recently brought a High Gain UHF Antenna 91 elements reception of channels 21-69 also comes with the baluns.

I attached a TV Coax Cable 75 Ohm Heavy Duty RG-6 Quad into a Triplexer Amplifier VHF-L/VHF-H/UHF.? Had everything installed but cant seem to get any reception of any channels, I may need to buy a masthead amplifier or a aerial with a vhf as this one only has uhf?


Also Can anyone tell me if this ereial is suitable for tv 1,2,3,4?? Sorry this is my first time installing something like this just to save on $$ but it looks like I may have no choice now.


Any suggestion would be appreciated =)



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sbiddle
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  #117921 21-Mar-2008 17:23
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A UHF aerial such as this is really only any good for UHF TV channels and won't pick up VHF channels unless you are very close to the tranmitter. Typically speaking TV1,2,3 and 4 are all on VHF and Prime and Maori TV are on UHF.

Where exactly in NZ are you located? A UHF aerial is required for Freeview HD and boxes go on sale on the 2nd April so if you're in an area which will receive the signal then you could move straight to Freeview rather than using analogue TV.

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#117940 21-Mar-2008 20:32
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Hi sbiddle , Thanks for that.   I live in Wellington.    Can you recommend any good VHF aerial suitable to use in the wellington region that has channle 1234?  There are some selling on Dick-Smith but wasnt sure which one to buy.


Thank again for help =)


 
 
 
 


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  #118951 27-Mar-2008 00:31
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Ask the Dick Smith people down there, I thought VHF antennas were all the same anyway but the shop should be able to advise on that. If you get Sky you can always get free channels over that and forget the VHF, a bit like the other free digital service.




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  #118991 27-Mar-2008 09:23
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webwat: Ask the Dick Smith people down there, I thought VHF antennas were all the same anyway but the shop should be able to advise on that. If you get Sky you can always get free channels over that and forget the VHF, a bit like the other free digital service.


Hi webwat thanks for your  help, yes went down to dick-smith  yesterday and  they  didnt have any vhf  antenna suitable for  Tv
1234.   

Anyway have decided to wait for the  freeview  to be available, this will save me some $$$.

And since I  had installed the uhf antenna already.    The  uhf  antenna High Gain UHF Antenna 91 elements gives out a great reception, better then my old uhf antenna which only had 43 elements.

Anyways thanks for the advise =)



 

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  #119002 27-Mar-2008 10:01
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MacFilo:
Hi webwat thanks for your help, yes went down to dick-smith yesterday and they didnt have any vhf antenna suitable for Tv
1234. 


Wellington TV1 is a lower freq than most so larger VHF aerial. The sort that DSE probably sell wouldn't last long in the wind anyway.

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#119016 27-Mar-2008 11:28
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Bung:
MacFilo:
Hi webwat thanks for your help, yes went down to dick-smith yesterday and they didnt have any vhf antenna suitable for Tv
1234.


Wellington TV1 is a lower freq than most so larger VHF aerial. The sort that DSE probably sell wouldn't last long in the wind anyway.



Hi Bung, Thanks for your input, this is our second vhf antenna lol, the wind had blustered the other 2 off with was installed by a antenna pro.    Hope our UHF is well secured lol.  cheers

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