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Topic # 26624 28-Sep-2008 15:29
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I've decided to abandon the indoor DTT antenna idea and just get an installer out to install a rooftop one.

Now, I'm in Christchurch, Hoon Hay area, about 2-2.5 km from Sugarloaf and in line-of-sight.

Could I get a DTT rooftop antenna for DVB-T that isn't like the standard antenna but like a slim design type?

For example, would something like this be as good as a regular one?

http://www.amazon.com/Terk-HD-TVS-Profile-Outdoor-Antenna/dp/B0006N2PDQ/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-MANT940-Digital-Outdoor-Antenna/dp/B000VL1QF6/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1222568169&sr=1-11





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  Reply # 167656 29-Sep-2008 07:50
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What objection do you have to a more conventional yagi or co-linear?

There is the locally (ChCh) built Gizmo, which is a colinear that is quite compact, you will find most ChCh installers will carry these.

Alternatively you could go for a active antenna like this, however being so close to the transmitter will most likely overload an active antenna, I personally would not recommend one in close proximity to a Tx.

Cyril



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  Reply # 168253 1-Oct-2008 09:52
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cyril7: What objection do you have to a more conventional yagi or co-linear?

There is the locally (ChCh) built Gizmo, which is a colinear that is quite compact, you will find most ChCh installers will carry these.

Alternatively you could go for a active antenna like this, however being so close to the transmitter will most likely overload an active antenna, I personally would not recommend one in close proximity to a Tx.

Cyril


Nothing against yagi/co-linear, except maybe aesthetics. The Gizmo aerial looks good.

Can anyone recommend a good installer in CHCH?






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