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# 106509 25-Jul-2012 11:52
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hey guys,

forgive the extremely noob question, but for years I lived in an area with zero terrestrial reception and so my only knowledge lies with DVB-S....

we just bought a new house and it's got a satellite dish and an aerial like the one below:

is this a UHF aerial? it doesn't look like the ones I know with the mesh grid and the pointy thing, but a couple of houses on the street have the same one as this.

any help would be appreciated!


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  # 661650 25-Jul-2012 12:00
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Yes that is UHF

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  # 661670 25-Jul-2012 12:19
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If you have a TV with freeview built in, it will be terrestrial/freeview HD.
Plug the aerial in and see what you can tune in...


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  # 661674 25-Jul-2012 12:22
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Sweet -- so why does it differ from the regular UHF aerials with the pointy brush things that poke out from it? Slightly lower powered or something?

I don't have a terrestrial tuner at the moment, didn't want to get one until i knew i had uhf reception, so this is good news.

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  # 661685 25-Jul-2012 12:34
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Just a different design

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  # 661690 25-Jul-2012 12:37
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Hi, the type you seem to be more familiar with is a Yagi, where as the one in your picture is a broadside array (albeit a small one), they both have their subtle differences in characteristics, but by and large do the same job.


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# 661691 25-Jul-2012 12:44
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Thanks so much all of you! Extremely helpful :)

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