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pinkrocketmr2

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#116053 16-Apr-2013 21:44
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Hi question have 4yr old vhf and thk it actualy has uhf too as very simular to wat ive jst brought but the new1 has big square wings that u can adjust and way more solild. But wat wantg no is do I unplug the old aerial dwn by splitter box and use same cable frm old aerial as same wat came wth new uhf and hook new uhf to splitter box. Or do I buy a joiner and wat is joiner called so both aerials hookd together. Now mite think omg whats this lady on but im on invalids dnt have spare cash so need no how do it. Pictures or diagram wld be gd to but basic instructions be gd. Thks tina

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hdinsider
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  #800627 17-Apr-2013 01:44

Take your old VHF/UHF combined aerial down. Replace it with the new aerial. It would be best to replace old cable. As a guide, if the cable is over 10 years old, it won't be any good for UHF. If you reuse the old cable, remove any combiners from the feed.

What city are you in? In some areas, the new freeview transmissions are coming from different transmitter locations and may also have different polarisation to what was there for analog.

It might be better to get in an expert to do it. They'll do it once and make it so it lasts for many years. Do you qualify for the govt grant for free installation of freeview? Might be worth looking into.




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  #800628 17-Apr-2013 03:08
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Hi question have 4yr old vhf and thk it actualy has uhf too as very simular to wat ive jst brought but the new1 has big square wings that u can adjust and way more solild. But wat wantg no is do I unplug the old aerial dwn by splitter box and use same cable frm old aerial as same wat came wth new uhf and hook new uhf to splitter box. Or do I buy a joiner and wat is joiner called so both aerials hookd together. Now mite think omg whats this lady on but im on invalids dnt have spare cash so need no how do it. Pictures or diagram wld be gd to but basic instructions be gd. Thks tina


wtf!
what did you just say? I think your keyboard might be broken because that is incomprehensible.

 
 
 
 


pinkrocketmr2

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  #800761 17-Apr-2013 10:31
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Thanks for that im in invercargill. And yes same cable as the new and wil do that replace it . And last reply dnt comment that discusting,people like u need be reported and u are type guys that put people off asking help so last guy DNT EVER REPLY MY QUESTIONS AGAIN PLEASE!

pinkrocketmr2

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  #800770 17-Apr-2013 10:39
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Also to freeview grant had a guy cum instal lounge box but told him that I had freeview built into 3tv and that I wanted it to be worth but he installed a satalite box hookd to satalite dish which is not hooked up to upstairs aerial or other rms as the uhf/vhf is thats why needg advice on uhf because all built in freeview is only on uhf aerials and I want use them. But yes I waznt happy bout wat the installer did when he didnt even no why built in freeview waznt workg but if put the uhf up start I wouldnt be having this issue.

hdinsider
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  #800771 17-Apr-2013 10:42

I had trouble reading your post too, sorry, it was hard to read.

Your aerial will need to be repointed towards the new transmitter at forest Hill. It would been pointing at hedgehope before and freeview doesn't come from there. Try repointing it first, you might not need to do more. What are your signal quality readings on the tv?




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  #801068 17-Apr-2013 15:48
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pinkrocketmr2:  And last reply dnt comment that discusting,people like u need be reported and u are type guys that put people off asking help so last guy DNT EVER REPLY MY QUESTIONS AGAIN PLEASE!


I'm sorry you feel that way, but when you are seeking some help in a public forum a little effort put into spelling, grammar and punctuation goes a long way. You are then much more likely to receive the help you need.

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  #801072 17-Apr-2013 15:55
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pinkrocketmr2: Also to freeview grant had a guy cum instal lounge box but told him that I had freeview built into 3tv and that I wanted it to be worth but he installed a satalite box hookd to satalite dish which is not hooked up to upstairs aerial or other rms as the uhf/vhf is thats why needg advice on uhf because all built in freeview is only on uhf aerials and I want use them. But yes I waznt happy bout wat the installer did when he didnt even no why built in freeview waznt workg but if put the uhf up start I wouldnt be having this issue.


Shouldn't you get in touch with him & explain what you want?

 
 
 
 


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  #801082 17-Apr-2013 16:11
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farcus:
I'm sorry you feel that way, but when you are seeking some help in a public forum a little effort put into spelling, grammar and punctuation goes a long way. You are then much more likely to receive the help you need.

+1
I'm finding your postings somewhat unintelligible too.

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  #801084 17-Apr-2013 16:14
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B1GGLZ:
farcus:
I'm sorry you feel that way, but when you are seeking some help in a public forum a little effort put into spelling, grammar and punctuation goes a long way. You are then much more likely to receive the help you need.

+1
I'm finding your postings somewhat unintelligible too.

Me too.
Punctuation (like full stops and commas) makes things much easier to read. I have not read your post because it was just too hard.
No need to go off at someone because you cant be bothered asking a question properly.

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  #801126 17-Apr-2013 17:36
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It would be Interesting to see who's a parent in here, because I could read it. Reminds me of txt messages I get at times. Perhaps the original poster is using their phone for this forum?

hdinsider has given some good sound advice. You would be better to drop the old antenna, have someone correctly align a new UHF and run all new cable if you don't know the age of all the other cable and the splitter etc... I realise that's quite tough on an invalids benefit but will usually result in a longer lasting job when done by a professional.

Check to see if the cable has RG6 printed along it. If it does, you may get away with using the existing cable but your existing antenna even if it was UHF capable, would need to be moved and aligned to Forest Hill as mentioned. I wouldn't suggest getting up on a roof if you're not familiar with heights/ladders or tiled roofs etc... and DIY can easily result in poor antenna alignment.

Your combined antenna may have different connectors on it than a new UHF as well. If this is the case, you would need the correct tools and connectors to make a weather tight connection to the antenna. This is easy to overlook on DIY jobs and can cost more when you need to replace the cable again from water ingestion.

Just my two cents.

I've seen a few DIY UHF's go up here in Invercargill, and a lot of them are still facing the wrong site.

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  #801136 17-Apr-2013 17:56
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pinkrocketmr2: Thanks for that im in invercargill. And yes same cable as the new and wil do that replace it . And last reply dnt comment that discusting,people like u need be reported and u are type guys that put people off asking help so last guy DNT EVER REPLY MY QUESTIONS AGAIN PLEASE!


i concur with others your post was first post was pretty unreadable, even if it was readable it was rather rude to react the way you did.

Being a first time poster you may not have read the  Forum Usage Guide in particular:
"Be polite. Do not SHOUT. Do not post subject in ALL CAPITALS. Be considerate and use standard English, do not use SMS abbreviations.

Generally you will find that if you follow the simple guidelines people will be only too willing to help you out.


 




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hdinsider
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  #801960 18-Apr-2013 22:56

Have you been able to try turning the aerial around Tina?

That will probably sort out the reception problems.




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