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mattwnz

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#133414 21-Oct-2013 18:56
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I am looking at moving house in a hilly area, but the new house according to the freeview websites address tool, may not get UHF freeview.It say's it is 'unlikely'. However two houses down the hill from the house (lower down the hill), the tool says it is 'likely with high aerial' However I am higher up the hill than those houses. The coverage map though shows I am right on the edge of coverage. Is there anyway to easily test this sort of thing? The current house occupants have sky, so don't have freeview or an aerial. The freeview website is really poor at showing coverage, as their maps are too low resolution to see teh streets. I would have thought they would have used google maps, like chorus do for UFB.

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B1GGLZ
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  #919342 21-Oct-2013 19:15
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I think the coverage indication is really only a guide in the fringe areas.
Best bet is to see if the neighbours in the area have UHF aerials and ask them what reception is like.
Otherwise you'll need a Pro with the proper gear to find signal levels and the sweet spot on the roof.

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  #919349 21-Oct-2013 19:32
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The coverage maps and checker are based on external aerials being used and I've been told they are conservative with their information. Where in the country are you looking at the new place btw?

mattwnz

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  #919410 21-Oct-2013 21:13
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knoydart: The coverage maps and checker are based on external aerials being used and I've been told they are conservative with their information. Where in the country are you looking at the new place btw?


Wellington / Hutt area. In an area with hills and valleys, and seems like I am in a bit of a dead zone compared to houses all around me.



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  #919527 22-Oct-2013 09:10
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mattwnz:
knoydart: The coverage maps and checker are based on external aerials being used and I've been told they are conservative with their information. Where in the country are you looking at the new place btw?


Wellington / Hutt area. In an area with hills and valleys, and seems like I am in a bit of a dead zone compared to houses all around me.


Why don't you get a aerial installer to do a signal test and give you a quote at your location.. 

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