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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 151506 27-Aug-2014 19:16
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so building a new house in Tauranga on the south side.
no idea what sort of UHF aerial to get. we have two transmitters available in Tauranga which is Te aroha which is 44 kms away and kopukairua which is closer but obscured by a hill where we are..

I'd also like better FM reception to my receiver and car stereo which will be my garage radio.
we will also have four tv outlets needed

so do i go for a big banger multi element UHF and a seperate FM aerial or a double phased array (that picks up FM too??)

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Wannabe Geek
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  Reply # 1116867 27-Aug-2014 21:23
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I used a phased array to get Wharite here in the Manawatu.
The house is in a valley with a large hill in the way of line of sight of the transmitter.
Wharite is approx. 12 -15 km away and I got good strength and quality.

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  Reply # 1116878 27-Aug-2014 21:47
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Enter your address into the antenna selection guide here:


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1118963 31-Aug-2014 14:31
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our adress is too new to work in that website. but using a  close one , it says Te a bit sceptical. it works on the northern side of town ,but i want rock solid reception AND better FM reception,
I understand that tauranga radio comes from both te aroha AND kopukairua so having an array which needs to ppoint at a transmitter aint gonna work?

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  Reply # 1118985 31-Aug-2014 15:23
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so use a looped dipole antenna.  they're omni-directional-enough.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1126815 11-Sep-2014 21:56
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well i have aquired a few old vhf aerials so i may have a go at making one of those loop dipoles

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