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  Reply # 1204908 28-Dec-2014 14:00
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i think that bending you are refering too is the reasoning for the recommendation of the double horizontal aerial type.

i just think we might not need the dux guts as freeview and its map says in zone and highly likely for HD. its the matchmaster site that has me worried as listing a transmit tower 40km away when there is one 6km up the road, not line of site either of them.

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  Reply # 1204909 28-Dec-2014 14:11
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Infill transmitters are only low power. Maybe indicate which one you are talking about.




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  Reply # 1204923 28-Dec-2014 14:13
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The aerial I ended up choosing, which has worked very well, was the triple folding structure type. Of course there is no guarantee that our situations are comparable and I didn't have the means to measure anything, I just took a blind guess and did some trial and error. At the time I had the benefit of some analogue broadcasters still operating from the same location, so I could use those to orient the aerial. After that I just kept pushing it higher until I got good digital reception. It was very much a number 8 wire operation.

 





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  Reply # 1204926 28-Dec-2014 14:16
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Plenty of new UHF antennas suitable for your location on Trademe around $30 - $60.



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  Reply # 1204931 28-Dec-2014 14:25
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Spyware: Infill transmitters are only low power. Maybe indicate which one you are talking about.


the one i left a link for earlier. i think its the second link.

one of these http://www.matchmaster.com.au/domestic/uhf-antennas/02mm-mdu36


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  Reply # 1204932 28-Dec-2014 14:27
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I mean what transmitter at 6 kms are you talking about.




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  Reply # 1204933 28-Dec-2014 14:28
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Oh sorry. the whangaparoa one.

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  Reply # 1204936 28-Dec-2014 14:35
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TeaLeaf: Oh sorry. the whangaparoa one.


No digital on that to my limited knowledge (doesn't appear on Freeview maps). Pinehill would be the nearest. I'm guessing that you are in or near Orewa in which case there is no local transmitter covering at all. Waiatarua is it.

Looks like Family Television Network used Whangaparoa, but think they now don't exist. Low power transmitter anyway with suggested power of 23 dBW (200 watts).




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  Reply # 1205000 28-Dec-2014 16:03
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TeaLeaf: Oh sorry. the whangaparoa one.


No digital on that to my limited knowledge (doesn't appear on Freeview maps). Pinehill would be the nearest. I'm guessing that you are in or near Orewa in which case there is no local transmitter covering at all. Waiatarua is it.

Looks like Family Television Network used Whangaparoa, but think they now don't exist. Low power transmitter anyway with suggested power of 23 dBW (200 watts).

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There's no Freeview Tx at Whangapaoroa. Depending on your location around Whangapaoroa you may see Waiatarua, Pinehill or Sky Tower (or none).

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  Reply # 1205015 28-Dec-2014 16:14
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well that would be why it chose Waiatarua, still odd freeview website sees me as a HIGHLY LIKELY for HD though isnt it?

ive had a look around the suburb and it seems 90% of people have the 

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/element-aerial-freeview-p-76.html

which can be had for $30 on trademe. most seem to have it on there roof. I saw one attached to the old (but looking new) analogue tv aerial.

i dont think the budget one from the warehouse will cut it but the above may be ok.

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  Reply # 1205016 28-Dec-2014 16:14
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Given the fast population expansion at Whangaparoa and Silverdale/Millwater and environs, it's about time there's a DTV transmitter in the region.




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  Reply # 1216543 17-Jan-2015 15:00
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yep i agree, it seems nuts to be stuck with standard def TV in rodney. super separated cities.

we didnt bother with an aerial, free view is just rubbish outside choice and prime for us. view most of it on demand.

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