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# 20879 8-Apr-2008 17:58
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So my house if fairly new and even though it has everything but the kitchen sink it doesn't have a rooftop UHF antenna.

I'm in Christchurch, around Hoon Hay/Cracroft area. The TV antenna on the hill is not far from me at all at I can see it from laundry.

Question, do I need to install a fixed rooftop antenna or can something like this (SV9140) do the job?

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  # 122175 8-Apr-2008 18:20
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Mate, if you live that close to the transmitting antenna, you could probably get away with a piece of wire tied around the terminal.

Any indoor TV antenna will work for you.

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  # 122177 8-Apr-2008 18:24
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You are so close that an active antenna will cause you grief. If you must go for an indoor antenna then one of these is more appropriate I recommend that you remove the VHF elements (long telesopic ones out the sides) I think a small jewelers screw drive should help. Being a yagi design the sharper bit at is the front to point at the Tx, keep the antenna horizontal as shown in the picture.

The big negative of an indoor antenna over an outdoor is that things moving within the room (people) can cause reflections, however COFDM used by DVB-T is very good at sorting this all out.



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  # 122296 9-Apr-2008 12:07
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I have the same issue other than I'm in Ellerslie.

Does anyone know if I would be able to receive DVB-T on an indoor antenna (rabbit ears fro example) from here.


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