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# 21076 15-Apr-2008 10:52
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Dumb question:  If I swing my UHF aerial around to point at the Sky Tower instead of Waiatarua, do I need to change the orientation of the aerial to match the polarisation?

According to Kordia, Sky Tower is vertically polarised and Waiatarua is horizontal:

I'm getting corruption on the TVNZ channels (29) with the bad weather at the moment, so I was going to give the Sky Tower (chanel 28) a try.  Our Prime/Trackside analogue reception is quite snowy, so I was actually surprised that we got ANY freeview reception, but it was fine until the rain set in :)

So yeah, do I just pull out the GPS and swing the UHF aerial around to point at the Sky Tower (which might juuust be visible from up on our roof), or do I also need to change the orientation (and probably the damn bracket because of that)?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 123626 15-Apr-2008 11:06
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Seems i am probably in a similar situation to me, The bad weather has caused my dvb-t reception to get quite stuttery, my prime is also quite snowy. Probably in a similar area, i am in east auckland. I did try sky tower with my smaller aerial and yes you do need to turn your aerial around to get the best reception from it. You should find the bracket it capable of either way around so should just be a case of undoing some bolts then switching it. It is annoying how the bad weather has affected reception so much.

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