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  Reply # 1925938 28-Dec-2017 09:25
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From your last post it sounds like you don't use a splitter, is that right?
Obviously if you do use one it could be taken out of line to check it.

More on your cable check - although it might have been visually fine at the top it is possible there is water ingress elsewhere. You can carefully slit the outer insulation and look for green copper. The slit will need to be very well covered afterwards.

Do you have any connections in the aerial cable?

Another approach is to just replace the cable, just to rule it out.

Also, can you switch to satellite Freeview?

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  Reply # 1925952 28-Dec-2017 09:43
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No, no splitter. We brought the aerial down (not easy) to check it and there was rust around one of the elements. That was cleaned and the inside of the connection box gone over. This aerial does not have a balun in the usual sense so there is nothing vulnerable in the box, just a metallic layer. The cable looks fine everywhere though of course anything is possible. We do have satellite Freeview but the quality is better on UHF when it works properly. My own feeling after having gone over everything is that there is nothing wrong with the system but the quality of our reception has declined for some reason, possibly tree growth or atmospheric conditions or something else.



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