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Master Geek
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Topic # 226279 29-Dec-2017 19:56
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I built a new aerial following some guides online (4-bay bowtie, 8" whiskers).

I'm in Titahi Bay and the transmitter is on Mt Kaukau at 202° to the south (according to Matchmaster). I've mounted the aerial facing that direction and tuned my TV.

Every channel comes in with a 100% signal except for Three and Bravo which are unwatchable.

I'm wondering that maybe my antenna whiskers are the wrong length or there's something else amiss.

Any ideas?

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  Reply # 1926691 29-Dec-2017 19:58
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I should add The Edge is dead too.

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  Reply # 1926733 29-Dec-2017 20:36
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Try pointing the antenna (Horizontal) at Baxters Knob, drop this into Google Maps to help with pointing the antenna: -41.126957, 174.862180




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  Reply # 1926783 29-Dec-2017 23:35
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I think it might be the PlayTV dropping it because if I plug the antenna into the TV itself, all the channels appear.

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  Reply # 1926789 30-Dec-2017 00:18
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Heh, if I plug the Play TV tuner into my PC (it's an EyeTV Diversity under the hood), I can tune all 36 channels in under Windows Media Center.

So, it must be the Play TV software that is dropping the channels.

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