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Topic # 227430 6-Jan-2018 20:41
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Hi
I have decided to drop Sky and move to HD FreeView this year. I bought a MatchMaster 02MM-MDU36 aerial...which is recommended for my area( via the MatchMaster site). ..I live in Whitby a suburb of Porirua.
I am using the Freeview tuner Via a newly bought HD recorder i.e. I purchase aPANASONIC DMR-BWT760GN i.e. which has a built in Freeview Tuner. So the aerial plugs directly into the recorder. Ant that is what I am testing.



I am still using the existing coaxial cabling.... which has been in place for years....but when I cut and strip for the new connection i.e. for the new aerial , the cable seemed okay.
So I setup new aerial and starting testing.....and not a great result.....



When I run the "Auto Setup" on the Panasonic device and it found no channels (at all).



So I ran it on manual setup where it shows from 0-10 rating for both signal quality and strength. Now strange it never registered any signal quality....but signal strength varied e.g. around the the 470-480 MHZ the strength was around 4-5.....but in the higher range e.g. 760-778MHZ it varied from 8-10 i.e. from the Panasonic setup tool.



Any thoughts why I would get no signal quality at all? but would get at some MHZ a very high strength ...sometimes registering 10 (highest).



I tried pointing the aerial  towards the two areas for  signal transmission i.e. Baxtor Knob and Mount Kaukau.... but no change in regards quality wherever I positioned it.



Many thanks in advance for any advice or guidance you can give.
Peter


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  Reply # 1931617 7-Jan-2018 08:42
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Why did you need to cut and strip the new cable? The F connector on the old dish would have been fine. What sort of connectors did you use to replace it with as without buying a compression tool your connections won't be the best.

 

Are you in an area of Whitby that can get Freeview? There are pockets that have no coverage.

 

There isn't really much advice to give - if you are sure your connections are good and the cable tests OK (once again hard to test unless you have tools) there isn't a lot you can do except call in an expert to help.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1931674 7-Jan-2018 12:12
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sbiddle:

 

Why did you need to cut and strip the new cable? The F connector on the old dish would have been fine. What sort of connectors did you use to replace it with as without buying a compression tool your connections won't be the best.

 

Are you in an area of Whitby that can get Freeview? There are pockets that have no coverage.

 

There isn't really much advice to give - if you are sure your connections are good and the cable tests OK (once again hard to test unless you have tools) there isn't a lot you can do except call in an expert to help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I lived in part of Raumati that couldnt get Terrestrial Freeview for years. Very reluctantly chose Sky Basic rather than the sat option. Get an expert in first and spend $150 for some prof. opinion.


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