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Topic # 25800 2-Sep-2008 10:46
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Hi all,

Have a friend in the Avalon area of the Hutt.  He's using an indoor antenna at the mo but will be going to an outdoor UHF soon.  Just wondering which transmitter would likely be his best choice for DVB-T reception?  Fitzherbert seems closest to him, but by sounds of it others, Kaukau maybe, are stronger strength.

I'm in Manawatu so Wharite is it and this makes it easy.  He will manually enter a channel from each transmitter and check strength whilst moving aerial etc, but just thought I'd check if anyone has experience there which could speed this up for him.


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  Reply # 161488 2-Sep-2008 10:55
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Depending on the exact location you probably have good line of sight coverage to both sites but Fitzherbert is probably the better choice. Just remember that both are different polarities so if you try moving the aerial between sites you will need to flip it from horizontal to vertical.

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  Reply # 161497 2-Sep-2008 11:47
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Depending on which side of the hutt he is, if he is central to western then he should be able to clearly see Fitzherbert above NaeNae, but if he is hardup against the eastern side then he may not see fitzherbert so KauKau is more likely to be the best option. But I recon Fitz, especially if he can see it. Dont forget Fitz is Vertical, and KauKau Horizontal.


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  Reply # 161515 2-Sep-2008 12:38
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Thanks guys, helpful as always.
This ties in with what we were thinking so I'll pass this on.
Regardless a proper external aerial will definitely help as well, but he'll know roughly where to point it now too.


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