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#268239 7-Mar-2020 09:41
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I've just ditched Sky and have hooked up the Aireal that was on our house when we bought it.  We are missing some channels, and need some help to work out why.  We are missing AlJazeera, HGTV, tsvn, shine, hope, the radio channels and kordia tv.  It looks like I'm not getting K2 Mux, but then we are also missing some channels on K1 Mux, but not all.  I have trees in front of the antenna, but can actually look through them and see the transmitter which is about 24km away.  

 

When looking at the manual tune setting on my TV, I see channels 32, 34, 36 and 38 and they show as 100% signal.  A friend not far away also has channel 28 @ 530000KHz.  When I manually tune channel 28, I see no signal strength.  Any idea why I can't see any signal from channel 28 and the rest are good?  

 

I'm using the Taranaki transmitter.

 

 


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  #2434535 8-Mar-2020 14:54
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It seems that the TV must be picking up something on channel 28 as it pauses on the auto tune, but eventually carries on with no channels found. The Matchmaster website recommends a phased array when I enter my address, so maybe a new antenna is the first thing I should look at getting.

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  #2434625 8-Mar-2020 18:35
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You didn’t perhaps leave a modulator in circuit somewhere ?

 
 
 
 




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  #2434629 8-Mar-2020 18:54
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Nothing between the antenna and TV except for a splitter.

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  #2434754 8-Mar-2020 22:29
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GregM: Nothing between the antenna and TV except for a splitter.

 

So the obvious thing to do before trying a new aerial is to try with the splitter temporarily removed.


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  #2435262 9-Mar-2020 18:39
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Is the 100% signal strength or quality?



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  #2435264 9-Mar-2020 18:43
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With the bad weather today, I lost more channels, so I'm looking at changing the aerial to a phased array one. My signal strength has dropped across all channels. I think those trees in the way are a lot of the problem.

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