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  Reply # 174283 29-Oct-2008 07:33
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psychrn: Im in Hamilton.

indapie2000: Hate to gloat... but again mine was fine at 8.30 (am in Wellington).


When I suggested local interference, I was meaning within a few kms of area around the Remuera transmitter.



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  Reply # 174296 29-Oct-2008 09:15
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reception back to normal this morning - looks like an ongoing problem with our area but dunno why.....

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  Reply # 174303 29-Oct-2008 09:40
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Call the Ministry of Economic Development as they run the radio inspectors. If it is local interference then they may be able to track down the source.

I have an ET box here in Wellington and the quality is fine. I did a manual tune into the local transmit site as I was getting pixelation prior to that as I can see both Baxters and Kaukau (or kookoo if you believe the radio broadcasters pronounciation of it??)



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  Reply # 174528 30-Oct-2008 06:25
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hey hashbrown - tv3 and c4 was nasty for me last night  - yours ok?

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  Reply # 174532 30-Oct-2008 07:24
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I wasn't watching TV last night much except the beginning of Nightline which was fine. I've never had a reception problem with anything but the TVNZ channels.

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  Reply # 174601 30-Oct-2008 12:28
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TVNZ channels were crappy for me again last night around the 6-7pm mark.  I'm located in St Marys Bay (Auckland), can see the entire Sky Tower from my place (about 3-4kms away if that), and I think my UHF aerial is pointing out west.

I'm getting sick of not having a consistant reception.



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  Reply # 174608 30-Oct-2008 12:59
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yeah the problem is we don't know whether it's our setup (aerial, wiring) or the actual transmission fault sigh.....

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  Reply # 174611 30-Oct-2008 13:09
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I have a similar issue. the odd freeze or pixilation but not all the time. Was bad the other night when the weather was crap but had no issues this morning. I mostly watch TV1 news and breakfast (I download everything else I watch). I have also had the same problem on fine days in the past so there doesnt seem to be any pattern to it. I have direct clear line of site from Wilton to Mt KauKau Wellington.




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  Reply # 174613 30-Oct-2008 13:17
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Satch: TVNZ channels were crappy for me again last night around the 6-7pm mark.  I'm located in St Marys Bay (Auckland), can see the entire Sky Tower from my place (about 3-4kms away if that), and I think my UHF aerial is pointing out west.

I'm getting sick of not having a consistant reception.


The signal strength for the infill locations like Remuera and Sky Tower is actually quite low. You might have better luck pointing your aerial in the general direction of Waiatarua.




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  Reply # 174847 31-Oct-2008 12:27
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Satch: TVNZ channels were crappy for me again last night around the 6-7pm mark.  I'm located in St Marys Bay (Auckland), can see the entire Sky Tower from my place (about 3-4kms away if that), and I think my UHF aerial is pointing out west.

I'm getting sick of not having a consistant reception.


The signal strength for the infill locations like Remuera and Sky Tower is actually quite low. You might have better luck pointing your aerial in the general direction of Waiatarua.


Isn't that out west like I said mine is pointing?  I could be wrong.

Anyways, I'm in an apartment building so not so easy to change these things :(



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  Reply # 174848 31-Oct-2008 12:33
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there's actually a small antenna that u can plug into your TV  that u can just leave by your window (for apartment dwellers) - i think it's about half the size of a tissue box so that u don't have to use the building's one that splits into all other apartments - if u r interested i'll give u a number to call - he's very helpful

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  Reply # 174930 31-Oct-2008 17:10
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Satch:

Anyways, I'm in an apartment building so not so easy to change these things :(


You have no idea what signal processing that antenna goes thru before it reaches you. Chances are the channels are bandstop filtered before distribution.

Call the apartment manager and tell them to fix it IMO, you pay body corp fees for a reason.




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