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#43277 19-Oct-2009 15:22
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I am receiving freeview at Matarangi beach on the Coromandel Pennisula.
Would this transmission most likely be from the Sky Tower, or Waiatarua, or eleswhere?
I presume that horizontal polarity means my receiving antenna reflectors should also be horizontal, and conversely for vertical polarity.
Currently, my antenna is horizontal, and I receive TV1,2, etc good, but TV3, C4 can drop out a fair bit sometimes - this may be a clue as to where I'm receiving from.

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  #265093 19-Oct-2009 16:43
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All I can say is Wow..

Based on their coverage check - http://www.freeviewnz.tv/all_about_freeview/coverage - you shouldn't be getting anything.

Can you check what frequency you are getting TV One/2 on, and can you get MaoriTV?

Most likely is Waiatarua as no other transmitter has enough power to reach you.




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  #265286 20-Oct-2009 12:24
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Freeview|HD transmissions from Waiatarua (horizontal polarisation):

TVNZ mux on channel 29
Mediaworks mux on channel 33
Kordia mux on channel 45

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  #265307 20-Oct-2009 13:11
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Cheers for the info guys. I want to improve the TV3, C4 transmission a little as it drops out a bit. The TVNZ mux seems OK. I've purchased a Kingray UHF only masthead amp (MHU34FSPS) that I'll install this labour weekend. Hopefully it will improve the Mediaworks mux.



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  #265474 20-Oct-2009 22:21
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A friend was getting it ok on Great Barrier with their laptop and the pathetic mag base antenna they supply with it on and off so there is still plenty of signal out that far at least.




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