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# 47571 11-Nov-2009 22:04
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Just checked the Freeview HD coverage map for Ohakune but it says that it is "Unlikely".

Last time I was there I remember a "Freeview HD" sticker stuck on one of the shop's windows so it gave a hint that it did work there.

Just wondering if anyone has got Freeview HD reception there as "Unlikely" may still mean it's possible - if so, do you need any specific antenna to pick up the low signal?

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  # 272336 12-Nov-2009 11:14
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very unlikely I'd think.

In saying that, if you have a clear view south towards the Tararua's, you may be able to pick up something from Wharite (Palmerston North). You'd need I high gain antenna, and even then it'd be a lottery.

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  # 272354 12-Nov-2009 12:07
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You could try for Wharite, given the high altitude its possible....when I drive south via the desert road I can pick up 92.2 More FM from the manawatu (same transmission site) with not much problem and also if your on a hill in the Manawatu you can see Mt Ruapehu.

Once (IF) Mt Taranaki gets DVB-T then I'd say you wouldn't have much problem as you'd have near line of sight

 
 
 
 


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  # 272361 12-Nov-2009 12:12
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dacraka: Just checked the Freeview HD coverage map for Ohakune but it says that it is "Unlikely".

Last time I was there I remember a "Freeview HD" sticker stuck on one of the shop's windows so it gave a hint that it did work there.

Just wondering if anyone has got Freeview HD reception there as "Unlikely" may still mean it's possible - if so, do you need any specific antenna to pick up the low signal?

Cheers


Something with a pile of elements will probably get good reception in the Turoa Carpark (you have line of sight to Kaukau from there), but in Ohakune township I think you will be $hit out of luck.

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  # 272367 12-Nov-2009 12:35
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DjShadow: You could try for Wharite, given the high altitude its possible....when I drive south via the desert road I can pick up 92.2 More FM from the manawatu (same transmission site) with not much problem and also if your on a hill in the Manawatu you can see Mt Ruapehu.

Once (IF) Mt Taranaki gets DVB-T then I'd say you wouldn't have much problem as you'd have near line of sight


But Ohakune is in a reasonable hole.  Waiouru is around 800m Asl, while Ohakune is just under 600,
The top of the desert road is around 1000m.

Ruapehu is a good deal higher than Ohakune township  :)

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  # 272370 12-Nov-2009 12:43
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I know the shop in the main street does satalite Freeview he never said to me he did HD as the transmitters are on MT Egmont.

Drop by and see him, his name is Bob.

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  # 272388 12-Nov-2009 13:32
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mckenndk: I know the shop in the main street does satalite Freeview he never said to me he did HD as the transmitters are on MT Egmont.


There is no freeview HD on Egmont/Taranaki, nearest transmission sites are Wharite or Hamilton

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  # 272422 12-Nov-2009 15:13
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There is no freeview HD on Egmont/Taranaki, nearest transmission sites are Wharite or Hamilton


Ok I was just told that is where the tv siginal comes from for the ohakune area that is why we always got a crap siginal in that area.

We just went with freeview satalite.

 
 
 
 


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  # 272436 12-Nov-2009 16:09
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dacraka: Just wondering if anyone has got Freeview HD reception there as "Unlikely" may still mean it's possible - if so, do you need any specific antenna to pick up the low signal?

My parents' place in Whakatane is listed as "unlikely" and it works well. It's the same transmitter that Sky used to use for UHF so it's obviously good enough :)

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  # 272449 12-Nov-2009 16:35
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Behodar:
dacraka: Just wondering if anyone has got Freeview HD reception there as "Unlikely" may still mean it's possible - if so, do you need any specific antenna to pick up the low signal?

My parents' place in Whakatane is listed as "unlikely" and it works well. It's the same transmitter that Sky used to use for UHF so it's obviously good enough :)


Although a far whack of Whakatane get coverage on this chart,
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/images/uploads/pdfs/tauranga.pdf


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  # 272575 13-Nov-2009 00:54
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mckenndk:
There is no freeview HD on Egmont/Taranaki, nearest transmission sites are Wharite or Hamilton


Hi dacraka,

You most definately wont pick up the signal from Hamilton (actually Te Aroha) in Ohakune. Despite Freeview's coverage map indicating differently, several parts of Hamilton City itself can't receive it.

Cheers, Wild Bill.

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  # 272594 13-Nov-2009 07:04
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wellygary: Although a far whack of Whakatane get coverage on this chart,
http://www.freeviewnz.tv/images/uploads/pdfs/tauranga.pdf


Yup. That was the only map available when we installed it, and it seems trustworthy. I, on the other hand, live about 1 pixel east of where the coverage runs out :( (I haven't actually tried it, but even VHF was bad so I'm not going to bother).

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