Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

23 posts


#59362 3-Apr-2010 18:18
Send private message

Started getting drop outs in the afternoon on Prime & C4 on hot dry afternoons in Christchurch, anyone else getting this. I'm in Prebbleton all the other channels are fine.

Create new topic
73 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user

  #314453 3-Apr-2010 18:42
Send private message

Ok all you guys with these reception problems: get yourself decent aerials with decent signals. All these dropouts are caused by regional variations and conditions.

23 posts


  #314464 3-Apr-2010 19:23
Send private message

Sooo sorry for not meeting your standards there mate, dam the ol " Mr know it all " routine gets bit old on forums these days don't ya think?

Anyone else care to add something worth while?


2260 posts

Uber Geek


  #314467 3-Apr-2010 19:26
Send private message

What wiring do you have?

If it's RG59 I experienced the same issues, upgrading it to RG6 seems to fix the issues :)

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

23 posts


  #314471 3-Apr-2010 19:40
Send private message

vinnieg: What wiring do you have?

If it's RG59 I experienced the same issues, upgrading it to RG6 seems to fix the issues :)

Yea good quality RG6 and decent aerial, I've seen signals drop like this due certain times of the day and weather patterns so pretty sure its something to do with that. It settles down to a perfect picture about 7pm eg sun down. Just really seeing if any other peeps in my area are seeing the same thing. Cheers man

2502 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #314474 3-Apr-2010 20:00
Send private message

Maybe you can tell us what your  analog looks like, channels of interest are CTV on channel 44 @ 44 dBW and Prime on 62 @ 64 dBW. As you can see Prime is way more powerful than CTV so should be completely noiseless to the eye in Prebbleton unless you are using multiple splitters. DVB-T power is 47 dBW.

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+. UAP, UAP AC Pro, UAP AC Pro Mesh, Apple TV 4, Apple TV 4K, iPad Air 1, iPhone 6s, VodaTV Gen 2. If it doesn't move then it's data cabled.

51 posts

Master Geek

  #317059 11-Apr-2010 18:04
Send private message

I have the same problem and it happened again today as well.  (In CHCH / East side) Later in the evening signal is back to perfect.

I can't put a good outside antenna up because I'm renting, so left using crappy indoor units.  Doesn't seem to matter which ones, both amplified and non preform the same for me.  Really would love to have a proper antenna though.

BTW, anyone know of a place in CHCH that sells something like these:

I'd really like to try one out, both for size and reception.  Was thinking I could put it in a closet or garage.  Don't want to order it from auckland and then find out it doesn't work well for my location.

Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Chorus completes the build and commissioning of two new core Ethernet switches
Posted 8-Jul-2020 09:48

National Institute for Health Innovation develops treatment app for gambling
Posted 6-Jul-2020 16:25

Nokia 2.3 to be available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Jul-2020 12:30

Menulog change colours as parent company merges with Dutch food delivery service
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:53

Techweek2020 goes digital to make it easier for Kiwis to connect and learn
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:48

Catalyst Cloud launches new Solutions Hub to support their kiwi Partners and Customers
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:44

Microsoft to help New Zealand job seekers acquire new digital skills needed for the COVID-19 economy
Posted 2-Jul-2020 07:41

Hewlett Packard Enterprise introduces new HPE GreenLake cloud services
Posted 24-Jun-2020 08:07

New cloud data protection services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:58

Hewlett Packard Enterprise unveils HPE Ezmeral, new software portfolio and brand
Posted 24-Jun-2020 07:10

Apple reveals new developer technologies to foster the next generation of apps
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:30

Poly introduces solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms
Posted 23-Jun-2020 15:14

Lenovo launches new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations
Posted 23-Jun-2020 09:17

Lenovo brings Linux certification to ThinkPad and ThinkStation Workstation portfolio
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:56

Apple introduces new features for iPhone iOS14 and iPadOS 14
Posted 23-Jun-2020 08:28

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.