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Topic # 67992 13-Sep-2010 09:49
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Hi, my question is this,
We purchased HD terristrial freeview decoder and worked fine with current arieal, UHF. was perfect for bout 1 year. now we dont get reception in the morning and hit and iss at nights. (back to grainy TV modeYell)
I have pulled the UHF down and cleaned up the balun box so all the copper is shiney. Have installed a new 75 coxail cable diect to the freeview bow (approx 16m) but still get the dreaded "no signal" box appear. try it later and perfect reception. Aerial is pointed towards waitakere and we live in beachlands. Driving me nuts. any help appreciated. thanks

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  Reply # 379223 13-Sep-2010 09:53
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Stuffed decoder? They aren't the most reliable/robust in my experience.




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  Reply # 379234 13-Sep-2010 10:19
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does your decoder let you see signal strength? You might only be on the edge of a good signal and bad weather etc causes it to drop out.




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  Reply # 379241 13-Sep-2010 10:50
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BruceB: Hi, my question is this,
We purchased HD terristrial freeview decoder and worked fine with current arieal, UHF. was perfect for bout 1 year. now we dont get reception in the morning and hit and iss at nights. (back to grainy TV modeYell)
I have pulled the UHF down and cleaned up the balun box so all the copper is shiney. Have installed a new 75 coxail cable diect to the freeview bow (approx 16m) but still get the dreaded "no signal" box appear. try it later and perfect reception. Aerial is pointed towards waitakere and we live in beachlands. Driving me nuts. any help appreciated. thanks


The weather seems to play a big role.

On a clear night, we get great reception. On a night when it's raining and clouds are low and plentiful, we get marginal reception. 

We used to live line-of-sight to both the Sky Tower and the Waitakeres and reception was uniformly awesome, but now we depend on some signal bouncing around a wee bit to get to us.....and bad weather very much gets in the way.

We're going to get an antenna guy to come around and have a look as we used to get better reception at the new house...until one day about 9 months ago....and then it was really windy...and it packed up after that. I dont' have a ladder tall enough to get on the roof...and don't really want to anyway.  




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  Reply # 379283 13-Sep-2010 13:43
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to linux lover - yeah it seemed to get worse after about 6-9 months ago. the wind seems to play a part i it too. i hear there is a repeater on waiheke? is this a better option for signal. i have a zinwell reciever, unsure of the model was about $200 about a year ago. parents have two of them and no problem in papatoetoe with the smallest of aerials.
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