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  Reply # 492490 12-Jul-2011 15:09
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All three muxes are down.

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  Reply # 492518 12-Jul-2011 15:34
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DaMo73: All three muxes are down.


Yeah, the TV isn't even picking up the muxes now. Used to just pick up the channels as data services. 




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  Reply # 492567 12-Jul-2011 16:47
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I was talking with one of the techs that set up the transmitter here in southland and he said one of the biggest issues with it at the moment is its rather under powered. Something like it's running at 30kvA and it should be running at 3000kvA. He said that they were waiting for a new transformer to be installed in the next couple of weeks.

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  Reply # 492578 12-Jul-2011 17:42
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Who's the tech working on it? Kordia or independent like Martin or Alister?

That's 7KW @ 230 volts. I'd imagne their digital TX wont be bigger than that, not when they're using directional antennas.

Might be running off an exciter at 30 to 300 watts or something until they get 3KW output or better. Although 300 Watts would be enough in to directional antenna's which looks more like the design.

I did have a pdf here with dBw power ratings for their e.i.r.p but I can't find it.

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  Reply # 492650 12-Jul-2011 20:40
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It's being done by JDA everywhere except one place.




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  Reply # 492796 13-Jul-2011 10:27
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kiwirock: Who's the tech working on it? Kordia or independent like Martin or Alister?

That's 7KW @ 230 volts. I'd imagne their digital TX wont be bigger than that, not when they're using directional antennas.

Might be running off an exciter at 30 to 300 watts or something until they get 3KW output or better. Although 300 Watts would be enough in to directional antenna's which looks more like the design.

I did have a pdf here with dBw power ratings for their e.i.r.p but I can't find it.



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  Reply # 492818 13-Jul-2011 11:32
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Yep, one of Alisters boys. I'm sure Johnstone are organising everything, but I wouldn't be surprised if Alister is doing something sub-contract for it.

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  Reply # 492993 13-Jul-2011 17:42
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I decided to go for a walk today (had nothing to do in between thunderstorms) and look where I ended up!


 
 


For those wanting to go walking up there, its a slog uphill all the way - allow 30 minutes or so.   
   
   



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  Reply # 493011 13-Jul-2011 18:28
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And this is the transformer ...

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  Reply # 493028 13-Jul-2011 19:22
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Looks like most of the work has finished.

I can't get over how perfect the picture is with DVB-T compared to the old vhf from hedgehope. If it wasn't for getting sport on SKY I would ditch them.

Will Cue tv go DVB-T, or stay with DVB-S and vhf?

PS: has everyone else got 11 channels tuned in or are there more now?

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  Reply # 493130 13-Jul-2011 23:18
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Still 11.

And I don't think Cue's in any hurry to go DVB-T.

And you're right the picture is pretty good. No blocky pictures like with Sky. It's almost like they got the compression right.

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  Reply # 493367 14-Jul-2011 14:27
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I speak too soon. Looks like JDA's mux is a little off today (Prime, Maori and Trackside). It reminds me of poor satellite reception in extremely bad weather.

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  Reply # 494178 16-Jul-2011 23:57
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Anyone know when the remaining 6 channels might be available?



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  Reply # 494209 17-Jul-2011 08:55
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From what Ive been told a lest 3 weeks away as they need the transformer changed out and most of there staff (power) are in chch at this time.
As far as the tx goes Im told its at 1/4 power tell they get the transformer in place so more testing will be needed done after that I would think so how knows 4 weeks tell alls done ?

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  Reply # 494211 17-Jul-2011 08:59
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DaMo73: I speak too soon. Looks like JDA's mux is a little off today (Prime, Maori and Trackside). It reminds me of poor satellite reception in extremely bad weather.


Sky pay good money for Prime's 2 Mbps. Fellet considers anything better for Prime not warranted as considered too expensive for an organisation like Sky. People into horse racing generally are too focused on the content so ignore the macroblocking but I agree that it is unwatchable and as bad as satellite service. Remember that horse racing will have their very own mux at analog switchoff. Sky get 5 muxes including Maori TV and Prime muxes.




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