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Ultimate Geek

# 99805 27-Mar-2012 21:24
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My Granny needs a Freeview HD installed antenna for her unit (one-story shoebox). She's in Auckland on the North Shore. Very simple job really. There's already a mast. Just need VHF removed, UHF mounted and directed. Possibly run a new line (short, and external by necessity).

Can anyone recommend an decent installer?

Someone NOT like the muppets who installed my other Gran's antennas: They ran their wiring draped over the roof and through the gutter, even though there was an easy access loft that would have been a more direct route. And unbeknownst to us at the time, they broke a roof tile pretty much in half, then glued it back together with Selleys All Clear. A couple of years later, sitting looking out of her lounge window on a rainy day: "Why is there water pissing out from under the eaves?" Wooden soffit rotted all to hell...

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Master Geek

  # 606274 6-Apr-2012 22:19
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JX Satellites ( are the best in the industry for installing terrestrial and satellitte, they certainly contribute the most to the hobby, and they won't rip you off. Better still, the owner Tony lives on the North Shore.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 615332 26-Apr-2012 11:18
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How much do you guys reckon it should cost, including the high gain (ie. 91 element) antenna?


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  # 615335 26-Apr-2012 11:24
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Hey just on that note, can I now safely remove the big fat wide antenna from my house? Ie the one which has a central shaft with wide elements sticking out off it?

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  # 615453 26-Apr-2012 14:13
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Zeon: Hey just on that note, can I now safely remove the big fat wide antenna from my house? Ie the one which has a central shaft with wide elements sticking out off it?

You mean the VHF antenna?

What exactly do you mean by "safely"?

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