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12:13 AM Bradford
Hi quick question,
I've just moved into a new hoouse (back to back property) in Bradford West Yorkshiire. Unfortunately The previous owner has not coonected the roof top aerial and no connection to this in my living room. I am also not sure if this aerial is suitable for freeview digital T.V. Any way,
Please could some one tell me :-
1)if I need an aerial (roof top or indoor)to connect to t.v even though my t.v has freeview built in i.e freeview / full HD ready t.v. and i,m living in a good location for digital and feeeview.
Help much appreciated
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zak's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
zak: Unless there is a local obstruction (tree, building etc), then you shouldn't have a problem as there appears to be line of sight to the transmitter!
The aerial will probably be directed southwards towards Emley Moor. This will work fine with Freeview.
I would look to see if you can work out where the cable goes. Does it go into the loft and if so can you trace it from there?
Failing that, based on your good line of sight to the transmitter and 100s across the board on the Digital UK Tradeview predictor, you may find that a set-top aerial works.
The only possible spanner in the works is that the terraces run approximately north to south which is roughly the same as that of the direction the signal is coming from. You may find it tricky to position an indoor aerial where the line between the transmitter and it doesn't go through the houses!
Your best bet is undoubtedly the east side of the house. Emley Moor is at 169 degrees from your location (that being a bit anticlockwise from south). The houses are slightly clockwise of the north/south meridian.
If you can, get a roof-top aerial because it will be much more reliable. But the set-top aerial could perhaps be tried - just don't be expecting it to work perfectly (although that's not to say that none ever do).
I would steer clear of loop aerials, aerials with amplifiers (boosters) in-built. Personally I have one of these Labgear ones which I use occasionally:
Set Top Aerial Labgear | eBay
For Emley Moor you need it horizontally polarised, as in like this:
The photo on eBay shows it almost vertical. It is adjustable and should be directed with it narrow-most end in the direction of the transmitter.
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Daphne Duncansonyahoo.co.uk: Really (17) is broadcast on the COM5 / ArqA transmitter as is Pick TV (11) and Dave (12), if you are also unable to receive any of the latter mentioned? then you are not receiving the COM5 transmitter.
However, further advice is not possible unless your post code is known, or at least one from a nearby shop / post office, as this would enable access to info relating to the transmitter that covers your area.
By the way, reception of COM5 is not possible if you reside in a Freeview light area, although a post code would indicate if this applies to your location or not, unable to receive ITV3 being another indication.
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