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My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected

My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected

My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I e
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You need a "wideband" aerial rather than a high gain one (see all about aerials). Also, if you use a signal booster in the setup, this can cause problems with digital signals.

Can I suggest that you try the following:

1. Check that all the connectors are OK, in particular that there are no stray wires and that both the outer shield and inner wire are connected;

2. If you are using any signal boosters, turn them off;

3. Check to see if you have anything like a VCR connected via a UHF fly lead - sometimes these can changed to use channels such as 68.

4. If you have a wideband aerial, if you can try raising it up an additional metre;

See also all about aerials.

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Saturday, 13 August 2011

8:32 PM

k.forrest: To enable anyone to provide an answer to what is obviously a reception problem they have to be aware of a persons location, (post code preferable) this for purposes of checking the reception possibilities for that particular area, and with this especially applying when STV is mentioned as it covers such a vast area in Scotland involving more than one transmitting station.

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jb38's 22 posts GB flag
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Ken Fitzsimmons
7:47 PM
Great Yarmouth

I did recieve all freeview channels from the Taccleston transmitter. On the 17th August we had to do a retune which I did, but all the stations that moved to Channel 68 from channel 61 I can no longer recieve(PICK TV, Dave, Really, E4+1, Big Deal, Create and Craft, Price Drop TV, Gems TV 1, PICK TV +1, Daystar TV, Food Network and Sky News) Would appreciatte some advice

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Friday, 19 August 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
5:21 PM

RJP 23rd august,could you please inform me,(as i come off the sutton transmitter) is my area de12 7er a low/medium/or good reception area,and would i need a wide band & or high gain aerial for all & freeview channels for good reception,& would it be advisable on roof or loft?,thanking you in advance for your help,Ray.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011

8:50 AM

RJPearce: You are in a high quality reception area for the Sutton Coldfield transmitter.

If you want all services from the transmitter you will need a wideband aerial, at least until 21st September 2011 when a class B aerial will be best.

You must put your aerial on the roof.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Friday, 9 September 2011
Bob McAteer
2:13 PM

My aerial is mounted on the roof pointing towards Darvel (20.8 miles from here ,unlike every other aerial in the street who are pointed towards Blackhill-13.2 miles from here)this was done about 5years ago by a "t.v. engineer"???? to reduce a problem at the time of ghosting on two channels.With the vast array of aerials on the market I am not sure that t.v. engineer wil fit the most advantageous one for me.

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Saturday, 10 September 2011

11:03 PM

Bob McAteer: To use the Black Hill transmitter from your location you need the most standard of aerials, as long as it is on the roof.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
10:07 PM

I am in SS13 1HG and have just put up a new Blake DMX10WB 52 element aerial to get Freeview from the Sudbury transmitter as advised it would be the best reception for my location.
Did not know what way to point as seems every aerial around here is pointing in a different direction.
I did a scan on my tv and got 5 terrible quality channels, i tried to fine scan but made no difference, next i slowly turned the aerial through 360 degrees but no improvement.
The aerial is on the side of the house in the apex on the top of a 10 foot pole as we do not have a chimney....could it be that it is too high?
Help greatly appreciated

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10:11 PM

Steve: You should get three multiplexes from Sudbury at the moment, but it no longer transmits analogue, so don't worry about that.

It will provide all services to you from 27th June 2012. It is 51km away at 19 degrees, which is just a little off north.

It is not likely the aerial is too hgih.

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Monday, 26 September 2011
john barker
1:27 PM

Hi, and many thanks for all your previous answers. My question is; i live in Stoke area (staffs moorlands) i have installed a freeview box for tv upstairs, i get really great pics, but only 20 tv and 11 radio channels, i cant get itv3/4 and shopping channels ect, i have also helped out a old couple with a new freeview tv and tv set top box, they live about 1 mile from me but they get the same channels, an old man living over the road i helped got over 100 channels, why can i get on 31 channels

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