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Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?

Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?

Will an aerial booster improve my freeview reception?
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No, an amplifier won't normally help with a Freeview signal. Can I suggest the following:

1. If you can raise the aerial up by an extra metre or so;

2. Check the direction of the aerial and that the it is either "vertical" or "horizontal" as required.

3. Check that all the connectors and cables are in good condition, look especially for stray wires from the outer shielding on the cable being loose;



All questions
I have replaced my old dish and although i am getting full signal strenghth i ca1
Can I use a digibox on Jersey?2
Can recieve the free view channels thru the sky box without activating the car3
Is there a calculator or pc program to give dish azimuth and pitch settings for 4
Is there any way of sharing the RF 2 output on my sky box to enable me to contro5
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My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound o1
I have now lost all signal can you tell me what the problem might be?2
I have a Durabrand cg5660-m and I need the lock key code!3
What is the Inversion Effect and why does it effect my Freeview TV reception? 4
My ITV/C4 Freeview channels have disappeared - what can I do? Is it my SCART ca5
My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected6

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Saturday, 6 August 2011
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jb38
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9:32 PM

taylor: Just a final thing to consider is, that as well as Mux Ch22 going over to high power operation it also changed its operating mode from 2K to 8K, and "if" you are using an older type of box it may not be capable of responding to an 8K signal, as many aren't!

If no joy with the manual tuning exercise then come back with your boxes model number so that the 2k/8k issue can be checked on.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
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simon offord
11:26 AM
Crawley

Hi,

We have a set top box and is connected to the roof aerial. Some channels work but the latter ones from 30 onwards pixilate and sometimes dont even work. I live in Crawley RH10 7QL I was wondering if a signal booster would help

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simon offord's 1 post GB
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:14 AM

simon offord: You shouldn't need a booster if you are using the Reigate transmitter, I would check your cables and connectors are in good order.

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Andy
9:33 AM
Redhill

Hi,
I live in redhill RH1 2PB. I live on a development with a shared aerial system. I can't get Mux C or D on my freeview and see that Reigate is below average on these multiplexes. Should I be able to get these? or is it likely the communal aerial/splitters degrade the signal to the point where I cannot?
thanks

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Andy's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:40 AM

Andy: The Reigate transmitter is a very weak Freeview transmitter, so if you are missing multiplex C and D then you might find you will have to wait until Wednesday 18th April 2012 for the power to be increased.

If you were not using a shared aerial, then I would say try using the Crystal Palace transmitter - you will get a stronger signal from there.

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Saturday, 20 August 2011
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paul
3:26 PM
Coventry

i have a loft aerial and have f/v, will i need to upgrade??? i get most channels apart from film 4 and yesterday. will i lose anymore channels on switchover (sept7/sept21).

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paul's 1 post GB
Monday, 29 August 2011
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Valerie
6:09 PM

I only have an indoor aerial - magic circle. Cannot get all the freeview channels. Have cleared memory and done an initial scan - no luck! I live in Lincolnshire

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KMJ,Derby
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8:04 PM

Valerie: Indoor aerials are very hit and miss for reliable reception of Freeview signals. However if you have a strong enough signal with a clear signal path, preferably with the aerial positioned by a window facing the transmitter if possible, satisfactory reception is sometimes possible. At present, if you are using the Belmont transmitter Mux ArqA and Mux ArqB are at low power,this continues until switchover at Tacolneston on 23rd November 2011. If you are using Waltham most muxes will be on high power from 31st August 2011, SDN however remains at low power until 12th October 2011.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Saturday, 24 September 2011
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Peter johnson
3:48 PM
York

Will the cables from aerial to tv all need replacing if the digital changeover has affected the signal?

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:57 PM

Peter johnson: No! as cables aren't really bothered what type of signals are passing through them so long as they are designed to cope with RF signals associated with the UHF frequencies used by Freeview.

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