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What are the aerial types about? Are they high-gain?

What are the aerial types about? Are they high-gain?

What are the aerial types about? Are they high-gain?
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See: Freeview reception - all about aerials

TV aerials are designed to receive certain groups of channels, for example a type "E" can receive on channels 35 though 68, and a "W" is a "wideband" aerial. This is different to a "high-gain" aerial. For more information can I suggest:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/analogue_tv/aerials.shtml

In the UK the main transmitters require the TV aerial to have it's "fins" horizontally, relay trasmitters require the aerial to be mounted with these fins vertically.

Both the type and position of aerials are designed to give the best possible reception with the least interference, and change from place-to-place around the UK



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Saturday, 8 January 2011
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Terry r
2:13 PM
Bournemouth

HELP and Hallo , is there an aerial i can put in my loft preferbally , so i can recive freeview on my new plasma 38 1nch, maybe maplins or argos?i live in BH92JW.bournemouth, or what type of aerial

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Briantist
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2:27 PM

Terry r: A loft aerial is unlikely to provide a reliable Freeview service, especially at your location until later in 2012.

I would suggest you get a rooftop aerial. You shouldn't need anything exceptional if the aerial is mounted outside.

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Terry r
3:57 PM
Bournemouth

thankyou Bry,we are going to put one on the outside,what strenght aerial shoulsd it be medium to strong or medium to weak aerial, etc any idea thanks again terry r

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Briantist
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4:30 PM

Terry r: You are in a very "medium" area.

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KMJ,Derby
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4:57 PM

Terry r: If you use the Rowridge transmitter fit a group A type aerial for best gain over the frequencies in use. A good quality 18 element yagi should work ok unless you have any local obstructions in the signal path.

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Terry r
6:41 PM
Bournemouth

thankyou for all your help <Bry an KMJ ,theres a &20 aerial 32 element medium gain digital and hdtv compatabuile works with freeview, whatever that all means,(high street Store) I might go for ,also KMJ whatas a yagi, i am sure its not tibetan ,thanks again all,Terry r

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KMJ,Derby
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8:31 PM

Terry r: A Yagi is a "traditional" type tv aerial. It is named after Dr. Hidetsuga Yagi who invented it in 1926 with Shintaro Uda. According to Wikipedia Dr. Yagi was a professor at Tohoku Imperial University in Japan.

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Sunday, 9 January 2011
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P Shelley
12:54 PM
Bristol

I live in North Bristol BS37 6XA,I don't have an outdoor aerial as we have a sky dish but would like to have freeview in other rooms. Would an indoor aerial be any good?

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Briantist
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7:01 PM

P Shelley: No, an indoor aerial is not suitable for Freeview reception. You can attach more Freesat boxes to you dish, however.

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