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All posts by Mark H

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Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter
Thursday 19 January 2012 12:59PM

I live in the EX4 1SB postcode and am having an awful time with my TV signal. We have an external aerial, close to 25 years old which as far as I know has never moved from the time it was installed. We can't be more than a mile or so from the St Thomas transmitter and being as high up as we are I don't think line of sight is a problem. We can get some channels perfectly fine, like BBC1/2 or ITV1. Anything more exotic, like Dave or Film4, is either not found in a scan or is completely unwatchable when it is. I'm really just looking for some advice. Should I be trying to realign my aerial? Or even looking to replace it?
While I am quite technically minded, I have to confess that TV transmitters and signals are not really my thing.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter
Friday 20 January 2012 9:02AM

Dave Lindsay: I am actually at one of the highest points in Exeter with a clear line of sight to pretty much everything in the area.
Last night I decided to conduct a small experiment, I disconnected the large external aerial and plugged in a small internal aerial, just to see what would happen. I rescanned and got all the channels I had been missing, including Dave etc. I then plugged the exterior aerial back in, recanned and of course they were gone again.
Now, with this in mind, conventional wisdom says "just use that aerial then" which is fine, for my television, but when the very same aerial was plugged into a TV at the other side of the house, there were almost no channels found. With this in mind, it seems to be that the best course of action is to go up a ladder and try to realign the aerial.
Would you agree?

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