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All posts by Johan

Below are all of Johan's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

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Hope (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Friday 20 December 2013 8:25PM
Hope Valley

We've just installed a class 1 digital aerial with a signal booster and new coax cable but only manage to find 8 channels. They are all perfect but it only seems to be itv1 + 2, channel 4 + 5, film4 and more 4

What could be the reason for this? I'm about to buy a satellite dish and receiver but can really do without the extra expense.

Thank you

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J
Hope (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Friday 20 December 2013 8:39PM
Hope Valley

What about the bbc channels. Is there any chance of getting them or shall I just give up and go with freesat?

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Hope (Derbyshire, England) Freeview Light transmitter
Friday 20 December 2013 8:45PM
Hope Valley

Failed to mention that we only get the PSB2 group and I would love to know what I can try to get the PSB1 (BBC) group as well.

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To be honest, I just roughly aligned the aerial in the same direction as all the other ones on the rooftops I could see while up there. Thaks for the info about manual tuning and I'll give it a go later today. Our cottage is the last on the left as you go up Cave Dale so position wise probably not the best. Because it will be used as a holiday let, it's quite important that I get this fixed. Lastly, the TV I'm using is a few years old now and has a built in analog and digital tuner. Not sure about availability of a signal strength screen though,,,

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Wow you guys are really helpful and thanks for the help. The aerial is mounted on the roof on a very long pole attached to the chimney breast. Some of the other aerials along Pindale road are actually mounted lower than ours. The booster I'm referring to is external and mounted in a box on the pole with an accompanying power supply in the house to power it. Gain is max 15dB. I'm heading back with a compass so if you know the angle to point it to that would be really helpful. Once again, thank you very much for the help so far.

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Right, I managed to get it to work. My TV does not have a manual channel selector / scanner but I turned the aerial anticlockwise by a few degrees and it is noticeably pointing more left than all the others on pin dale road. I also had to tilt the nose down a bit. We get all the BBC tv and radio channels now along with PSB2 group. At least I don't have to fork out more money to buy a freesat receiver and dish. Thank you to all of you. Dave Lindsey and jb38 Follow us on twitter @cavedalecottage and I'll reply with a discount code for our booking system. If you don't fancy using it yourself, you could pass it on to someone else

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