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Freeview modes | Installing
Wednesday 17 August 2011 9:34AM

Ah, never assume. I follow instructions well :) So I need to look in the TV menu for some sort of signal strength meter. Will do loads of prodding.

How do I find the actual physical location of the transmitter? I'm imagining fondly that, of I can see it or a;most see it, then I should be ok! I can also see if something has been built between it and me!

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Freeview modes | Installing
Wednesday 17 August 2011 1:17PM

I'm up that way quite often. I suspect it is the aerial emplacement off Crowthers hill, in that case, which I thought was cellular only. I am aligned with everyone else down here in the valley bottom

My roof aerial points at partition walling, fireproof, not structural, and roof tiles. No loft conversions are allowed here and none have happened.

The thing is, nothing has changed that is at all obvious.

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Freeview modes | Installing
Friday 19 August 2011 2:26PM

I am throwing in the towel. The meter reads between 4 and 6. The aerial is well aligned. Aerial Man here we come. NOw all I need is not to be ripped off rotten

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Freeview modes | Installing
Friday 19 August 2011 3:05PM

And he will come :) Dartmouth has peculiar reception challenges. I am at the end of amateur fixes at least.

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Freeview modes | Installing
Friday 19 August 2011 5:18PM

HA! It knows the aerial man is coming. Signal strength is now up to a steady 8! Neighbours are unaffected. Picture is now good, sound is good!

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Freeview modes | Installing
Friday 19 August 2011 7:12PM

Aerial is vertically oriented.

No neighbours have the problem.

Recorder is tuned to Beacon hill, yes, even on the imperfect aerial! The one is almost on a back nearing of the other, and we may get reflection/scatter of signal.

Changed the fly cables, no effect.

Checked connections in booster box, no effect.

Moved aerial in a 40 degree arc, no effect on signal strength on set.

Banged head on protruding nail in loft. Swore a lot.

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Freeview modes | Installing
Friday 19 August 2011 9:32PM

Switched off, instant death to signal. On again, instant on again. PIcture was middling bad at the time.

Plugs are screw in type, not plug in type

Went through a good patch this afternoon, now this evening is unwatchable. Loft is hot hot hot, less so at night

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Freeview modes | Installing
Saturday 20 August 2011 10:30AM

Now whew is my portable radio!

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Freeview modes | Installing
Saturday 20 August 2011 10:31AM

or "where"

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Freeview modes | Installing
Saturday 20 August 2011 12:12PM

Exactly. You mean blank space

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