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Full technical details of Freeview
Monday 9 December 2013 12:51PM
Horsham

Please can someone explain to me (non-aerial person) way I have lost all my channels for Freeview. Postcode RH12 5LD. When I put this into the postcode checker, it seems that there is a O2 mobile mast in the line of the Midhurst transmitter. at800 have stated that I am not affected by the 4G masts?

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Full technical details of Freeview
Monday 9 December 2013 1:31PM
Horsham

Dave Lindsay:
I do use an ampliefier to boost the signal.
As long as this amplifier is connected and working I get all channels.
It does have an indication light but as you say not whether the amplifier is working.
Is there another way of checking whether this amplifier I have is actually working and not just having power thus the red light?
Thanks

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Full technical details of Freeview
Monday 9 December 2013 2:21PM
Horsham

Dave Lindsay:
Thanks for the information.
I believe I have a MAST head amplifier (but could be wrong) as it has a plug that I connect to the mains, one input and two outputs with a red light indicator.

I basically, take the connection from the wall as an input to the amplifier and take the output into the TV.

This has been working for the last year until now.

Many Thanks

When you mean bypass

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Full technical details of Freeview
Monday 9 December 2013 4:02PM
Horsham

2-way aerial amplifier designed to boost the signal received by the aerial for distribution to TV or radio sets. White plastic case with keyhole mounting holes. 1 in, 2 out. Indoor use only.


Colour:
Type: 2-WAY High Gain Antenna Amplifier

230 ac@50HZ
Blister
75 Ohm

470-860M

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Full technical details of Freeview
Monday 9 December 2013 5:07PM
Horsham

That is the one I have.

I have tried to use it without the amplifier and still receive no channels (bypass).




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Full technical details of Freeview
Tuesday 10 December 2013 9:23AM
Horsham

Dave Lindsay,
I have tried to do a full scan and it picked up over 68 Digital channels but when I went through the list after the scan, they appeared either blank (black) or very pixelated and most of them were all around the 800 channels with nothing being shown.

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Full technical details of Freeview
Tuesday 10 December 2013 1:11PM
Horsham

my aerial is in my loft, I will check this to see if all the wires are okay and the aerial has not moved. I did a brief check before all this was happening and nothing had changed.

I don't think it is the TV as my sky box functions okay and everything else (all other functions/features) work but I will check it with another TV set.

I was planning on calling out an aerial engineer from NORSAT in Horsham to see if they could resolve the problem - do you have any experience of this company or staff from NORSAT???

Thanks

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Full technical details of Freeview
Tuesday 10 December 2013 1:32PM
Horsham

Dave Lindsey,

I have just checked the amplifier and it is a mast head one...

the one I have is as follows: taken from their website (Fringe Electronics Ltd)

Fringes P1285 and P1285-2 are an industry
benchmark as to what a masthead power supply
should be.
Available with either F or coaxial sockets. Both
power supplies are short circuit protected and built
to extremely high standards using premium German
transformers.
P1285-2 features internal inductive splitter for twin
outlets.

It has one input and two outputs with a standard TV connection, I think it might be a f type coaxial, but I could be wrong.

Could this be what has failed.

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Tuesday 10 December 2013 4:35PM
Horsham

Thanks Dave for the information.

I will locate the aerial in the loft and trail the wire to see where the amp/power is and see if I can reconnect both wires together and then retune the channels.

If I continue using the main power amp behind the Tv, will this cause a problem or should I just remove it as its not required.

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