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Stockland Hill (Devon, England) transmitter
Monday 18 July 2011 5:09PM
South Petherton

Hi Andrew
From where you live Stockland Hill is only 15 miles and Mendip is 23 miles (according to the predictor). They are in completely diffeent directions and are in different aerial grups. Which way is your aerial pointing? I would guess that it is a group A aerial pointing towards Stockland Hill and is picking up Mendip on a rear node (a group A aerial will pick up higher frequencies which are harmonics of its base frequency band). Digital TV requires a cleaner signal than analogue otherwise it doesn't work, I would suggest you try using a good quality aerial and replace the downlead. For Stockland Hill you will neeed a group A aerial, Mendip requires a group C/D aerial. Make sure that the aerial is not 'crowded' with other aerials nearby as this will reduce performance. If you want to use the same aerial to feed both sets use a proper splitter, or an amplifier with 2 or more outputs. You could try going for Rowridge (also group A) but this would require a high-gain aerial and you would also lose your local news programmes. Good luck!

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