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    Wednesday, 15 June 2016
    7:06 PM

    My aerial is pointed at Birmingham , I do all my own satellite work and get free sat from a sky dish and I provide my wife with Satetellit from Poland perfect. What is the correct bearing for the Northamptonshire transmitter as it is better for me .than a very bad Birmingham transmitter?

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    Liam's 1 post GB

    7:24 PM

    Liam: in order to answer the question we need to know where you are, preferably with a postcode or that of a nearby shop, so a check can be made of which transmitters are receivable at your location. Usually, if an aerial in Northamptonshire has been pointed at Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham) it is because the signal from Waltham or Sandy Heath which would normally be used is not particularly good.

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    KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
    Richard Cooper

    8:11 PM

    Liam: Hi, Liam. From Northampton , the county town, the Sandy Heath transmitter, which is in Bedfordshire is almost due East. Alternatively, the Waltham on The Wolds transmitter, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire is almost due North. N.B. These data are from Northampton itself. Modify the data if you are not in the county town! If you wish to use Sandy Heath, you will require a wideband (W)or total band (T) aerial. If you wish to use Waltham, a wideband (W) or total band (T) aerial is required for that too. Suggest you experiment with bearings and test maximum signal with a DTT signal finder, available from aerial accessories suppliers, especially for the task of aligning an aerial to a transmitter. Hope this helps, Richard, Norwich, Wednesday 15th. June, 8 p.m.

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