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Thursday, 1 January 2015
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David
2:27 PM Leeds

You can't draw a crow's fly from your home to a tower on a ukfree.tv map.

Moreover, you can't use other sites to draw the line because the address of the tower on a ukfree.tv map is not listed. Just the name!

Then, when you finally Google for particular towers address, and you use a third party site to draw the line, it does not let you adjust the marker to put it on your roof where your actual antenna is. Even entering longitude and latitude does not help.

So you need to open a screen print in photoshop, copy the line to a new layer and then move it to desired spot to see which landmark in surrounding area the line points to, to see where to point the antenna.

In conclusion. Would there be any chance the designers of the site added an adjustable crows fly line layer to their map?

And possibly a choice to remove the coverage mask which redraws slowly, hampers the use of the map and is important from service providers perspective and not from user perspective.

I understand the sponsor of the site is the provider of the service but please don't let it beat the purpose.

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Neil Bell
9:41 PM Ilford

David Some years ago when digital broadcasting started I was trying to work out why my roof top aerial was so poor. I hit upon the idea of using Google maps which had recently appeared. I zoomed in on the transmitter and then once found I zoomed out to include the area around my house. I then laid a ruler across my screen between my house & transmitter and zoomed in on my house, lined up my roof on the ruler on Google and then looked at what was also on the edge of the ruler in the vicinity. Realising that my roof aerial was pointing in the wrong direction explained the very poor signal but finding an old squirrel chewed aerial in my loft led me to try it out of my bedroom window where it worked perfectly. It also worked perfectly through the outside wall so I cleaned it up a bit, made a wooden bracket for it and stuck it in the loft where it remains working well to this day. I didn't actually need to print off a plan of the immediate area but it would surely be easy enough for you to do so and then to draw a line between your roof and the aiming point selected on Google.

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Neil Bell's 92 posts Bronze Bronze GB
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Monday, 5 January 2015
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Mark Wood
11:04 PM Stoke-on-trent

FAO Brian Tist. Noticed a couple of errors on the site.

First of all, on the page for the channel Planet Pop the Wikipedia page you have linked to is for an album called "Planet Pop" by a German band called ATC.

The list of all of the free channels in the UK still lists City TV amongst the local TV channels but they have gone bust before they broadcast a single program. OFCOM have re-allocated the licence for Birmingham's local TV channel to another company now - Kaleidoscope TV.

If you get the chance could you alter these?

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Mark Wood's 39 posts Bronze Bronze GB
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Mark Wood
11:25 PM Stoke-on-trent

Mark Wood: sorry that should have read FAO: Brian Butterworth.

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Mark Wood's 39 posts Bronze Bronze GB
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Tuesday, 6 January 2015
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michael
1:37 PM

Neili Bell : you could also use Megalithia :

http://www.megalithia.com/elect/terrain.html

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Thursday, 22 January 2015
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Neil Griffiths
8:26 PM

David:
I'm not quite sure if this is of use but I would suggest using Google's Daft Logic distance calculator, which can be used without the need to join, and if needs be then print screen to word.

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Neil Griffiths's 2 posts GB
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