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My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected

My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I expected

My high gain aerial can't get all the Freeview channels I e
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You need a "wideband" aerial rather than a high gain one (see all about aerials). Also, if you use a signal booster in the setup, this can cause problems with digital signals.

Can I suggest that you try the following:

1. Check that all the connectors are OK, in particular that there are no stray wires and that both the outer shield and inner wire are connected;

2. If you are using any signal boosters, turn them off;

3. Check to see if you have anything like a VCR connected via a UHF fly lead - sometimes these can changed to use channels such as 68.

4. If you have a wideband aerial, if you can try raising it up an additional metre;

See also all about aerials.





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Saturday, 31 January 2015
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jb38
7:09 PM

G Dixon: Its just as well that you had a spare aerial, as it can be bit difficult to purchase replacement amplifiers for these aerials, basically because its extremely unusual for them to develop a fault, myself having three of the single output types, two used at home facing towards different transmitters and the other used for mobile signal testing purposes, log aerials being excellent for this purpose by them having a virtually even response across the band thereby giving a more accurate indication of the actual levels received from each of a stations multiplexes.

As far as your cable runs are concerned, if you have any doubts about them, try connecting each of them each of one at a time rather than all at once, checking that the TV installed in the room fed by the lead you have just connected is working OK before going onto the next.

Thanks once again for the update.

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