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Phil
Tuesday 19 August 2014 8:03AM Eastleigh

Hi,
I live in Chandlers Ford and recently my freeview signal strength has deteriorated to the point of obtaining no signal/to weak to receive a picture on my freeview.

My aerial is only 4years old and directed at Rowridge transmiter to the receive the best strength possible (around 27%) will an amplifier help or due to the number of mobile phone transmitters near by will I require a suppressor?

All help will be appreciated.



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MikeB
Tuesday 19 August 2014 10:36AM

Phil: Although, if you look on the terrain link, you have something in the signal path about 2km away, DigitalUk reckons your fine on Rowridge VP. You say its deteriorated, so your not in a position where you've always had problems.

Assuming nothing else has changed (and Rowridge uses low RF channel's, which are unlikely to be affected by 4G), the only thing left is your aerial system. Your TV is telling you its a problem, hence the 'no signal' . Start from the TV and work backwards to the aerial. Could be a loose or fallen out aerial lead, but if not follow the path back. Its likely to be a frayed wire, loose connection, corrosion, moisture in a cable, etc.

If the aerial is in the loft, you can check back yourself if poss. If not, its a ladder or calling someone out. 4 years and there is already a problem...not great.

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sandy
Saturday 1 November 2014 3:35PM

I have a portable dvd player / tv and radio. our other tv signal is fine but the portable has deteriorated in the last couple of weeks. reception of both radio and freeview is often poor with garbled sound. can anyone help.

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belshaw
Tuesday 18 November 2014 1:59PM

hi have just purchased a sagem rt190 hd freeview box , the picture is blocky and hd channels are impossible to watch, phoned sagem and was told i have poor signal strength, yet my old humax works fine, can anyone help

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MikeB
Tuesday 18 November 2014 2:40PM

belshaw: Postcode?

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jb38
Wednesday 19 November 2014 10:45PM

belshaw: In addition to that said by MikeB. Sagemcom RT190's have a facility for powering such as mast head amplifiers, this achieved by 5 volts being injected into the aerial down lead, if your aerial system does not incorporate any form of amplification then its advisable to check that this facility is disabled on the box, done by pressing "M" on the remote control and selecting "Information" / "Antenna signal information", ensuring that "Power supply by DTR" is set to OFF.

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