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Subject Topic: Vertical or Horizontal Signal Post Reply Post New Topic
27/8/2012 at 10:49pm
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How do you know what signal it is for the TV ??


27/8/2012 at 11:11pm
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Horizontal from a main UK digital terrestrial transmitter, vertical from a repeater, apparently.


27/8/2012 at 11:36pm
 Location: plymouth
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have a look at everyone elses aerials or those off site

  doug



28/8/2012 at 11:19am
 Location: flint north wales
 Outfit: swift challenger 480se 2002
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best looking at the ones on local houses rather than following other campers who may have got it wrong ,also check direction there pointing


28/8/2012 at 12:33pm
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I always check on THIS website.

I fell into the trap of looking at other peoples aerials on-site recently, and was really struggling to get a decent signal.

Then I looked on the website and found the polarisation was vertical and not horizontal like everyone around us had. Changed ours to vertical and we had a perfect signal.
Don't assume that people around you know what they are doing !

The website also gives you the bearing, so we now keep a compass in the van and setup takes a few mins.


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02/9/2012 at 10:11pm
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thanks everyone including Clever very helpful xxxxx


03/9/2012 at 8:32am
 Location: Cambs
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If you have a smart phone there is an app that will give you a map of the nearest transmission masts and the strength, bearing and polarisation. No need for compass as it displays a pointer on the phone. UK aerial alignment is the one I use but there are others.

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