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Aerial for digital/freeview reception


Standard Member
Some of you may remember my post last week about not being able to get all channels on our Freeview box. We are on the Caradon transmitter in Cornwall, and after searching online, I have discovered that although it is already transmitting digital, it will not be up to full power until July '09.

We will need a wideband aerial to view all channels, but once fully powered up on switch-over, the transmission will be increased by 18 times, and an exisiting group A aerial will suffice. We are not too worried about upgrading just to get freeview now, but how do we identify the aerial we have is the right group? If we do need to get a new one, for post-switchover viewing, we don't want to leave it until the last minute when everyone will be looking to upgrade and prices are bound to soar!

Any advice appreciated.



Distinguished Member
Bit of a long shot but it's a reasonably modern aerial, it may well be colour coded. Look at the rubber bung on the end of the main pole. the colours are:

21-37 - Group A - red
35-53 - Group B - yellow
48-68 - Group C/D - green
35-68 - Group E - brown
21-48 - Group K - grey
21-68 - Group W - black

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