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best freeview tv aerial


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looking for a ariel in exeter what is the best one also would i want a 32 element one i keep haveing break up on bbc channels have tryed moveing the ariel on the roof but still the same so was wondering if ist big enough thanks

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
Do your neighbours with Freeview all have large aerials ?
If not, it might be that you have either an aerial made for the wrong group, faulty aerial downlead or patch lead or faulty/insensitive Freeview box or IDTV.
Check via the Wolfblane website, entering your postcode, to see what is recommended.
Then report back if necessary.
You can read many similar threads in this forum to get an idea of the process.


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Yes do search and read previous posts on this subject...

In Exeter you may be watching the main Stockland Hill transmitter OR the Exeter St.Thomas relay OR the Pennsylvania relay, depending on precisely where you are. These require different aerial groups and polarisations.

Digital UK - Postcode checker is the official prediction tool for which transmitter is most likley to be received at any location - do tick the 'in the trade' box, though.

Avoid any aerial that uses a pressed aluminium plate for its reflector and use good quality 'satellite grade' cable (WF100 or similar) to avoid interference pickup (which may be the root cause of your breakup problems).

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