Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Tartarus, Aug 19, 2018.
Can anyone identify this aerial ?
Are you after manufacturer/model or just likely frequency range?
Thanks for replying.
We've just moved to the East Sussex coast. Freeview reception is very poor. We only pick up a handful of channels from the loft aerial which was previously installed.
Most of the bungalows have the type of aerial shown in the photograph, with the swan neck attachment.
So it seems sensible to buy one like it.
So I need to know the manufacturer/model.
Of course, any comments on frequency range would be useful.
It looks similar in design to the Triax HG10 but those gaps between elements are unusual. Are they all like that?
Vp so I assume Whitehawk Hill or Hastings? Location (approx) would help. What are predictions like (tick 'detailed view' box) Digital UK - Coverage checker
But again a decent 18-element yagi will be as good as that pictured - see ATV`s Choice Of Aerials for digital TV
Local installers will know that aerial... and maybe even the neighbours (good excuse to talk and make friends with them)? A recommended installer is worth a dozen cowboys.
Triax/Wolsey HG5 looks similar - e.g. if someone has put the one pictured together with the wrong element spacing somehow? TRIAX - LTE HG 5 T Ch. 21...60 - 12dBi Gain - LTE 800 Protected Antenna / Aerial - 108174
Quoted gain is 10-12 dBi, so take off 2.2dB to get dB ref a dipole (dBd). A log 36 is similar gain and a group K 18-element gives more, if needed. Group K covers the entire 21-60 spectrum we need nowadays.
South coast reception can be impaired by co-channel interference from the Continent (and occasionally other UK transmitters) under certain weather conditions. The predictions from digitaluk should show the likelihood via the green/amber/red numbers in detailed view.
One other thing... loft aerials often have amplifiers for distributing the signals and some owners (or their removers) take them when moving. Or just switch them off... Check to see if that's the cause before paying out for a new aerial install. Also read Justin's website on poles and brackets for fixing them... the one pictured looks a bit flimsy to me.
Yes, all the aerials are identical to the one pictured.
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