Can I increase Freeview Signal Strength

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  1. shoehorn

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    Hi,
    I've just moved house and the signal strength on my Pace Twin is showing 20% (on both tuners) - some of the channels are "jumpy".
    The box is connected to an external aerial on the chimney and I was hoping that the signal strength would be better than this.
    So....
    Should I get a new aerial put up and if so,
    - how much should it cost (roughly)?
    - what could I expect the signal strength to be (or what should it be)?
    - is there a national company that is recommended, or will the local fitters be just as good?
    Thanks for any help / answers.... :)
     
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    We just had Freeview installed. There was no reception with the preexisting old aerial but the local fitter I contacted insisted a new one would work. He was right but because we are in a poor-reception area and wanted to have Freeview upstairs too (which kinda halves the signal) he used a 10-ft extension pole on the aerial to boost the signal. This pushed the total cost to about £150.
    Apparently the old aerials are not too good for Freeview.
     
  3. Nick_UK

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    If the aerial is an old installation, it's probably wired with single-screened cable (braid but no foil). You might need a bigger aerial too. Most reputable aerial installers will give estimates.
     
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    My folks had the same problem when they moved house recently.

    The aerials in the loft weren't powerful enough so they spent a very reasonable £125 for a removal of old wiring from a redundant Sky dish and had a brand new aerial, extension pole and all the new wiring and fitting done with new extensions throughtout the house.

    Phone around your local suppliers and get estimates.
     

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