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#1 ssar

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 08:41 PM

Recently (late Feb 2012) had several DTV channels frequently lose signal, whereas over the past few years most channels have basically been quite reliable and fine.
In the Newcastle, NSW area here.

The affected channels lately, i.e. ones frequently reporting "no signal" are:
ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, ABC News
SBS1, SBS2
NBN,
GEM Newcastle,
GO! Newcastle.

Prime 7, 7Two & 7Mate seem occasionally lesser-quality digital reception, whilst
10, OneHD & 11 seem OK.

The aerials on the roof appear to be intact without any obvious damage or broken parts, and everything appears to be plugged in as usual OK.

Anyone else having similar problems?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 01:22 AM

SSAR,
There is a number of transmitters around Newcastle so you need to mention the suburb you are in.
Are you using an antenna designed for analog NBN and ABC?

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:39 AM

Recently (late Feb 2012) had several DTV channels frequently lose signal, whereas over the past few years most channels have basically been quite reliable and fine.
In the Newcastle, NSW area here.


Seems it was a faulty part - some small splitter/electronic box thingy that mounts onti the aerial structure outside or something that, upon closer inspection did show signs of damage and especially when opened there was water & burn damage inside.
Apparently it was also an older style unit better suited to analogue signal - it has been replaced by a word-of-mouth-recommended local Antenna service technician with a suitable digital signal unit.
He checked a few other things and the end result is, once again back to very good digital reception for all (apparently) available channels in our area.
Happy with that.





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