ahhhhh didn't realise you had split to so many points
check the signal on a single down lead first to see if you receive enough signal to allow splitting when you get the meter
Yep, I'll be heading down to pick one up from Laceys tomorrow. I'll check the down-lead and each point after the split. I'll also check on the old Yagi I had.
I still think your phased array may be too small, and also selby with a bigger yagi would be better
Bugger! I hate spending money on something one week, to have it be useless the following week. I still doubt Selby will be better as I have probably less line-of-site to it than Upwey and from my testing so far (pointing in that direction and switching the polarisation of my antenna) the signal is less than what I'm getting from Upwey. When I get the field strength meter I'll test to see where I get the strongest signals from.
Upwey comment via my own experiance with the same size and larger, phased array with a better line of sight than you to the transmitter (and only split 3x at the powered masthead, ie: 3 downleads ) the larger phased array helped though
One of the problems with my installation is there is >12m of cable from the masthead amp to the power injector. There is no roof cavity to speak of, so the cable runs down the 6m pole, across the roof, down the side of the house to under the house to where the nearest power point resides.
To give a clearer picture, my cabling is currently like this:
| |___F-Type Splitter
|___Rear of house
|___TV Tuner (with VGA Output)
Yup, got to be a heap of signal loss by the end of that mess. Even with everything disconnected except for 1 point in the living room, the signal isn't great.
I'm going to be recabling and aiming for this:
|___Power Injector in Utility Cupboard
|___F-Type Splitter in Utility Cupboard
|___Living Room - VCR
|___Living Room - STB
|___Living Room - PVR
|___Front Bedroom - TV
|___Rear Bedroom - TV
|___Study - TV Tuner
The Utility cupboard will also end up housing my ADSL modem, switch, linux server (file server and lighting control with http://w3.misterhouse.net:81/)
and the backend for the PVR with all network and video cabling being routed through there. Eventually, speaker cabling will also be routed through there as well.
I'll post the measurements from the field strength meter so everyone can see what a difference this makes.