Indoor Antenna Crest Cida11
Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:59 PM
I bought a Crest CIDA11 antenna hoping it will work as an indoor antenna for a room that does not have TV aerial socket. It succesfully scan SBS and TVS but not any other digital channels. I've tried to face the antenna to Willoughby direction (that's where my outdoor antenna point to) but still only SBS and TVS. Reading from other threads looks like I can scan UHF channels but not successful with lower frequency VHF channels.
Is there anything I should try before giving up on this indoor antenna? Will a rabbit ear type antenna help?
Posted 10 March 2014 - 09:32 PM
Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:28 AM
Best closest to an outside wall even better on the north side. You can add antenna cable to extend the run using an female to female adaptor.
Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:02 PM
Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:56 AM
Posted 17 March 2014 - 07:57 PM
I've bought the rabbit ear and tried on. SBS is still the best and there are some luck on Channel 7 although I have to change the facing angle a bit (prob by 5 to 10 degree east). Not so successful on other channels (intermittent for Channel 9 when widening the tip to tip but haven't found a really successful angle or length yet). Are all channels supposed to be having tip to tip length at 746mm?
Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:10 PM
7 network channel 6, 842 mm
SBS channel 7, 810 mm
Nine Network channel 8, 781 mm
TEN network channel 11, 681 mm
ABC network channel 12, 660 mm
TVS community UHF TV channel 29, 279 mm
The value I gave you is an average over band 3 which is used here
Channels 9 and 9A are reserved for digital radio and channel 10 is unallocated
Keep in mind that usually the 7 and 10 networks are transmitted from Artarmon, ABC/SBS Gore Hill and Nine in Willoughby.
Edited by alanh, 17 March 2014 - 08:12 PM.
Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:13 PM