Type your street address into
http://myswitch.digitalready.gov.au/ It will tell you what antenna to use.
There is now no transmitting site in Australia which requires a VHF/UHF antenna. It will be either band 3 VHF, or UHF only. That is one of the effect of the restack which has been occurring throughout this year. The only exemption to this are the community TV stations in the mainland state capitals. These will be switched off at the end of next year.
Inner city Melbourne has terrible VHF reception from Mt Dandenong, which is why there is now a new set of translators in the CBD as well as another set in South Yarra.
Both of these sets of translators are vertically polarised.This means that the antenna part which connects to the receiver must be vertical where as it is horizontal at Mt Dandenong.
Use a http://www.jaycar.co...w.asp?ID=LT3114 Its half your price. The loop is the UHF antenna. Keep the rods as short as possible.
Alternatively use a pair of rabbits ears folded flat with a total length of 240 mm.
The rod end must point to the floor. There is no point in adjusting direction. The best location will generally be near a window.
Do a rescan the receiver for channels with no antenna connected. This is to remove any existing channels. Start the scan for channels and plug in the antenna after it passes channel 12. This will ensure that the new channels are not given numbers such as 350...
Edited by alanh, 15 November 2014 - 10:20 AM.