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    • SCiteq does also sell retail. If you use the above antenna you must disconnect the amplifier first and remove any plug pack which feeds an injector between the TV and the wall. I should add that the MDA15V will not require any additional filters because it already contains filters to remove any signal which is not on channels 6 - 12. Alanh
    • Harry, You have not said what type of antenna you tried and what brand and model the masthead amplifier is.
      The only real way to fix this problem is to get an antenna installer who has a digital field strength meter to measure the strength of each channel where the antenna is and follow the signal levels through your antenna system to find out where the signal is disappearing. Since your antenna system is old, corrosion is a common cause due to the amount of salt in the air in seaside areas. The sun has a go at cables. There is no UHF translators designed to cover your area. Scarborough and the CBD are much lower power and have directional transmitting antennas. The 697 MHz low pass filter will have little effect. Electronic retailers don't sell sensitive antennas, you want one who only sells antennas to antenna installers. Go to SCiteq in Wangara http://www.sciteq.com.au/shop/odrok-dv310-vhf-10-element-tv-aerial/ is a similar antenna to the one I have. If you need a masthead amplifier http://www.sciteq.com.au/product-category/rf-distribution/amplifiers-2/page/2/ A new Kingray MDA15V, and don't forget to ensure you have the accompanying 14 V plug pack power supply. Don't forget that the myswitch website will also tell you which direction to point the antenna. Click on the Antenna setup guide in the green block. The cable in the above antenna is furtherest from the transmitter.   Alanh
    • For a while I had a top download speed of 1 Mbit/s. So I investigated what the telcos and ISPs regard as being a faulty line. I did not get an answer. So I wrote a tip off to the ABC program "Checkout" The first story in the new series was on this topic. It is on iview. Check it out! It is of particular importance to those on Optus cable. Alanh
    • http://forums.mediaspy.org/t/2018-commonwealth-games/1064/13 June 21st 2016 http://www.content-technology.com/asiapacificnews/?p=10423 February 18th 2016 JSmith 
    • No other VHF for Seven. Govt MySwitch says should be "good" reception here. I will try the  UHF channels to the North of me , might be better LOS.