Aerial / Antenna Choice For Outback Qld
Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:12 PM
Well i have done some searching and research but im still at a loss. I live in an unusual area, where we require 2 aerials to get all the channels. (Mount Isa). why you may ask? well its due to the towers around here. the thing is i dont know if i can get away with one aerial? is there a possible solution? or a suggestion of an aerial for just basic use. We only really have harvey norman and DSE to choose from, so it suggestions could come from their range that would be great.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:42 PM
SBS 29 and Impaja 32 on uhf from the hospital and VHF from out of town.
Bit of a bugger.
Edited by wahroonga farm, 27 May 2009 - 09:46 PM.
Posted 27 May 2009 - 09:44 PM
That would be a change for me
Posted 27 May 2009 - 10:44 PM
That will depend where you are in relation to the 2 transmission sites. If you are located such that the look angle of the antenna you use (such as Farmsky's band 3/4 horizontal antenna suggestion) can encompass both sites, then maybe.
Otherwise, you will need 2 separate antennas, VHF band 3 for the DCA site, and UHF band 4 for the Emma Smith site.
Sorry it took so long to answer your specific question.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 08:04 AM
This is the channel allocation of the various channels. The blueish ones (ABC and SBS) are digital.
PS It's amazing that the two transmission locations are on the exact same latitude. Fooled me.
Edited by wahroonga farm, 28 May 2009 - 08:08 AM.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 10:56 AM
If you are on or close to the same lattitude and to the west of the town, a single combination antenna should work fine.
(To the east also, but from Google Earth, there's not much housing out there)
In most cases though, separate VHF and UHF antennas will be required due to the different directions.
Posted 28 May 2009 - 05:26 PM
there is also the problem of getting one of the right antennas out here somewhere. we arent in the mining game so arent cashed up.