March 2019

Harrogate’s Bad reception Areas

By |2019-03-26T23:52:04+01:00March 26th, 2019|Bad TV Reception|

Harrogate's Bad reception Areas As part of a Government scheme to clear TV frequencies in preparation for future 5G services, the Harrogate TV region became the latest to be affected by changes to Freeview. The changes also affect YouView (BT TV, Plusnet TV, TalkTalk TV) as well as Now TV Smart Box and EE TV users in the region. Throughout the day aerial installers and specialists in London have reported high demand for their services, with many angry viewers complaining on social media about the changes, which has resulted in some viewers losing access to channels including BBC Four HD, Al Jazeera, Keep It Country, FreeSports and PBS America. The Freeview frequency clearance programme began with next to no fanfare in parts of Scotland last year and is due to continue on a region-by-region basis until 2020 when 5G services are expected to arrive in the UK. Similar changes also took place in parts of Southern England. Freeview in Harrogate Viewers have been advised to retune to restore channels. But some channels are now available on frequencies never used before by the capital's main Emley moor transmitter (pictured above), meaning some aerials will not be able to pick up all channels as before. However, viewers receiving Freeview via a shared or communal aerial may also not be able to receive all available services: despite letters from Digital UK, the organisation overseeing the changes, to landlords, it appears some have failed to ensure aerial systems are suitable, or pass through the correct frequencies, based on feedback from affected viewers today. For viewers receiving Freeview from one of the many relays dotted around Harrogate, the changes have resulted in even the main channels such as BBC One being affected. Areas Covered [...]

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January 2019

Freeview Aerials

By |2019-03-03T11:39:45+01:00January 29th, 2019|Freeview Aerials|

The Best Freeview Aerials Are Freeview Aerials Worth It? Well, with over 100 TV and radio channels, among all the expensive TV subscriptions Freeview remains a free platform in the UK. With no subscription necessary, TVs will often come with Freeview pre-installed and it simply needs a Freeview aerial to get started. Considering the TV aerial will often determine the strength of the signal, and therefore the performance of the channels, we want to provide some buying advice today! Indoor Freeview Aerials v Outdoor Freeview Aerials When looking for Freeview aerials, the first decision you’ll have to make is whether to have the aerial inside the home or outside. Ultimately, we believe this depends on the location of your home (and its relation to the nearest transmitter). With no mounting required, indoor aerials simply connect to the TV and sit somewhere nearby. In our experience, indoor Freeview aerials are only suited to homes within 15 miles of the nearest transmitter. If you’re outside this range, we recommend an outdoor Freeview aerial. Resistant to extreme weather and easy to mount, an outdoor Freeview antenna will be stronger and allow your home to pull in all channels even when some distance away from the transmitter. Bad Reception Areas For Freeview In recent years, it’s fair to say that the coverage for Freeview has improved. According to the Freeview website itself, around 98.5% of the UK can receive Freeview. However, as well as the 1.5% who can’t receive Freeview, there are also bad reception areas. For those a great distance from transmitters, receiving channels may be an issue. Furthermore, the signal can also be affected by a building’s immediate environment. For example, you could have lots of trees nearby, you may be surrounded by [...]

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TV Aerial Connectors

By |2019-04-22T19:21:27+01:00January 29th, 2019|TV Aerial Connectors|

Cable Connectors Similarities between connectors and naming conventions can often make identifying connectors difficult. To make things easy, follow this rule: Male Connector - has the protruding metal centre pin Female Connector - contains a hole that receives the male connectors metal pin, called the receptacle. 7/16 DIN 7/16 series connectors are threaded coupling connectors for high wattage transmissions, requiring very low VSWR and minimal intermodulation. The name is derived from the inner and outer contact dimensions - 7mm OD inner contact, 16mm ID outer contact. You'll commonly find 7/16 DIN connectors on 1/2 and 7/8" feeder cables connected to LTE and WCDMA base station antennas. 7/16 connectors are also popular in defence, broadcast and other microwave applications. identifying male female 7/16 DIN connectors Female 7/16 Connector Male 7/16 Connector BNC This is one of the most common antenna connectors, primarily used in VHF/UHF systems. The 'B' in BNC refers to the bayonet twisting interface, with the female connector featuring two bayonet lugs on either side allowing connection to be achieved with only a quarter rotation. Ideally suited to RG58/59 and subminiature cables, BNC connectors offer good performance from DC to 4GHz and have either 50Ω or 75Ω resistance. All BNC connectors on our website are 50Ω. Male BNC Connector Female BNC Connector Male BNC Connector Female BNC Connector F Type Primarily used for cable TV, HFC, set-top boxes, cable modems, the F coaxial connector is a 75Ω connector often used in conjunction with standard RG59 and RG6 75Ω coaxial cables. The connector has good performance characteristics up to about 1GHz and is not suitable for modern day broadband requirements. Male F Plug coaxial connector Female F jack coaxial connector Male F Connector Female F Connector FME This is the standard 50Ω connector for all mobile phone and wireless [...]

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