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Previously on "No TV Signal in bad weather"

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  • greenlake
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    Originally posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    Just moved into a house at the bottom of a valley. TV signal is bad to non existent in rainy conditions.

    Anyone experienced this and found a solution?

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  • Big Blue Plymouth
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    Originally posted by VectraMan View Post
    Or use a telescope to watch their telly.

    If it's an old aerial installed on the house for analogue you probably can improve it. I did mine last year as I was only getting "Freeview Lite" from an old aerial in the loft. With a new "digital" high gain aerial (still in the loft) pointed* at the main transmitter I'm able to get all of Freeview with only very occasional glitches.

    Money and effort well spent. I was quite pleased with myself.

    *Actually for some reason I found that pointing it in the opposite direction of the main transmitter gave the best results. Perhaps picking up reflections.
    Thanks. Useful post.

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  • VectraMan
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    Originally posted by Hobosapien View Post
    Or talk to someone that lives at the top of the hill and arrange to run an aerial cable down from theirs.
    Or use a telescope to watch their telly.

    If it's an old aerial installed on the house for analogue you probably can improve it. I did mine last year as I was only getting "Freeview Lite" from an old aerial in the loft. With a new "digital" high gain aerial (still in the loft) pointed* at the main transmitter I'm able to get all of Freeview with only very occasional glitches.

    Money and effort well spent. I was quite pleased with myself.

    *Actually for some reason I found that pointing it in the opposite direction of the main transmitter gave the best results. Perhaps picking up reflections.

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  • Hobosapien
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    Originally posted by Grasser73 View Post
    Satellite signals via a standard dish degrade in bad weather to the point of total loss in snow or torrential rain.
    In a valley it may be possible to build a giant dish by have a few small ones set up right to bounce the signal to the house from each hill side.

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  • Grasser73
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    Originally posted by sal View Post
    FreeSAT?
    Satellite signals via a standard dish degrade in bad weather to the point of total loss in snow or torrential rain.

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  • Hobosapien
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    Catch-up TV if the property has reasonable internet access? All the main freeview channels offer it now via various sources.

    Or talk to someone that lives at the top of the hill and arrange to run an aerial cable down from theirs.

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  • SueEllen
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    Don't by the house

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  • sal
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    FreeSAT?

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  • BrilloPad
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    Are there any neighbours you can ask?

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  • VectraMan
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    Move to the top of the valley?

    Better aerial?

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  • Big Blue Plymouth
    started a topic No TV Signal in bad weather

    No TV Signal in bad weather

    Just moved into a house at the bottom of a valley. TV signal is bad to non existent in rainy conditions.

    Anyone experienced this and found a solution? Fibre optic/ cable etc not available.

    Haven't actually completed on the purchase yet, in on a holiday let so may be walking away if I can't get my telly!

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