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What tv aerial do ppl use on the south broads?

I went into the local chandlers in OB and was told the best 1 for this area is a supergain dvb tiny thing, he said most ppl round OB swear by them.

I can't get a signal off it at geldeston, beccles or Bugh St Peter

 

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Hi Smitch I find a Ballard works just fine its small a tennis ball on a stick its inconspicuously and doesn't get in the way only dodgy area is Bremerton Brian Ward at Brundle sells them.John

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The good thing about those maxview touring aerials is they are at least half the size of a house type aerial but work just as well. 

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5 minutes ago, annv said:

Hi Smitch I find a Ballard works just fine its small a tennis ball on a stick its inconspicuously and doesn't get in the way only dodgy area is Bremerton Brian Ward at Brundle sells them.John

That is what i have

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Glomex-Supergain-Ballade-12v-DVB-Digital-TV-Aerial-Multidirectional/312095374273?epid=1730416747&hash=item48aa557bc1:g:EMMAAOSwC-xauAgr

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Have you tried it with a signal booster, might be better

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it has a little amplifier that comes with it, but it's tiny so not sure how good it is, i shall get the one you mentioned earlier and give that a go

 

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Hi I have no problem with these area's if my mast blocks the line i then have ghosting ect i just lower  the mast and if a tree  is close and in line of site at this time of the year, have you checked the fuse its only half an amp .John

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I think Brian wards sell the Touring Aerial kit, thats where I got mine but it was a few years ago. 

I also went to screwfix and got a 2m lightweight aerial pole and mounted the aerial to that rather than the pole in the kit.

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50 minutes ago, annv said:

Hi I have no problem with these area's if my mast blocks the line i then have ghosting ect i just lower  the mast and if a tree  is close and in line of site at this time of the year, have you checked the fuse its only half an amp .John

yes fuse ok

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We use one of these, on a pole, no booster and not found anywhere it doesn't get a signal.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/labgear-mini-compact-log-periodic-aerial/67576
No aerial will work with trees, buildings and hill sides in the way. Height is what is required. The longest poorhouse can safely use is what's required..

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I got a telescopic post from Norwich camping Blofield, it extends to about 11 feet can get reception anywhere.

paul

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17 hours ago, smitch6 said:

We have one of these, It's never quite worked anywhere on the northern broads. I was trying to make it work and broke the cable out the end.  Had to take it apart to fix it and inside it's the most poorly built thing I've ever seen (and starting to know a little about electronics), the 360 thing is a crude bit of copper sheet that is only really workable at 180 degrees. Either with a powered booster it was crap, yet to try it since I fixed it. Although from our experience I wouldn't recommend one to anyone.

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We have a normal,nothing fancy one that screws onto a extending fishing bank stick that attaches to one of the stainless roof rails.never had a problem and cheap as chips.

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well i tried the booster and didn't get anything out of the existing aerial, so i've bought a small one off screwfix and i'll give that a go thursday when i'm next down there

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I had all sorts of problems getting a digital signal at home until I found out that because we were on a repeater the signal was oriented 90 degrees to normal, so try the antenna on its side just in case.

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it is an omni directional one so you don't have to move it anywhere

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so was the omni directional caravan one I tried, but even that worked once rotated it.

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Cant you mount it on its side rather than upright?!

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The mounting is for roof fixing if you mounted it sideways it could slip out as it just slides into the roof mounting. I haven't tried it on its side all though we do remove it to the deck when negating low bridges, not sure if it still works as iam steering,it certainly works ok when sailing along, in tennis season. John

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Hi Snitch I tried the Ballard one from Brian Wards they kindly said that if it didn't work I could return it. After connecting it up and wandering around the deck with it like an Olympic torch I couldn't get a signal in Brundall. I now have a small house type aerial without a booster and it works great although I sometimes have to turn it to find a signal depending where I am moored

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