Can my aerial receive Com7&8?

QuillzToxicQuillzToxic Posts: 7Member
Hello,
I wanted to ask if my aerial could receive Com7&8 or if I'd need another, it's pointed towards Malvern but picks up all the muxes but Com 7&8 from Ridge Hill too (or so I assume unless I'm picking something else from Gloucestershire)

https://imgur.com/a/sZIFEuJ <- Aerial
https://imgur.com/a/2pGKhpf <- BBC Signal Info

Comments

  • Tim CTim C Posts: 394Member ✭✭
    edited 2 April 2019, 7:04PM
    It looks like you have a wide-band aerial but with that vertical polarisation you're pointing to a relay transmitter. This would be fine for the Malvern relay transmitter but wrong for the Ridge Hill main transmitter as I understand things.
    If you go this website here https://ukfree.tv/prediction it'll tell you where you should pointing to for the best reception.
    Then take it from there I guess.
    “Where’s ‘Jump to Time’ and all that other OldGen good stuff that was promised to come back, including the proper ‘Hide Channels’ etc etc.., rather than the unnecessary & unasked for that does get added and serves no useful purpose? Give me optional lists as well :) ."
  • RoyRoy Posts: 15,052Member ✭✭✭
    According to what you have posted, you might get COM8 from Ridge Hill, but only at the expense of screwing up your main channel.

    Triangulating (with a very large margin of error, as the two bearings are practically the same), you could be in line of sight for Ridge Hill, or there could be a very large Malvern Hill in the way.

    Your best bet, as ever in such circumstances, is to contact a local aerial installer in your area, who will be well versed in what is the optimum aerial, if your current one is not suitable, even rotated 90 degrees for the polarisation, and what is the optimum siting, for you to reliably pull in Ridge Hill, if it is possible at all.
    Does HDMI stand for Hardly Dare Mention It?
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