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No reflector on new TV antenna



 
 
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Old May 16th 17, 04:41 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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We just had a new antenna installed on the roof and it doesn't seem to have
a reflector at the base, just some extra elements instead. Is this normal
these days and is it something to do with digital vs analogue TV or just
cost cutting?

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Old May 16th 17, 05:46 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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We just had a new antenna installed on the roof and it doesn't seem
to have
a reflector at the base, just some extra elements instead. Is this
normal
these days and is it something to do with digital vs analogue TV or
just
cost cutting?

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Old May 16th 17, 06:32 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default No reflector on new TV antenna

On 16/05/2017 18:30, alan_m wrote:

A log-period aerial?
Quite common these days in high/medium signal areas.


http://www.aerialsandtv.com/atvschoi...als.html#DMlog

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Old May 16th 17, 06:37 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Is it perchance a log periodic?
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We just had a new antenna installed on the roof and it doesn't seem to
have
a reflector at the base, just some extra elements instead. Is this normal
these days and is it something to do with digital vs analogue TV or just
cost cutting?

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Old May 16th 17, 06:39 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default No reflector on new TV antenna

They always have been very clean from the polar response and in fact
although the gain should be lower, its amazing what shutting out the crud
from off axis can give you. Clean signals are what digital needs after all.
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"alan_m" wrote in message
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On 16/05/2017 16:41,
d wrote:
We just had a new antenna installed on the roof and it doesn't seem to
have
a reflector at the base, just some extra elements instead. Is this normal
these days and is it something to do with digital vs analogue TV or just
cost cutting?


A log-period aerial?
Quite common these days in high/medium signal areas.

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Old May 16th 17, 06:45 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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Default No reflector on new TV antenna

On 16/05/2017 18:30, alan_m wrote:

A log-period aerial?


Quite common these days in high/medium signal areas.


It's just that every 28 days of so, they suddenly stop working.



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Old May 16th 17, 07:04 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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On 16/05/2017 18:45, Mark Carver wrote:
On 16/05/2017 18:30, alan_m wrote:

A log-period aerial?


Quite common these days in high/medium signal areas.


It's just that every 28 days of so, they suddenly stop working.




I've had a log periodic pointing a Bluebell Hill 20 miles away for the
past decade+. The number of drop-outs I've had have been minimal and no
more than any aerial I've had in the past (usually due to high pressure
weather systems)



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Old May 16th 17, 08:34 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv
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"Chris Hogg" wrote in message
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On Tue, 16 May 2017 18:45:14 +0100, Mark Carver
wrote:

On 16/05/2017 18:30, alan_m wrote:

A log-period aerial?


Quite common these days in high/medium signal areas.


It's just that every 28 days of so, they suddenly stop working.


chuckle


Just use lots of towels..............

 




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