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Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter
Friday 26 June 2020 7:06PM
Bexhill-on-sea

The aerial is in the loft, with an amplifier.
I'm currently pointing at the Hastings transmitter. I believe the Heathfield transmitter strength is greater. What sort of aerial do I need to change to Heathfield? Will I need an amplifier as I do now?
If I install a second (small) aerial pointing to Bexhill (I can see the transmitter from my back bedroom window) will I have to install any filters, attenuators etc.?
Lastly, as there are mobile phone masts in close proximity will I need a 5g filter or can I avoid this by using the correct type of aerial?

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Heathfield (East Sussex, England) transmitter
Saturday 27 June 2020 12:07PM
Bexhill-on-sea

Chris.SE: Sorry, forgot to put in postcode. TN39 3RJ.
The website I looked at gave the signal strength at my location and showed Bexhill as strongest, then Heathfield, then Hastings with a significant difference between them. Other sites list the best transmitter for me as Heathfield. We don't normally get any problems except, occasionally, the HD channels. I use a multiswitch with 4 satellites and terrestrial input. I was thinking of adding a second aerial for Bexhill to receive all of it's channels, and then 'top-up' with Heathfield/Hastings for the rest, getting the best signal and reducing the chances of interference. My TV will sort out the best signal and I can specify individual frequencies in the PC tuner software.
The main thing I need to know is which sort of aerial to get. I presume a simple LOG periodic will do for Bexhill but I don't know about the Heathfield one. Would it need to be for a weak signal due to the position and it being in the loft? Would a LOG periodic or Yagi or ?? be the best? I don't want to spend time and money installing something only to find it not worth the effort.

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