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Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Full Freeview transmitter | f
Thursday 30 October 2014 4:23PM
Fraserburgh

Hello, would be grateful for some advice. My home is near Boyndlie (AB43 7DY) at 100m elevation. The Rosehearty relay is 3 miles away and I can pick it up with a Telecam 2000 indoor aerial on a bookcase. I need to move the aerial into the loft (5m height) which is just a crawl space. I've measured up and could fit a mini log periodic such as a Labgear LPCT or perhaps a Labgear LAB350T tri-boom. Does anyone have a view if either would work for Durris or Rosehearty. Would be great to get Durris. I realise its a bit of a vague question but would appreciate any views. Thanks

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Durris (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) Full Freeview transmitter | f
Sunday 2 November 2014 11:13AM
Fraserburgh

jb38

First of all a very big thank you for the excellent advice. Very much appreciated and saved me money! The advice on manual tuning saved me the cost of a cheap meter and using the Telecam to detect signals from alternative transmitters saved me the cost of a suck-it-and-see aerial.

I threaded some WF100 satellite cable up into the loft, ran it straight to the telly through a hole in the wall rather than use a wallplate, and put coax connectors each end. I then plugged in the Telecam (without amplifier) and positioned it in the general direction of Rosehearty with vertical orientation. Result. Good signal quality and middling strength. I then changed it to horizontal and tried to pick up first Durris and then Rumster. Nothing at all. So the terrain maps were correct, no line of sight to Durris or Rumster. So I will purchase a small log periodic (probably the 400mm Labgear LPCT and mount it on a small loft mast. I'm sure that will give a much better signal than the telecam. Many thanks once again.

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