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Mendip (Somerset, England) Full Freeview transmitter
Monday 15 August 2011 10:46AM

hi, i have been having picture quality issues on various channels e.g film4,viva etc from Peasedown st.john postcode ba2 8aa. the mendip transmitter is at 237 degrees from centre of this postcode so popped up into loft to check out aerial allignment which was way off (about 200 degrees) so have realigned it. however the aerial itself looks ancient and very basic plus have 2 feeds coming off aerial with bare ends of coax cable attached to 2 screws on top of mast level with aerial "branches"! all looks very diy to me! also tried splitting signal in lounge to incorporate ps3 Playtv and signal even worse so have ordered plug in signal booster with necessary m/f bits-will this help please? finally tv in bedroom runs off other access point in lounge but is 6m cable length away so have to have 4m+2m coax joined-will 10m cable improve the signal strength in there too or is my issue in the loft? there are 2 huge trees outside too 10m and 30m respectively so hoping the 237 degree angle of aerial points between them (which i think it does on checking!) help as have just spent alot of money on new tv set up etc!

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can anyone tell me what would be the best type of loft aerial for peasedown st.john postcode ba2 8aa? the existing one is very basic with 2 coax cables attached to the screws where the top of the mast joins with the aerial ( i presume this is normal?) but the whole set up looks old and shabby. also can anyone recommend if i would need to install some type of booster/splitter either plug in or passive as the signal strength is below 75%. thanks in advance.

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