I can't get free to air TV

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Howdy Folks,

I have a problem.  I have a country property and where the house is
sited I can't get reception.  I have had Austar for about 8 years now
but I'm sick of it.  I seem to be paying good money to watch ads.
I reckon I can get a good signal from elsewhere on the property and I
was thinking along the lines of a solar powered retransmitting station
redirected back to the house.

Can this be done legally and what equipment would you suggest.

Cheers to all,

Rod


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"kandiman"
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** This problem is sometimes solved with a  " passive repeater".

In your case, you will need two high gain UHF  TV antennas. One mounted high
on a hill top pointing at the transmitters, the other sited down the
hillside say 50 metres distant and pointed at the house. The two are then
coupled with low loss co-ax.  Try to have the antennas pointing in opposite
directions.

If the signal is still not quite strong enough, a masthead booster can be
fitted to the hill top antenna.



.....   Phil



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Can be done easily , it may require a power source if the signal is
marginal , I suggest you enquire on whirlpool.net

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Why not free to air satellite?

Might be the cheapest and most effective option... and if Austar
happened to leave their equipment behind all you'd need is an Optus
card.  :)

--
John H

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Good thought ,

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Thank you all for your responses.

I had thought of a non passive setup originally like the two aerial
setup only with a translator to increase the frequency.

I have heard the free to air satellite is mainly religious channels.
I'm going to try the passive setup Phil suggested first and see how
that goes.  I'll check out the whirlpool site as well.

Thanks.

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