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Created On: 18 February 2010 12:50 PM
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 18 February 2010 12:50 PM
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kalookicedogs

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I live in a small valley. There is a TV transmitter around 2 miles away. Reception from this is not possible due to my location in the valley.

If I install one aerial at the top of my drive (100 meters) pointing at the transmitter, connected to another pointing at my house and install a third aerial at my house house, will the signal be relayed down to me?

Thanks, Mitch

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 18 February 2010 04:48 PM
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haguetim

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Mitch, no I doubt very much that this will work, the signal levels will be to low, The best route to go would be to get a `Freesat' system, or a second hand sky box and dish of e bay and use the free channels, besides if our glorious government have their way your analogue transmitter will be switched off shortly.
 19 February 2010 12:54 PM
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kalookicedogs

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Thanks for the replies and for you PM Gordon.
My field is power generation and electrical installation, so please excuse my lack of knowledge on this.

We had some internal training this week on our UHF radio network. The presenter began talking about passive repeaters and their use in no coverage areas. This promted me to ask him about my situation and he suggested the scenario in the OP would be an option.

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 19 February 2010 01:20 PM
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ectophile

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You might be better off with a reel of coaxial cable and a masthead amplifier at the aerial end.

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 20 February 2010 05:53 PM
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davidgrant00

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Careful, if you radiate a signal in the broadcast bands, with or without amplification, you may need a licence.
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