· Your directional aerial must be directly aligned with a main transmitter or relay transmitter in order to receiver transmissions. From any one location, it is likely that the aerial will be capable of receiving transmissions from at least one transmitter. Although, these output channels at different powers, it is common to point the aerial towards your closest transmitter or repeater.
· In the vast majority of cases, you will be able to look around your site and quickly understand where others are pointing their aerial.
· If this is not possible, we recommend using a Signal Finder which will aid in locating the transmitter if required. Our Terrestrial Signal Finder can be purchased from our online shop.
· Alternatively, if you have a smart phone, there is also several free apps designed to help align an aerial.
· If you are receiving from a main transmitter, your aerial should be horizontal, to match the polarity being broadcast.
· If you are receiving from a relay transmitter, your aerial should be vertical, to match the polarity being broadcast.
· Again, a quick look around your site should help you understand the correct polarisation for your aerial. Within the UK, the vast majority of locations require horizontal polarisation, so it is always best to try this first if you are unsure.
· Ensure all connections are correctly terminated with tight connections on the inner and outer.
· Try realigning your aerial to a closer or more powerful transmitter.
· To receive the best interference free reception, it is essential that the aerial is as high as possible and free from obstructions.
· If you are in a weak signal area, you may need a larger aerial or you may need to use a Variable Signal Booster to boost the strength. More information on our Variable Signal Booster can be found and purchased from our online shop.
· Different transmitters will transmit different local broadcasts, for example local news and weather.
· To receive a different local broadcast, you will need to align your aerial with a different transmitter.
· Please note your directional aerial will need realigning at every new location.
· Yes, you can shorten the cable by cutting it to the required length and refitting the F or coaxial connector. Details on how to fit the F or coaxial connector can be found here. (Note: This is not possible with Maxview Flexible Cable variants).
· You can lengthen the cable by using a back to back connector and some additional coaxial cable or a fly lead.
· Please note, longer cable may introduce signal losses and reduce signal quality. To minimise any signal losses between the aerial and the receiver, it is important to use the shortest possible length of high quality cable.
· Although you may pick up some VHF channels, our Directional Aerials are not designed to pick up VHF transmission.
· However, since the digital switch over in the UK, the only VHF transmissions are radio channels, all of which can be picked up via UHF Freeview.
This depends on where you plan to travel and your proximity to transmitters. Simply put, the 14 Element aerial is capable of receiving transmissions from further afield than the 9 Element Aerial and will perform better in weak signal areas.
The Directional Leisure Aerials are designed to be externally mounted on a mast. If you purchased the directional aerial kit, this will be included, however if youhave bought the stand alone aerial you will only receive the mast adaptor. The mast mount kit can be purchased from our online shop.