Status 550 aerial reviews

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  1. Nirvanauk

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    Hi,
    Does anyone have any experience of these new antennas please? I currently have a 530 and wondered if I would see any gain over this. Now this next question may seem a bit simple but the first line of the set up instructions tell me to determine if my tv transmissions are horizontal or vertical. How do I determine this?
    Many thanks.
     
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    Have a look at www.gradeuk.co.uk all should be revealed:thumb:
    sorry just read post again I see you already have the instructions, I'm sure someone will be along with more knowledge
     
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    I have read the info on it and all it has extra is a signal strength indicator -no better than the 530 really --deffo not worth doing a swap(but if you feel you must I will give you 20 quid for the 530 :BigGrin:)--- best way to see horizontal etc is look around you (houses preferable) and see if there Ariel are in flat position or on the side :Wink:If no house then spin through 360 with it flat and if no signal then do the same with it on edge :thumb:
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    I have a 530 and use a signal strength meter (about a tenner on eBay). Its still more reliable to look which way/orientation any houses nearby have theres set however.
     
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    Im sure I read somewhere about a formula
    Find out if the nearest transmitter is a main mast or a repeater mast
    Main masts transmit horizontal and repeater masts transmit verticalor
     
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    That rings bells with me :Smile: but it is still easier to look at nearby houses :Wink:
    terry
     
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    Not when there aint non it aint:Wink:
    And I'll give him £25 for his 530:thumb:
     
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    Thanks, but you've convinced to me to keep it.........
     
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    Not many places in this country where you are above 1 mile or 2 away from a house :BigGrin: Anyway what happened to the promised signal boost I still have 3 or 4 flying saucer types in the garage (somewhere)
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    WE'LL HAVE A WHIP ROUND £££ TO KEEP EM THERE:Doh:
     
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    No need it may take a yr or two for me to find em :BigGrin:
    edit I have been looking for a couple of drain bungs for above 2 yrs
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