TV Ariel

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  1. combi

    combi Read Only Funster

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    Another dumb question for all you funsters to laugh at.

    The instructions for my Status ariel tell me to "determine whether the signals are horizontally or vertically polarised" but does not tell me how to do this - any thoughts/ideas.

    Thanks again for everyones help so far - there will be more questions, you have been warned !!!

    cakeboy
     
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    Hi and welcome Cakeboy :thumb: A quick way is-Try looking at houses near to where you are :thumb:see if there ariels are flat or on there sides :thumb::Wink:
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    Terry's response is spot on! But there is never a dumb question, only dumb answers.

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    You lick your finger and stick it up in the air :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Agree with Terry ..

    However.. if you cannot see another aerial, rule of thumb:

    Main Transmitter beams are horizontal, repeaters are generally vertical .. so if you are in the sticks odds are it is a repeater and vertically polarized .. but it may be just a case of trial and error .. or as suggested buy a signal finder..

    Better still, forget terrestrial TV and buy a sat dish .. you will always get a signal no matter where you are.. unless you have trees in the line of sight .. in which case use a chainsaw :Laughing:
     
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    Never knew that, thanks Jim.

    OK, so where can I get a chainsaw that works on 12 volts? :Laughing:
     
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    Neighbour has one he runs off an inverter! :Wink:
     
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    just use a petrol one ...

    or if you prefer the stealth model ... the cordless battery jobbie :Wink:

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    If the picture on your tv is the right way up, it's vertical........

    If everyone is walking around on their sides on your tv picture, its horizontal.......:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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