TV reception Kontiki 665

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  1. color4501

    color4501 Read Only Funster

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    I went away last week leaving the tv ariel at home determined to try out sat tv to no avail since I could not find the astra sat, Had no tv until bored with it all on the last day but one I just plugged a coax lead from the tv to the ariel socket inside the tv cupboard my tv has in built free view and lo and behold I got loads of stations remember I did not have an ariel attached. I assume from this that there is an in built ariel somewhere on the vehicle. When I purchased the vehicle the dealer assumed that I would need to buy an external ariel. Does anyone know where this in built ariel is located?
     
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    Now that Freeview is on full power it could be that the signal in that area was strong enough to be picked up from just the co-axial on its own.

    Sat TV is most probably redundant in most areas that have a good DTV signal.
     
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    finding the Astra sat is a frustrating job when you first set about it. I have noticed that hotbird is a stronger signal and at a different azimuth, other Sat's like Amos and a few others sit close together. Once you identify one of them it is easy with the aid of a small chart to find any of the others. Each setup is different though and your box may only show Astra. It normally only takes a matter of seconds to set up once you understand the relationship of the other satellites, I'll have a look at my chart tomorrow and post it, it may help someone.
     
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