Sneaky TX boosts !

Discussion in 'TV & Satellite' started by Jaws, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    No idea if other transmitters have been errrrr, pimped ( ! ) but replacing the coax on the tv antenna on the van today I decided to check what was coming off the bottom of the lead before replacing it..

    Eighteen months or so ago I was getting about 600microvolt on the end.. Since then the cable suffered some damage and became water logged ( hence the need to replace ) but is currently dry..

    Today I was stunned to get almost a a millivolt..
    Rushed in doors because I thought there must be a huge lift on.. Nope.. all UHF and VHF beacons pretty much as normal...

    I can only presume they have trebled the output power of Tacleston and just forgot to mention it !!

    I know there was an awful lot of moaning about the digi switch over as so many areas simply could not get a good enough signal, so I guess this could well be the answer..
    Would like to be making high powered Klystron output bottles now as they must be fetching a bomb ! :Eeek:
  2. keith

    keith Funster

    Aug 25, 2007
    I seem to have read somewhere that the digital transmitters won't be on full power when they first change over.

    I know the Border TV one has been changed since it was changed over to digital.

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