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Rowridge fixed.



 
 
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Old February 23rd 18, 07:50 PM posted to uk.rec.audio
Andrew[_2_]
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Default Rowridge fixed.

BBC FM channels back to normal, or even better than before,
although this might be because I paid a visit to the loft
and cleaned up the connections to my 3-el loft FM aerial.

Mind you it has now become nice and dry which seems to
help.

Does anyone know what they were doing for so many weeks ?.
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Old February 24th 18, 03:50 AM posted to uk.rec.audio
Phil Allison[_3_]
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Default Rowridge fixed.

Andrew wrote:

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BBC FM channels back to normal, or even better than before,
although this might be because I paid a visit to the loft
and cleaned up the connections to my 3-el loft FM aerial.



** I wondered how long it was going to take for you to do that.

Three weeks from your first post and advice.


.... Phil


...... Phil
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Old February 24th 18, 08:44 AM posted to uk.rec.audio
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Default Rowridge fixed.

Chuckle, but the best effect I ever got with bad signals was to replace the
downlead completely even though there appeared to be nothing wrong with the
old one.
Brian

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Andrew wrote:

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BBC FM channels back to normal, or even better than before,
although this might be because I paid a visit to the loft
and cleaned up the connections to my 3-el loft FM aerial.



** I wondered how long it was going to take for you to do that.

Three weeks from your first post and advice.


... Phil


..... Phil



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Old February 24th 18, 09:26 AM posted to uk.rec.audio
Don Pearce[_3_]
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Default Rowridge fixed.

On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 08:44:25 -0000, "Brian Gaff"
wrote:

Chuckle, but the best effect I ever got with bad signals was to replace the
downlead completely even though there appeared to be nothing wrong with the
old one.
Brian

Poorly installed downleads usually fill with rainwater over time.
Particularly semi-air-spaced ones like CT100. I always force silicone
grease into the top of a downlead when I connect it to the antenna.

But I'm guessing you don't find yourself hanging off the house chimney
that often?

d

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Old February 24th 18, 11:45 AM posted to uk.rec.audio
Andrew[_2_]
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Default Rowridge fixed.

On 24/02/2018 03:50, Phil Allison wrote:
Andrew wrote:

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BBC FM channels back to normal, or even better than before,
although this might be because I paid a visit to the loft
and cleaned up the connections to my 3-el loft FM aerial.



** I wondered how long it was going to take for you to do that.

Three weeks from your first post and advice.


... Phil


..... Phil


Except that after the problem became noticibly bad, the first
places I looked at were the Arquiva website which was rather
unhelpful, and the BBC website, but made the mistake of using
the 'search' facility which is useless.

Only by going through 'teletext' did I find a page referring
to the website page where reception problems might be found.

So I actually cleaned up the connections three weeks ago, but
with the transmitter on reduced power, it only had a
marginal, if any improvement at that time.

The engineering works has been going on for almost 2 months.
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Old February 24th 18, 11:50 AM posted to uk.rec.audio
Andrew[_2_]
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Default Rowridge fixed.

On 24/02/2018 11:37, Brian Gaff wrote:
Not these days. My aerial is in the loft and its been lagged so its a bit
like walking on sponge with hidden weak spots. you end up moving around on
your stomach and tracing the wire route by feel in any case.
Brian


I have 300mm of insulatin, but I have made some stand-offs out of 1 inch
plywood that are glued and bolted to the trusses supporting 4 metres
horizontal lengths of50mm x 50mm timber about 600 mm apart, with MDF
scrap offcuts that B&Q chucked out for 50p a sheet.

Makes crawling around a loft made of modern trusses so much easier
and safer.
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Old February 24th 18, 01:34 PM posted to uk.rec.audio
Don Pearce[_3_]
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Default Rowridge fixed.

On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:45:40 +0000, Andrew
wrote:

On 24/02/2018 03:50, Phil Allison wrote:
Andrew wrote:

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BBC FM channels back to normal, or even better than before,
although this might be because I paid a visit to the loft
and cleaned up the connections to my 3-el loft FM aerial.



** I wondered how long it was going to take for you to do that.

Three weeks from your first post and advice.


... Phil


..... Phil


Except that after the problem became noticibly bad, the first
places I looked at were the Arquiva website which was rather
unhelpful, and the BBC website, but made the mistake of using
the 'search' facility which is useless.

Only by going through 'teletext' did I find a page referring
to the website page where reception problems might be found.

So I actually cleaned up the connections three weeks ago, but
with the transmitter on reduced power, it only had a
marginal, if any improvement at that time.

The engineering works has been going on for almost 2 months.


Periods of reduced transmitter power are useful. You use them to sort
out your signal path.

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