Freeview HD in London with Indoor Aerial - Tried and tested excellent signal

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Took a while to get this to work well near the window and the antenna at a certain angle.

Results

BBC1 HD - 60-80%
BBC2 HD 70-90%
ITV1 Hd 60-80%
C4 HD - 60-90%
C5 HD - 70-80%
BBC4 HD - 70-90%
BBC3 HD - 70-90%
CBBC HD - 60-70%
C Beebies HD - 70-90%


BBC 1 - 80-90%
BBC 2 - 80-90%
ITV - 100%
Channel 4 - 100%
Channel 5 - 100%
ITV 2 - 100%
London Live - 40-60% (some breakup)
BBC 4 - 90%
ITV3 - 100%
Sky Arts 65%
Quest - 80-90%
E4 - 100%
Film4 100%
Channel 4+1 100%
QVC - 60-70%
Really - 40-70% occasional breakup
More 4 - 90%
Dave - 70-80%
Drama - 80-90%
5USA - 70-80%
TJC - 60-70%
BBC 3 - 100%
W - 80-100%
ITV4 - 100%
Yesterday - 90%
ITVBe - 100%
ITV2 +1 - 60-70%
E4 + 1 - 100%
E4 extra - 40-60% occasional breakup
5 star - 80%
5 action - 60% occasional breakup
Great movies - 90%
ITV 1+1 - 100%
Pick - 70-90%
QVC2 50-70%
Channel 5+1 70%
Dmax - 100%
Qu’est red - 80-90%
Legend - 70-80%
Great action - 60-70%
Food network - 50-90% some breakup
HGTv 1 80-100%
Gems TV - 40-70% occasional breakup
5 select - 80-90%
Film4+1 - 40-80% occasional breakup
Challenge - 90%
4 seven - 100%
Great tv - 100%
Ideal world - 100%
Great romance - 30-50 breakup not watchable
Dave ja vu - 70-80%
ITV be +1 - 60-70%
ITV3+1 - 60-70%
Drama +1 - 90%
Great movies +1 - 30-50% some breakup and unwatchable at times
Blaze - 70%
That’s tv - 100%
Tbn- 80-90%
CBS reality - 60-70%
RealityExtra - 30-50% breakup not watchable
Horrorextra - 60-70%
Qu’est+1 70-90%
Thats60s 60-70%
Jewellery maker 100%
Hobby maker 100%
Yesterday+1 80%
Thats70s 80%
Thats80s 100%
TCc 60-79%
Earthx 90%
Blaze +1 50-60%
Talking pictures - 100%
TogetherTv - 100%
PBS America 90%
Create and craft 40-60% some breakup
ITV4 +1 60-80%
TogetherTV +1 90-100%
Wildearth 60-80%
CBBC 90-100%
CBeebies 90-100%
CiTv 60-70%
POP - 100%
Tiny POP - 30-60% unwatchable
BBC News - 90-100%
BBC Parliament - 70-100%
Sky News 40-60% some breakup
Al Jazeera - 80-100%
GB News - 90-100%
Talk Tv - 60-70%


Not sure how this fares for London but I figured a good first attempt.

The old cable I’m using seems to cause fluctuations so will swap it for a far better one (it has been literally eaten away at points by mice)!

Welcome thoughts.
 

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Your profile suggests London, most properties not behind a concrete high rise, stadium or basement can receive Crystal Palace clearly.

You could try an outdoor aerial in place of the powered one, nailing it to the ceiling should also improve things.
 

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Your profile suggests London, most properties not behind a concrete high rise, stadium or basement can receive Crystal Palace clearly.

You could try an outdoor aerial in place of the powered one, nailing it to the ceiling should also improve things.
Put it in the attic if you have one - my big "crossed beams" UHF antenna has been in the attic for about 30 years and has hardly ever needed to be touched
 
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Put it in the attic if you have one - my big "crossed beams" UHF antenna has been in the attic for about 30 years and has hardly ever needed to be touched
Thanks for reply. Not sure that’s practical as upper floor. Is higher up better as could raise it on the wall. Seems to pull better near windows.
 

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Thanks for reply. Not sure that’s practical as upper floor. Is higher up better as could raise it on the wall. Seems to pull better near windows.
Higher is generally better as there will generally be fewer buildings, etc., between the transmitter and the aerial, the higher it is.

The window probably has less signal attenuation than the wall, especially if the latter is steel-reinforced concrete or similar materials.

PS: could you not locate it near to the Zone 1 dish you mentioned in your other thread??
 

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Higher is generally better as there will generally be fewer buildings, etc., between the transmitter and the aerial, the higher it is.

The window probably has less signal attenuation than the wall, especially if the latter is steel-reinforced concrete or similar materials.

PS: could you not locate it near to the Zone 1 dish you mentioned in your other thread??
We actually have an aerial but it stopped giving any signal all of a sudden we suspect a cut cable somewhere from neighbouring works recently. Hence a temp solution. Haven’t fiddles with this thing for ages since university and wondered if there’s anytking
I can do in the interim. The sky dish was mounted on the wall and laying dormant so only needed swaying to point at 42e.
 

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Understood and hope the aerial system gets repaired soon.
 

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We actually have an aerial but it stopped giving any signal all of a sudden we suspect a cut cable somewhere from neighbouring works recently. Hence a temp solution. Haven’t fiddles with this thing for ages since university and wondered if there’s anytking
I can do in the interim. The sky dish was mounted on the wall and laying dormant so only needed swaying to point at 42e.
This one ?

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