where do I find DVB-T in Australia

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 15:31
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hi folks,

I am travelling through the country, just came from Canberra to Sydney.
In Canberra I jused a USB DVB-T stick to see TV on my labtop.
I have got about 6 different channels over there.
In Melbourne and Sydney now I get the message " bad signal" .

Does anybody know where I can find a map showing where digital terrestical TV is avaible ?

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Reply By: Rangiephil - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 16:11

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 16:11
It is now available just about everywhere with significant population.
Your problem is a most probably a crap antenna.
Once you are say 15-20Km ( maybe much less) from the transmitter, the little antenna is no good.

You need a caravan antenna and probably with a masthead amp.

To see the direction to ( and polarisation of ) the transmitter look at all the other antennas around you.

it is a complex exercise in Australia

Have a look at www.acma.gov.au for a list of transmitters and polarisations.

Regards Philip A
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Reply By: DIO - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 17:40

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 17:40
By moving from one location (city) to another you will have to re-scan the channels for your new location. Also, the suggestion of antennae is worthy of consideration. With digital, you either get a good signal or nothing.
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Reply By: Chris@forum - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 17:50

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 17:50
that says it all, thanks a lot you both, I will get a better antenna

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Reply By: mintrax - Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 22:24

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 at 22:24
The ABC has an excellent site with coverage maps of all transmitters. Usually all network transmitters are in the same location as ABC.

You can get it here.

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