View Full Version : Hedgehope - Southland

14-02-2008, 02:58 PM
Hedgehope transmitter covering Southland

14-02-2008, 10:33 PM
BUT will we get digital terrestrial down here???

15-02-2008, 08:26 AM
A check on the licence database indicates Hedgehope DTV to start in march 2010 . seems a long way away !!!

02-06-2009, 01:48 PM
Do you think with a high gain uhf antenna that you could get a signal from the Dunedin Mt Cargill transmitter in Invercargill?

02-06-2009, 02:34 PM
There are several issues regarding long distance DTT reception from a different district . Firstly there needs to be sufficient signal strength to allow a good Bit Error Rate plus some margin for fading .
The other issue is that the digital frequencies in adjacent areas are often used for analogue reception in the other . I will look at the plan tonight to see if there are any such issues with same channels :D:D:D

02-06-2009, 07:01 PM
No chance with the hills in the way. Sign the petition?

02-06-2009, 08:03 PM
You should not rule it out, download the google Earth Pins for the site draw a line to your house and check out distance etc.

Can you get FM Radio or weak analogue UHF reception from that site?

just had a look over 180K, unlikely but you never know you get the odd special location deflected signals etc.

TRY for FM or UHF Analogues first.

03-06-2009, 09:05 AM
No reception from Dunedin.

05-06-2009, 08:10 AM
Apart from obstruction loss there is the problem of channel re-use !!

23-02-2010, 04:40 PM
Any new news of HD DTV coming to hedgehope with database indicating Hedgehope DTV to start in march 2010.

Has this info been updated?

23-02-2010, 07:24 PM
I would doubt it very much I dodn't know of any expansion for DTT in the near future !! :mad::mad:

23-03-2010, 03:51 PM
Meh, I guess it's DVB-S then..

are upscaling decoders any good?

Wild Bill
26-03-2010, 03:14 AM
Meh, I guess it's DVB-S then..

Hi Bjorn,

If you get all the problems that we're having with DTT in Hamilton (as expected) then you wouldn't want it anyway.:mad:

Cheers, Wild Bill.

26-03-2010, 05:05 AM
Can you start a new thread elsewhere describing the problems?

06-04-2010, 11:13 AM
What problems with DTT ?? apart from the normal poor antenna and feeder problems at the receive end ??:D:D

29-10-2010, 04:50 PM
Yay we're getting FreeviewHD


Just no date :(

29-10-2010, 05:03 PM
They probaly give you 100 watts just to shut you lot up !!! LOL

29-10-2010, 11:53 PM
so once the invercargill district gets it then balclutha,tuatapere,tapanui,queenstown and te anau may start shouting.