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Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baird Jul 26. 6 Replies

Hi there. :)I am looking at purchasing a suitable FSM(field strength meter/signal meter) for both DVB-S and DVB-T, but the EXACT standard used by Freevew NZ seems very hard to find, so can anyone…Continue

May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)

Started this discussion. Last reply by willis May 9, 2014. 8 Replies

Hi folks. :)I would just like to know why the TECHNICAL information(which I guess the MBIE have) is not shown anywhere on any of the freeview websites that I could find.It took my spectrum analyser…Continue

 

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John Baird replied to Graeme's discussion Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....
"I have two Spectrum Analysers, both Unaohm , an AP01 an older B/w EP 314 and a handheld Satellite only meter DMS 500 from memory. Pm me if you're interested The No's may not all be correct, I'm overseas and can't check."
Jul 26
Graeme replied to Graeme's discussion Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....
"Thanks for the link. :)"
Jul 25
Graeme replied to Graeme's discussion Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....
Jul 25
Josh Hill ✔️ replied to Graeme's discussion Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....
"You can have a look at some of the specs for Freeview at this link: http://www.freeviewnz.tv/company/equipment-supply-chain/ I'm not too sure if that is what you are looking for but provides some insightful information on…"
Jul 25
Satellite Networks Motueka replied to Graeme's discussion Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....
"In NZ we only have DVBS and DVBT . T2 (igloo) has shut down. Freeview is making noises about transmitting in DVBS2. Problem with those cheap meters is your lucky if you get one that works. I went through 3 of them. Same firmware different branding."
Jul 25
Biggles replied to Graeme's discussion Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....
"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeview_(New_Zealand)#Terrestrial_transmitters"
Jul 24
Graeme posted a discussion

Exactly what standards are used by Freeview in NZ....

Hi there. :)I am looking at purchasing a suitable FSM(field strength meter/signal meter) for both DVB-S and DVB-T, but the EXACT standard used by Freevew NZ seems very hard to find, so can anyone link me to, or tell me the codec specifics please?I need to know that, to ensure that whatever FSM I decide to buy, will actually be able to look at the digital signal as transmitted here.  Will any meter that can look at DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T/T2/C work or do I need to look for something more specific?…See More
Jul 24
willis replied to Graeme's discussion May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)
"perhaps because the same make/model aerial is still in widespread use if you ever get ch 26 down there aerials may have negative gain would suggest an a3 map outram-waikouaiti with as many all signal reading from various parts of the district marked…"
May 9, 2014
Graeme replied to Graeme's discussion May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)
"Hi there. :)  The headend can cope with up to six cards, so we are currently using three, soon to be four, so that means the system is OK for a few more transponders at least.(Mux, using your terms!) The fella that trained me up a few years…"
May 4, 2014
willis replied to Graeme's discussion May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)
"next mux will probably be ch 40 sometime  also ch 38,42,44,46 in time any room for more channel cards? nzdtv.com will often have more technical info how do you know whether ch 28 is weak or the majority of aerials just dont like it? up here in…"
May 4, 2014
Graeme replied to Graeme's discussion May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)
"@ nzdtv.com - Yes, that is a very valid point with respect to channel 28.  I am GUESSING(having never actually climbed the mast or anything), that the old ch.28 aerial will still be part of the antenna array. I will follow this up a bit more."
May 3, 2014
nzdtv.com replied to Graeme's discussion May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)
"RE: channel 28 expect they are re-using an existing antenna on the mast as you notice a long term issue with the use of channel 28? Have you considered making test measurements and forwarding them to the broadcaster? Maybe this site needs…"
May 3, 2014
Alan Cobcroft replied to Graeme's discussion May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)
"The additional Mux (Transponder) it think has been funded by World TV and the Indian Channel APNA was first on board. There is a move to interactive TV and they are possibly making room. (WorldNet) have been Keen with this. Channel 600 on Freeview…"
May 3, 2014
Graeme replied to Graeme's discussion May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)
"Heh, heh - yeah, I hear you. ;) It is only an issue for the technicians I guess - MOST people who just retune, as the info says to do, will not have an issue, but I would dearly love a page for the technical info on the Freeview sites - those who…"
May 3, 2014
Alan Cobcroft replied to Graeme's discussion May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)
"Hi, It is an issue that has been an irritation for the industry, things have slowly improved over the years. I find the lack of concise information before things happen is common.  With a bit of pushing this page was made…"
May 3, 2014
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May 1st restack - 4th transponder channel in Dunedin(Mount Cargill)

Hi folks. :)I would just like to know why the TECHNICAL information(which I guess the MBIE have) is not shown anywhere on any of the freeview websites that I could find.It took my spectrum analyser and a suitable decoder, to discover that a 4th transponder channel has been added to the system - all the help/FAQ's/help-lines etc, just go over and over retuning.  While that may well work for the majority of people with roof aerials, technicians like myself need to know the technical details of…See More
May 3, 2014

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