We criticise our communications ministry for poor choices but when you consider we have nearly 5000 transmitters across the country we are not doing too badly. That is one transmitter for every 5200 people. The areas not covered by city, regional or small community transmitters or translators as they are
Northern part of the SA state
Much of North and Central WA
Southern part of Northern Territory
All other areas have a transmitter or transmitters available. There has been a big swing to
Satellite dishes because the basic of receiving tv reception has not been understood and the sale of dishes has been promoted by those who will benefit from the sale. The administration associated with that is a chore.
In Australia our signals come in 2 formats. Horizontal and Vertical polarity and even the manufacturers who put round things on roofs do not understand. This is then exacerbated by the following fact:
Small output transmitters are often polarised in a vertical pattern and a fixed antenna cannot be adjusted for this type of signal transmission – result no picture and TV antennas get a bad name but really it is a lack of knowledge both from the caravanner and the manufacturer alike. Good decisions are based on facts not hearsay.
Founder/Research Wilkgard Technology Group P/L