Antenna system for the building
UHF antenna above and
omni-directional FM antenna below
One day last month while reading LJ, I heard some noise above me. This is quite unusual as there is only a storage room above my “office”. After a few minutes, I went up to see what was happening and ran into a técnico who was leaving. He told me that he had just finished upgrading the communal TV and radio distribution system so that it would handle digital TV (TDT) signals.
This was good news. I no longer needed to use an in-door antenna now that the antenna on the roof and signal distribution system could be used. I quickly did a scan and found that I could receive a total of 43 stations, 40 different, 3 duplicates. And now all of them had signal quality levels in the 90s (out of a 100). So I was very happy with this upgrade.
I went out and bought a TDT tuner for the TV in the bedroom. It’s mounted on the wall so there is little space available. I found a tuner that would plug into the SCART or Euroconnector plug on the TV. The tuner is flexible and can be tilted so that it is nearly flush with the back of the TV. So no problem with space. I can receive all the TDT channels at “99%” signal level. And I can also watch analog stations with the TV’s built-in tuner.
While scanning for digital stations, I found a new one for the town of L’Hospitalet. It’s located on the other side of Barcelona and not too far from where gorkabear lives in Viladecans. All four “city” stations, Barcelona, Badalona, Besós and now L’Hospitalet share the same channel.
The comarca, Maresme, where I live is scheduled to go all digital next month. Barcelones, where Barcelona is located is not scheduled to switch over until April of 2010. Although I live in Maresme, I actually watch stations transmitted from Collserola in Barcelona. For a full list of the TDT channels and digital radio, go here.