What is a UHF aerial?
UHF aerials are used in New Zealand to pick up terrestrial TV signals sent over the air. (UHF = Ultra High Frequency).
By using a UHF aerial, you'll be able to:
- Watch selected programmes in HD;
- Enjoy Dolby Digital sound on selected programmes;
- Get exclusive local channels, like Wairarapa TV, Southern TV etc.
All Subscription Free!
87% of homes have UHF coverage and can use a UHF aerial. Check to see if you have UHF coverage here.
UHF aerials come in different shapes and sizes. Here are a few different types available:
YAGI-type UHF Aerial
These go on your roof-top. Directed at your nearest transmission tower, they pick up UHF signal sent over the air.
If your coverage is "Very Likely" then this is the recommended roof-top UHF aerial for you.
If you're in a marginal coverage area, you may need to elevate your aerial over your roof so it's free from any obstructions, especially if your house is located in a dip, or has tall surrounding buildings or dense tree cover.
Phased-Array UHF Aerial
Position these on your roof-top similar to the YAGI-type aerial, but these are great if you're very far away from the transmission site.
Indoor Digital UHF Aerial
If you can't get a roof-top aerial installed, you may be able to use one of these if you're within 5km of your nearest transmission site and has "Very Likely" Freeview|HD coverage (check your coverage here).