DTG launches the R-Book Field Guide for Freeview & YouView aerial system installers

  • Handy field guide supplements the complete R-Book 6
  • Includes eight essential tips for successful DTT setup
  • To be distributed through Alltrade and the CAI

The DTG, the UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, has launched the R-Book 6 Field Guide: a handy companion to the the recent 6th edition of its free R-Book for DTT aerial system installers.

The Field Guide contains eight essential tips for installers fitting Freeview and all other DTT-based platforms, derived from the latest industry guidelines and practical advice on interference mitigation, recently published in the full R-Book 6.

As with the R-Book 6, the Field Guide was produced by the DTG RF Working Group, led by the DTG’s Principal RF Engineer, Alex Buchan, and broadcast transmission and reception consultant Peter Barnett of the CAI (Confederation of Aerial Industries), at the request of Ofcom, the UK communications regulator.

The hard-wearing laminated pocket guide will be distributed by aerial trade supplier Alltrade through its annual catalogue delivery, trade counters, and trade shows, while the CAI will deliver it to members. It is also available to download at no cost from the DTG, CAI, Alltrade and Televes websites.

The complete R-Book 6 is available to download at no cost from the DTG and CAI websites, and has already been downloaded more than 130 times since it was published on October 8th.

Alex Buchan, DTG Principal RF Engineer, said: “The R-Book 6 Field Guide puts key advice from the R-Book 6 at the fingertips of installers when they need it on site.

“Practical questions about UHF band clearance, interference mitigation and signal levels can now be resolved quickly and easily without having to seek further advice.”

R-Book 6 is the first update to the R-Book series since 2005, and covers subjects such as DVB-T2, Local TV, TV White Space and the future of DTT, as well as ensuring installers are prepared for the expected clearance of TV services from the 700MHz band later this decade.

R-Book 6 and the Field Guide have been approved by the Technical Committee of the CAI, the DTG’s DTT Platform Steering Group and the DTG Council, to ensure it will support and prepare the installation industry for future spectrum changes, including how to deal with the impact they could have on working practices.

DTG Staff  |  21.10.2015

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