Where does your television drag it’s signal from? It’s more common of a question than you think, but the answer isn’t as straightforward.
Many people are aware of the television transmitters on the top of Mount Cootha in Brisbane, but here on the Gold Coast, our television signal doesn’t just come from Brisbane – there are transmitter sites dotted around the south-east coastal corner covering the entire area. Let’s take a look at what’s covered and from where.
TV Transmission Coverage Areas
In the south-east corner, the main signal transmission comes from what is known as “T-Site” and “Q-Site”. These are both located at Mt Cootha. These two sites do provide a fair amount of coverage to the Gold Coast, but once you get into the more southern and western suburbs, the signal quality gets a bit worse.
Because of this, there are a few other sites called retransmission sites that help boost the signal quality.
Mount Tamborine – this site covers to the east of Mount Tamborine and stretches the coastal fringe from Murwillumbah to Caloundra. Service is patchy in some areas but most areas are covered.
Canungra – this site covers a much smaller area around Canungra and Beechmont with some areas of Springbrook covered.
Currumbin – covers from Coolangatta to Coomera with decent signal quality from the southern to mid Gold Coast. Coverage gets a bit more patchy as your travel north.
Springbrook – this site stretches from North Stradbroke to Cabarita, with the best coverage being from Kingscliff to Helensvale.
One top of these sites, residents particularly at the southern end of the Gold Coast will receive television channels from NSW, including the regional channels.
Getting the Best Coverage
We all want great television coverage – there’s nothing worse than watching television while it’s dropping in and out regularly. A qualified antenna technician will ensure that your antenna is pointed towards the right tower, ensuring you get the best quality signal possible.
If your television suddenly isn’t picking up channels – give us a call.