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OTAFAN 10-Sep-2019 8:34 PM

Hi ssharnick:

Yes, that's the one. Here's an older thread on TV Fool that discusses the antenna in detail. It's a keeper and has preformed very well for many people across the nation. I hope you'll find it helpful. Beware, RCA released a 7511 model later that was inferior to the 751 (see thread discussion).

http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16264

All the best.....

ssharnick 13-Sep-2019 7:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rabbit73 (Post 62121)
This is an image of your report:

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment....9&d=1566758111

This is a link to a report by rabbitears.info which should have a more accurate list of channels:
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchma...&study_id=6125

https://forum.tvfool.com/attachment....0&d=1566759031


You can use the Stacker for UHF and VHF or you can add a VHF antenna to your present UHF antenna and combine the two with a UVSJ UHF-VHF Separator-Joiner.
https://www.newark.com/stellar-labs/...vhf/dp/48Y8141

https://store.antennasdirect.com/antenna-combiner.html

If I were to add a VHF antenna to my current 8 bay, would it be OK to mount it below the 8 bay on the mast? Does it matter if it's below or above the UHF that's already up there?
Thanks!!

rabbit73 13-Sep-2019 9:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ssharnick (Post 62192)
If I were to add a VHF antenna to my current 8 bay, would it be OK to mount it below the 8 bay on the mast? Does it matter if it's below or above the UHF that's already up there?
Thanks!!

VHF below UHF is usually better.

tuffones 15-Sep-2019 1:30 AM

I used to live in that area, close to Trumbull CT. My set up was a long Yagi 91xg pointing New York city Empire state. Also I used to get a Y5713 antenna for New Heaven, New London, Milford, total 45 channels with a signal amplifier.

Now I live in NC, I dont know what are the changes from FCC in the area nowadays.

ssharnick 15-Sep-2019 7:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuffones (Post 62195)
I used to live in that area, close to Trumbull CT. My set up was a long Yagi 91xg pointing New York city Empire state. Also I used to get a Y5713 antenna for New Heaven, New London, Milford, total 45 channels with a signal amplifier.

Now I live in NC, I dont know what are the changes from FCC in the area nowadays.

tuffones-I currently get around 40 =/- 1 or 2, but we usually like WTNH as the WABC affiliate and can't get that dependably. We'll get it right eventually!! :) On another note, I'm envious you left CT to go to NC.

ssharnick 19-Sep-2019 6:55 PM

length of cables
 
Hi all,

If I put up the 2nd antenna, I've read that the 2 coax cables feeding the combiner need to be the same length. Is that really the case?

Thanks.

Shawn

ADTech 19-Sep-2019 8:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ssharnick (Post 62212)
Hi all,

If I put up the 2nd antenna, I've read that the 2 coax cables feeding the combiner need to be the same length. Is that really the case?

Thanks.

Shawn

No.


The ONLY time that "equal length cables" are needed are when you are attempting to gang two identical antennas aimed in the same direction. Other than that, the relative lengths pretty much don't matter.

ssharnick 20-Sep-2019 5:43 AM

Thank you ADTech, and everyone else that has offered assistance!!

tuffones 21-Sep-2019 3:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ssharnick (Post 62202)
tuffones-I currently get around 40 =/- 1 or 2, but we usually like WTNH as the WABC affiliate and can't get that dependably. We'll get it right eventually!! :) On another note, I'm envious you left CT to go to NC.

I studied your map and when you said " I m living in a hole" I believe is around Cutsprings Rd, I used to live around John Chanda Park Huntington Rd and Wigwam Ln Rd. The wife and I retired from Sirkorsky Aircraft in 2015, sold and moved to NC. Although the salaries are not so good here, we have a big house and yard. I dont miss CT, taxes are ridiculous...can't retire up there.

ssharnick 21-Sep-2019 3:16 PM

You're correct tuffones. Cutspring!! Funny you mention Sikorsky. I was at bic for 22 years and was laid off last march and got a job at Sikorsky and will be celebrating my 1 year anniversary there in a couple of days! Wish I went there years ago for the benefits, but can't change that. Connecticut is getting worse and worse...more new taxes going into effect on Oct. 1st. Enjoy your retirement in NC!!!


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