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Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,950
Posted By mikebuild
Thanks for the info guys ... current thread and...

Thanks for the info guys ... current thread and prior.

The interference is constant with the light switch on.

All lights in the house (new construction) are LED. But that switch is the only...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2017, 7:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,950
Posted By mikebuild
Picture affected by lite switch ...

Hey guys,

Just noticed something odd today. My tv picture pixilates badly when a certain lite switch in the house is turned on, I'm assuming this is being caused by interfering with the reception...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Feb-2017, 1:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,423
Posted By mikebuild
Winegard Boost XT 18db

Hey guys,

My Winegard amp has an inline power supply, in the coax. If my reception faulters, holding the power supply a certain way (seems as though if my hand is in contact with both ends of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2017, 4:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,099
Posted By mikebuild
Thanks ADTech, Maybe I'll try a lesser db...

Thanks ADTech,

Maybe I'll try a lesser db booster next. This 36db I just bought has not worked at all. The db is adjustable and I have tried it all the way up and down ... no difference.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,099
Posted By mikebuild
Talking So I still have the 7698 on the roof and the...

So I still have the 7698 on the roof and the Winegard Boost XT 18db (mounted in the attic). When I first installed these I was able to scan 48 channels total, but recently, I was only able to get 32....
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Feb-2017, 4:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,099
Posted By mikebuild
Thanks R73 ... those do look expensive. So,...

Thanks R73 ... those do look expensive.
So, in theory, I could walk my site with any antenna, connected to a tv with a signal meter, and locate the best reception spot? Yea? Na?

Another...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jan-2017, 1:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,099
Posted By mikebuild
In a nutshell then ... find the happy spot. ...

In a nutshell then ... find the happy spot.

So, for optimal antenna placement, instead of walking the antenna around the property, searching for the "hot spot", Is there a meter of some sort...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 26-Jan-2017, 8:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 156,267
Posted By mikebuild
Rotator for 7698 roof top ... ?

Have my 7698 mounted on the roof and aimed the best I can. Would be handy to have a remote rotator for fine tuning. Which ones work best for this antenna on a 6' mast?

Grassi.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jan-2017, 7:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,099
Posted By mikebuild
Interesting ... I raised the antenna about 6-7'...

Interesting ... I raised the antenna about 6-7' and the reception worsened a bit on several channels.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jan-2017, 5:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,099
Posted By mikebuild
Winegard Boost XT 18db

Winegard Boost XT 18db
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jan-2017, 2:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,099
Posted By mikebuild
Reception update

Wanted to give an update on my antenna install since you guy's have been helping me out. Just put up the 7698 (~25') with new RG6 (60' ish) and an 18db booster. I haven't really aimed the antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2017, 8:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,242
Posted By mikebuild
Thanks R73

Thanks R73
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,242
Posted By mikebuild
So I just now am installing the 7698. Have it on...

So I just now am installing the 7698. Have it on the roof, have not aimed it exactly yet and am getting same channels as with my RV winegard antenna that I was using temporarily ( a good sign I...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2017, 4:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,242
Posted By mikebuild
Yes, that report is still current.

Yes, that report is still current.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jan-2017, 3:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,242
Posted By mikebuild
Thanks W.E., "So keep your coax from the...

Thanks W.E.,

"So keep your coax from the antenna as short as possible and you many times don't need a preamp "

That makes sense. I was planning on running new coax from the antenna to the tv,...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jan-2017, 2:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,242
Posted By mikebuild
Which signal booster?

Hey all,

Two neighbors of mine are using the Winegard 7698 antenna's. One is using a 20db booster and the other is using a 30db booster. Both get really good reception. If I went with this...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2017, 5:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,391
Posted By mikebuild
Winegard HD7698P or HD8200U ?

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Hey all,

The 7698 and 8200 are working well for a couple of friends down the road. Is one better than the other...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Dec-2016, 4:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikebuild
Thanks guys ... good info! The bow tie plan...

Thanks guys ... good info!

The bow tie plan I followed called for 9" elements spaced at 9" o.c. with 5.5" spacing at the element tips. The importance of all elements to be, "on plane" was noted....
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Dec-2016, 2:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikebuild
So in my case, to recieve all available chanels, ...

So in my case, to recieve all available chanels, the bowtie would work best with a rotator. Which antenna would you recommend that would not need a rotator?
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Dec-2016, 9:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikebuild
Both antenna's are surrounded by trees and hill....

Both antenna's are surrounded by trees and hill. We sit "down" a bit


Note: I actually seemed to get better reception with the RV antenna "before" the trees dropped their leaves. 7 would come in...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Dec-2016, 8:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,468
Posted By mikebuild
Reception better from my RV antenna ... ?

Hey all,

Newb's got a question ...

I just built a DB4 and mounted up on the roof. It sits about +40' off the ground, my RV's Wingard (model ?) sits about 12' off the ground and about 50' away...
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