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Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2019, 8:43 PM
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Posted By BrooklinOTA
Thanks! Colour me corrected! So that said, is...

Thanks! Colour me corrected! So that said, is it always good to introduce a preamp just after the antenna?
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Oct-2019, 1:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By BrooklinOTA
My quess is that the RCA preamp causes an initial...

My quess is that the RCA preamp causes an initial 2.6db of signal loss as the signal from the antenna goes into the unit. Is that accurate?
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2019, 5:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Yes, this is essentially what I am doing.

Yes, this is essentially what I am doing.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2019, 3:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Here is my TV Fool report if it helps:...

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Forum: Help With Reception 16-Oct-2019, 3:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Reflections on preamps and signal loss

Calling all OTA Gurus for confirmation.

I have a setup where I have a DB8E pointed at Buffalo from Ajax, Ontario. Initially I had a long cable run that was probably around 75 feet. I used an RCA...
Forum: Special Topics 11-Jul-2019, 6:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,306
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Fascinating. The media don't seem to be focusing...

Fascinating. The media don't seem to be focusing on these technical issues. Does it give you a sense of where OTA television will be in the next 5-10 years?
Forum: Special Topics 11-Jul-2019, 3:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,306
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Impact of ATSC 3.0 on Canadians getting USA reception

Hi everyone,

I just saw an article on CNET around the continued emergence of ATSC 3.0 broadcasting. This had me wondering, once the new format becomes mainstream, will it affect my ability to...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Oct-2018, 3:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,546
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Just an update. I installed the TVPRAMP1R this...

Just an update. I installed the TVPRAMP1R this weekend and it makes a significant difference. There were no dropouts on NBC (my hardest to reach American station) and the Canadian channels in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,546
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Thank you, this helps to make more sense of it. ...

Thank you, this helps to make more sense of it. In your opinion do you think it is worth me trying a preamp like the RCA model?
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 6:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,546
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Correct, I'm pointing at around 195. Agreed,...

Correct, I'm pointing at around 195.

Agreed, this probably should have been tagged onto my other post.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 3:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,546
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Looking for guidance around preamps

Hi Everyone,

I want to thank everyone for the amazing help I've received so far. Because of this forum, I'm getting some great college football, NFL and sports playoffs all for a bit of work and...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2018, 4:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,753
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Just a follow-up for this thread. I got up...

Just a follow-up for this thread.

I got up on the roof and instead of pointing at 175 degrees, I went to about 195. I seem to still be getting the US channels well (enjoyed the Buffalo and...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 4:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,753
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Very good. I will try to get up there and let...

Very good. I will try to get up there and let you know how I do.

Thanks again for the help everyone.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 4:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,753
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Thank you all. I have some interesting options...

Thank you all. I have some interesting options to try.

One last thought. I have an Eaglestar antenna from my old install:...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 2:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,753
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Haha. Actually, Canada is a world leader in...

Haha. Actually, Canada is a world leader in children's programming! My toddler loves the TVO morning lineup.

Perhaps I will try to get up on the roof this weekend and do a little aiming with the...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 8:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,753
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Not a bad idea to take a TV up to the roof! ...

Not a bad idea to take a TV up to the roof! Would I be right in thinking that there is about a 3db insertion loss by going into the preamp?
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 7:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,753
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Help with reception in south Ajax

Hi Everyone,

Well I ended up moving and I'm in an interesting spot for OTA reception. This house is about 1000 feet from lake Ontario but it is in a heavily treed area. Here are the details for...
Forum: Special Topics 24-Jul-2018, 8:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,606
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Caulking the screws of an eave mount

Hi Everyone,

I have just moved into a new house and would like to mount my 8 bay antenna to the eave of the house with an eave mount kit (CM-9030). As I plan to screw the eave mount kit at the...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Sep-2016, 3:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,447
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Just an update. We installed the Db8e and it is...

Just an update. We installed the Db8e and it is way better than the old eagle antenna. I don't even need the preamp now and all my stations are consistently clear. Thanks to everyone for the help.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2016, 8:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,447
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Ok, very helpful, thanks!

Ok, very helpful, thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2016, 5:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,447
Posted By BrooklinOTA
One other problem I've encountered... The...

One other problem I've encountered... The installer is saying that the J pole I currently have will not support the DB8e. Does that make sense to you?

(please see the picture above.)
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2016, 9:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,447
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Many thanks and I hope you have a quick recovery...

Many thanks and I hope you have a quick recovery from the accident. I think I will have a local installer put the antenna up.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2016, 8:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,447
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Dang, you're good! Thanks Rabbit!

Dang, you're good! Thanks Rabbit!
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2016, 5:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,447
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Thanks Rabbit. Any concern of overloading...

Thanks Rabbit.

Any concern of overloading the TV tuners with the CM7778 and DB8e combined?
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Aug-2016, 3:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,447
Posted By BrooklinOTA
Thanks Rabbit: WGRZ-DT

Thanks Rabbit: WGRZ-DT
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