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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jun-2018, 1:34 PM
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Views: 946
Posted By olimazi
Nevermind, this was answered.

Nevermind, this was answered.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jun-2018, 1:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 946
Posted By olimazi
adjacent channel warning

TV Fool report:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d9038284764df33

On channel 5.1 Fox, what would be the adjacent channel flagged on my report, and how do I remedy it?
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Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2018, 1:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,401
Posted By olimazi
UHF director element

Hey,

One half of one pair of UHF director elements on my UHF/VHF combination ota rooftop antenna (Winegard HD7698p) broke off (large bird? wind?)

from this:
->- ->-
->- ->-

to this:...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2017, 3:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By olimazi
I'm willing to try the lc filter, can you guide...

I'm willing to try the lc filter, can you guide me in the right direction.
Do I need the exact frequency of the station, 4368007 I believe.
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2017, 1:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By olimazi
yikes

so how do I notch it, heh
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2017, 9:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By olimazi
adjacent channel interference

thanks joe,
rabbit, my tuner is on the tivo bolt, from my research it is a very good one (far superior to the one in my samsung tv, I've tested it).
so I should not bother trying to filter ch 43...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2017, 5:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,572
Posted By olimazi
adjacent channel interference

tv fool report
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a46a9da6d8f6

ch 44 (5.1) FOX from NYC (70 degrees) has an adjacent channel warning;
this happens to be my weakest...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jul-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
Out of curiosity, would these horizontal metal...

Out of curiosity, would these horizontal metal screw threads coming from my u-clamp on the mast have any affect on my ota reception?
https://goo.gl/photos/AxHYeM4gQqjVtFgE7
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Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
Crap Shoot

OTA reception is a crap shoot alright!
I have my 7698p pointed towards NYC (70 degrees) and I get VHF ~low~ channel 6 from the back/side (PHI) 219 degrees, but when I turn the antenna directly to...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jun-2017, 5:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
heh

glad I could help with the collection :D
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jun-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
trees

LOL! that's me on the roof every week looking at the tree!
The antenna is assembled correctly, I have been getting the signal for 6 years without dropouts.
Yes, the tree is between the tower and...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jun-2017, 7:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
Tree

I have a large pin oak in front of my antenna that has gotten even bigger since a tree in front of it fell a few years ago. This is most certainly what is causing my signal loss.
Would a different...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jun-2017, 4:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
Still trying...

"Yes, it could be the issue if either of the wires from the UHF section touch any metal parts of the antenna on their way to the CB-8269."

The phase lines do not touch any part of the antenna.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
balun

OK. So if I test with the clips and one part of the antenna is bad, then I guess I need a new antenna?
Can you recommend a balun w/ clips like the one in the video?
Than you.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jun-2017, 6:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
balun

thanks rabbit... the video shows how to troubleshoot the balun to see if it is the cause of poor reception... but I have replaced the balun with a new one, that would eliminate the balun as the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jun-2017, 8:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 30,246
Posted By olimazi
balun type

what type of balun/downlead do I need for the digiwave ANT 2075?
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jun-2017, 8:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
Guys, I swapped out the balun with a new one and...

Guys, I swapped out the balun with a new one and it did not help my reception, sigh.
I am wondering if the connection between the UHF and VHF elements on the antenna is the issue - see pic....
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jan-2017, 1:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
CB

is the CB-8269 the only balun I can use on the 7698P?
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jan-2017, 5:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
replace terminal board

for $15 I will just replace the CB-8269 and take it from there, instead of trying to take it apart and troubleshoot it.
thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jan-2017, 5:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
the only way I have to measure the signal...

the only way I have to measure the signal strength is through the signal strength meter on the Tivo...
I connect the ipad via facetime and point it at the TV, then I take the cell phone on the roof...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2017, 8:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
balun

I don't have a balun in my setup...?
Is it in the cartridge housing where the uhf phase lines enter and go out coax?
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2017, 6:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
connections...

the antenna is on the roof... checked all the downstream connections, will check the connections to the pre-amp next time I'm up there.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2017, 1:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,136
Posted By olimazi
OTA Antenna Maintenance

TV Fool report:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3ddfafc857406256

I've had a Winegard 7698P OTA UHF/VHF w/ WG AP-8700 pre-amp for over 6 years now with solid signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2016, 3:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,478
Posted By olimazi
rotator

Tiger - can you recommend a rotator for my 7698?
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Aug-2016, 6:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,478
Posted By olimazi
I see

Thank you Adtech and Rabbit... been getting solid signal on all channels for 5+ years on this setup, thought it may be the towers - 2.1 has dropped in signal strength significantly... will have to...
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