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Forum: Reception Devices 2-Jan-2015, 7:04 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By devidog
Two separate antennas, db8 for uhf with rotor......

Two separate antennas, db8 for uhf with rotor... y10713 mounted directly to the mast. I'm out on the fringe of reception and get no uhf without the amp.
Forum: Reception Devices 2-Jan-2015, 2:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,454
Posted By devidog
All uhf stations drop out ... all vhf stations...

All uhf stations drop out ... all vhf stations stay ... without pre-amp I don't get the uhf stations anyway. It's obviously one or the other, balun or amp so for $22 I'm going to pick up another rca...
Forum: Reception Devices 31-Dec-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,454
Posted By devidog
Thanks for the reply. I'm just looking for a more...

Thanks for the reply. I'm just looking for a more analytical solution. I'll get a pre-amp and replace it. If that don't work I'll take the mast down and replace the balun. Just seems like there...
Forum: Reception Devices 31-Dec-2014, 9:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,454
Posted By devidog
Read my entire post... I replaced the wire and...

Read my entire post... I replaced the wire and connectors from the uhf balun to the rca pre-amp. Nothing changed.
Forum: Reception Devices 31-Dec-2014, 6:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,454
Posted By devidog
It's like a bad connection, doesn't affect the...

It's like a bad connection, doesn't affect the vhf signal just the uhf. Just moving the antenna 1 bump west then back one bump north to the same position brings it back. No I didn't bypass the amp....
Forum: Reception Devices 31-Dec-2014, 2:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,454
Posted By devidog
troubleshoot uhf dropout

I have recently installed a db8, y-10713, and rca preamp-1 with a rotator on a mast. It worked well but now drops out all uhf signals periodicaly. Thinking it was probably a bad connection I replaced...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Dec-2014, 2:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By devidog
Hey AdTech !!! Thanks for your input. I kind of...

Hey AdTech !!! Thanks for your input. I kind of knew the answer before asking but thought an expert opinion was in order. The first time I scanned and got 22 I was surprised, and it worked well that...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Dec-2014, 3:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By devidog
I have a rotator and dialed it in on 22 using the...

I have a rotator and dialed it in on 22 using the signal strength meter on the converter box. I can't go up much more, I'm aiming under a large tree branch. I looked at the output (ERP) for 22 and...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Dec-2014, 1:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,373
Posted By devidog
Will a different pre-amp help ??

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I have a db-8 and a y10713 into a rca tvpramp1r pre-amp and less than 50' feet of new rg6 with all compression fittings....
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Nov-2014, 8:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By devidog
Well, got the the vhf antenna up and I'm getting...

Well, got the the vhf antenna up and I'm getting everything in with a good picture. As skeptical as I was when I decided to cut the cord I get 12 channels Including Fox ABC NBC CBS PBS. Get TV and...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Nov-2014, 5:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,642
Posted By devidog
Signal strength meter

My RCA converter box has a signal strength meter. Does this measure the strength of a given channel or an average? I seem to get a good picture with a signal strength of 55%. I'm going to add the vhf...
Forum: Reception Devices 4-Nov-2014, 1:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,384
Posted By devidog
Splitter question

I have a splitter,1 in and 3 out. The out ports have db ratings. 1 /3.5 db and 2 / 7 db. What does this do increase or decrease the signal?
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By devidog
Everything worked out well! I have OTA TV at the...

Everything worked out well! I have OTA TV at the farm. Thanks to ADTech and others who commented. I didn't get the 25' I hoped for and had to move to the other end of the trailer. After taking a...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2014, 9:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By devidog
Well, I picked up the rca tvpramp1r today, also...

Well, I picked up the rca tvpramp1r today, also picked up a compression tool and a dozen connectors. I also have a coax grounding lug to install. Heading down in the morning to give this a try. The y...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Oct-2014, 4:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By devidog
More accurate Missouri report

If you looked at my previous thread, I had an issue with coordinates ADTech straightened it out for me. I have pretty much decided to go with...

DB8
Rotor
RCA-TVAPRAMP1R
Y10713- mounted...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
Thumbs up Thanks for the help ! You know now "exactly"...

Thanks for the help ! You know now "exactly" where I'll be deer season come on out and have a beer and watch some tv !:)
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 7:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
Ok then pieces are falling in place for a try !!...

Ok then pieces are falling in place for a try !! Thoughts on a amp ... yea or nay ?
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 5:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
Here ya go ADTech.

Here ya go ADTech.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 4:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
ADTech, I already have the DB8B and the rotor,...

ADTech, I already have the DB8B and the rotor, Craigslist, I need a vhf for 8 and 12, I guess I also need a grounding block for the rg6 and will also need the amp and combiner. I should also be...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 3:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
Sorry timgr, missed you saing no amp.

Sorry timgr, missed you saing no amp.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 3:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
I already have a DB8B and a rotor. I'm thinking a...

I already have a DB8B and a rotor. I'm thinking a vhf pointed between 12 and 8, say 306 deg. then the rotor and Uhf mounted on top, utilizing the rotor to max out the signal on 17 and 15. There are...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 2:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
Good Morning !! Now that ADTech got me...

Good Morning !!

Now that ADTech got me straightened out, what's the outlook on 12,8,17 and 15? I realize that I need a vhf antenna to receive 12 and 8.

Thanks, Bob
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 1:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
In the map link of Beautiful Downtown Mt.Sterling...

In the map link of Beautiful Downtown Mt.Sterling go down Mt sterling Rd to about where that 403 mark is and look about 400yds due east up the creek bottom.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 1:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
Here is the new report, I still don't understand...

Here is the new report, I still don't understand how both my Garmin and Google Earth came up with my first try. Anyway tv looks a more promising but not St.Louis.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,488
Posted By devidog
What method are you using? I figured the ones I...

What method are you using? I figured the ones I gave you by looking at my Garmin and the one for tvfool report by moving the cursor on google earth to the corner of my trailer and down at the bottom...
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