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Forum: Help With Reception 21-Aug-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By Billiam
Try a rotor. It makes picking up channels in...

Try a rotor. It makes picking up channels in more than one direction much easier than using a single antenna or multiple antennas other than using a separate VHF and UHF configuration.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jul-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 721
Posted By Billiam
New Channel Master 9521HD Rotor

I need a rotor that will handle larger antennas. Anyone have experience with the new CM rotor? From what I've read in some reviews it is sturdier than the model it replaced. Will it handle...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Apr-2018, 2:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,221
Posted By Billiam
Another thought just crossed my mind. Maypo...

Another thought just crossed my mind. Maypo should check the connectors on the coax first to see if they are tight. I just took down a antenna at my house and found that two of the connectors had...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Apr-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,221
Posted By Billiam
Mayo. Try replacing the coax cables first. ...

Mayo. Try replacing the coax cables first. Unless you see some sign that a part of the antenna is broken then I would leave it intact for now. Chances are if those cables are ten years old, they...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Mar-2018, 2:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,104
Posted By Billiam
Noted the Yaesu doesn't come with the lower...

Noted the Yaesu doesn't come with the lower mounting bracket in place if you are using a mast. Odd, that you have to buy that separately. Any idea as to why?
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Mar-2018, 7:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,104
Posted By Billiam
Rotor Question

Currently using a NTE U 106. Unfortunately it seems to be a light duty rotor and can't really handle larger antennas. It has to be reset too often.

Would either a Hy Gain AR 40 or Yaesu G-450a be...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 1:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,833
Posted By Billiam
Another thing to consider is that you may have a...

Another thing to consider is that you may have a bad coax cable. I had one go bad on me last Summer and once I replaced it my reception returned. Try swapping the coax too and see if that changes...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Sep-2017, 1:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,872
Posted By Billiam
Maybe trees are the culprit? With those winds...

Maybe trees are the culprit? With those winds they have probably moved a bit and that could impact your signals.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Aug-2017, 1:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,987
Posted By Billiam
Can you hire someone to install a antenna on top...

Can you hire someone to install a antenna on top of one of the trees? It can be done.

When I was in High School I had someone install a large V-185 Radio Shack antenna on top of a 50 foot maple...
Forum: Antennas 24-Aug-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,449
Posted By Billiam
Best UHF Only Antenna for Channels 14 to 30

I am probably going to replace the Televes DAT 790 that I have with a UHF only antenna. I also have a Delhi VIP 302 SR for VHF that I would like to use.

I have read that the now discontinued...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Aug-2017, 1:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,077
Posted By Billiam
I've got the very same problem at my home. Trees...

I've got the very same problem at my home. Trees and taller building surround it. I resolved the very same issues that you mention by using a stronger antenna and a rotor. Now I rarely have any...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,351
Posted By Billiam
I only use TV's and have a Insignia tuner that is...

I only use TV's and have a Insignia tuner that is a few years old. Don't use a DVR. Still use a DVD recorder. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jun-2017, 6:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
In an effort to save some time today I swapped...

In an effort to save some time today I swapped out the U4000 with the MXU59. Problem solved.

Thanks to the rotor I can now get all the full power signals from Dayton except Ch. 45 which is likely...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jun-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
Another update. This is getting really...

Another update. This is getting really interesting.

Swapped out the DAT MIX for the U4000 again. This time around I installed a rotor. By doing this I was able to find a spot at 100 degrees (by...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jun-2017, 1:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
A new update. Now that the leaves are in fully...

A new update. Now that the leaves are in fully on the trees I am getting a lot of dropouts on my weaker Dayton signals. This weekend I am going to try reinstalling the 4 Bay U4000 and possibly the...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jun-2017, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,351
Posted By Billiam
Is this a TCL TV? http://www.tclusa.com ...

Is this a TCL TV?

http://www.tclusa.com

Krogen. Which model do you have? I will be buying a new TV soon and want one that has the best tuner for OTA. If TCL is better than LG I want to...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jun-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
Yes, the DAT 790 MIX is still working OK. No...

Yes, the DAT 790 MIX is still working OK. No more issues with the built in pre amp not working right. Leaving it unplugged and unused for a few days solved the problem.

I have not purchased the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-May-2017, 1:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
I'm located in the worst spot for TV signals that...

I'm located in the worst spot for TV signals that I've ever seen. Probably bad for AM and FM too.

Urban area. Densely developed. Tall trees and multi story homes and buildings surround my house...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-May-2017, 5:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
The DAT 790 MIX is working again. I am...

The DAT 790 MIX is working again. I am definitely seeing stronger signal gain on the weaker Dayton channels compared to the U4000. Almost as strong as when I used the Super G 1483 with a pre amp. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2017, 7:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
Should know on Sunday. Working late today. If I...

Should know on Sunday. Working late today. If I get home by 8 PM I should have time to install the DAT 790 tonight. Otherwise it will be on Sunday. Will let you know how it turns out. As long as...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Apr-2017, 7:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
Potential Success

Today on a whim I decided to give the Televes DAT 790 MIX one more try. In the past when I've had a problem with a pre amp or sometimes another piece of electronic equipment that suddenly stopped...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Apr-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
Joe. Thankfully I have not had to worry about...

Joe. Thankfully I have not had to worry about overload when using a pre amp at this location. Despite the fact I am very close to some very strong signals, I seem to be in a pit that repels signals...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Apr-2017, 3:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
Naturally it was the very last option I had too. ...

Naturally it was the very last option I had too. Did every other conceivable option beforehand.

I think the leaves on the trees are starting to impact the weaker signals on the TV Fool report. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Apr-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
Rabbit. Yes, trees and buildings are a major...

Rabbit. Yes, trees and buildings are a major issue at this spot. Thus I need a pre amp even for the local channels. Hard to believe but it really does help.

I am going to use a rotor because...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Apr-2017, 9:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,533
Posted By Billiam
Replaced the coax. Problem solved at least in...

Replaced the coax. Problem solved at least in terms of getting reception again. Using the U4000 but have lost some signal on Ch. 26. Now borderline quality with a SNR of around 15. Previously it...
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