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Forum: Special Topics 28-Apr-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,375
Posted By MetHerb
Sharing an antenna - is it legal?

I live higher up a hill than a couple of my neighbors and I can receive several channels that they cannot and I'd like to share my "feed" with him. They are too far away to run a coax cable there...
Forum: Special Topics 22-Oct-2013, 8:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,248
Posted By MetHerb
Thanks a lot GroundUrMast. That info is really...

Thanks a lot GroundUrMast. That info is really helpful and I do understand about vegetation.

In a situation where you have two different antenna's like a VHF antenna and a UHF antenna, would it...
Forum: Special Topics 22-Oct-2013, 2:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,248
Posted By MetHerb
Technically I don't need to do anything but I'm...

Technically I don't need to do anything but I'm trying to learn more about noise and signal loss to have a better setup. I'm thinking that I could possibly gain some additional channels with a...
Forum: Special Topics 22-Oct-2013, 1:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,248
Posted By MetHerb
I'm not exactly sure what that is but it does...

I'm not exactly sure what that is but it does combine the signals from the VHF and UHF antenna. I get all the UHF channels I had (and a little more stable thanks to new preamp) plus VHF channels...
Forum: Special Topics 22-Oct-2013, 1:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,248
Posted By MetHerb
Thanks for the info all around. What I was...

Thanks for the info all around. What I was considering using to combine the antenna signals was something like a diplexer this that has a low signal loss.
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Forum: Special Topics 21-Oct-2013, 8:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,248
Posted By MetHerb
Signal loss questions

I've put up a new antenna array and I'm happy with the improved performance but in setting up and playing around under different conditions, I think there are a couple of areas where I could improve...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jul-2012, 9:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,222
Posted By MetHerb
I like the fact that the Antennacraft is actually...

I like the fact that the Antennacraft is actually cheaper...thanks for the tip!



I'm curious why you say "actually be able to watch WPRI". The TV Fool report list the db at 4.1 and regularly...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jul-2012, 8:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,222
Posted By MetHerb
It's been a little over a year since I opened...

It's been a little over a year since I opened this thread and I've been doing a lot of research on the best value in equipment without going too overboard and I'm getting ready to "pull the trigger"...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2011, 9:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,222
Posted By MetHerb
Interesting. I can see from the equipment that I...

Interesting. I can see from the equipment that I will have that the only thing I would not have is an antenna with a gain of 22 db.

Let me ask the question another way, with a UHF antenna with...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2011, 6:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,222
Posted By MetHerb
I think I'll stick with the pair for now and see...

I think I'll stick with the pair for now and see what I get. I'm thinking that the 91XG will allow me to get a better signal on those that I already get and using a signal line should prevent some...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2011, 6:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,651
Posted By MetHerb
Antenna height question

My property slopes up hill - my house is at the lowest part and my land slopes up hill about 30' from there. I currently have an HD9032 on a 25' mast on top of this hill. Based on advice to another...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2011, 2:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,222
Posted By MetHerb
Tried posting a reply yesterday, but it did not...

Tried posting a reply yesterday, but it did not show up so I'm trying again.

It's good to know that I'm getting good performance, but I'd like to have an "optimum" setup to know that I'm doing all...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2011, 8:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,222
Posted By MetHerb
Thanks for the input. Good to hear that I'm...

Thanks for the input. Good to hear that I'm getting good reception as it is. The extra height is to clear some trees and a house a little ways up the street to get Springfield (and potentially...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2011, 4:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,222
Posted By MetHerb
Best options for a replacement setup

I have a Winegard HD-9032 and a Radio Shack Pre-Amp and a generic rotor. I live in the hills of Northeast CT about 30 miles from Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA and about 70 miles from Boston.
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