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Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2017, 6:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,420
Posted By Irata
Finally got some decent weather to do some...

Finally got some decent weather to do some checking.

Disconnected and then reconnected all the inside wiring (except behind the wall plate). No change to the signal.

Went outside and did the...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jan-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,420
Posted By Irata
There's no new constructions in my little city...

There's no new constructions in my little city that I am aware of. Could be someplace else maybe.

I may blame the weather. Been fairly mild compared to last year.

I checked my Tivo signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2017, 6:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,420
Posted By Irata
Lost a few channels, don't know why

For a good year my setup was working fine.

http://forum.tvfool.com/showpost.php?p=53663&postcount=37

About a month ago I noticed a 3 of the 5 Louisville channels I normally get would start not...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Dec-2015, 2:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
I haven't actually combined them as of yet. Seems...

I haven't actually combined them as of yet. Seems all the good weather days I've been busy with other commitments. The C5 test I did it started pouring about the time I started it.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Dec-2015, 2:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
WRTV and WXIN are hit and miss. Yesterday was...

WRTV and WXIN are hit and miss. Yesterday was more miss. I need to experiment and point both towards Indy and see if the Louisville signals are strong enough to be picked up.

I had run the C5 to a...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Nov-2015, 5:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Ok, per the installers suggestion I swapped the...

Ok, per the installers suggestion I swapped the RCA preamp for a Stellar Labs that he usually uses.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/STELLAR-LABS-30-2465-/30-2465

Unfortunately did not...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2015, 1:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Thanks for the reply. Not sure I want to do that....

Thanks for the reply. Not sure I want to do that. So far pretty good. Had college football on WRTV 6 from Indy on all afternoon, very minimal issues. Couldn't say that a week ago. WXIN still comes...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Nov-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
I finally got a different antenna up. Decided to...

I finally got a different antenna up. Decided to see if the bowtie style db8e worked well. Had someone do the install as I discovered I was uncomfortable standing on a roof. One panel is facing Indy,...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2015, 6:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Cool. If I was using my deck as a base it's about...

Cool. If I was using my deck as a base it's about 15 feet to the peak. Figuring a need to having the mast taller than the house would you use maybe a 25' telescoping mast?
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2015, 8:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Yes, I'm still working on this. Is a ground...

Yes, I'm still working on this.

Is a ground mount a way to install an antenna without having to get on your roof? I climbed up there to test out how comfortable I was. Yeah, not happening.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2015, 2:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Thank you for the response. I'll check out the...

Thank you for the response. I'll check out the Winegard antennas, do some reading today. Still trying to decide about the ground mast idea and if I want that on the deck area of my house.

Getting...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Any thoughts on actual antennas? Yagi like...

Any thoughts on actual antennas?

Yagi like the RCA ANT3038XR (just an example)? This is where my reading Amazon reviews comes in. Sometimes the 1 star reviews have comments that have nuggets of...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Sep-2015, 3:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Downside to south side is that is my deck. Gives...

Downside to south side is that is my deck. Gives a somewhat solid base, but a base I plan on tearing out one day and building a patio. Could always drill a hole to place through. There is a base of...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Sep-2015, 1:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Thank you for the documentation rabbit73. ...

Thank you for the documentation rabbit73.

How high can the mast be on a ground mount (if I missed that in the PDF I apologize)? I've attached a picture of the side of my house. I was thinking...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2015, 5:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
The biggest restriction at the moment is that it...

The biggest restriction at the moment is that it will need to be roof mounted. Though my neighbor offered to give me her tower I do not have the capabilities to take it down, move it and reassemble...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2015, 4:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
What kind of real antenna are you suggesting?...

What kind of real antenna are you suggesting? I've been spending a lot of time at Amazon reading reviews of different antennas. And it's not helping. :D
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2015, 5:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
The preamp is a RCA TVPRAMP1R. Relatively...

The preamp is a RCA TVPRAMP1R. Relatively inexpensive so I figured I would experiment a little. I impulse buy. I have it mounted about 6 inches under the antenna.

About an hour or so later most of...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2015, 3:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
This is where I had my Amazon antenna. My plan...

This is where I had my Amazon antenna. My plan today was to move it to the top of the house:

http://www.tfstudios.com/images/IMG_20150905_094639147.jpg

This is what the SE facing part of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Just curious, given all the data in the thread...

Just curious, given all the data in the thread does it look like I will need a tower mounted antenna to have a chance at Indy stations? Or would I have a chance with something like a DB8e mounted on...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2015, 3:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Thank you for all the work you did rabbit73. I...

Thank you for all the work you did rabbit73. I can't consistently get ABC in Louisville and looks like even less chance out of Indy. Played around on the heywhatsthat page. I think I got it set right...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2015, 2:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Maybe I should write a nice letter to WRTV and...

Maybe I should write a nice letter to WRTV and ask them to raise their tower up a few feet for me. :)

I'll have to play with the site see how WXIN and WTHR look to my location.

Thank you!
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2015, 2:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Thanks. This is all a little disappointing. As a...

Thanks. This is all a little disappointing. As a kid we had OTA until I was 12 or 13. Always thought we watched Indy channels so I was hopeful I could do this. I'd hate to spend a ton of money to...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2015, 9:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Thank you very much for explaining that. I missed...

Thank you very much for explaining that. I missed it on the site. This looks like I'd have to install an antenna tower for my best shot and cross my fingers I could pick up the signals.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2015, 7:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Sorry to be such a noob with all of this but can...

Sorry to be such a noob with all of this but can you expand on what you mean? And maybe how to interpret the image on the details page?
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2015, 6:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 22,277
Posted By Irata
Well, I had hoped for better news. I planned to...

Well, I had hoped for better news. I planned to compensate with Sling TV for ESPN.

To be honest, I am not sure about LOS. I have not climbed up on my roof to see. For the most part from street...
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