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Forum: Help With Reception 19-Feb-2018, 8:55 PM
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Views: 6,708
Posted By dsmguy7
Thank you, rabbit73. I will give that a shot. Was...

Thank you, rabbit73. I will give that a shot. Was there much difference in heights?
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2018, 3:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,708
Posted By dsmguy7
Antenna advice to help Grandparents

Hello, all. I'm finally getting around to helping my Grandparents cut the cord. They are getting older and needing to cut back on expenses. They currently have Direct TV and one TV set. They want at...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Nov-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Wow. So 7 more feet and a preamp or the larger...

Wow. So 7 more feet and a preamp or the larger antenna and a preamp and I would have been ok.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
rabbit73

Wow! That is amazing work. Did you do it all with Google maps? Oh yeah. Planes flew right over my house all the time. Yep, I should have listened to him. Tower Guy, my hat is off to you, sir.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2017, 2:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
True. I thought I mentioned it....

True.




I thought I mentioned it. Perhaps not. Mobile Regional Airport and the U S Coast Guard Aviation Training Center.



Here you go:
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Well, after my last post, I made a mast out of 2...

Well, after my last post, I made a mast out of 2 sections of chain link fence top rail bolted together. It was supported by a brick paver buried 2 feet under ground and a bracket on the eave. It put...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2017, 9:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
I'm not trying to revive this old thread....

I'm not trying to revive this old thread. However, I haven't been on this site in a while and I apparently forgot to thank you all for your helpful input. I finally got my setup (old house) squared...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Apr-2011, 9:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
@Groundurmast--We have hurricanes here every 4...

@Groundurmast--We have hurricanes here every 4 years or so. It depends on how direct of a hit we get. I am a good bit north of the gulf though. It could get bad I guess, but I've been blessed for the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Apr-2011, 4:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
@groundurmast--thanks. I agree height/ position...

@groundurmast--thanks. I agree height/ position first. Then preamplifier and last bigger antenna. As far as my first tv fool report, unless I'm missing something I left the height blank. So unless it...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2011, 1:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
10-4. I just got off work and disconnected one...

10-4. I just got off work and disconnected one set as well as rescanned. Most stations increased levels by about 1-4%. 2 went up 6-6.5% and 1 (WLOX) went up 12%. WALA only went up 3.5% (60%...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2011, 5:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Ok. Hmm...well I bought the RCA ANT751 as...

Ok. Hmm...well I bought the RCA ANT751 as instructed to do here. 2 sets as of now maybe up to 2 more in the distant future.

Thanks
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2011, 1:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
No, I have not. I will try that. What exactly...

No, I have not. I will try that. What exactly should I be looking for? I would expect the signal level to double. Is this where the signal strength vs. signal quality on the Tivax STB-12 would...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2011, 4:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
@mtownsend--Thank you. @Towerguy--10-4. ...

@mtownsend--Thank you.

@Towerguy--10-4. Thank you. I'm going to see if I can pay my neighbor to cut that tree down or back some. If so, would you do the roof mount to get maximum height or not?...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Apr-2011, 7:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Problems with reception and questions

I have found this journey into OTA to be fun and enlightening. However, I am having reception problems with a few stations (most importantly WALA). During the day they are weak; during the night...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Apr-2011, 5:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Sweet. Yeah, I actually went with a PS3. Like...

Sweet. Yeah, I actually went with a PS3. Like they say, "It only does everything." I have a Netflix membership and have added the apps for vudu and hulu +, but I haven't signed up yet. So far so...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Apr-2011, 6:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
@COCO-Could be buddy. Thanks for the heads up. ...

@COCO-Could be buddy. Thanks for the heads up.

@GUM-Thanks man. Your posts are helpful as always. I did what you said and I have my antenna pretty close. I'm still going to get a compass. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Apr-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
here is a list of unanswered questions: 1.)...

here is a list of unanswered questions:

1.) Can pictures be posted here?
2.) In keeping the antenna and mast away from power lines; does that include an insulated line going into the house?
3.)...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Apr-2011, 8:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Thanks John. Anyone else care to answer my...

Thanks John. Anyone else care to answer my questions? Also, can we link pictures here? I have a weird situation with being in a hole and trees behind me (to the east) where I need to point the...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Apr-2011, 7:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Update

I'm sorry that it has been so long since I have posted, but I have been very busy. I finally put the RCA ANT751 where the Directv dish was and bought a Tivax STB-12. I also bought a PS3 and I am...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
@Groundurmast--10-4 and thanks. With being able...

@Groundurmast--10-4 and thanks. With being able to get all of these channels with the indoor antenna, what if I replaced the Directv satellite dish with the RCA ANT751? The wiring is already there...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2011, 7:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
@ John Candle--10-4 and thank you. ...

@ John Candle--10-4 and thank you.

@Groundurmast--10-4 and thank you. On the links you provided I see a wall mount bracket. Can that be used on an eave or gable? Also my only gables are on the...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2011, 6:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
@Groundurmast--10-4. I gave 30 ft. as an...

@Groundurmast--10-4. I gave 30 ft. as an arbitrary number. I don't know if I can get that high. I want the smallest antenna/ shortest mast that I can get that will do the job. A huge mast and...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2011, 5:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Thank you all for your help. @Towerguy and...

Thank you all for your help.

@Towerguy and Coco-You are right. I didn't realize those antennas were so big. What about the Winegard HD7696P? It's about 9 ft. long. Would that work ok? I...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2011, 5:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,081
Posted By dsmguy7
Antenna Newbie

Hello everyone. I post on a few other gun and flashlight forums and have heard how good you guys are. I am sick and tired of paying outrageous directv bills (and only watching 5 channels) and have...
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