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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 15-Feb-2017, 8:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160,484
Posted By elmo
Recent spam

Hi guys,

I've not been posting much at all lately, but apparently there are women signing up here and PMing me to uhm, maybe run some coax for them, if you know what I mean! :mad:

I was...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Oct-2014, 1:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,211
Posted By elmo
Have you tried your Winegard in the attic? I'm...

Have you tried your Winegard in the attic? I'm not sure what the height difference is, but the extra height could be all you need. Also, are you aimed at WSW now? You should attempt to tune at off...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2014, 6:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By elmo
That seems like a big antenna for the job. You...

That seems like a big antenna for the job. You certainly wouldn't need that much outside. The attic will have some impact though. Are you sure you have room in the attic for it? I'd think about...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2014, 6:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,467
Posted By elmo
Those signals in red will be tough to reliably...

Those signals in red will be tough to reliably receive. The strengths shown are single digits. An attic install is pretty questionable for that scenario as well. Of course, the best install is as...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2014, 6:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,579
Posted By elmo
Link isn't working for me.

Link isn't working for me.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2014, 6:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,915
Posted By elmo
I'd believe that the antenna is easily capable of...

I'd believe that the antenna is easily capable of tuning those channels for you. Given the length and the 4 tuner split, the preamp should be pretty good for the job. Myself, I'd like to check...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Aug-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,579
Posted By elmo
So now that the water is flowing again, it's time...

So now that the water is flowing again, it's time to figure out some TV! :)

So your locals would be pretty easy to pick up with an antenna that can get down to VHF-Hi. (Unless WLMB is of any...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-May-2014, 2:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,395
Posted By elmo
Since you have that antenna, and although I'm not...

Since you have that antenna, and although I'm not a fan of those flat designs, I'd try to see if it works given a better chance at reception. Did you mount it outdoors? And up high as possible? Or...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Mar-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By elmo
Sadly, it looks like cable and sat still have a...

Sadly, it looks like cable and sat still have a chance to survive. :rolleyes:
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Mar-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,662
Posted By elmo
Welcome Phinr! I see no need for two antennas. ...

Welcome Phinr! I see no need for two antennas. There are plenty of good UHF/VHF antennas for your situation. Looks like everything you need is coming at you from SSW, nice and strong too. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2014, 4:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By elmo
Combining two antennas takes a bit of planning. ...

Combining two antennas takes a bit of planning. Just joining the signals together will usually cause more reception problems. You can't just mix the two and expect to get the best of each. Tuners...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2014, 1:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,167
Posted By elmo
If you want to go for the best signal, an outdoor...

If you want to go for the best signal, an outdoor install is best. I assume you want all you can pull. Then the ANT-751 would be a decent choice for your situation. Note that it's not rated for...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2014, 5:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,577
Posted By elmo
How about more details on what you have now. A...

How about more details on what you have now. A solid reference helps out a lot. Do you know the antenna model, or have a photo of it? I assume it's pointed SE? What channels do you receive now...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2014, 6:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,527
Posted By elmo
I tell ya, there's nothing like good solid...

I tell ya, there's nothing like good solid information vs some slick marketing!
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2014, 7:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,046
Posted By elmo
ABC is Ch 6 which is VHF-Lo. It's a great little...

ABC is Ch 6 which is VHF-Lo. It's a great little antenna for many, but the ANT-751 isn't optimized for the VHF-Lo. That doesn't mean it can't pick it up. A similar antenna that had an extra wide...
Forum: Reception Devices 12-Jan-2014, 5:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,662
Posted By elmo
Much better than carrying a laptop up on the roof!

Much better than carrying a laptop up on the roof!
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jan-2014, 3:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,764
Posted By elmo
Wow! Not sure I've ever seen such a clear plot...

Wow! Not sure I've ever seen such a clear plot as yours, and all VHF at that.

I'd ignore anything labeled as omnidirectional. Those have rather limited use and won't work for your scenario. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jan-2014, 6:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,505
Posted By elmo
In general, joining antennas is best done using a...

In general, joining antennas is best done using a device meant to merge signals; like a Jointenna, UVSJ or HD Homerun. Otherwise you're likely to be introducing multi-path which can confuse many...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Dec-2013, 9:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,505
Posted By elmo
Here's something to consider. The 4 & 8 bays you...

Here's something to consider. The 4 & 8 bays you are talking about are designed as UHF antennas. They may tune some VHF, but your success with that will be less than optimal. At quick glance, Ch 6...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Dec-2013, 4:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,560
Posted By elmo
So if you were to mount an antenna on the roof,...

So if you were to mount an antenna on the roof, what's the view to the east look like? That's where most of your good signal will be coming from, so the least amount of obstruction there will be...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2013, 3:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By elmo
So judging from your plot (which you might want...

So judging from your plot (which you might want to provide one at the address level with height too), your best reception will come from a VHF/UHF antenna mounted to point south. You also have a...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2013, 6:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,335
Posted By elmo
Interesting. What's the model # for the TV? ...

Interesting. What's the model # for the TV?

I might learn something here.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Oct-2013, 1:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,335
Posted By elmo
Rule of thumb is never to mix antenna and cable...

Rule of thumb is never to mix antenna and cable signals on the same coax. It's like putting republicans and democrats in a room and asking for a quick solution to a critical problem. :mad: Not...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Oct-2013, 1:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,870
Posted By elmo
Welcome! Any reason why you don't want to use...

Welcome! Any reason why you don't want to use the existing outdoor antenna? What's the history on it?
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Oct-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,724
Posted By elmo
Do you have one of the first gen dual tuner...

Do you have one of the first gen dual tuner HDHR's? The beauty of those is that they accepted dual coax inputs, one for each tuner; the 2nd gen dual tuner models only have a single coax input. So...
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