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Forum: Antennas 18-May-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,446
Posted By lviperz
So I guess it's what I thought. Marketing hype....

So I guess it's what I thought. Marketing hype. Any antenna still needs line-of-sight for the best reception. I guess until an antenna incorporates a laser beam to cut a hole through the leaves I'll...
Forum: Antennas 17-May-2017, 9:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,446
Posted By lviperz
New Clearstream Max

So it looks like the Clearstream Eclipse has been updated to the new Clearstream Max. I've been looking at these antennas and had a question I never got around to asking.

They say the antennas are...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Yeah, got my East and West reversed. Sorry about...

Yeah, got my East and West reversed. Sorry about that.

The current tower I have is a 30' tower but I'm only using 2 of the sections. So only at 20 feet right now. The pole is a 20' telescoping...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2016, 9:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
View From Roof

So I finally got on the roof today. Not one of my favorite things to do anymore. Guess I lost some nerve as I aged. Anyway, here are 3 shots from the chimney. Height is about 30 feet. I took shots in...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2016, 6:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
I fired up one of the HDHR4-2US units I received....

I fired up one of the HDHR4-2US units I received. The tuner in it is a lot better than the old units I have, but not enough to leave the antenna where it is.

The new unit shows about 3% to 5%...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2016, 7:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Just wanted to share an update. My free refurb...

Just wanted to share an update. My free refurb HDhomerun Connects arrived today. I will test them out on the current setup this weekend. I wanted to see if there were any improvements in the tuner...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Aug-2016, 6:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
I finally got my RMA from channel master to...

I finally got my RMA from channel master to return the CM-4228HD antenna. Return shipping costs are my responsibility and I figured the thing only weighed 10 pounds so how much can it cost? OMG!

I...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Aug-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Ha ha ha. Yeah. Several years ago I used to be...

Ha ha ha. Yeah. Several years ago I used to be able to look out my back windows and see the Ohio river. Now it's all jungle. And I think my neighbor actually thinks he is living off the grid...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Aug-2016, 7:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
So here are the images from the interactive map...

So here are the images from the interactive map showing the current location, possible chimney as well as the front of the house. All 3 show the lines indicating the path to the stations.

I still...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Aug-2016, 12:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Yes, I had the green lines on. That's how I saw...

Yes, I had the green lines on. That's how I saw the direction for aiming the antenna. I'll do it again and try to capture the image so you can see.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2016, 8:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
To add to my last post. The reason I believe the...

To add to my last post. The reason I believe the Winegard HD7694P may be enough is because I currently receive the 3 stations just fine. WTVW drops out a few times maybe every few minutes to once or...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2016, 8:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Great info. I really appreciate it. From...

Great info. I really appreciate it.

From what I have learned here, it appears that using the Winegard HD7694P alone, pointed more towards WTVW may actually be all I need. That of course depends on...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2016, 6:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Out of curiosity, is there a way to calculate the...

Out of curiosity, is there a way to calculate the beamwidth of the stealthtenna?
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2016, 3:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Guess before I spend more good money I will get...

Guess before I spend more good money I will get on the main roof and have a look from the chimney.

Or another thought. What if I aimed the antenna right at WTVW and use a pre-amp? I will have to...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2016, 3:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
That is a powerline that went to a house next...

That is a powerline that went to a house next door. That house is gone and that powerline goes to a pole on the opposite side of my yard but is disconnected. There won't be another house there.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2016, 2:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
FYI. The small clearing just to the right of the...

FYI. The small clearing just to the right of the antenna is WFIE, WEHT and WEVV. THe tree tops to the far left is WTVW.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Attached is a pic showing the direction the...

Attached is a pic showing the direction the antenna is pointing. The antenna is about 30ish feet high. The trees are about 100 feet away.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2016, 6:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Rabbit, Thanks. I understand you can't give...

Rabbit,

Thanks. I understand you can't give any guarantees. I put the channel master stealthtenna (cm-3010hd) back up last night. I wanted to get the 4228hd down and back in the box while I wait...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2016, 1:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
So I'm trying to learn more to make the right...

So I'm trying to learn more to make the right decision. I was researching the Winegard HD7694P rabbit suggested and found this link.

http://www.winegard.com/kbase/uploads/HD7694P.pdf

Am I safe...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 6:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
I like the single antenna solution mainly because...

I like the single antenna solution mainly because the more components used equals more points of failure. Besides it's also cheaper.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 6:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Rabbit, so would you also recommend the DB8e for...

Rabbit, so would you also recommend the DB8e for my application? The furthest towers are 27 degrees apart.

Edit:

After looking at Antennas Direct, I'm wondering if I wouldn't be better served...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 6:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Hey Rabbit, where did you get those images? I'd...

Hey Rabbit, where did you get those images? I'd like to find one for channel master's stealth antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 5:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Rabbit73, thank you very much for your detailed...

Rabbit73, thank you very much for your detailed explanation. I guess I will get back on the roof and put my old stealth antenna back up while I return the Extreme 80 and get the DB8E.

Thanks...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 4:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
Really!?, I assumed that since channel master...

Really!?, I assumed that since channel master states the antenna has a 180 degree radius that it would be perfect for my situation. Guess maybe I was wrong to assume. Thanks.



I will look in to...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 2:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,972
Posted By lviperz
I forgot to say that I did actually try aiming...

I forgot to say that I did actually try aiming the antenna at WTVW (80 degrees) but then the 3 other stations almost completely drop out. So since I record more off of the other stations, I kept it...
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