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Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jul-2016, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,711
Posted By acat
Antenna Orientation

I used the VHF antenna and pointed it at Pinebrook Hill. I then placed the mesh to the left of the antenna as seen from behind. The "reasoning" was as follows. I seem to get the best signal from...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jul-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,711
Posted By acat
Back of the Envelope Calculations & Some Tentative Results

Thanks Rabbit73 & AdTech for the thoughtful insights & suggestions.

So some rough calculations...
Pinebrook Hills, a possible source of reflections is roughly 1 mile distant. At the speed of...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jul-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,711
Posted By acat
Thank you!!!

Rabbit73:
Thank you for the wonderful analysis and point-by point reply. I will spend quite some time looking into these and absorbing the information.

Today the weather has been such that the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2016, 9:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,711
Posted By acat
Boulder Reception #2: Spectral Analysis

I have been struggling with reception in the Foothills outside Boulder, CO (elevation 6700ft) and this has been discussed elsewhere (http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16002) where there is a...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jul-2016, 8:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Sdr

Rabbit

Thanks for the SDR references. I checked out Pete Higgins posts and Chris's use for his challenging reception via your links and this looks useful for my problem, not to mention the myriad...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jul-2016, 6:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Latest Results...

Rabbit-many thanks for the links & photos; it would be great to take a more quantitative approach and nice to not have to lug antennas and cables around. I'll give it a look and see if it's something...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jun-2016, 9:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Other Thoughts...

Fortunately no F81 connectors in this setup!

I do have a Cellular Amplifier in the house (and an antenna outside) to aid with data and voice communication. I'll try taking that offline to see if...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jun-2016, 5:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Next Steps

I have removed the splitter on more than one occasion and made a direct connection to the TV. I only use the splitter to feed the Silicon Dust Tuner & TV simultaneously. I have at one time or another...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jun-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Disconnected the LN-200 Preamp...

I did that and oriented the Stellar VHF antenna to 160 deg to point at the VHF #9 KUSA station but no signal there at all. Essentially got "the usual" set of high power signals although as might be...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jun-2016, 4:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Yes many things here don't make sense, which is...

Yes many things here don't make sense, which is always a red flag. I will do as you suggest today and remove the amplifier from the circuit. My recollection is that I see little benefit from the amp....
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2016, 9:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
All the inside measurements were done without the...

All the inside measurements were done without the benefit of an amplifier. The Winegard LN200 that I use is outside on the mast, so all outdoor measurements are done with the preamp. That said I see...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2016, 4:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Diffraction, Diffraction, Diffraction

Well I got the Stellar labs deep-fringe antenna (30-2476) and mounted it on the roof, and have tried it at two different orientations (about 160 and 140degrees or so). In order to do this I had to...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jun-2016, 3:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Lowering the Antenna

Well that is certainly non-intuitive. One issue will be the trees. Some are ~30 feet high, to the top of the house. Perhaps I'll give it a try tomorrow.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jun-2016, 3:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Thank You

First MANY thanks for the first rate suggestions and discussions. I haven't put up a TV antenna since the 60's (ugh!)

some replies:

"Pretty good signal of what?">>Channel 9,-it's all about 9...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jun-2016, 8:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Thanks for the reply

Thanks for the reply. Yes I have looked at the terrain report, and located my place fairly precisely. It is in the transition from yellow to red, so I know it will be a challenge. I do not have...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jun-2016, 6:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Here is the spreadsheet and photo. Didn't come...

Here is the spreadsheet and photo. Didn't come thru first time.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jun-2016, 5:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,927
Posted By acat
Reception in Boulder, CO Foothills

Iam struggling to receive OTA signals from Denver. My TVFOOL reception report is here:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de2cbfa5f7ed489

I am especially interested in...
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