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Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 10:23 PM
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Posted By sd121
also what are your thoughts on the Antennacraft...

also what are your thoughts on the Antennacraft HBU55 and the Antennas Direct DB8e
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
That being the case what hardware/configuration...

That being the case what hardware/configuration do you feel would give the best chance?
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 8:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Is this the primary reason why the signal...

Is this the primary reason why the signal strength is so low on the report?

What do you feel the best antenna / setup would be in my situation?
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 8:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Makes sense. Thanks again.

Makes sense.
Thanks again.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 7:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Sorry, one more question out of curiosity. Why...

Sorry, one more question out of curiosity.
Why is the DB8e such a popular antenna? It seems like it get recommended all the time and it's not an inexpensive one either.
Thanks again.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Thank you for taking your time to share your...

Thank you for taking your time to share your knowledge and experienced with the less informed. I truly appreciate your help.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
So it sounds like a single HBU 55 antenna on a...

So it sounds like a single HBU 55 antenna on a mast attached to the side of the house maximizing height and distance to the tree line, with a rotor (which one do you recommend?) and potentially a RCA...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
If bigger is better, would an HBU 55 be better to...

If bigger is better, would an HBU 55 be better to use? For a few dollars more if it would improve things might be worth the extra cost.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Yes I can and would get help with the mounting. ...

Yes I can and would get help with the mounting. I can run/mount a pole along side the house and put the antenna on that. This would could give the same or more height (2 story house) and greater...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
How sensitive is signal strength to being off...

How sensitive is signal strength to being off axis in direction? Does 1 or 2 degrees make a difference or is it 5 to 10 degrees?
Sorry for all the questions, just want to understand it better.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
If I could pull it off for a few hundred dollars...

If I could pull it off for a few hundred dollars compared to what a monthly bill is for TV it would be a quick return.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Is using a preamp a problem when you have strong...

Is using a preamp a problem when you have strong signals from overpowering?
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
I can use a rotor. The preference would be...

I can use a rotor. The preference would be without a rotor just to keep it simple, but it would not be a big deal if it helps.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:12 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By sd121
No, I donít care about KFTY on 2 or KCSO on 3

No, I donít care about KFTY on 2 or KCSO on 3
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 6:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Depending on where I mount the antenna the...

Depending on where I mount the antenna the minimum distance from the trees would be 30-50 feet. That would be strapping to a fireplace (since I've seen this before I'm assuming it's no problem to do...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2014, 5:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Thank you for responding to my post and helping...

Thank you for responding to my post and helping me sort this out.

If all I can get is in the green that would be ok since the majors are there (CW, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and PBS). As I look at the...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Aug-2014, 8:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,128
Posted By sd121
Can't see the Forest from the trees

Thank you one and all for the help you give. It's a great service.

I am new to this technical area and would appreciate any help that I can get answering following two questions.

I am in a...
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