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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By jrgagne99
An extra 35-feet of length is not big deal if it...

An extra 35-feet of length is not big deal if it lets you put the antenna higher and shoot over the trees. It sounds like you stand to gain many dB in signal strength by going up, versus maybe a 1...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2018, 3:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,177
Posted By jrgagne99
What a great looking setup NIV! It is...

What a great looking setup NIV! It is interesting that your directions for UHF and VHF are different, but who can argue with results?

Hopefully you get long life out of those mast-mounted...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2018, 1:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By jrgagne99
It sounds like you should consider using...

It sounds like you should consider using gable-end brackets and a mast located at the peak of your roof (like in the picture in Rabbit's grounding example) rather than a j-mount. This may let you go...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2018, 1:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By jrgagne99
You're supposed to ground both the mast and the...

You're supposed to ground both the mast and the coax shield. Both are accomplished with the bronze-colored grounding block that Rabbit posted. The grounding wire from the mast and a jumper to the...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2018, 8:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By jrgagne99
My response is in your original thread.

My response is in your original thread.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2018, 3:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By jrgagne99
Let's keep this all in the same thread. Here is...

Let's keep this all in the same thread. Here is the post from the parallel thread you just opened:



Depending on windiness, I wouldn't go much over 5 feet on an J-mount with a DB4e. Lots of...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By jrgagne99
That depends on how badly you want PBS on real Ch...

That depends on how badly you want PBS on real Ch 3. There is a chance that 3 would come in on the VHF-hi elements of a smaller antenna such as the MCM-2476 aimed at WSET. Then you would need a...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By jrgagne99
In a nutshell, the "Repack" is an FCC plan to...

In a nutshell, the "Repack" is an FCC plan to clear bandwidth in the higher TV channel numbers for more cell service. They held a reverse auction and some stations decided to get paid for moving to...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 9:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By jrgagne99
It looks like your TVFool Report is missing some...

It looks like your TVFool Report is missing some data (namely CBS KMTV and Fox KPTM). Rabbit ears says the major networks (all but Fox) can all be received from Omaha at around 330 deg:

CBS KMTV...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 5:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By jrgagne99
I would get a 3-way combo (VHF-lo, VHF-hi, UHF)...

I would get a 3-way combo (VHF-lo, VHF-hi, UHF) such as the HD8200XL point it at 90deg to get your ABC on 13 (WSET). Since PBS is a relatively strong signal, it should be able to receive it also. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 4:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By jrgagne99
I have about two feet between my DB8e and 2476. ...

I have about two feet between my DB8e and 2476. They both work fine. Closer may be ok too, but you will be limited by the height of the reflector on the 2476. At one point in time, I actually...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2018, 3:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By jrgagne99
I agree. 2476

I agree. 2476
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By jrgagne99
If you're not interested in any of the UHF...

If you're not interested in any of the UHF stations to the north, then sure, get a medium gain combo like the Winegard 7694P and point it south. You'll probably even get Real-11 on it. Another...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 4:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By jrgagne99
Yeah, you have the general idea. I don't think...

Yeah, you have the general idea. I don't think any of the green stations in your report are strong enough to cause overload. Especially since you are not pointing right at 247 (right?). So I think...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 8:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By jrgagne99
Around there... depends on the band. See this...

Around there... depends on the band. See this post:
http://forum.tvfool.com/showpost.php?p=58306&postcount=75
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 7:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By jrgagne99
I think the insertion loss going into the pre-amp...

I think the insertion loss going into the pre-amp would be about the same as the 75-foot coax loss, so likely would not help much.

I don't have any experience aiming the DB8e panels in...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2018, 5:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By jrgagne99
The CM-7777 has more gain than the RCA TVPRAMP1Z...

The CM-7777 has more gain than the RCA TVPRAMP1Z (30dB for the CM-7777 vs. 16/22 - VHF/UHF for the RCA), but it probably doesn't matter for your case. This is because of how a pre-amp works. It can...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Sep-2018, 8:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By jrgagne99
The 7698P might be worth a try, especially if you...

The 7698P might be worth a try, especially if you can buy one with a good return policy. The other equivalent option (in terms of gains) is an 8-bay such as the HDB8X or yagi like the HDB91X (for...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Sep-2018, 3:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By jrgagne99
Based on the 3D Google street view, it looks like...

Based on the 3D Google street view, it looks like the trees are tall, and less than 100 feet away, so additional height will likely be needed. Tilting the antenna up a few degrees might help. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Sep-2018, 2:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By jrgagne99
Anything you can do to avoid the trees will help....

Anything you can do to avoid the trees will help. Cut them down, raise the antenna, walk the roof, etc. Rabbit will probably post the pictures that show just how they can affect signal.

The...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2018, 8:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 811
Posted By jrgagne99
Welcome to the Forum Ravindran It would seem...

Welcome to the Forum Ravindran

It would seem you have the correct antenna based on the channels you're after and their relative strengths at your location, as reported by your TVFool report (which...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2018, 6:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,333
Posted By jrgagne99
We need a moderator.

We need a moderator.
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2018, 5:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,333
Posted By jrgagne99
This is not a good recommendation because you...

This is not a good recommendation because you have no VHF-low stations. The large elements on the 8200U would be nothing more than wind-sails. Further, small RV antennas don't have the gain...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Aug-2018, 6:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,333
Posted By jrgagne99
Your TV fool report was only resolved to block...

Your TV fool report was only resolved to block level, and so it is likely not accurate. Use the instructions in the sticky thread "A reliable method for generating a TV Fool Reception Report" to get...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2018, 5:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 20,702
Posted By jrgagne99
I have heard that it is also best to avoid mixing...

I have heard that it is also best to avoid mixing RG-59 and RG-6 into and out of of connectors because of the different diameters of the center conductors of each. The thicker RG-6 center conductor...
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