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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2018, 5:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,450
Posted By skatingrocker17
I have used the VHF kit on the DB4e at 2...

I have used the VHF kit on the DB4e at 2 locations and have been able to receive WJBK at both. The first was in Canton ~17 miles away and the second location about ~3 miles away. I was also able to...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jan-2017, 7:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,841
Posted By skatingrocker17
Not too long ago I saw someone post about...

Not too long ago I saw someone post about attenuators that you could order for certain frequencies. I think it was an ebay where you ordered the part the messaged the user what frequency you wanted...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jan-2017, 6:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,717
Posted By skatingrocker17
I'm really curious to see how this turns out. I...

I'm really curious to see how this turns out. I actually put my satellite dish up in a pine tree and considered doing the same for our antenna.... but I can pick up quite a few stations in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jan-2017, 7:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,524
Posted By skatingrocker17
What antenna do you have? Omni-directional...

What antenna do you have? Omni-directional antennas do not usually have the reach of a directional antenna. Your stations aren't that far away but I am unsure of the terrain / foliage around your...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2016, 5:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,917
Posted By skatingrocker17
I will likely try the antenna outside tomorrow to...

I will likely try the antenna outside tomorrow to see what kind of results I get.

I think the LNA-100 inline-amp filters out FM signals but I don't believe the Juice amp does, which may cause...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2016, 3:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,917
Posted By skatingrocker17
Thinking of Moving Antenna - Trying Different Pre-Amp

I'm thinking of moving my antenna (DB4e with VHF kit) from my attic to the roof of the porch. It would still be about 20 feet above ground level, but would be outside. I realize the my OTA TV / FM...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jun-2016, 1:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,562
Posted By skatingrocker17
I used to live very close to Detroit Metro...

I used to live very close to Detroit Metro Airport and I would see strange signal issues often. Jumps from 100% down to 60's would cause a momentary breakup in the signal and it would shoot back up...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2016, 3:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,231
Posted By skatingrocker17
Sorry, I was referring to the line-amp as a...

Sorry, I was referring to the line-amp as a pre-amp. I just wasn't sure whether or not I would need any sort of amplification to push through all the coax and 4 way splitter. I know most of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2016, 1:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,231
Posted By skatingrocker17
Thanks. I checked up there and it looked like...

Thanks. I checked up there and it looked like there was some power outlets so I shouldn't have any issues getting the pre-amp close to the antenna. I was a little concerned because I didn't know how...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2016, 1:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,231
Posted By skatingrocker17
Pre-Amp or Distribution Amp?

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Currently I'm in an apartment and on my 2nd floor balcony I've got a DB4e with the VHF kit and an LNA-100 pre-amp...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,133
Posted By skatingrocker17
WTOL is the Toledo CBS affiliate and WTVG is the...

WTOL is the Toledo CBS affiliate and WTVG is the Toledo ABC affiliate. So that's what you're getting, not Detroit. Detroit would be WWJ and WXYZ.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 29-Feb-2016, 5:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200,950
Posted By skatingrocker17
I have no idea. There was a thread going on...

I have no idea. There was a thread going on AVSForum a few weeks ago about it being down. But I don't believe there was any official word.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Feb-2016, 3:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,875
Posted By skatingrocker17
Thank you, I'm sure things are probably as good...

Thank you, I'm sure things are probably as good as they're going to get. I will probably only be at this apartment a few more months so it's not a huge deal.



I hosted the image on another site...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Feb-2016, 1:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,875
Posted By skatingrocker17
Mount Antenna to Railing?

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I have a db4e with the VHF kit. The direction my antenna faces towards the transmitters currently has to face...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2015, 5:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,595
Posted By skatingrocker17
I have the same setup as you. I need the VHF kit...

I have the same setup as you. I need the VHF kit to get my local Fox station and CBET Windsor. Most of my stations are less than 20 miles but the way my apartment is set up, my antenna faces a wall...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2015, 2:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,836
Posted By skatingrocker17
ABC affiliates are ALMOST ALWAYS 720p. ABC and...

ABC affiliates are ALMOST ALWAYS 720p. ABC and FOX are 720p. CBS, NBC, and PBS are 1080i. There are exceptions, but 99% of the time this is true.

Example: I can receive a smaller out of market...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Nov-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,517
Posted By skatingrocker17
You will need a rotator then if you're trying to...

You will need a rotator then if you're trying to get Toledo/Detroit. Although, regardless of what direction your antenna is pointed your Cleveland station will still probably come in. I used to live...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Nov-2015, 4:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,198
Posted By skatingrocker17
Manuel, I posted a question on the forums a few...

Manuel, I posted a question on the forums a few months ago about a problem I was having on certain days with my signal being 100% and suddenly dropping to nearly 0% for a few seconds then back to...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2015, 1:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,198
Posted By skatingrocker17
themanuel, your TVFool is almost EXACTLY the same...

themanuel, your TVFool is almost EXACTLY the same as mine. I'm in Canton so I may be able to be of some help. For our bedroom, I use the "AmazonBasics Ultra-Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna - 35 Mile Range"...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2015, 1:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,103
Posted By skatingrocker17
In the summer of 2014 I lived on the far West...

In the summer of 2014 I lived on the far West side of Columbus right off Hillard Rome road because I had an internship downtown. My 2nd floor apartment faced the west (away from all the towers which...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jun-2015, 2:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,397
Posted By skatingrocker17
I'm not sure which situation I'm in. But that...

I'm not sure which situation I'm in. But that must be the cause. It's a very busy airport. Most of the major stations are about 15 miles from me at 47 degrees, so about North East of my location....
Forum: Help With Reception 31-May-2015, 9:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,397
Posted By skatingrocker17
True. I can give it a shot. Yes I can. I...

True. I can give it a shot.


Yes I can. I live about 8 miles from metro airport.
Forum: Help With Reception 31-May-2015, 3:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,397
Posted By skatingrocker17
I hadn't thought about that. But, wouldn't the FM...

I hadn't thought about that. But, wouldn't the FM signals only affect the VHF channels. I think the only VHF channels I have are WJBK and CBET.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-May-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,397
Posted By skatingrocker17
Crazy Signal Levels - Metro Detroit

I have an apartment in Canton, MI where I have been experiencing some strange signal issues. Nearly every day is fine, and I have no issues. I'm using a DB4e with the VHF reflector kit. I have a...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-May-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,101
Posted By skatingrocker17
I wouldn't know but there probably is some...

I wouldn't know but there probably is some problem with the station but they probably aren't too worried about it. I read that it went off there air for a few weeks back in march but the Buckeye...
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