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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 7-Nov-2018, 2:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 40,355
Posted By athiktos
I've been told by my electrician friend that my...

I've been told by my electrician friend that my house, currently grounded from the breaker box to the main water line, should be upgraded to a ground rod.

He said, the idea initially was that a...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 2-Nov-2018, 4:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 40,355
Posted By athiktos
I did know to get a UVSJ instead of a standard...

I did know to get a UVSJ instead of a standard splitter from a prior thread I opened. Which is great, because it does look identical to a typical splitter.

Hopefully the preamp works because I...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 2-Nov-2018, 2:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 40,355
Posted By athiktos
Thanks for the help. One, non-grounding,...

Thanks for the help. One, non-grounding, question.

As mentioned earlier, I'm combining the two antennas (DB4e and MCM-2476). I've always had an RCA preamp. I'm sure it will not hold up as well...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 1-Nov-2018, 8:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 40,355
Posted By athiktos
Thanks. I'll read some more with the links you...

Thanks. I'll read some more with the links you provided. I saw the back-and-fourth between you and another forum member here: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16526

So, a ground rod...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 1-Nov-2018, 3:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 40,355
Posted By athiktos
Grounding Question

I live in a 50-year old house that has an existing antenna tower outside. I have used my DB4e antenna inside and would like to install it outside, on the tower with another VHF antenna, for better...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 6:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By athiktos
Thanks, I was looking for it somewhere on here...

Thanks, I was looking for it somewhere on here and just saw the "Antenna Spacing Guidelines" posted by GroundUrMast. I was going to take this down, but appreciate your personal response/experience...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Oct-2018, 9:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By athiktos
Thanks guys...already ordered. I am,...

Thanks guys...already ordered.

I am, obviously, not going to put them on top of each other, but is there recommended amount of space I should allow between the two mounted antennas?
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2018, 9:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By athiktos
Thanks! :)

Thanks! :)
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2018, 6:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By athiktos
With the one DB4e antenna, I will sometimes point...

With the one DB4e antenna, I will sometimes point it to the north or to the south depending on the time of day/season. Both directions give me the same stations with different news feeds...the north...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 8:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By athiktos
NBC 13.1 (13) and WISH-DT 8.1 (9), mainly

NBC 13.1 (13) and WISH-DT 8.1 (9), mainly
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 8:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By athiktos
Thank you. My signal analysis is as follows: ...

Thank you. My signal analysis is as follows:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d9038d5e534f23c

The DB4e works well for me inside, but I am going to mount both on an...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 8:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By athiktos
Sorry. I used the HBDX91 because I thought I read...

Sorry. I used the HBDX91 because I thought I read it was a VHF/UHF antenna.

Is one option more efficient than the other, in terms of reception? ...If I were to get an antenna that drew both...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 5:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,261
Posted By athiktos
Two antennas or one?

I have a DB4e that I purchased some time ago and I am looking to acquire some VHF stations. Would I be better off using the DB4e with a VHF specific antenna like a 30-2476, or would a combined...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2016, 8:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,909
Posted By athiktos
Haha, well put. Thank you very much. I...

Haha, well put.


Thank you very much. I will give this a try and let you know how it works.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2016, 2:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,909
Posted By athiktos
The main reason I had been pointing to the North...

The main reason I had been pointing to the North on occasion is because I sometimes get NBC channels (16 WNDU near Mishawaka or 33 WISE in Ft Wayne) for NFL games; I could pick those up with my UHF...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2016, 3:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,909
Posted By athiktos
Thanks, I may play around with that some before I...

Thanks, I may play around with that some before I put it up on the old tower.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2016, 3:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,909
Posted By athiktos
Thanks for the reply! I am not using a preamp. ...

Thanks for the reply! I am not using a preamp. I have been doing a little research on amplifiers because I don't want to get the wrong one for my needs. I at least think I need a preamp over any...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jul-2016, 9:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,909
Posted By athiktos
New with Reception Question

I've had an antenna for a while but my knowledge is very minimal. The general concepts I understand but I am looking to take my reception to the next level with help.

I have two DB4e's...I am...
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