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Forum: Special Topics 5-Feb-2018, 5:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,994
Posted By jerrymc
Thank you for the reply. I did price the ham...

Thank you for the reply.
I did price the ham radio motors and they're out of my price range, but a thrust bearing looks like my solution, if I can get a J-pole that is long enough on the vertical...
Forum: Special Topics 4-Feb-2018, 1:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 31,994
Posted By jerrymc
RCA VH226F Motor

Not sure if this happened to anyone, but my 2 year old RCA VH226F rotor antenna motor snapped during the last winds we had here in Fontana, CA. (see pics)
I had the pole tied at 3 different...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2017, 3:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
Thank you for verifying I'm not crazy...Lol ...

Thank you for verifying I'm not crazy...Lol

After we had the wind storm a couple Sunday's ago, breaking the RCA rotor motor and coax cable end, my antenna simply spun in circles with any minor...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2016, 5:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
I should have changed my headline to read "UHF...

I should have changed my headline to read "UHF AND H-VHF."

Interesting to note that in colder weather, KABC and KCAL both begin dropping signals. (Even with the RCA preamp)
KABC is the lowest...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Dec-2016, 2:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
CM-7777 Failure in COLD Temps

Well, I spoke too soon about the balun being bad...

When the temps dipped to below 50F, almost all channels would disappear again!

I contacted Channel Master, even though my 90 day warranty was...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2016, 5:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
OK...I'm pretty sure I found that it was in fact...

OK...I'm pretty sure I found that it was in fact the balun 300 ohm crappy leads.
I barely unscrewed the first lead and it simply broke right off.

I took the balun and tested continuity between...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Oct-2016, 3:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
The cable from antenna is a short homemade...

The cable from antenna is a short homemade quad-shield that I personally made. The connecting coax is pre-made dual-shield going directly to attic running approx. 30ft before into the dist.amp.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Oct-2016, 3:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
Thanks Jake. I figured this was not cell...

Thanks Jake.

I figured this was not cell interference since practically all stations dropped when the temps dropped, hence new thread.

I bypassed the CM7777 pre-amp just to be sure it wasn't...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Oct-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
Sorry, we only have the KVCR's and KNBC's now....

Sorry, we only have the KVCR's and KNBC's now. (it's about 60F and drizzling rain)

Everything else is gone...

Again, no pre-amp, but only a dist. amp in attic. I even swapped out the dist. amp...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
I guess no one has ever heard of this? Today...

I guess no one has ever heard of this?

Today it's about 65F and sprinkling rain.
I have bypassed the CM7777 pre-amp, and have lost all UHF signals but KNBC-LA.

I only have a dist. amp in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Oct-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,362
Posted By jerrymc
Cold Weather losing UHF Stations

I seem to recall someone here that had this issue.

Channels are good during the day. We had a couple evenings when temps dropped in the 40s. All UHF Stations dropped completely. As soon as sun...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Sep-2016, 1:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Hey guys: I did some experimenting this...

Hey guys:

I did some experimenting this weekend:

I ran one coax directly from the large antenna (No splitters, pre-amps, or dist. amps) and all stations came in pretty well during the day.

I...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2016, 2:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not very radio...

Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not very radio savvy. :confused:
When you mean "shorting out" are you saying the frequencies would go bonkers and no signal would be possible?
Or would it pick up...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2016, 5:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
I was afraid that those panels being in the line...

I was afraid that those panels being in the line of sight for Mt. Wilson would cause some sort of interference.

On another note, I was reading some Australian TV antenna forums and discovered that...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Sep-2016, 4:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Solar Panels?

Hi again:

Well, I haven't been able to swap everything out yet because I'm waiting for WM and HD orders to arrive... (18 ga pole, dielectric jelly, more coax connectors, etc...)

On another...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2016, 6:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Thanks. I'm not sure how I missed post 28. ...

Thanks. I'm not sure how I missed post 28.

I'll add to my spreadsheet the real frequencies of local stations.

The reason I wanted the real frequencies is because my TV tuner has a "Partial...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2016, 4:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Thanks, but I was looking for something that had...

Thanks, but I was looking for something that had more of a channel list for an entire region with all frequencies in order from lowest to highest...

IE: KCBS 2 = UHF 43, Virt. 2.1, Freq. ?
...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2016, 7:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Hi again: Is there a site that displays all...

Hi again:

Is there a site that displays all stations' frequencies, in short of Googling every single station?

I've searched TVFool and other antenna sites, but not one shows the actual...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2016, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Hi Rabbit: A couple years ago I had the RCA...

Hi Rabbit:

A couple years ago I had the RCA ANT751 antenna with the RCA TVPRAMP1R pre-amp. I had decent signals from Mt. Wilson, albeit many upper UHF stations barely came in.

I decided to get...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2016, 2:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Is the HLSJ the same as this combiner? ...

Is the HLSJ the same as this combiner?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Channel-Plus-2532-Channel-Plus-2532-Splitter-Combiner-2-Way/19622660

I need to properly ground everything because the only...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2016, 6:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Hello Rabbit73: Thank you for your help... ...

Hello Rabbit73:

Thank you for your help...

I am having weird dropouts during the day around 2-5pm when the sun in beginning to set, even though the stations have plenty of signal strength....
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2016, 1:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
Very interesting! I will study these charts. ...

Very interesting! I will study these charts.

She does get EVERY single station and channel from the VHF-H range and when I tweaked the antenna, she gets many at 100%.
I did install an RCA pre-amp...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
No worries. I just was wondering why the...

No worries.

I just was wondering why the signal jumps from 50% to 0% back and forth only on those channels.

The FM trap in the 7777 pre-amp has always been in the "In" or ON position. IE: I...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
NBC and CBS come in very strong. 60~70% KVCR...

NBC and CBS come in very strong. 60~70%

KVCR is in the other direction, so the signal it very well even though I'm pointed away from it...

The RCA box is pretty good for $40, and I've tested...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 12,151
Posted By jerrymc
LOL...No. I just input different heights to see...

LOL...No. I just input different heights to see if it makes any difference, but it does not...

If only I lived up the street; those homes get a clear view of San Diego and Palm Springs as well as...
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