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Forum: Help With Reception 3-Dec-2018, 7:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By jrgagne99
All five networks are UHF and looks like will...

All five networks are UHF and looks like will stay there after the repack. 90 degrees apart is tough. If they were 180 apart a Clearstream 2MAX would probably work great. It may work in this case...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Nov-2018, 3:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By jrgagne99
First thing I would try is removing the amplifier...

First thing I would try is removing the amplifier and connect a short lead of coax directly to a TV. If your garden-variety RV antenna is picking up all those stations, the GE yagi should do at...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2018, 5:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,135
Posted By jrgagne99
Depends on what market you're after. In addition...

Depends on what market you're after. In addition to mostly UHF stuff at your location, there are a few VHF channels and some different directions for you to go in. I suggest making a list of what...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Oct-2018, 1:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By jrgagne99
You're quite right, I didn't see that RF-5 was...

You're quite right, I didn't see that RF-5 was coming from the west, not north. That certainly makes it a bit more challenging. For that reason, I think my first try would be a HD7000R aimed...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2018, 1:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By jrgagne99
That PBS station WGVK is crazy strong at his...

That PBS station WGVK is crazy strong at his location. I would be willing to bet it would come in on a small VHF-hi/UHF combo such as the RCA-ANT751. Especially if there are no obstructions. As...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 6:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By jrgagne99
Hey ADTech, where did you find this information? ...

Hey ADTech, where did you find this information? I'm interested in the changes to power levels and directionality for my local stations after the repack (Burlington VT market, #129)
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
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, 4:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,441
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, 2:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
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, 2:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
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, 9:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By jrgagne99
My response is in your original thread.

My response is in your original thread.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2018, 4:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
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, 1:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
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, 6:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
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, 5:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
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, 4:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
Posted By jrgagne99
I agree. 2476

I agree. 2476
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,224
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, 5:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
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, 9:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
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, 8:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,178
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, 6:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
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, 9:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
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, 4:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
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. ...
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