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Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2014, 6:27 PM
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Posted By GroundUrMast
Tivo tuners have a habit of being fussy with OTA...

Tivo tuners have a habit of being fussy with OTA signals... and there is no doubt some form of signal splitting built in to the 4 tuner chassis.

Turning the back of the antenna to the stronger...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2014, 2:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,826
Posted By GroundUrMast
I wouldn't be worried about damage to any...

I wouldn't be worried about damage to any equipment... Hopefully it will not overload. If that's the case, you'll be fine. If you add the amp 10G212 and get less reliable reception, that's a strong...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2014, 4:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,826
Posted By GroundUrMast
You're not facing a lot of strong signals. Still,...

You're not facing a lot of strong signals. Still, I would avoid the 10G212 which is a deep fringe, weak signal design. If it overloads, you'll have destroyed the quality of the signals just received...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2014, 2:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,826
Posted By GroundUrMast
It sounds like you're in the market for a preamp....

It sounds like you're in the market for a preamp. But be sure to question the integrity of any added part or cable... One or more bad connections won't be fixed by an amplifier.
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Aug-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,826
Posted By GroundUrMast
Preamplifiers are only able to deal with the...

Preamplifiers are only able to deal with the losses that are connected to the output of the amp. They do not improve the performance of the antenna.

Your TV Fool report shows moderate to weak...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Aug-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,826
Posted By GroundUrMast
The TELCO and CATV shown in your photo are...

The TELCO and CATV shown in your photo are connected at the ideal point in your electrical service grounding system. The big box home centers will have split bolt connectors similar to the type used...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2014, 7:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,826
Posted By GroundUrMast
When all is said and done, let's hope your...

When all is said and done, let's hope your grounding leads never have any work to do. :)
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2014, 4:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,826
Posted By GroundUrMast
It's unlikely that your local electrical code...

It's unlikely that your local electrical code would consider that an acceptable option. But regardless, I wouldn't want to intentionally lead fault current into or through my home.



If you can...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Aug-2014, 8:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,826
Posted By GroundUrMast
Here's a general summary re. basic grounding of...

Here's a general summary re. basic grounding of an antenna system, http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=901 (post #20)

'Sharp bends' is a rather ambiguous term, most installations will require...
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