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Forum: Special Topics 28-Oct-2018, 3:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,540
Posted By johnodon
Thanks guys. I would be using something as...

Thanks guys.

I would be using something as small as the ANT751 since it will get me everything I want. The plan is to mount it on the back side of the roof at the highest point, but just so it...
Forum: Special Topics 28-Oct-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,540
Posted By johnodon
HOA Covenant

We have been in our new home for over a year now and I am finally ready to move the antenna from the ground mounted DTV mast to the roof. Since we have an HOA, I have been reading the covenants to...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,646
Posted By johnodon
Antenna Recommendation for Wesley Chapel, FL

Report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a4f5fd05f854

We recently moved from PA to FL. In doing so, we have much better LOS and no more Lo-VHF channels to deal with. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jan-2017, 6:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,902
Posted By johnodon
Thx WE. Per my post above, I still need to...

Thx WE.

Per my post above, I still need to replace the pre-amp so I can combine the VHF and UHF antennas. Is this the correct product: http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=ZUVSJ

John
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jan-2017, 5:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,902
Posted By johnodon
And all is right with the world again. :) I...

And all is right with the world again. :)

I took the pre-amp out of the path and looky looky...

http://i.imgur.com/7ICZBVR.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/tUpg7On.pnghttp://i.imgur.com/wDcVBqY.png
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Forum: Antennas 19-Jan-2017, 2:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,501
Posted By johnodon
Wall Wart Antenna :)

Thought some of you would find this interesting...

I found this on youtube and immediately laughed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ9_YveIPhc

I figured this guy probably had the towers right...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jan-2017, 1:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,902
Posted By johnodon
Thx ADT. I plan on going up to the attic...

Thx ADT.

I plan on going up to the attic later today and removing the pre-amp from the path and connecting the main lead directly to the DB4E. I'll report back.

Question: does the fact that I...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jan-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,902
Posted By johnodon
One quick note... The power for the...

One quick note...

The power for the RCATVPRAMP1R is run to the basement so I was able to unplug it easily.

I'm guessing that I never really needed to power it. When unplugged, the Lo-VHF...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jan-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,902
Posted By johnodon
Need Help: UHF Signals dropped

Hi all. I am in need of some assistance.

Updated TVfool report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a4280acc5946

I have yet to go up into the attic to refresh my...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Nov-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
Quick question about the RCATVPRAMP1R... I...

Quick question about the RCATVPRAMP1R...

I will need to get power up to the attic (actually, there is a light so I just need to tie into that for an outlet). In the meantime, will the...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Nov-2014, 9:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
I got all of my channels back but I can still do...

I got all of my channels back but I can still do better with signal strength/quality. Where I have the EA mounted right now, it has a lot of a-frame beams in its way. I can move it to another part...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Nov-2014, 1:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
By itself I was still getting only ~80% on RCH46....

By itself I was still getting only ~80% on RCH46. So, it was more the attic than the combo.

However, I must have done something stupid. I put the main coax line back on just the ANT751 and now I...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2014, 8:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
Oh well...that experiment was a failure. When I...

Oh well...that experiment was a failure. When I combined the EA and the ANT751 (using equal 3ft lengths), I lost a few channels...namely RCH2. Also, I couldn't get any higher than 80% signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2014, 2:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
OK...I'll keep them ~6ft away from each other and...

OK...I'll keep them ~6ft away from each other and put the combiner in between so I'll have only 3ft runs from each.

I'll have a few beers before I go up there to make sure I numb the pain. :)
...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2014, 1:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
Thx Tim. That is exactly what I was planning on...

Thx Tim. That is exactly what I was planning on doing when I get home from work...

Get the EA up in the attic and point it at 36degT.
Combine it with the ANT751 using a splitter/combiner. The...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
I think this may be my best option... I...

I think this may be my best option...

I hooked up the cheap, little DB2 antenna to my bedroom TV. All I did was sit it on my bed and pointed it to 36degT and scanned. To my utter amazement, I...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2014, 4:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
OK...one more curveball that I forgot about... ...

OK...one more curveball that I forgot about...

I recently bought this for the sole purpose of receiving Allentown RCH46:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2014, 4:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
Thanks guys...I'll have plenty more questions to...

Thanks guys...I'll have plenty more questions to come but I'll start with this one:

I'll definitely add the pre-amp to the mix but if I plan to eventually add 2 or 3 more TVs + another HDHOMERUN,...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2014, 1:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,569
Posted By johnodon
Time to re-think my strategy...

Some of this has been discussed in my other threads but I want to consolidate and explain better where I would like to go.

TVfool Report...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2014, 3:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,063
Posted By johnodon
Exactly the feedback I was looking for! Thank...

Exactly the feedback I was looking for! Thank you ADT!

John
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2014, 2:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,063
Posted By johnodon
Opinion about antenna/seller

Does anyone have any experience with this antenna vendor on Ebay:

http://stores.ebay.com/antennawhiz?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

I am particularly interested in this antenna:
...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 27-Oct-2014, 3:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 8,229
Posted By johnodon
It's our anniversary...

6 months ago my wife and I told the local cable company to take their boxes and shove them where the sun doesn't shine! :)

We had to keep the Internet due to the nature of our jobs (we can work...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2014, 3:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,688
Posted By johnodon
I was heistant to buy the ANT751 since I am 30...

I was heistant to buy the ANT751 since I am 30 miles from my towers and every single channel I can receive (except for one) is 2Edge: ...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2014, 2:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,482
Posted By johnodon
Hi guys. I am revisiting this thread after...

Hi guys.

I am revisiting this thread after sitting on it for quite some time and plan to move forward.

As far as the channels at 36degT, I really only care about 69.1, .2 and .3 (RCH46). I...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2014, 4:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,482
Posted By johnodon
Combining ANT751 and DB4 @ 90deg

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d5b947ba1900476

So, I'll preface this by saying that I love my DIY projects. :) So much so that I am a glutton for punishment.
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