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Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2015, 1:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I'm happy to report that I removed the reflectors...

I'm happy to report that I removed the reflectors today and right now I'm getting all the local stations as clear as a bell. I'm really hoping it stays this way.

I checked the signal before I did...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jun-2015, 7:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I'm back again! I finally tried raising the...

I'm back again!

I finally tried raising the DB4e a bit higher on the roof and I'm still having reception problems from the CBS station, coming from the NE.

I'm pretty sure that when we pointed...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-May-2015, 3:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Maybe I should have gone with a less directional...

Maybe I should have gone with a less directional antenna? Of course, I don't know yet whether removing the reflectors will help. I guess there's also a chance it will weaken the reception in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-May-2015, 2:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I think I'd like to try removing the reflector. ...

I think I'd like to try removing the reflector. I can't remember, is it fairly easy to take off and re-attach, if necessary? Unfortunately it rained and stormed here all weekend so I wasn't able to...
Forum: Connecting with an Installer 8-May-2015, 2:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,429
Posted By NapMan
Installer needed in the Fort Smith, Arkansas area

I have an Antennas Direct DB4e antenna already mounted on my roof but I think it needs to be raised and moved to another location with new coax ran.

Is there anyone in the Fort Smith, Arkansas...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-May-2015, 2:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I see. I had no idea it was so complicated. I'm...

I see. I had no idea it was so complicated. I'm not giving up yet. That's why I have a Hulu subscription and use services like PlayOn. If I can't watch my shows the same night I can catch them...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-May-2015, 2:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
So maybe I'd be better off with the gable mount...

So maybe I'd be better off with the gable mount like ADTech suggested?
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2015, 7:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Interesting, so higher isn't always better? When...

Interesting, so higher isn't always better? When I mounted the first antenna on the roof it was a very small one, but it was about 2 feet lower than the DB4e (just at the top of the dish mast) and...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2015, 5:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Well, the thing is, Sunday I was having the same...

Well, the thing is, Sunday I was having the same problem with CBS so I climbed up on the roof to try and adjust it. I wasn't able to get a good direction. I had my phone up there and using the...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2015, 2:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I'm sure you're right. It's likely that as the...

I'm sure you're right. It's likely that as the leaves had filled out in the trees that may be why things are getting worse.

At this point my first step, I think, is going to be raising the...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2015, 2:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I understand that. I'm just venting I guess. ...

I understand that. I'm just venting I guess.

It just blows my mind that it can be great for a while, then not so great, then terrible, then ok again.

I know you said that something must have...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2015, 3:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Some days I get frustrated enough to consider...

Some days I get frustrated enough to consider going back to cable. Tonight I watched shows on ABC and CW, the stations broadcast from Poteau Mountain, and they were perfect. Then I tried to watch CBS...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-May-2015, 7:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Wow, thanks for the info. FYI the DB4e is...

Wow, thanks for the info.
FYI the DB4e is currently pointed almost directly at Poteau Mountain, based on the lines I see on the map. The satellite image is out of date. The large tree in my back...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-May-2015, 2:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
How can I get those precise coordinates of my...

How can I get those precise coordinates of my rooftop? I assume I need to climb back up there again but I looked in my GPS apps and I don't see a way to get the actual coordinates.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-May-2015, 8:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Nobody ever responded to my question about the...

Nobody ever responded to my question about the amplifier. I have tried adjusting the antenna but I'm still with most of the stations occasionally breaking up.

I think either this antenna (DB4e)...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Mar-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I moved the antenna over the weekend but I'm...

I moved the antenna over the weekend but I'm still having intermittent problems on the CBS, NBC and FOX stations. This stuff is just driving me crazy! When I was up on the roof I did a channel scan...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Mar-2015, 3:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Well I got the DB4e installed yesterday and it...

Well I got the DB4e installed yesterday and it was more difficult than the Winegard install.
I couldn't find a position where I got the exact same stations as I had gotten with the Winegard. Maybe...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I've ordered the DB4e. Hopefully I'll be...

I've ordered the DB4e. Hopefully I'll be installing it Saturday.

Any thoughts on the best direction for me to point it based on my report?
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2015, 8:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Is that particular brand and model your best...

Is that particular brand and model your best recommendation or would another vertically stacked model work as well (such as the Channel Master CM-4221HD)?
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Feb-2015, 4:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
I wanted to post an update. Over the weekend I...

I wanted to post an update. Over the weekend I discovered that the threaded stud on the back of my Tablo had come loose and just spun freely when I tried to disconnect the coax from it. At this...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2015, 6:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
The station engineer replied and they are not...

The station engineer replied and they are not having any problems.

I ran another channel scan right before lunch and now both stations are showing a perfect signal strength. I tuned them in and...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2015, 4:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Or the station is having trouble. Back in...

Or the station is having trouble. Back in December another local station went off (back when I was using the indoor antenna) and I contacted them. The engineer said they had been hit with a power...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2015, 4:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
The antenna has only been up on the roof for one...

The antenna has only been up on the roof for one month. I can try scanning the channels with a TV later today.

The front of the antenna is pointed in a northern direction right now.


I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Feb-2015, 3:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By NapMan
Frustrated cord cutter here

Last year I decided to cut the cord and cancel my DirecTV service when the contract expired in November.
I started searching for options that would work for me. I definitely wanted a DVR so I...
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