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Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2015, 4:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,979
Posted By Ben Myers
Make sure all your coax connections are tight. ...

Make sure all your coax connections are tight. Anything that blocks the DC voltage from getting to the preamp prevents it from working and can cause the kind of problem you are having.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Feb-2015, 6:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,515
Posted By Ben Myers
You might try an FM trap. ...

You might try an FM trap.
https://www.google.com/?complete=0#complete=0&q=fm+trap
An FM Fool report with your coordinates shows several high power FM stations about a mile away.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2015, 4:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,936
Posted By Ben Myers
Tune the television to CBS or NBC, adjust the...

Tune the television to CBS or NBC, adjust the antenna for the most stable picture and do a rescan. Also, on direct channel entry, try 43.1 or 43 followed by a period or hyphen, then adjust the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jan-2015, 3:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,969
Posted By Ben Myers
Make sure the connections between the balun and...

Make sure the connections between the balun and the receiving elements on the antenna are intact and that they are not touching the boom or each other. Also, it might be helpful to know if you are...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jan-2015, 8:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,474
Posted By Ben Myers
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If you can't go any higher, try lower, or a different location altogether.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jan-2015, 1:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,969
Posted By Ben Myers
The plasma television you are using has a...

The plasma television you are using has a built-in signal strength meter and seems to have the ability to add channels manually. Page 30 in the English users manual.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Dec-2014, 8:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,421
Posted By Ben Myers
One in the attic and a bowtie downstairs. Switch...

One in the attic and a bowtie downstairs. Switch is actually bolted to the TV stand. I use an old VCR to switch between cable and over-the-air, but an A/B switch would work for this as well.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Dec-2014, 7:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,421
Posted By Ben Myers
I use a VHF/UHF combo up in my attic, aimed at...

I use a VHF/UHF combo up in my attic, aimed at Washington DC and connected to an A/B switch to make changing antennas easier. Some indoor antennas have built-in amplifiers, but if yours doesn't, I...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Dec-2014, 1:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,421
Posted By Ben Myers
If you are using an unamplified antenna, you...

If you are using an unamplified antenna, you might try an amplifier first. With outdoor antennas, extreme care must be used for personal safety and lightning protection, and most outdoor antennas...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Dec-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,898
Posted By Ben Myers
You might try an amplifier first.

You might try an amplifier first.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Dec-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,421
Posted By Ben Myers
Eight stations is pretty good for an indoor...

Eight stations is pretty good for an indoor antenna in your situation.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Dec-2014, 9:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,605
Posted By Ben Myers
The first thing I would do is buy a six or twelve...

The first thing I would do is buy a six or twelve foot extension to allow the antenna to be moved throughout the room.

https://www.google.com/?complete=0#complete=0&q=rg6+extension

Indoor...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Dec-2014, 3:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,149
Posted By Ben Myers
A picture would be helpful.

A picture would be helpful.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,202
Posted By Ben Myers
When using TV Fool, you can always enter your...

When using TV Fool, you can always enter your address. The best method is to click on "Online TV Maps" on the left, enter your address or zip code, click "Map this", then left-click and drag the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2014, 8:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,723
Posted By Ben Myers
The idea is to tune the television to one of the...

The idea is to tune the television to one of the new, unmemorized channels that you are still trying to receive, then configure and aim the antenna until the picture shows up. This feature may or...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Nov-2014, 7:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,723
Posted By Ben Myers
Try entering the real channel number, followed by...

Try entering the real channel number, followed by a period or hyphen.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Nov-2014, 4:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,723
Posted By Ben Myers
If you are rescanning with every antenna change,...

If you are rescanning with every antenna change, I strongly suggest you try to find a way to add channels manually. Many televisions and converters can do this, even when it is not documented in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2014, 7:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,822
Posted By Ben Myers
One possibility is a loose connection,...

One possibility is a loose connection, intermittently interrupting the DC power to the preamp or just adding noise to the signal.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Oct-2014, 7:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,617
Posted By Ben Myers
According to Wikipedia, WNET transmitted its...

According to Wikipedia, WNET transmitted its digital signal on real channel 61 before the 2009 transition and real channel 13 afterwards.
Incidentally, 31 degrees magnetic is approximately NNE, if...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Oct-2014, 2:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,617
Posted By Ben Myers
You should have a high-VHF capable antenna...

You should have a high-VHF capable antenna pointed at 31 degrees magnetic for WNET, although your signals are so strong that you might do better with an omnidirectional one. Your current antenna may...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Oct-2014, 5:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,404
Posted By Ben Myers
It's not on the list, but possibly WWLP in...

It's not on the list, but possibly WWLP in Springfield Massachusetts. Springfield also has a PBS affiliate, WGBY, real channel 22. Even closer are WGBH and WGBX in Boston and WSBE in Providence. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2014, 4:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,909
Posted By Ben Myers
Try temporarily moving the antenna outside, or at...

Try temporarily moving the antenna outside, or at least close to a window, preferably in the direction of the desired stations. Also, it may be helpful to know the manufacturer and model of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Oct-2014, 5:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,078
Posted By Ben Myers
If the only problem you are having is with the...

If the only problem you are having is with the TiVo-connected equipment, try moving or turning the antenna. You may have to get someone downstairs to watch the television while you make changes. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2014, 3:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ben Myers
Not necessarily, but keep in mind that the...

Not necessarily, but keep in mind that the primary function of a preamp is to overcome transmission lines losses.



See if you can add channels manually. Many televisions can do this, even when...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2014, 7:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,466
Posted By Ben Myers
Most of the stations in your area are to the...

Most of the stations in your area are to the southeast.
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