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Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,258
Posted By jrgagne99
Not necessarily. I encountered a similar...

Not necessarily. I encountered a similar situation before finding my eventual antenna solution. I had been hunting all over the roof for reception of a particular channel that my report said should...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2019, 8:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 42,432
Posted By jrgagne99
I have the opportunity to borrow my neighbor's...

I have the opportunity to borrow my neighbor's 60-ft man-lift again this weekend to service my tree-mounted antenna array. This may be the last time I get to do any maintenance up there for several...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 24-May-2019, 2:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,576
Posted By jrgagne99
I question the moniker "cord cutting" when people...

I question the moniker "cord cutting" when people use it to mean cutting your cable cord and using an internet connection instead for TV. In many cases, it's over the same piece of coax, no?

To...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2019, 2:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,258
Posted By jrgagne99
I would go with the 30-2476 VHF antenna as well. ...

I would go with the 30-2476 VHF antenna as well. Not the 2475. I have a 2476 pulling in RF-13, which has a listed NM of +7.5 dB on my TVFool report at my location. Over the winter, the wind blew...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-May-2019, 1:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By jrgagne99
We tried to keep the disruptions under control. ...

We tried to keep the disruptions under control. It worked for a little while, but in the end, it proved impossible. The offending person has now been banned. Let's try to move on from here.
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Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 6:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,375
Posted By jrgagne99
I wasn't aware of that. Is this because of the...

I wasn't aware of that. Is this because of the longer wavelength (relative to UHF) being able to penetrate the trees more easily?



What do you mean by "poor mounting location" in this case?
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 4:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,375
Posted By jrgagne99
Assuming you don't care about the VHF-Low signals...

Assuming you don't care about the VHF-Low signals [e.g. KTJD (RF-5) and KAHO (RF-4)], there is no need for the big antennas such as 8200 3038, or Advantage 100. The 2MAX mounted outside and pointed...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Apr-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,592
Posted By jrgagne99
I volunteered to become a moderator and it is now...

I volunteered to become a moderator and it is now so. I will do my best to keep the discussion high-quality, constructive, and civil. I hope we don't lose ADTech, Rabbit73 and other high-quality...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Mar-2019, 7:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By jrgagne99
He could just try aiming the antenna off target...

He could just try aiming the antenna off target first, instead of buying attenuators.
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Mar-2019, 3:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,810
Posted By jrgagne99
What a great looking setup! How high is your...

What a great looking setup! How high is your tower? Is that a project box or a rotor I see up there?
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2019, 6:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,995
Posted By jrgagne99
In my case, it was really difficult to get all 5...

In my case, it was really difficult to get all 5 at once. Even with good UHF-only antennas (HDB91X, HDB8X, dB8e, etc.) it was difficult to find a hot spot on my roof for even the two strongest ones...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 4:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,995
Posted By jrgagne99
WPTZ and WVNY both have co-channel interference...

WPTZ and WVNY both have co-channel interference which is probably why reception is poor. That said, WCAX is actually on RF-22 presently (switching to RF-20 after the repack) and yet you claim to...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,290
Posted By jrgagne99
If she can live without NBC on RF-10, and doesn't...

If she can live without NBC on RF-10, and doesn't like the size and "looks" of the GE, C2V, or C2MAX in her living room, maybe a Clearstream FLEX or VIEW, or Mohu Leaf would be worth a try. I once...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By jrgagne99
If you're committed to the attic installation,...

If you're committed to the attic installation, you can always try moving the antenna around by small amounts. For example build a mount that lets you slide it around in X/Y and up/down by say 6"-12"...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2019, 1:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By jrgagne99
The Clearstream 4 should have plenty of...

The Clearstream 4 should have plenty of horsepower based on your report and desires. The problem is that in general, attic installations are hit-or-miss. First thing I would try is to get that...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 1:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,693
Posted By jrgagne99
I too would be very surprised if the "Fisher...

I too would be very surprised if the "Fisher Price" 150-mile antenna you ordered works better than a functioning CM-5020 (Advantage 100). Most likely, your neighbor stumbled on a sweetspot in spite...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Feb-2019, 6:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,227
Posted By jrgagne99
The math indicates that the Original Poster's...

The math indicates that the Original Poster's signals are too strong for an amplifier (especially the Quad-7) and would be very likely to cause overload.
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By jrgagne99
Your signals look good and strong. Did you ever...

Your signals look good and strong. Did you ever get solid reception from the attic antenna? Have trees grown up that are blocking the view now? I would think a simple rig like the C2V pointed...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,227
Posted By jrgagne99
Get that sucker up on the roof with a clear view...

Get that sucker up on the roof with a clear view to the direction of the towers. Then you'll see what the real situation is.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2018, 4:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,728
Posted By jrgagne99
Yes, or even the CM-2018 should get you most of...

Yes, or even the CM-2018 should get you most of the yellow stations in your TVF list.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2018, 4:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By jrgagne99
With big antennas like that, you likely can't go...

With big antennas like that, you likely can't go much more than 6' high. Maybe 8', and that would be using a nice strong tripod setup. Those screw into the roof though, and you probably don't want...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2018, 3:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By jrgagne99
You also might need to walk the roof and adjust...

You also might need to walk the roof and adjust antenna height to find a sweetspot. A foot or two up/down left/right can make quite a difference when dealing with weak signals. And don't forget to...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2018, 5:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,739
Posted By jrgagne99
You could try the 4V or 4Max. Or maybe even the...

You could try the 4V or 4Max. Or maybe even the 2V or 2Max. But those Clearstreams only have a single dipole for VHF so you might or might not pull in up WXIA NBC on RF-10. I think both are...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2018, 2:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By jrgagne99
This is a tough one. The Bakersfield signals...

This is a tough one. The Bakersfield signals (NBC and FOX in particular) are very weak at your location. You'll need to be as high as you can and be well clear of all trees to even have a chance at...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Dec-2018, 3:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,739
Posted By jrgagne99
I second the above. The 8200 and 7777 are not...

I second the above. The 8200 and 7777 are not advisable for your location.
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