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Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Well, thanks for all the help on this thread...

Well, thanks for all the help on this thread folks!
Unfortunately, I didn't get very good news this weekend. I first assembled my CM-3020 (Advantage 100) in my second story bedroom and pointed out...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Jul-2019, 5:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
I suspect that your choice is the correct one.......

I suspect that your choice is the correct one....
Upon further analysis using this online deflection calculator:
https://www.engineering.com/calculators/beams.htm

Your recommended EMT bends...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Tim, thanks for your reply. I'm honestly...

Tim, thanks for your reply. I'm honestly surprised that EMT is acceptable since it's "bendable" by design and is only 0.065" thick! It's certainly affordable though....
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2019, 9:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
A Couple Mast Questions.... Standard CM...

A Couple Mast Questions....

Standard CM masts are 5' and 18-gauge 1.25" diameter tubing. Seems WAY too weak.
I was thinking of galvanized pipe available at my local Home Depot. They have 10'...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jul-2019, 4:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
@JoeAZ, I think you meant: "Once on the roof, I...

@JoeAZ, I think you meant:
"Once on the roof, I attached a large washer, "Y" bracket, another
washer and [NUT]."

I read it several times confused until I made that assumption...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Interesting. Did you fasten the 2x4 ahead of...

Interesting. Did you fasten the 2x4 ahead of time, or let the bolts/screws from the Y bracket suspend it from the outside?
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2019, 5:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Hopefully I will decide on the antenna soon. One...

Hopefully I will decide on the antenna soon. One thing that has me slowed down right now is that Im now considering rooftop vs attic (where I started this thread) and the grounding requirements are...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2019, 1:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Thank you for that feedback. I've accepted that...

Thank you for that feedback. I've accepted that it's about a 90% chance that the attic will NOT work for my application.

I also appreciate you letting me know that the CM 3018 will be sufficient...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 9:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
The Winegard HD8220U on Amazon is $145 The...

The Winegard HD8220U on Amazon is $145
The Channel Master CM-3020 is $109

The CM-3020 is about 1 foot less wide (better for "fitting"). If the HD8220U is known to be better then I'll spend the...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 5:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Thanks, I'll look on ebay for some used...

Thanks, I'll look on ebay for some used SiliconDust tuners....

Another question..... I'm struggling on the various retail websites (Amazon, WalMart, etc) to accurately understand the fully...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 8:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Anyone care to suggest a good and affordable...

Anyone care to suggest a good and affordable meter? Thinking $30 or under?
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jul-2019, 5:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Thanks for the replies. I re-ran my address...

Thanks for the replies. I re-ran my address through rabbit ears and it's not nearly as good as the center of my zip code. See attached screenshot....
By the way, does it look like I need VHF if I...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,691
Posted By Insaneoctane
Antenna (s) recommendation

First time poster and love what I'm reading on this site! I'm looking to possibly cut the cord, but I'm fairly far with mountains in the way. I'm really only looking to get the major networks to...
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