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Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,534
Posted By kach22i
This is the one I've been using. ...

This is the one I've been using.

http://tvlistings.aol.com/listings/mi/ann-arbor/over-the-air/48106#x

I'd rather use an App on my cell phone for the convenience of not having to spool up my old...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 30-Mar-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181,748
Posted By kach22i
Local TV Channel Listings/Guides - Websites and Apps

Most recent thread on this topic was over two years old, and did not include cell phone Apps which I am interested in. So I started this thread.

Here is the website I've been using for local TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2015, 1:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,037
Posted By kach22i
I would assume that solid rods are more dense and...

I would assume that solid rods are more dense and rigid than cables, and hence would expand and contact more.

We are venturing into material fatigue and connection fatigue due to stress caused by...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2015, 1:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,037
Posted By kach22i
I have a tool for turning the end of any steel...

I have a tool for turning the end of any steel rod into a thread one, an oil is used with it.

I have the steel rods too, was going to make a rack for hanging reference drawings on (24" x 36"...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Nov-2015, 2:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,037
Posted By kach22i
Antenna Mast Stabilization - Guy Wires V's Rods

I'm about to go though my first winter with a 10 foot pole, which replaced a 5 foot pole.

The five foot pole was short so there was less sway in the wind.

Come spring I may elect to shore up...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Nov-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,157
Posted By kach22i
That's what I was thinking, he's testing...

That's what I was thinking, he's testing situations of too much gain and not enough gain.

Perhaps that RCA branded amplified booster splitter (linked to by tclearinghouse) working alone without...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Nov-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,618
Posted By kach22i
Is there any way you can post a few pictures of...

Is there any way you can post a few pictures of your setup?

Maybe one of our eagle eyed members can spot something suspect and make a suggestion for an improvement.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Nov-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
So as a rule of thumb, what would be the radius? ...

So as a rule of thumb, what would be the radius?

I think the tension was part of the problem, about 50%.

I also suspect that when I fixed one end, the other end went bad, sort of Murphy's law...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Nov-2015, 9:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,618
Posted By kach22i
I typically blame intermittent reception on wind,...

I typically blame intermittent reception on wind, weather and interference form other sources.

However, after my multi-year long dealings with finicky connections, trust nothing and no one.

Can...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Nov-2015, 9:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
Yes, that's what I did...................good...

Yes, that's what I did...................good advice.

UPDATE: 11/16/15

Ha, I went a year with one of those in the window antennas. A hand full of channels, but between Crackle on my...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Nov-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
I tried that different type of by-pass or TV...

I tried that different type of by-pass or TV antenna connection point...........still no signal.

I redid a bunch of connections on the antenna plus double checked the in-line ones too, to no...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2014, 7:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
Thank you Jake, I forgot that I posted it. ...

Thank you Jake, I forgot that I posted it.

Still no one picking up the phone at Denny's, this is typically the case sad to say.

This is my latest idea of a "by-pass".
...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2014, 4:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
RE 1: I did that 11 months ago, in short I got a...

RE 1: I did that 11 months ago, in short I got a whole lot more stations than the report said I should, guess I should have been happy with that.

RE 2: If I have time today I'll do a fresh...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Oct-2014, 3:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
I tried calling twice and sent a detailed...

I tried calling twice and sent a detailed email................that was days ago and no response.

I'll try again today.

My only idea left is to by-pass the recommended connection to the...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2014, 9:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
I bit the bullet and purchased another Winegard...

I bit the bullet and purchased another Winegard LNA 200 preamplifier for $55.

Installed it and the new power supply, still no signal.

Then the one connection which I've never messed with, the...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Oct-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
I unplugged the inserter preamp power unit in the...

I unplugged the inserter preamp power unit in the basement, watched the little green light fade away.

I then went up the ladder to the preamp on the pole and using a male/male coupler tied the in...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Oct-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
To clarify on the "by-pass" procedure, I...

To clarify on the "by-pass" procedure, I physically disconnected the preamp, put a male to male coupler on, and connected the antenna cable to the cable going into the house via the coupler.

I did...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2014, 8:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
No I haven't, and even with the preamp by-pass I...

No I haven't, and even with the preamp by-pass I tried there as a coupler involved.

EDIT:

Just tried a SnapAV 12 foot RG6 coaxial cable which a local audio store put together for me with some...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2014, 7:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
I just tried by-passing the preamp, still no...

I just tried by-passing the preamp, still no signal.

I just tried changing the cable (12-foot presealed) from the preamp to the 75/300 ohm outdoor transformer, still no signal.

Guy at the local...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Oct-2014, 8:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,354
Posted By kach22i
Went from 5 foot mast to 10 foot and now no signal

Just under a year ago I installed a HD Stacker antenna from Denny's, eave mount with standard 5-foot mast/pole kit. It barely cleared the 10/12 pitch roof but I got many more stations than basic...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jan-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,936
Posted By kach22i
I'll feel better knowing it at least clears the...

I'll feel better knowing it at least clears the roof, and is high as it can be without introducing noticeable sway.

The original 1-1/4" (approx. dia.) 2-piece 15-foot light gauge pole did have...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jan-2014, 5:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,936
Posted By kach22i
While trying to answer my own question and found...

While trying to answer my own question and found this informative site.

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/siting.html

However, still not the information I'm looking for on wind. It does cover...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 7:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,942
Posted By kach22i
Nice post, I think I've learned something new.

Nice post, I think I've learned something new.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 4:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,942
Posted By kach22i
My installation instructions from Denny's TV said...

My installation instructions from Denny's TV said the preamp has got to before the splitter. It's the newer Wineguard USB preamp, but I think they are all the same installation wise.

If I can...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jan-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,936
Posted By kach22i
Found my bookmark of it: ...

Found my bookmark of it:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d46aeffae5da48f
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