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Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jan-2014, 4:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,409
Posted By middleofnowhere
Un Milagro!!! Cranked up the pole another 4...

Un Milagro!!!

Cranked up the pole another 4 feet, PBS is now perfect in the whole sense of the word. Amazing how such a small distance can make such a difference!

Anyway, that's all the...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,409
Posted By middleofnowhere
Haven't we all...

Haven't we all...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 9:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,409
Posted By middleofnowhere
Well in 2011 not only was I much more of a noob,...

Well in 2011 not only was I much more of a noob, I was using Google Earth coords that were literally miles off.

I'll probably spring for the Wineguard when I do go for it as Wineguard seems to...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 7:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,409
Posted By middleofnowhere
Wow. 2 antenna setup. Never thought that was...

Wow. 2 antenna setup. Never thought that was needed :-\
I'm hesitant to spring for a double-antenna as it would be 'unsightly' to the neighbor, who I might add complains about my dog 24/7.
At this...
Forum: Special Topics 16-Jan-2014, 6:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,583
Posted By middleofnowhere
Translator stations are....?

Real quick question:

As far as I understand it, translator stations receive signals being transmitted from another station, and the rebroadcast them? That would explain why a local 'translator' 41...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 6:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,409
Posted By middleofnowhere
Updated (and dismal) report:...

Updated (and dismal) report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d5b945527ad961d

Still shows ABC as being weaker than PBS!

Sidethought: On a transmitter information site I...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 5:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,409
Posted By middleofnowhere
I used the map, and the google earth coords put...

I used the map, and the google earth coords put me MILES off.

After moving it manually, it actually shows ABC being weaker than PBS, but PBS refuses to come in. Annoying!

I might just need to...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 5:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,409
Posted By middleofnowhere
1) The coax setup I mentioned in my old post was...

1) The coax setup I mentioned in my old post was so I could drag it around the yard. Right now I'm using a 80ft run of the coax that the satellite company put it. Pretty sure it's OK; it's been...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Jan-2014, 6:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,409
Posted By middleofnowhere
Angry Darn annoying reception problem

Been awhile since I've been here.

Anywayz, I've been having this problem with just one channel ever since I got this antenna last year.

One channel, PBS on real channel 33 digital 22.1-2-3, is...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Feb-2013, 7:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,197
Posted By middleofnowhere
I'm using a crimp like the first link. Crimped...

I'm using a crimp like the first link. Crimped the copper inside together, wrap with tape, lay the outer metal jacket over and tape some more. Is working great (PERFECT, 75% signal and better) right...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Feb-2013, 4:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,197
Posted By middleofnowhere
OK, i moved the antenna around and i get PBS out...

OK, i moved the antenna around and i get PBS out of it now. CBS is nonexistent. Possibly the coax but everything else is flawless with no trees. Still using old, crimp connector patch. Balun on the...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2013, 8:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,197
Posted By middleofnowhere
Currently the antenna is mounted at the end of my...

Currently the antenna is mounted at the end of my house. This is where most of the trees are, but it didn't require restringing wires. howEVER after doing some compass-pointing I think I can move it...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2013, 6:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,197
Posted By middleofnowhere
Yes, i bought a c290 from radioshack, put it up,...

Yes, i bought a c290 from radioshack, put it up, 2 channels i feel ripped off!
I don't have any new coax, all my coax is at least 5 yrs old, maybe i should get new stuff. The dish coax is all inside...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2013, 4:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,197
Posted By middleofnowhere
p.s correction: there will be 145ft of cable...

p.s correction: there will be 145ft of cable between the edge of my yard. I have power for a pre-amp.
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2013, 2:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,197
Posted By middleofnowhere
I'm not getting half of what i'm supposed to be...

I'm not getting half of what i'm supposed to be getting. Only NBC, ABC (weak) and two fuzzball analog channels. I got extra PBS with my homebuilt chicken wire antenna!
This is without splitter or...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2013, 5:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,330
Posted By middleofnowhere
it probably won't work. You are only 3 mi from...

it probably won't work. You are only 3 mi from transmitters but the ground will block ALL transmissions. putting it in the joists may work, but with such heavy construction in floors i don't...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2013, 3:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,197
Posted By middleofnowhere
No, there are a couple (2 or 3) tall pine trees...

No, there are a couple (2 or 3) tall pine trees in the way, but i managed to pick up stuff (barely) through them with a smaller, (4 bay flat verticle type) homebuilt antenna. Was going to put up the...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2013, 8:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,197
Posted By middleofnowhere
Have I chosen right?

I'll just double check w/ u guys before sending my $$ down a hole.
Here's my channel report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d1dda9f73fd3ead
I'm looking at getting an...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Sep-2011, 8:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,553
Posted By middleofnowhere
hmm.....i'll try this VHF monster, and report...

hmm.....i'll try this VHF monster, and report back. If no go, i'll scrap the aluminum and buy a high-quality one. If i'm lucky, i might pull a station from 65 miles that i want! ;)
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Sep-2011, 6:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,553
Posted By middleofnowhere
my old antenna had the UHF dipoles on it, the...

my old antenna had the UHF dipoles on it, the really short ones? anyway, won't VHF dipoles work with UHF with a slight signal decrease? BTW, one of the reasons KOTI-2 analog might of not come in well...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Sep-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,553
Posted By middleofnowhere
Post need help with digital

i recently bought a Digital converter box to run my early 90's analog TV, but i'm not getting anything. here's the list of channels:...
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