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Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 2:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Tower Guy
Not that I know of. You might guess that...

Not that I know of.

You might guess that the coax turning around the mast with the rotator might not act like brand new coax and replace it to be sure.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 1:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By Tower Guy
I would suspect a corroded connector and/or water...

I would suspect a corroded connector and/or water in the coax.
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2019, 2:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,464
Posted By Tower Guy
Guess #1; The TV set remembers the old channel...

Guess #1; The TV set remembers the old channel info and is confused. Try a double rescan. https://www.soundandvision.com/news/061809dtvweak

Guess #2; The 18.5 audio channel...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Feb-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By Tower Guy
I would ground your antenna using one of these;...

I would ground your antenna using one of these; https://www.showmecables.com/f-type-single-ground-block-3-ghz?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsPri3e2c4AIVg4bACh1VoAVnEAQYAiABEgL2f_D_BwE

The ground block will...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Feb-2019, 3:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By Tower Guy
I would also avoid the use of an amplifier.

I would also avoid the use of an amplifier.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2019, 6:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By Tower Guy
To me the CM 3011HD looks like half of a C2MAX....

To me the CM 3011HD looks like half of a C2MAX. (Maybe a C1MAX?) If a C2 MAX isn’t doing well, either move it to a better location or get a larger antenna, not a smaller one.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2019, 6:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By Tower Guy
The C2MAX is enough antenna if it is in a...

The C2MAX is enough antenna if it is in a favorable location. Another antenna to consider is a ANT751.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jan-2019, 8:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tower Guy
The question here is why did reception stop. ...

The question here is why did reception stop.

The CM-3011HD might get WUTF, but should not pick up anything else.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jan-2019, 3:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By Tower Guy
Three possible causes come to mind. 1. Water...

Three possible causes come to mind.
1. Water (ice) in the coax.
2. Failing preamp.
3. Interference.
Troubleshoot the problem by ruling out the possible problems one at a time.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2019, 3:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Tower Guy
A two antenna solution with a UVSJ is best, but...

A two antenna solution with a UVSJ is best, but here’s an idea that works only in your section of San Diego.

If you can find a discontinued Winegard HD-1080 it works on both UHF and VHF with the...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 20-Jan-2019, 2:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Tower Guy
It sounds like a skeleton slot antenna. I can’t...

It sounds like a skeleton slot antenna. I can’t find anything on line that describes it, so I’ll try.

Think of it as a folded dipole, but fed across the narrow part in the middle instead of...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jan-2019, 6:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tower Guy
I notice a significant difference between the...

I notice a significant difference between the signal level of KNIC calculated by tvfool.com and RabbitEars.info. Tvfool shows KNIC 48.3 dB stronger than FOX while RabbitEars says 32.3 dB. That makes...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2019, 9:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By Tower Guy
I believe that your existing preamp is...

I believe that your existing preamp is overloaded. The clue is that you are having problems with real channel 31. An overloaded preamp causes third order intermod, which in this case is likely...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Dec-2018, 6:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By Tower Guy
Extra height might help, but watch out, WFSB is...

Extra height might help, but watch out, WFSB is too strong for a 7777 preamp.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Dec-2018, 7:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Tower Guy
The HD 7698P is a 8200U but without the channel...

The HD 7698P is a 8200U but without the channel 2-6 extension. There are no signals available on channels 2-6, so I’d stick with the smaller antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Dec-2018, 1:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Tower Guy
A preamp at the antenna would offer a few dB...

A preamp at the antenna would offer a few dB improvement in signal, but as you noted, as long as the antenna is not blocked by thick trees, or a nearby building, the signals are strong enough that it...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Dec-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Tower Guy
Antenna: Winegard HD-7698P aimed at 232 degrees...

Antenna: Winegard HD-7698P aimed at 232 degrees true.

Distribution amp: ChannelMaster 3414
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2018, 4:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tower Guy
The components that you have should work fine. ...

The components that you have should work fine. I'd be looking for a wiring error with the power supply or a bad F connector.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Nov-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,691
Posted By Tower Guy
I’d try a Clearstream 2MAX.

I’d try a Clearstream 2MAX.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 8-Nov-2018, 6:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,476
Posted By Tower Guy
Here's my 2 cents. Are both the house and...

Here's my 2 cents.

Are both the house and barn fed using triplex from the pole? If so, they are considered two distinct systems, each of which need their own ground which is best done at the...
Forum: Antennas 30-Oct-2018, 2:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,924
Posted By Tower Guy
The situation for you in White Hiuse TN is very...

The situation for you in White Hiuse TN is very different than Ohio. You have stations on VHF low, VHF high, and UHF; all of which arrive in roughly the same direction. The Channel Master antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2018, 5:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By Tower Guy
The PS-1403 is a power inserter for a preamp...

The PS-1403 is a power inserter for a preamp mounted at the antenna. To figure out your problem we would need to know the model of the preamp itself.

The 900 MHz splitters that you have now are...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2018, 5:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,191
Posted By Tower Guy
I don’t know if the 751 will pick up channel 5,...

I don’t know if the 751 will pick up channel 5, but it should do fine with the other locals. Note that channel 5 is in a different direction, so a single antenna can’t be aimed for channel 5 anyway....
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 9:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,196
Posted By Tower Guy
Grounding does not effect TV reception unless...

Grounding does not effect TV reception unless there are extremely strong nearby transmitters, especially high power AM stations.

The key to a safe ground system is to have every ground tied...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 7:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By Tower Guy
You can follow the links for each station in...

You can follow the links for each station in Burlington VT from this web site.

https://www.rabbitears.info/repackchannels.php?country=US&city=&state=&mktid=113&owner=&sort=&ph=&lss=&status=

You...
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