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Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2016, 1:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,064
Posted By Lexpilot
ADTech, thanks for the reply. I happen to have...

ADTech, thanks for the reply.
I happen to have that exact model Stihl chainsaw.
Not sure if I want to give up the summer shade for an occasional drop out.

Would one of the flat type antennas...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2016, 4:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,064
Posted By Lexpilot
Hey guys looking for recommendations

Hey guys, we solved my daughters problem now let's try mine.
I am 45 miles north of the madison wi transmitters and have occasional drop outs and pixilation mainly when it is windy.
I have trees...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2016, 4:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
Thanks rick, I know wet wood can conduct. This...

Thanks rick, I know wet wood can conduct.
This actual piece is from an antique book shelf and is bone dry. I would bet if I checked it with my megger it would have insulating properties as good as...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Aug-2016, 5:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
Yes the plans for the antenna I used showed the...

Yes the plans for the antenna I used showed the spacing for the elements.
The vertical feed lines are .o41 stainless safety wire and are wrapped around the screws under a washer holding the elements...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2016, 4:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
Guess I can only put one pic in a post?

Guess I can only put one pic in a post?
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2016, 4:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
Good news!

Turns out the landlord replaced the little windows in the attic and threw my antenna on the floor when he changed the one on the west end I had the antenna hung in.
I put on the screen reflector and...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Aug-2016, 7:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
Thanks Rabbit, I found the Clearstream at Wmart...

Thanks Rabbit, I found the Clearstream at Wmart for $100 and ended up getting a ANT751R for $46.
I'm going to try a reflector and readjusting the aim before trying the new antenna.

Not sure if...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Aug-2016, 4:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
Thanks for all the replies, it was worth the 5...

Thanks for all the replies, it was worth the 5 day wait.
To be clear, the CM7777 is on my house 40 miles north of Madison not the daughters house in Milwaukee I'm working on.
The coax does go...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2016, 4:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
Rabbit, can you give me a link to an example of...

Rabbit, can you give me a link to an example of an anttenuator?
I have a CM 7777 at home with a switch that says FM trap that I leave in (on).
Do they accomplish the same thing?
Thanks
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2016, 4:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
Thanks for the replies. Here is the exact...

Thanks for the replies.
Here is the exact location report:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de2cb67d5b333d5

The antenna I made is this one:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2016, 7:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,839
Posted By Lexpilot
What am I missing here?

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de2cb373daafaba

My daughter is renting a house near UW Milwaukee campus and I hung a homemade coat hanger 8 bay on a 2X4 in the attic....
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