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Forum: Help With Reception 19-Aug-2019, 4:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By jrgagne99
Whoops, I didn't see NBC on real-10. So he will...

Whoops, I didn't see NBC on real-10. So he will need VHF-hi elements if he wants NBC. However, PBS is potentially available on WPBA (real-21) at basically the same compass bearing as all the rest.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2019, 7:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By jrgagne99
You have a nice report. All the major networks...

You have a nice report. All the major networks are strong and on UHF. You might be able to get away with a 4-bay such as the HDB4x, DB4e, or Clearstream 2, aimed at 217-degrees. If you don't care...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Aug-2019, 3:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By jrgagne99
WDCQ and WNEM may be tough. You'll likely need a...

WDCQ and WNEM may be tough. You'll likely need a bigger antenna and some luck. Before pursuing, you might want to check the Rabbitears.info report to see if there are any differences relative to...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jul-2019, 2:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By jrgagne99
How badly do you want those "fringe" stations...

How badly do you want those "fringe" stations from Canada? They will most likely take extreme measures to receive at your location. Such as an powerful antenna on a 70-foot tower, high quality...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 1:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By jrgagne99
I would give your Clearstream 4V a try on the...

I would give your Clearstream 4V a try on the roof before trying a different antenna such as the 7694P. The two VHF-hi stations you care about (WJZ-13 and WBAL-12) look to be very strong and a bit...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jul-2019, 7:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,964
Posted By jrgagne99
Maybe use some vertically-oriented pieces of 2"...

Maybe use some vertically-oriented pieces of 2" aluminum angle-iron to distribute/carry the load at the corners.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By jrgagne99
The link to your TVFool report doesn't work for...

The link to your TVFool report doesn't work for me. Looks like you might have pasted an abbreviated link?
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2019, 6:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,080
Posted By jrgagne99
I was reluctant to undo the coax connections up...

I was reluctant to undo the coax connections up in the tree, for fear of messing something up unnecessarily. So rather than take the connections apart and applying grease, I decided to just use the...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,117
Posted By jrgagne99
I think it is very unlikely that your friend's...

I think it is very unlikely that your friend's amazon antenna will pick up any of the NYC stations you desire. Your best shot at the UHF stations from that group is with an 8-bay such as the DB8e or...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Jun-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,944
Posted By jrgagne99
Not necessarily. I encountered a similar...

Not necessarily. I encountered a similar situation before finding my eventual antenna solution. I had been hunting all over the roof for reception of a particular channel that my report said should...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2019, 8:19 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 48,080
Posted By jrgagne99
I have the opportunity to borrow my neighbor's...

I have the opportunity to borrow my neighbor's 60-ft man-lift again this weekend to service my tree-mounted antenna array. This may be the last time I get to do any maintenance up there for several...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 24-May-2019, 2:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 18,918
Posted By jrgagne99
I question the moniker "cord cutting" when people...

I question the moniker "cord cutting" when people use it to mean cutting your cable cord and using an internet connection instead for TV. In many cases, it's over the same piece of coax, no?

To...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2019, 2:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,944
Posted By jrgagne99
I would go with the 30-2476 VHF antenna as well. ...

I would go with the 30-2476 VHF antenna as well. Not the 2475. I have a 2476 pulling in RF-13, which has a listed NM of +7.5 dB on my TVFool report at my location. Over the winter, the wind blew...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-May-2019, 1:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By jrgagne99
We tried to keep the disruptions under control. ...

We tried to keep the disruptions under control. It worked for a little while, but in the end, it proved impossible. The offending person has now been banned. Let's try to move on from here.
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Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 6:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,458
Posted By jrgagne99
I wasn't aware of that. Is this because of the...

I wasn't aware of that. Is this because of the longer wavelength (relative to UHF) being able to penetrate the trees more easily?



What do you mean by "poor mounting location" in this case?
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 4:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,458
Posted By jrgagne99
Assuming you don't care about the VHF-Low signals...

Assuming you don't care about the VHF-Low signals [e.g. KTJD (RF-5) and KAHO (RF-4)], there is no need for the big antennas such as 8200 3038, or Advantage 100. The 2MAX mounted outside and pointed...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Apr-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,257
Posted By jrgagne99
I volunteered to become a moderator and it is now...

I volunteered to become a moderator and it is now so. I will do my best to keep the discussion high-quality, constructive, and civil. I hope we don't lose ADTech, Rabbit73 and other high-quality...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Mar-2019, 7:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By jrgagne99
He could just try aiming the antenna off target...

He could just try aiming the antenna off target first, instead of buying attenuators.
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Mar-2019, 3:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,987
Posted By jrgagne99
What a great looking setup! How high is your...

What a great looking setup! How high is your tower? Is that a project box or a rotor I see up there?
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2019, 6:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By jrgagne99
In my case, it was really difficult to get all 5...

In my case, it was really difficult to get all 5 at once. Even with good UHF-only antennas (HDB91X, HDB8X, dB8e, etc.) it was difficult to find a hot spot on my roof for even the two strongest ones...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 4:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By jrgagne99
WPTZ and WVNY both have co-channel interference...

WPTZ and WVNY both have co-channel interference which is probably why reception is poor. That said, WCAX is actually on RF-22 presently (switching to RF-20 after the repack) and yet you claim to...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,764
Posted By jrgagne99
If she can live without NBC on RF-10, and doesn't...

If she can live without NBC on RF-10, and doesn't like the size and "looks" of the GE, C2V, or C2MAX in her living room, maybe a Clearstream FLEX or VIEW, or Mohu Leaf would be worth a try. I once...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By jrgagne99
If you're committed to the attic installation,...

If you're committed to the attic installation, you can always try moving the antenna around by small amounts. For example build a mount that lets you slide it around in X/Y and up/down by say 6"-12"...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2019, 1:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,597
Posted By jrgagne99
The Clearstream 4 should have plenty of...

The Clearstream 4 should have plenty of horsepower based on your report and desires. The problem is that in general, attic installations are hit-or-miss. First thing I would try is to get that...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 1:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,537
Posted By jrgagne99
I too would be very surprised if the "Fisher...

I too would be very surprised if the "Fisher Price" 150-mile antenna you ordered works better than a functioning CM-5020 (Advantage 100). Most likely, your neighbor stumbled on a sweetspot in spite...
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