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Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jun-2017, 7:45 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By olimazi
balun type

what type of balun/downlead do I need for the digiwave ANT 2075?
Forum: Help With Reception 28-May-2013, 5:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Hurrican Sandy

Hey guys, just wanted to give an update on my OTA antenna situation.
I was getting dropouts in the spring/summer when the tree in front of my antenna (pin oak) filled in and I was constantly getting...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2011, 3:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Question adjacent channel interference

I noticed on my tv fool report:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d8d179181bb9946

that channel 44 (5.1) Fox, the one that I'm having trouble getting, is marked as...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2011, 1:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Ch 44

Thanks, it's ch 44 that's getting drop outs - weak 0-35% signal fluctuating.
I'm gonna get on the roof and re-aim the antenna - originally was supposed to aim right at a tree, but i shifted it a few...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2011, 1:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Red face antenna is up

i want to thank all y'all for the excellent advice - the antenna is up and i'm getting 70-100% signal on all channels except fox hd from new york - the sd comes in fine - then again i knew it would...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Apr-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Lightbulb Almost there...

A little update on my antenna project:

I mounted the eave mount and put the mast up.
Routed 50ft. of coax from the roof to a ground block just inside the foundation (grounded to the water pipe...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2011, 5:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
ground wire...

Cable coax comes in, about a foot from the foundation, and hits a ground block - the length of the ground wire from the block to the water pipe is about 1 foot.

the Fios guy did a much cleaner...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Feb-2011, 5:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Red face grounding

Yer right about doing it the right way - you're definitely not going to like what you see next :)

How effective would a device like this be?
...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Feb-2011, 2:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Question Getting there....

I purchased a Winegard 7698P antenna with Winegard AP-8700 pre amp along w/ 100' of rg-6 coax.
My plan is to eave mount the antenna w/ 5' mast, run the coax loose and connect to tv to see if I get a...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Aug-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
hmmmm

wouldn't the 2 masts have to be of different diameter for me to do that?
how would I slide one into the other... with say 2-5ft 1 1/4" pipes?
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
mast...

cool, thanks, was leaning towards the brick fireplace...
so I will need something like a 7 ft. mast to get 5 ft. above that metal cap - cause I will lose a couple of feet to mounting eh?
off to...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Aug-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
place to mount...

Thanks for all your help guys - been scouting the outside of the house for a place to mount the antenna - I think one of 2 chimneys is best -

One chimney (smaller white one for boiler) is closer...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2010, 8:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
10 ft. metal tree

heh, i hear ya, loud and clear - don't mess with power.

been thinking about my signal-
Fm 100.3 comes in so-so by me - in and out.
This frequency is between ch 6 and 7 VHF...
so If I'm having...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2010, 1:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
stink pipe

heh, yer funny with the stink pipe... I have one but it's not sturdy enough for a big antenna... unless I reinforce it in the attic....
guess I shouldn't put it on the eve close to the power line in...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 4:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Chimney mount w/ Solar panels

How small of a chimney are you talking about? and what is it made of?

Town, It's about 2 Ft. wide and 5 Ft. tall made of what looks like stucco? It's not brick. And it's on the side of the roof,...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Cool I can see clearly now...

All this OTA stuff is becoming clearer to me, thanks to you guys...

I think I have all the pieces for my OTA project in place, now for the installation - getting up on the roof and strapping the...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jul-2010, 12:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
I'm getting there....

mtown, you make too much sense brotha, I think yer right, I'll just focus on NYC with one antenna.
I do have a multi-stream cable card for my tivo btw - didn't like the fios stb.

I didn't realize...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jul-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
OTA & Tivo

I will put the antenna on the roof and pray... if the pine tree blocks NYC towers then I'll aim the sucker at PHI.

One other thing that concerns me is my TIVO... anyone know what type of converter...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jul-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
VHF-Hi/UHF antenna

Thanks man, I am leaning towards the Winegard 7698P VHF-Hi/UHF antenna.
You're right I'm within 40-45 miles from my towers, but I'm a little worried about a big pine tree on my land next to my house...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jul-2010, 2:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Nice Setup KB, would it be better for me to get a...

Nice Setup KB, would it be better for me to get a separate UHF antenna like the WG 9095P and a separate VHF antenna like the WG ya-1713 and combine them, instead of using a combo antenna?
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jul-2010, 1:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Looking at 2-69 antennas now... maybe the...

Looking at 2-69 antennas now... maybe the Winegard HD7084P instead of the 8200U beast... should be able to pick up NYC and PHI with that one eh? Don't think I'll hit ch6 with a 7698P like static...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jul-2010, 5:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
Thanks for the heads up on the TVFool report...

Thanks for the heads up on the TVFool report link.

Static, I will research your recommendation.

My original plan was for an 8200U, but then I took into account size (the 7698P seems so much...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jul-2010, 2:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 37,578
Posted By olimazi
UHF/VHF Antenna on Roof

After contemplating putting an antenna like the CM 4228 in the attic, I've come to my senses and decided to put a VHF/UHF antenna on the roof, something like the Winegard 7697P which will pick up...
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