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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 7:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,998
Posted By Blackbeen
How would the 8200 UHF range compare to that of...

How would the 8200 UHF range compare to that of the HDB91X, I would think it would be worse & that I would need to use both for ultimate UHF reception though I would prefer a DB8E in combo but I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2016, 4:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
It's not a factor at this point since I recabled...

It's not a factor at this point since I recabled to a separate rotor connection but a FYI to anyone who might want to attempt a single cable connection with the ROTR100 from ProBrand support: "...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2016, 8:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
This crossed my mind but I would have to take...

This crossed my mind but I would have to take down the whole stack to access the combiner & I don't have another afternoon to forfeit doing that right now, too much other house stuff to do, recabling...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2016, 8:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
In short this is why I opted for a more...

In short this is why I opted for a more directional antenna to address this, there has been improvement.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2016, 6:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
I might if I find the time & it nags me enough,...

I might if I find the time & it nags me enough, none of the channels received in the sweet 22 degree range are highly unusual for any time of the year in this general location in the last 4 or so...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2016, 5:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
In conversation I always refer to the channel...

In conversation I always refer to the channel number the station is identified with rather than the real (assuming its different), I understand the difference, regardless I tried the direct 20.1...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2016, 3:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
Same stack to combiner to FM Filter to Preamp,...

Same stack to combiner to FM Filter to Preamp, yeah real channels to magnetic point, still no WMYD 20, even last night at a close to 50 channel peak where I was pulling ION & WADL-DT, I find this...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
Yes, I use a FM filter, I broke down & tried a...

Yes, I use a FM filter, I broke down & tried a separate rotor cable & hooked up the Juice preamp, I have to eat my words as I went from 16 the afternoon to 32 channels with preamp pointing 22 degrees...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Oct-2016, 7:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
Again, it seems too much work for a relatively...

Again, it seems too much work for a relatively short cable run that may or may not need it, the DB8e is basically two DB4e's pinned together, the DB4e is a really good antenna but I have one already...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Sep-2016, 6:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
I'm not convinced a preamp is even needed or...

I'm not convinced a preamp is even needed or would help reception, the cable run from the highest antenna to the point of entry into the house is only around 30 feet, the work & inconvenience of...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Sep-2016, 2:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
I tried to comb a number of the specific magnetic...

I tried to comb a number of the specific magnetic points (at least for 7 & 20), didn't seem to differ much.
I'm limited to a preamp designed for powering by +17 VDC at less than 50mA using a single...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Sep-2016, 5:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
The add on was the one dipole from the Antennas...

The add on was the one dipole from the Antennas Direct ClearStream, they actually sent the reflector from that antenna in the kit order, its a jimmy rig basically.
I mounted pretty similarly with...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
Yeah that's about how I planned to mount I was...

Yeah that's about how I planned to mount I was surprised the 30-2476 is only 5" shy of the HDB91X, any reason more forward mounting of the 30-2476? I have mine set to be more centered with the...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
I would hope, I get 2 (real 7) & 9 at night now...

I would hope, I get 2 (real 7) & 9 at night now regularly with the single dipole add on top on the DB4e, I would hope to get daytime reception with this but 2 is a pretty weak transmitter.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2016, 5:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
Thanks, one of the ugliest VHF antennas I've seen...

Thanks, one of the ugliest VHF antennas I've seen :) but it seems to be a great performer, I'm assuming its +60 mile range from the reviews I've read? i only wish I could get it from Menard's as I...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2016, 2:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,029
Posted By Blackbeen
RCA ANT3036XR question

I'm a new house and few months in I'm considering getting a better VHF range antenna to swap out the DB4e I have up with VHF add on since the UHF range is cover sufficiently by the Solid Signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2016, 4:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,262
Posted By Blackbeen
I could put the 10' bottom but its going to make...

I could put the 10' bottom but its going to make it difficult to mount alone w/o falling off the roof, I'm only 5' 7", plus I'm planing on combining the HDB91X (top) DB4E below what should be the...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2016, 3:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,262
Posted By Blackbeen
10' is within the suggested maximum length in the...

10' is within the suggested maximum length in the rotor manual, which is a few inches more, I would like to go higher for clearance but...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2016, 9:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,262
Posted By Blackbeen
It's preferable to the only other viable option...

It's preferable to the only other viable option of attaching a tripod, which I actually already have, to the roof. The antennas are feather light I don't think a 10' stub mast on a 5' fixed + rotor...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2016, 2:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,262
Posted By Blackbeen
Strap Mount question

The sizes of chimney strap mounts all seem to be 12' or 18', pretty long,
can these be cut down to fit a smaller chimney, like this?...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jul-2016, 8:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,857
Posted By Blackbeen
You're welcome, could you possibly recommend a...

You're welcome, could you possibly recommend a good strap chimney mount? I'm kinda confused by the long strap lenght (of 12' & 18') generally available, as you can tell this chimney is pretty small,...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jun-2016, 2:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,857
Posted By Blackbeen
Due to eastbound tree blockage I think I'm going...

Due to eastbound tree blockage I think I'm going to go for a chimney mount, 5' fixed +10' stub-mast, have a tripod I could use but I hate to put holes in the roof.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2016, 7:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,857
Posted By Blackbeen
I'm thinking about using a wall mount over chimmy...

I'm thinking about using a wall mount over chimmy given the location of the line into the house are ROHN worth the extra cost over other brands? What are height limitations for this sort of mount?...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2016, 7:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,857
Posted By Blackbeen
Nope, I'm not paying for cable I'm just using the...

Nope, I'm not paying for cable I'm just using the wiring.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2016, 9:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,857
Posted By Blackbeen
It's not a moot point as I still have the roter...

It's not a moot point as I still have the roter in full working order atop my Apt building that I would really like to use when I move to my new house in the next month. Unfortunately I figured this...
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