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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2020, 1:01 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Correction to the above. The pre amps are...

Correction to the above.
The pre amps are outside on the antennas.
Must be the power for them in the basement

They are antennas direct Pa 18 pre amps
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2020, 9:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Finally got a chance to get back to this I only...

Finally got a chance to get back to this
I only messed with the DB8E, so far.

Did a continuity test on all the cables and all read "Open"
Broke all outside connections and applied dielectric...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2020, 9:11 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Finally got a chance to get back to this I only...

Finally got a chance to get back to this
I only messed with the DB8E, so far.

Did a continuity test on all the cables and all read "Open"
Broke all outside connections and applied dielectric...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
I think mine just tests for continuity

I think mine just tests for continuity
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2020, 4:00 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Thanks for that info I just remembered I had...

Thanks for that info

I just remembered I had a coax tester

Wonder if that will tell me anything useful?
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2020, 2:11 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Thanks, Rabbit 73 for your info.

Thanks, Rabbit 73 for your info.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Tim, thank you for your patience Are all...

Tim, thank you for your patience

Are all baluns created equal?
could have one for when we work on the antennas, just in case.

Every thing I know about anything I learned on YouTube.

Tyler...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Last night was nice and crisp. Clear skies. ...

Last night was nice and crisp.
Clear skies.
But, the last week to 10 days have been like this all the time

I wouldn't care too much about WTAE if I could start getting WWCP again
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 2:28 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Here's what Antenna Direct has for my location: ...

Here's what Antenna Direct has for my location:
They're a little more optimistic

Available Channels Call Sign Affiliate Virtual Channel DTV Channel Real Channel Band True Heading Distance...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 2:22 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
My elevation is pretty high which may help. ...

My elevation is pretty high which may help.

A real good scan will give me 40 stations on the count.

That includes all the sub stations like 2.1, 2.2 &2.3 for example
Mostly it's the mid to...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Thanks, Rabbit. Rabbit Ears is tricky I...

Thanks, Rabbit.

Rabbit Ears is tricky
I did enter my address and even saw all my stations.

Sorry about that.



I was able to receive WTAE until a couple weeks ago.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2020, 1:48 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Thanks, Tim. Here's the link from Rabbit...

Thanks, Tim.

Here's the link from Rabbit Ears.

https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=154450

I am using a USVJ between the preamps and the splitter/amp.
I am...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2020, 9:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
I had a choice of a new thread or resurrect this...

I had a choice of a new thread or resurrect this old one.
Hope this is ok.

Thanks, again, for your indulgence.

I'll start off by saying I'm aware of repack and don't think any of my issues are...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Thanks for the explanation. What does vertical...

Thanks for the explanation.
What does vertical polarization do?
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 9:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Thanks, rabbit 73. I don't understand the...

Thanks, rabbit 73.
I don't understand the numbers you posted other than KW.

Just have to wait and see
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 4:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Or I could continue to ask dumb questions for...

Or I could continue to ask dumb questions for others that are too embarrassed.

:o

There are times that WPGH comes in, usually poorly.

Will the repack improve or diminish my chances at...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2019, 7:58 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Here's an update. Installed the PA 18 preamp...

Here's an update.

Installed the PA 18 preamp on the Channel Master. Already had one on the DB8E.
Used the combiner that I had on hand from Antennas Direct.
Connected to the CM distribution amp...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 6:13 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Couple stations took a while to load or show. ...

Couple stations took a while to load or show.
When I went to the channel menu those stations were "weak"

The signal strength is either "good", "normal" or "weak"

Right now, everything is...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
I have it and will give it a try today. I was...

I have it and will give it a try today.
I was so excited that everything worked that I stopped.

It may be my imagination, but several stations that came in when one or the other antennas was...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Preliminary results. It appears we have...

Preliminary results.

It appears we have success.

I am cautiously optimistic, anyhow.

Dropped my mast so I could retrieve my combiner, installed the other Pa 18 preamp on the VHF.
Put the...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 8:48 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Sounds good. Thanks

Sounds good.
Thanks
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 8:26 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
When I installed the CM, originally I planned to...

When I installed the CM, originally I planned to combine it with the DB but my cables were too short so it's just hanging on the mast.

Unless there is a good reason not to do it, I'm thinking of...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 6:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
At least one. They had a $10 minimum order...

At least one.

They had a $10 minimum order and they were only $2.49
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 3:59 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
Thanks for that, Rabbit 73. As soon as I get...

Thanks for that, Rabbit 73.
As soon as I get some help this evening to drop the mast to retrieve mine, I'll try it out.

Won't have to wait for my UVSJs to get here.

If anyone has a need for...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Apr-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 40,292
Posted By blackstone
I have the DB 8E at the recommendation of...

I have the DB 8E at the recommendation of Antennas Direct, nascarken.
I suppose they looked at my location and what stations I wanted to get.

It receives a wide range.
I get signals from...
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