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Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By GroundUrMast
Verify the mounting/bracing of the pipe. If it's...

Verify the mounting/bracing of the pipe. If it's solidly held in place, so that the roof jack AKA weather boot will not be flexed or stressed, then yes, metal vent pipe can be a decent mounting...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2014, 4:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,305
Posted By GroundUrMast
I believe that the combination of added antenna...

I believe that the combination of added antenna gain and height will increase raw signal strength, which by itself may provide a linear improvement in received SNR at the TV tuner. But the added...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2014, 8:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,305
Posted By GroundUrMast
I own several Antennas Direct products and can...

I own several Antennas Direct products and can recommend them highly. I have no experience with the look-alike versions.

If you are facing a significant issue of WAF (wife approval factor) the...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2014, 6:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,305
Posted By GroundUrMast
The DB4e has a wider forward beam than the...

The DB4e has a wider forward beam than the 42XG... Not a huge difference, but the DB4e may open you to a small bit more multipath interference. If you had stations spread apart, the DB4e would be a...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2014, 5:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,305
Posted By GroundUrMast
Given the edge path condition of KSTU, Fox......

Given the edge path condition of KSTU, Fox... even at 25' AGL, the 42XG is the better choice.

I'd get the antenna up and optimize the aim first. Run this test:...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2014, 4:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,305
Posted By GroundUrMast
If I was starting from scratch, with no hardware...

If I was starting from scratch, with no hardware yet purchased, I'd use a system such as suggested by ADTech. (If I had no ANT-751 on hand, I'd use an Antennacraft Y5713 to 'get' the lone VHF (real...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2014, 6:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,305
Posted By GroundUrMast
You may need a bit more antenna, but run another...

You may need a bit more antenna, but run another TV Fool report based on 25' AGL... It's possible that increasing the mounting height a small amount may provide good results.
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