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Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2016, 5:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,123
Posted By Tigerbangs
Signals are only moderate in your area, and it...

Signals are only moderate in your area, and it will be very hard to get all of the major networks by aiming a single antenna inside your attic without a rotator. The Wilmington stations would be a...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Oct-2016, 4:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,296
Posted By Tigerbangs
If you were using only one TV at a time in your...

If you were using only one TV at a time in your house, then a rotator is a good choice, however it is absolutely duck soup to design and build a 2 antenna system: we do it all the time, and there is...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2016, 4:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,282
Posted By Tigerbangs
Another amplifier isn't going to help you, and in...

Another amplifier isn't going to help you, and in the face of the strong CBC station nearby, could actually hurt you. Toronto appears to have a massive escarpment between you and it, and the...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2016, 5:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,296
Posted By Tigerbangs
Yes, Jeopardy is on both WTNH and WWLP, and if...

Yes, Jeopardy is on both WTNH and WWLP, and if you can get WWLP now, then I would say that you are OK. My only concern is picking up WTIC and WVIT from the back of your antenna. To me, that has the...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,296
Posted By Tigerbangs
You do not need a deep fringe UHF antenna: all...

You do not need a deep fringe UHF antenna: all your UHF Hartford stations are very strong, and can be received with a small 2 or 4 bay UHF antenna. WTNH is a VHF station, weak to be sure, but...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,296
Posted By Tigerbangs
Sorry, but this installer doesn't seem to get the...

Sorry, but this installer doesn't seem to get the concept of deep fringe reception. WTNH is a Hartford Market Station, and it should have been your first choice. Springfield is a much smaller...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tigerbangs
When the digital era was just starting, back in...

When the digital era was just starting, back in 2007-2008, I was living in a high-rise in New London, about 3 miles west, across the river from your daughter, I was on the 8th floor, facing...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2016, 4:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tigerbangs
Looks like you are in Groton, and I grew up in...

Looks like you are in Groton, and I grew up in Waterford, so I am intimately familiar with the pitfalls of reception in New London County: I put up antennas there back in the awful days of analog,...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,084
Posted By Tigerbangs
With a rotator, you should be able to get all the...

With a rotator, you should be able to get all the Detroit stations, too.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2016, 9:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By Tigerbangs
The Winegard HD7698 is a very good antenna, but...

The Winegard HD7698 is a very good antenna, but the Stellar Labs combo will be just as good for somewhat less money.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2016, 5:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,084
Posted By Tigerbangs
I think that you can improve your VHF performance...

I think that you can improve your VHF performance and save some money by using a Stellar Labs 30-2476 VHF high-band yagi instead of the RCA: It only does VHF, and can be added to your existing stack...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2016, 5:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By Tigerbangs
Trees can be a seasonal issue, but a good...

Trees can be a seasonal issue, but a good directional antenna will minimize that issue. I suggest pulling down everything that you have, and starting fresh with a new antenna and new RG-6 coaxial...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2016, 3:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,296
Posted By Tigerbangs
You don't live very far from me: I'm in...

You don't live very far from me: I'm in Springfield, and lived in West Hartford for many years. WTNH is not the horror show that it appears to be: you can get it, probably with a Stellar Labs...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Sep-2016, 9:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,441
Posted By Tigerbangs
People have mixed results with the Stacker. For...

People have mixed results with the Stacker. For less money, I would use a Stellar Labs HDX-91 (30-2370) plus a Stellar Labs 30-2476 deep fringe VHF yagi, combined with a UVSJ antenna combiner. You...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Sep-2016, 4:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,611
Posted By Tigerbangs
All of the Burlington-Plattsburgh stations...

All of the Burlington-Plattsburgh stations broadcast from almost exactly the same spot on Mt. Mansfield, so the issues that you are having with WCAX are most likely an issue of signal bounce because...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Sep-2016, 6:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By Tigerbangs
You aren't in bad shape if you want the D.C....

You aren't in bad shape if you want the D.C. stations: winegard's recommendation is valid.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tigerbangs
I agree with ADTech about the 91XG: signal...

I agree with ADTech about the 91XG: signal strength on CFTO being what it is, you are probably safe without using a separate VHF yagi. Give his suggestion a try, and then be prepared to add a...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Sep-2016, 8:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By Tigerbangs
You'll get a lot less wind load, and take up far...

You'll get a lot less wind load, and take up far less mast space if you choose yagi-style antennas instead of panel-type antennas: consider this choice, instead; an AntennasDirect 91XG aimed at 158...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2016, 4:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,923
Posted By Tigerbangs
A couple of questions: I noticed a rotator motor...

A couple of questions: I noticed a rotator motor on the mast: is it still functional? Do you have the controller? You may want to sync up the rotator to facilitate aiming the antenna. It also...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2016, 2:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tigerbangs
While I concur with the choice of the Winegard...

While I concur with the choice of the Winegard HD7698 for you, I would also strongly suggest that you consider the use of a rotator, since you have the Milwaukee and Madison stations available to you...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2016, 2:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,710
Posted By Tigerbangs
The NY Capital District market has 4 VHF TV...

The NY Capital District market has 4 VHF TV stations:WRGB on low-band channel 6.WXXA on high-band channel 7, WNYT on channel 12, and WNYA on Channel 13. WRGB poses the biggest challenge because the...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2016, 5:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By Tigerbangs
Glad to hear that it worked for you!

Glad to hear that it worked for you!
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 5:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,185
Posted By Tigerbangs
Looking at your TVFool.com report shows that...

Looking at your TVFool.com report shows that KNSD, your NBC station lies in a direction that is 25 degrees off from your ABC and CBS stations. That, combined with KNSD's weak signal strength at your...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 5:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By Tigerbangs
Rick is definitely correct about the need for a...

Rick is definitely correct about the need for a rotator and a high-gain UHF antenna and a rotator. It appears that you are in between the Cleveland and Youngstown TV markets, with some pretty rugged...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Aug-2016, 5:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,147
Posted By Tigerbangs
I think that you stumbled on to your answer...

I think that you stumbled on to your answer inadvertently when you aimed at WTVW and lost the other stations: the bandwidth of the 4228HD is narrow enough to exclude signals that are that far...
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