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Forum: Help With Reception 13-Mar-2019, 6:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By jrgagne99
In my case, it was really difficult to get all 5...

In my case, it was really difficult to get all 5 at once. Even with good UHF-only antennas (HDB91X, HDB8X, dB8e, etc.) it was difficult to find a hot spot on my roof for even the two strongest ones...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 4:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By jrgagne99
WPTZ and WVNY both have co-channel interference...

WPTZ and WVNY both have co-channel interference which is probably why reception is poor. That said, WCAX is actually on RF-22 presently (switching to RF-20 after the repack) and yet you claim to...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By jrgagne99
If she can live without NBC on RF-10, and doesn't...

If she can live without NBC on RF-10, and doesn't like the size and "looks" of the GE, C2V, or C2MAX in her living room, maybe a Clearstream FLEX or VIEW, or Mohu Leaf would be worth a try. I once...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2019, 1:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By jrgagne99
If you're committed to the attic installation,...

If you're committed to the attic installation, you can always try moving the antenna around by small amounts. For example build a mount that lets you slide it around in X/Y and up/down by say 6"-12"...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2019, 1:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By jrgagne99
The Clearstream 4 should have plenty of...

The Clearstream 4 should have plenty of horsepower based on your report and desires. The problem is that in general, attic installations are hit-or-miss. First thing I would try is to get that...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 1:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By jrgagne99
I too would be very surprised if the "Fisher...

I too would be very surprised if the "Fisher Price" 150-mile antenna you ordered works better than a functioning CM-5020 (Advantage 100). Most likely, your neighbor stumbled on a sweetspot in spite...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Feb-2019, 6:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By jrgagne99
The math indicates that the Original Poster's...

The math indicates that the Original Poster's signals are too strong for an amplifier (especially the Quad-7) and would be very likely to cause overload.
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By jrgagne99
Your signals look good and strong. Did you ever...

Your signals look good and strong. Did you ever get solid reception from the attic antenna? Have trees grown up that are blocking the view now? I would think a simple rig like the C2V pointed...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By jrgagne99
Get that sucker up on the roof with a clear view...

Get that sucker up on the roof with a clear view to the direction of the towers. Then you'll see what the real situation is.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2018, 4:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By jrgagne99
Yes, or even the CM-2018 should get you most of...

Yes, or even the CM-2018 should get you most of the yellow stations in your TVF list.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2018, 4:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By jrgagne99
With big antennas like that, you likely can't go...

With big antennas like that, you likely can't go much more than 6' high. Maybe 8', and that would be using a nice strong tripod setup. Those screw into the roof though, and you probably don't want...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2018, 3:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By jrgagne99
You also might need to walk the roof and adjust...

You also might need to walk the roof and adjust antenna height to find a sweetspot. A foot or two up/down left/right can make quite a difference when dealing with weak signals. And don't forget to...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2018, 5:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By jrgagne99
You could try the 4V or 4Max. Or maybe even the...

You could try the 4V or 4Max. Or maybe even the 2V or 2Max. But those Clearstreams only have a single dipole for VHF so you might or might not pull in up WXIA NBC on RF-10. I think both are...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2018, 2:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By jrgagne99
This is a tough one. The Bakersfield signals...

This is a tough one. The Bakersfield signals (NBC and FOX in particular) are very weak at your location. You'll need to be as high as you can and be well clear of all trees to even have a chance at...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Dec-2018, 3:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By jrgagne99
I second the above. The 8200 and 7777 are not...

I second the above. The 8200 and 7777 are not advisable for your location.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Dec-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,089
Posted By jrgagne99
I second that antenna selection. Is there a...

I second that antenna selection.

Is there a reason he should go with a distribution amp instead of just a mast-mounted pre-amp (such as the Juice), and then 3-way splitter somewhere inside the...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Dec-2018, 6:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,235
Posted By jrgagne99
All five networks are UHF and looks like will...

All five networks are UHF and looks like will stay there after the repack. 90 degrees apart is tough. If they were 180 apart a Clearstream 2MAX would probably work great. It may work in this case...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Nov-2018, 2:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,228
Posted By jrgagne99
First thing I would try is removing the amplifier...

First thing I would try is removing the amplifier and connect a short lead of coax directly to a TV. If your garden-variety RV antenna is picking up all those stations, the GE yagi should do at...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2018, 4:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,690
Posted By jrgagne99
Depends on what market you're after. In addition...

Depends on what market you're after. In addition to mostly UHF stuff at your location, there are a few VHF channels and some different directions for you to go in. I suggest making a list of what...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Oct-2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,332
Posted By jrgagne99
You're quite right, I didn't see that RF-5 was...

You're quite right, I didn't see that RF-5 was coming from the west, not north. That certainly makes it a bit more challenging. For that reason, I think my first try would be a HD7000R aimed...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,332
Posted By jrgagne99
That PBS station WGVK is crazy strong at his...

That PBS station WGVK is crazy strong at his location. I would be willing to bet it would come in on a small VHF-hi/UHF combo such as the RCA-ANT751. Especially if there are no obstructions. As...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 5:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By jrgagne99
Hey ADTech, where did you find this information? ...

Hey ADTech, where did you find this information? I'm interested in the changes to power levels and directionality for my local stations after the repack (Burlington VT market, #129)
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2018, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,648
Posted By jrgagne99
An extra 35-feet of length is not big deal if it...

An extra 35-feet of length is not big deal if it lets you put the antenna higher and shoot over the trees. It sounds like you stand to gain many dB in signal strength by going up, versus maybe a 1...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2018, 3:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,585
Posted By jrgagne99
What a great looking setup NIV! It is...

What a great looking setup NIV! It is interesting that your directions for UHF and VHF are different, but who can argue with results?

Hopefully you get long life out of those mast-mounted...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2018, 1:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,648
Posted By jrgagne99
It sounds like you should consider using...

It sounds like you should consider using gable-end brackets and a mast located at the peak of your roof (like in the picture in Rabbit's grounding example) rather than a j-mount. This may let you go...
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