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Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2019, 5:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,734
Posted By Jammer
An update. About one year ago severe storms...

An update.

About one year ago severe storms passed through the area including several small tornados. There were several spruce trees uprooted and blown over in the neighborhood. My antenna mast...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2019, 5:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By Jammer
RG6 quality; UV resistance

Eight years ago I installed a maximum-effort OTATV antenna on the peak of my (steep) roof. The antenna was spun during a storm and I'm going up to repoint. The RG6 feedline has deteriorated and I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2014, 8:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,252
Posted By Jammer
Not sure how you'll be able to do it. Even up...

Not sure how you'll be able to do it. Even up high you're still just getting tropospheric scatter from Seattle so height won't help you.

Maybe a horizontal/vertical stack of 4 of the highest gain...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2014, 8:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,780
Posted By Jammer
You may have good results adding a VHF high band...

You may have good results adding a VHF high band antenna to your attic if you have room. I'm in Northfield and that's what I use (on my roof) -- there's really no way to get 9 and 11 reliably with...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Nov-2011, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,734
Posted By Jammer
Phone man, I tried the XG in two places. ...

Phone man,

I tried the XG in two places.

First I had the whole setup on the ground just to confirm that I had all the pieces and that everything worked. No point waiting until it's all up in...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Nov-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,734
Posted By Jammer
Well everything showed up yesterday and after...

Well everything showed up yesterday and after numerous trips up to the peak of the roof everything's put together. I have to put some sealant on some of the F connectors, which I forgot -- but at...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Nov-2011, 5:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,734
Posted By Jammer
Phone man, thanks for the reassurance. I did...

Phone man, thanks for the reassurance. I did consider the 4228HD but was concerned about build quality and reflective losses due to the feedline coupling design, based on the negative reviews at...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2011, 8:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,968
Posted By Jammer
I guess I would say that you'll be marginal with...

I guess I would say that you'll be marginal with an attic installation, at least for WXIA. Especially when it rains.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2011, 8:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,354
Posted By Jammer
Hi Wasecaman. I know the area. Lots of...

Hi Wasecaman.

I know the area. Lots of ex-EF Johnson people live there, many of them ham radio operators, so plenty of antenna expertise for you to draw upon locally.

I don't know if you can...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2011, 7:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,234
Posted By Jammer
be236 KOCO is listed as 2edge for the 25' height...

be236 KOCO is listed as 2edge for the 25' height only and Tropo for 60' which may be the source of confusion. In essence there isn't a useful ridge to provide diffraction so he's only going to see...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2011, 7:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,130
Posted By Jammer
How high is your antenna from the ground? Can...

How high is your antenna from the ground? Can you re-run the report at that height and at, say, 10' and 20' higher? Any way you can get more height if that might solve it?

7 and 9 broadcast from...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2011, 7:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,905
Posted By Jammer
Hi Jeff Because ch. 9 is to the south and...

Hi Jeff

Because ch. 9 is to the south and the usable uhf stations are all to the north/northeast I would suggest two separate antennas so they can be pointed in the proper directions.

You could...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2011, 7:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,969
Posted By Jammer
If you point it just a little south of channel 12...

If you point it just a little south of channel 12 you should be able to get everything above 12 in the list on the chart, possibly also 45 48 and 39. I don't think you'll get the Charlottesville...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2011, 6:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,968
Posted By Jammer
HBU33 is the better antenna. Be sure you...

HBU33 is the better antenna.

Be sure you have it pointed to the southeast. The narrow end (with the smaller rods) is the part that should point southeast.

I would guess that part of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Nov-2011, 6:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,734
Posted By Jammer
Behind a hill in southern Minnesota

Hi Folks.

Trying to get OTA reception at my new house. I'm only 45 miles from the cluster of transmitters north of Minneapolis but am shaded by Manitou Hill, a local topographical feature three...
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