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Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2011, 5:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Update - I have the U8000 up on the mast pointed...

Update - I have the U8000 up on the mast pointed right around 350 degrees. I am pulling in stations from the North (Tampa) and stations from the south (Ft Myers).
I scanned and the total was 25...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2011, 3:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
OK, here is the latest. I am very persistent...

OK, here is the latest. I am very persistent trying to get things to work almost to the point of being obsessed with projects I do.
I couldnt give up on the U8000 so I yanked it back out of the box...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
I cleared some branches and 2 trees but still get...

I cleared some branches and 2 trees but still get the same amount of channels theough the clearing to the SSW. The next step I guess is height unless there are other suggestions.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2011, 4:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Unfortunately, none of my neighbors in the close...

Unfortunately, none of my neighbors in the close vicinity are using antennas. I have seen some around town that look like they have been professionaly installed probably before cable TV was offered...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2011, 1:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Antenna tree mounting

If I was to mount the antenna on a tree, my coax run to the house would increase by 100 feet. Does that mean I would need an amplifier?
Also, any good ideas how I would mount an antenna up high on a...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2011, 3:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
These pine trees are very tall. What would I...

These pine trees are very tall. What would I need, a 40-50 tower? When I ran the report I quoted 25 feet if I remember correctly.
Right now the antenna is close to 25 feet and the some of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2011, 1:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Connected the Visio TV in the other room and...

Connected the Visio TV in the other room and received the same channels. I will attempt to cut tree branches tomorrow I guess (if that will really make a difference)
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2011, 8:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
OK, I will remove some branches to make a...

OK, I will remove some branches to make a clearing and connect a different TV when I get home tonight! Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2011, 7:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
GroundUrMast, This is the crimper: ...

GroundUrMast,

This is the crimper:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202102678/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

These are the connectors:...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2011, 4:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Phone man, Yes the antenna is on the roof....

Phone man,

Yes the antenna is on the roof. There is a clear view to the North and there are trees to the SSE. The lot next door is vacant and there are some tall pine trees there.
There is only...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2011, 3:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Phone man, Thats correct, a 70 foot coax...

Phone man,

Thats correct, a 70 foot coax running to one TV. Are you suggesting it may be the tuner in the TV? I can certainly try a different TV no problem.
You dont think the height of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2011, 2:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Antenna comparison

Well, its obvious why I dont get channel 9 with the U8000 if its 60+ Mi. UHF Band (Ch. 14-69) antenna, but I would think all of the other channels that are only 30-35 miles away would come in....
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2011, 1:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Answers to your questions..... Are you...

Answers to your questions.....

Are you re-using old coax?
I am using brand new cable. I bought a 500 FT roll and cut what I needed.

How many feet of coax are there between the antenna and TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2011, 7:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Is it possible to connect the Phillips antenna...

Is it possible to connect the Phillips antenna and the U8000 antenna and run them though the same cable? Would I just connect them with a flat cable and then run the coax from just one of them?
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2011, 3:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,994
Posted By Turkaloo
Great, I guess I'm in luck then as the lowest...

Great, I guess I'm in luck then as the lowest channel I need is 11. I will test it tomorrow and see what I get.
Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2011, 2:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,994
Posted By Turkaloo
Broken antenna

I have a Philips SDV4401 that was given to me. the antenna is somewhat weathered and a little fragile. I bought a new antenna and received far less channels so I was putting the Phillips back up and...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
I get 6 channels with the U8000 and I was getting...

I get 6 channels with the U8000 and I was getting 8 with the big Phillips. Is it possible I need an amplifier?
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Sep-2011, 9:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Which are the metal reflector bars? The skinnier...

Which are the metal reflector bars? The skinnier rods on the U8000?
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Sep-2011, 3:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Just ordered the U8000 as suggested. I will post...

Just ordered the U8000 as suggested. I will post the results. Thanks for everyones help and comments.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Connecting electronic components has made a...

Connecting electronic components has made a significant difference. I have never see such clear TV, wow
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 9:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
Sorry, I found where they connect. The threads...

Sorry, I found where they connect. The threads are broken off so I will have to find a way to reconnect them.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 9:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
I cant figure out where the c connectors connect....

I cant figure out where the c connectors connect. I do not see threaded studs on the antenna. Would it help if I post a picture?
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 9:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
John, I scanned using the 'Air' option in the...

John,
I scanned using the 'Air' option in the TV menu. The only other choice is 'Cable' which I didn't use.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 9:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
yes, the antenna is about 12 feet long! This is...

yes, the antenna is about 12 feet long!
This is a very novice question, but I am pretty sure the transformer is where I have the coax connected to. My question is , what do the other little ends...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 8:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 24,042
Posted By Turkaloo
The TV definitely has a tuner in it as I was...

The TV definitely has a tuner in it as I was getting a channel very clear(WBBH). Would a bad transformer allow me to pick up some channels but not all? Can I get a new transformer at radio shack?
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