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Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2019, 9:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By phone man
That makes perfect sense and I sort of knew that...

That makes perfect sense and I sort of knew that as soon as I posted it. Duh!
Thanks everyone for the replies. Truthfully we're almost ready to winterize the camper and park it for the winter...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2019, 1:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By phone man
That's a pretty clear bit of evidence! Thanks...

That's a pretty clear bit of evidence! Thanks for the clear photo of that label. The factory Winegard antenna in most every RV has a 12v preamp so the inserter is already in the chain.

What an...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2019, 9:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By phone man
ADTech can you comment on the Clearstream 2 RV...

ADTech can you comment on the Clearstream 2 RV antenna? I had no idea Antennas Direct had modified a clearstream 2 to fit on the standard RV boom and work with the preamp inserter already onboard. ...
Forum: TV Database Updates 18-Sep-2019, 2:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By phone man
WCBZ-CD not in database

WCBZ-CD, 22.1 is a new station in the Columbus OH area as of spring 2019. Could this be added to the list of available TV stations? Thank you
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Mar-2015, 5:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,346
Posted By phone man
Thank you for the critique and being kind. I'll...

Thank you for the critique and being kind. I'll make a note about the PA18 in green zones.
As far as a single antenna solution, something with more gain for VHF like a Winegard 7698 would be better?
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Mar-2015, 2:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,346
Posted By phone man
The link works now, thank you. Aiming toward...

The link works now, thank you. Aiming toward Orlando as ADtech suggests gets you all the major networks and many independent stations. The NBC station is actually VHF(real channel 11). All the...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Mar-2015, 4:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,346
Posted By phone man
Check the link to your TVfool report please.

Check the link to your TVfool report please.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,032
Posted By phone man
This is very interesting! The up front cost is...

This is very interesting! The up front cost is no worse than any other DVR option and four tuners is a very good thing for multiple TV's in a house or recording more than two shows at once. Thank...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2014, 4:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,708
Posted By phone man
You have lots of signal available and in the same...

You have lots of signal available and in the same general direction. Gravy! Where you place the antenna, what might be blocking it from getting a clear view to the the ESE will be very important to...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2014, 4:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,032
Posted By phone man
That good! Use the ethernet cable over wireless...

That good! Use the ethernet cable over wireless any time you can. Both are plenty fast. Wired is simply more reliable. I have an ethernet hub behind the TV to connect everything, four devices.
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Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2014, 2:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,032
Posted By phone man
A wired ethernet connection would be best. Can...

A wired ethernet connection would be best. Can you run an ethernet cable from your modem to your TV location? I don't know if their Wifi adaptor is proprietory or if a generic wifi to USB adaptor...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2014, 3:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,032
Posted By phone man
Hi Charles, I went with Tivo over two years...

Hi Charles,
I went with Tivo over two years ago when they offered a Premier DVR for $199 and $9 per month for OTA use only. No regrets and I'm still $80 ahead every month compared to Time...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Dec-2013, 3:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,292
Posted By phone man
See post #2 above. Teleview laid it out pretty...

See post #2 above. Teleview laid it out pretty well.

With a clear unobstructed view (very important) toward 312 degrees, your DB8 should be capable of picking up real ch22 provided you're not...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Dec-2013, 2:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,292
Posted By phone man
You're pointing a narrow beamed antenna at a weak...

You're pointing a narrow beamed antenna at a weak station. Your initial aim may have to be within a few degrees of 312 as indicated in your tvfool report before ch23 will be picked up in a fresh...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Dec-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,292
Posted By phone man
Hi, You didn't mention how your antenna was...

Hi, You didn't mention how your antenna was aimed which has me wondering what happens when you point it directly at ch23
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,455
Posted By phone man
If only I lived two miles north on the high ridge...

If only I lived two miles north on the high ridge instead of in the valley with two edge reception. I'm thrilled I can get all the major networks and their sub channels which BTW are getting better...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2013, 7:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,455
Posted By phone man
I look forward to those nights when distant...

I look forward to those nights when distant channels show up. I keep a log of call signs and distance from my location.
As you saw, when your normal channels act goofy for no apparent reason,...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2013, 4:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,949
Posted By phone man
Wow, you've got a great TVfool report. Lots of...

Wow, you've got a great TVfool report. Lots of strong signals and all in the same direction. At first I thought you were lacking an NBC affiliate in Binghamton but a quick check shows channel 34...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2013, 9:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,832
Posted By phone man
Assuming you have a reasonably clear view in all...

Assuming you have a reasonably clear view in all directions and you're going to use a roof mounted antenna and your goal is to pick up the nearest major networks...

I would use a smaller antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Sep-2013, 8:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,832
Posted By phone man
Which stations are you having difficulty with and...

Which stations are you having difficulty with and what direction are you pointing your antenna? To clarify, you're using a Antennas Direct DB8 antenna?
You mentioned a 100' length of RG6 beyond...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,377
Posted By phone man
I noticed the same thing in the last couple days...

I noticed the same thing in the last couple days but no difficulties today.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2013, 1:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,569
Posted By phone man
The major network stations he said he would like...

The major network stations he said he would like to receive are all UHF. You are correct, there are some VHF channels out there.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jan-2013, 2:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,569
Posted By phone man
Antenna choice is good, everything you're trying...

Antenna choice is good, everything you're trying to receive is UHF. Antenna aim info is good. You'll have to experiment with antenna location in the attic for best signal. For only two TV's,...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jan-2013, 1:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,762
Posted By phone man
Using the kids room coax outlet to back feed...

Using the kids room coax outlet to back feed other jacks is fine. By using a four way splitter for two TV's you're losing signal. Because you're using a smaller antenna, every dB is precious. Try...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jan-2013, 4:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,717
Posted By phone man
Yes it's a panel antenna. You need RG6 coaxial...

Yes it's a panel antenna. You need RG6 coaxial cable. Quad shield usually isn't necessary, the regular stuff is ok. Home Depot, Lowes etc will have this wire, connectors, connector installation...
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