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Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jan-2018, 4:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,255
Posted By shovel99
Angry So FCC Sells TV bandwidth it doesn't own... puts Free TV out of business

....so unemployed twenty somethings can watch TV on their Iphones in their parents basement. Great job Gubment.

Thanks OTAFAN and ADTech for keeping us abreast.

This is happening when large...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Nov-2017, 7:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Question Higher gain narrow field VHF-UHF combo to replace CM4228HD?

Hi Guys,
I am mostly satisfied with my two antenna setup... CM4228 facing 145 Mag south, RCA ANT751 facing 330 Mag to get the one channel north. (Rooftop, 35ft AGL) My quest is now to increase gain...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2017, 5:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Question Update... 2 antennas working well, but instantaneous signal from 0 to 5 to 10?

HI Guys,
I am making good progress and mostly happy with the antenna setup. I have added an RCA ANT751 simple small Yagi pointed at my one station to the north, at 345 mag and my CM4228HD now...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2017, 5:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 37,255
Posted By shovel99
Question Several missing channels Marietta suburb Atlanta..

I posted several channels missing recently from their being reported properly, apparently, when I started the cord cutting research January of 2017. WPXA channel 31 in our market, ION the most...
Forum: TV Database Updates 14-Nov-2017, 2:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 21,190
Posted By shovel99
Question Marietta GA WPXA 31 WATC 41 Missing.. WHY HEADINGS DIFF FROM ANTENNAPOINT?

HI Foks,
I have earlier printout which correctly showed WPXA ION TV AT 345 DEGREES AND 27.4 NM AT MY LOCATION, WHICH I RECEIVE EASILY WITH SMALL YAGI IN THAT DIRECTION. ALSO, WATC DT AT SY 21...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Smile Thanks AdTech. So even with 60dB station top of...

Thanks AdTech. So even with 60dB station top of the green, some 30-40 mph wind and light rain and I am going to have dropouts and pixels? I am just surprised when I read here and other blogs that...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2017, 5:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Continuing...

... harness before getting up on the two story roof to attempt an outside antenna pointed at my one hard to get station 31 miles away, behind some huge power lines.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2017, 5:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Question Signal strength jumping from 5-8 to 0 and back?

Good afternoon gents for the east coasters,
While we are getting mild wind effects and light rain from IRMA right now, I am getting what seems an odd pattern of instantaneous "flickering" of signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2017, 6:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Talking Thanks. I will tell my neighbor ADTech told me to cut his trees.

Thanks for the advice. I do appreciate your honesty. However, realizing that it has a good chance of being a lost cause, I am willing to throw another $100 Hail Mary pass at another antenna to...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2017, 6:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Question Hah, and 6 hours later it rained. Advice on two antenna solution?

Hi Gents,
Rained shortly after claiming victory which pixelated the hard to get station at 31 miles, 180 degrees from the stronger 13-17 mile stations. Stronger stations also pixelated because they...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2017, 6:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Smile Thanks to All. Complete Victory being declared here, now!

Thanks ADTech for the information.

With what I surmised was a fault in the cable run and connections from the splitter downstream of the LNA 200 at the antenna in the attic to the master bedroom,...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Sep-2017, 4:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Smile Thanks!

Thanks OTAFan.

Yes, looks like I should have copper for the attic to basement run... the power inserter for the Winegard LNA Boost 200 is in the basement.

What is a bit odd is that it is...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Sep-2017, 2:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Question Continuing here....

I have used the gold plated twist on connectors on RG59 and then standard dimention RG6 for years with great results. Now the "monster" cable industry needs to sell us big fat cables, there is no...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Sep-2017, 2:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Question Making progress... Copper vs. clad... Connectors? Max runs?

Hi guys, thanks again for great site and for the help you knowledgeable folks provide.

I have most of my system working: CM4228 pointed at 159 degrees magnetic, gets all channels I want except...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Aug-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Smile Thanks Joe, I wasn't very clear. ION is approx...

Thanks Joe, I wasn't very clear. ION is approx 180 from the rest of the cluster of channels... is at 340 degrees True. Can't move antenna far enough anywhere on my lot, let alone the attic or...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Smile Thanks Joe

I had a pretty successful antenna in the attic, 100 foot cable, no preamp, no amplified splitter, single TV test. Was before the leaves came out. Received all the channels desired with two of them...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2017, 4:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Question Additional details...

House is stick built, two layers of roof shingles. Direction of antenna at 160 degrees plus or minus no ducting or metal in the way. I have not experimented with different locations in the attic,...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2017, 4:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,913
Posted By shovel99
Question Help with reception Marietta GA 30068

Hi Guys,
Thanks in advance for both this incredible website resource and all of you who contribute to helping us newbies cut the cord!
Here is my location link, hopefully I got it right.
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