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Forum: Help With Reception 17-Feb-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
I think yesterday I lost KGO (Ch 7) because the...

I think yesterday I lost KGO (Ch 7) because the strong wind caused the antenna to swing left/right for about 10-15.

Today it rains more, but there's less wind, so I can still pick up KGO...
Forum: Antennas 17-Feb-2011, 9:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,058
Posted By m1kzuua8
Thx John. Right now I'm getting half of the...

Thx John.

Right now I'm getting half of the signal strength for many channels during a slightly rainy day with my existing outdoor antenna.

http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=1267&page=2...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Feb-2011, 2:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Also, with my existing outdoor antenna, almost...

Also, with my existing outdoor antenna, almost all channels lost half of the signals last night--it was quite cloudy last night and some rain at night. It completely lost Ch 7 for a short while...
Forum: Antennas 17-Feb-2011, 2:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,058
Posted By m1kzuua8
HBU33 vs. Winegard 7694P - which one gets higher gain

Hi there,

I come across two antennas: AntennaCraft HBU33 and Winegard 7694P.


HBU33 is rated 60miles UHF and 70 miles VHF. Winegard 7694P is said to be rated for only 30 miles for VHF and 25...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Feb-2011, 8:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
I notice that there are diagonal ripples in the...

I notice that there are diagonal ripples in the TV screen background of my Panasonic Analog TV from the coax output of the CM-7000 converter box.

I switched to use RG6 cable from CM-7000 to my...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Feb-2011, 6:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Now that I can get KGO, the remaining station is...

Now that I can get KGO, the remaining station is KTLN (Ch 68) that I want to get.

KTLN still comes and goes right now. Sometimes I also get pic freeze for KRON (Ch 38) also as the signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Feb-2011, 8:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Ahh, so for the outdoor setup for ANT121 it's 30"...

Ahh, so for the outdoor setup for ANT121 it's 30" not 30, my mistake... .

I tried setting length to 15" on both rods and both rods set horizontally (essentially a straight horizontal line). ...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Feb-2011, 7:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Some good news-- I switched back to the...

Some good news--

I switched back to the existing outdoor antenna as it picked up more UHF channels than the ANT121 placed outdoor.


Odd as it is, I am now able to suddenly pick up KGO from the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Feb-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
So, I placed the the indoor antenna RCA ANT121...

So, I placed the the indoor antenna RCA ANT121 outdoor and tried to see what the signal would be.


I had the ANT121 tie rods both set vertically, @ 30 from each other, and had the antenna placed...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2011, 8:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
I came across this FM trap from a local...

I came across this FM trap from a local RadioShack store:

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10939219


I put it in, and connected the output to the CM-7000.

Nothing...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Thx much for all the suggestions. I definitely...

Thx much for all the suggestions. I definitely need to pick up the signals from an outdoor antenna due to the stucco walls the house has.

I am going to try moving the antenna a bit off-angle,...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2011, 7:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Thank you much for the responses--the...

Thank you much for the responses--the calculations really helped me get to look at the situation quantitatively.

While the few tall trees caused some signal loss, the most surprise I have is that...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Feb-2011, 7:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
I realized there was an old outdoor antenna...

I realized there was an old outdoor antenna mounted on the chimney. The longest leg @ the right end of the antenna was lost (see attached pic).

I realigned the antenna's angle so to point to...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2011, 5:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Thx. I am using a 300 ohm indoor antenna for the...

Thx. I am using a 300 ohm indoor antenna for the FM tuner. So looks like the outdoor antenna would definitely be better in some way... .
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2011, 5:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Thx so much. I was looking @ the Virtual...

Thx so much. I was looking @ the Virtual channel numbers from the Channel Master 7000. Looks like I am not picking up KSBW (NBC) either.


Pretty much all the houses on this street have stucco...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2011, 3:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
This is a 55 years old single-story house with...

This is a 55 years old single-story house with stucco exterior wall all around. The stucco does have metal wires inside.

The cable will be going to a 3/4-way splitter to 3/4 TV outlets.

I've...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jan-2011, 1:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,661
Posted By m1kzuua8
Antenna advice for South SJ, CA

Hi,

I am in this following location:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d3cf48e708a42d6

I plan to chimney-mount the antenna on the rooftop (single-story, assuming 25...
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