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Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jul-2018, 1:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,471
Posted By jrgagne99
Where are the moderators? The forum's signal is...

Where are the moderators? The forum's signal is really starting to get overwhelmed by Nascarken's noise.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jun-2018, 8:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,547
Posted By jrgagne99
Wow. Just wow. :)

Wow. Just wow.
:)
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jun-2018, 2:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By jrgagne99
It is remarkable that you were even getting WSPA...

It is remarkable that you were even getting WSPA (CBS) on Real Channel 7 with the Mohu leaf since it is not designed for VHF-hi signals. It's not surprising that WYFF (NBC, real ch 36) flaked out...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-May-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By jrgagne99
You'll probably only get NBC on one of the two...

You'll probably only get NBC on one of the two VHF-hi options (WILX or WOOD). WEYI-NBC (UHF) is likely too weak for an attic installation. Everything else on your list is on UHF. I think I would...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-May-2018, 6:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,760
Posted By jrgagne99
I think a 4-bay aimed at ~290 magnetic is a good...

I think a 4-bay aimed at ~290 magnetic is a good idea for all of your UHF channels. The aperture should be wide enough to pull in a lot of the signals from all three directions. How strong is your...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,937
Posted By jrgagne99
I would try to fix it if it were me. I've fixed...

I would try to fix it if it were me. I've fixed broken elements before using just the right diameter threaded rod so that it is a snug, screw-in fit to the ID of the broken element. Use a 4-6 inch...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2018, 1:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By jrgagne99
You have some pretty weak signals. It will be a...

You have some pretty weak signals. It will be a stretch, but with a lot of hard work and some luck, you *might* get the first 3 channels on your chart. Try entering higher heights to see if it...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Mar-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 28,972
Posted By jrgagne99
It's weird, because WNNE is already broadcasting...

It's weird, because WNNE is already broadcasting the exact same content as as WPTZ 5.1 (NBC). In fact, I think WNNE is a translator for WPTZ. Also, WPTZ already has three channels on its signal: ...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Mar-2018, 8:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 28,972
Posted By jrgagne99
Channel Sharing

I have noticed that after the re-pack, WNNE real-25 from Mount Ascutney (which I believe is a local translator for WPTZ on real-14 from Mount Mansfield) will be entering a channel sharing agreement...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,301
Posted By jrgagne99
I have tried both the Denny Stacker and the...

I have tried both the Denny Stacker and the HDB8X. In my experience, the HDB8X had 2-3 dB more gain on UHF.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Mar-2018, 2:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,412
Posted By jrgagne99
You have some pretty decent signal strengths. An...

You have some pretty decent signal strengths. An indoor antenna might work, especially if the window you're putting it next to faces east. You will probably need a VHF element to get your ABC. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Feb-2018, 4:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 31,674
Posted By jrgagne99
Original poster said he is only interested in the...

Original poster said he is only interested in the signals to the southwest. Further, I doubt the VHF kit will pull in WXIA NBC on Real Channel 10 in an attic installation. Maybe outside, but in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Feb-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 31,674
Posted By jrgagne99
It sounds like you're after WXIA (NBC, real...

It sounds like you're after WXIA (NBC, real channel 10), WGCL (CBS, real 19) and WAGA (Fox, real 27). All around 238-degrees magnetic. Is this correct? If so, you'll need something with VHF-Hi...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Feb-2018, 6:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,585
Posted By jrgagne99
Are you sure there isn't a diagnostic screen...

Are you sure there isn't a diagnostic screen option for your TV so you can see exactly which real channel you're receiving? What is the TV make/model, maybe we can help you find it.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By jrgagne99
I strongly doubt that antenna will pull in WLBZ...

I strongly doubt that antenna will pull in WLBZ with an NM of only 9 dB. I think you need more horsepower than that.
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2018, 7:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By jrgagne99
Yeah, the HD8200 may not quite have the...

Yeah, the HD8200 may not quite have the sensitivity to pick up WABI-13 (CBS) and WMEB-9 (PBS). Whereas the MCM-30-2476 may pull these in, but it will almost certainly miss WLBZ-2 (NBC).

But...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2018, 5:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By jrgagne99
My bet is the 30-2476 is better than the 8200 for...

My bet is the 30-2476 is better than the 8200 for VHF-Hi, but I don't know for sure. Comparing specs across antenna manufactures is a crap-shoot.

Since NBC is a must-have, I think I would go...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2018, 5:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By jrgagne99
Assuming you're after the Big-4 Networks + PBS,...

Assuming you're after the Big-4 Networks + PBS, it would appear that you don't need any UHF capability because FOX is simulcast with ABC on WVII real-7. In fact, except for NBC, all the networks...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2018, 5:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By jrgagne99
Are you after PBS on real channel 10 from Calais?...

Are you after PBS on real channel 10 from Calais? If so, you'll need to add a rotor to your shopping list. My preference would be to try to pick up PBS on real channel 9 from Orono- then you won't...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2018, 4:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By jrgagne99
I just used something like these: ...

I just used something like these:
https://www.amazon.com/Solid-Signal-Antenna-Mount-Bracket/dp/B00X03BP5I/ref=sr_1_24?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1517852933&sr=1-24&keywords=antenna+gable+mount


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Forum: Help With Reception 5-Feb-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,063
Posted By jrgagne99
I recommend doing the amplification down at the...

I recommend doing the amplification down at the base of the tree. That way if the pre-amp fails, it is easier to replace. Also, I used RG-11 for my 50-ft downlead to save about 1dB over RG-6...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jan-2018, 1:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 33,524
Posted By jrgagne99
I think mine is unchanged. It still shows a...

I think mine is unchanged. It still shows a post-repack channel allocation for at least one station, and pre-repack allocation for others... NM values are consistent with mid-2017 database queries.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,893
Posted By jrgagne99
Assuming the report is correct (there have been...

Assuming the report is correct (there have been recent problems with the database), you're gonna need a big antenna, with both UHF and VHF-hi capabilities, most likely mounted on your roof to...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,809
Posted By jrgagne99
A smaller antenna like the EZ HD or the RCA751...

A smaller antenna like the EZ HD or the RCA751 might work for the Cleveland stations, assuming the TVFool report is accurate (see thread on problems with database) and you mount it high enough to...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jan-2018, 8:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,478
Posted By jrgagne99
From what I understand, "overload" doesn't mean...

From what I understand, "overload" doesn't mean permanent damage, it just won't receive that channel (and possibly others) very well.
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