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Forum: Special Topics 3-Jun-2012, 2:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,785
Posted By AtLarge
Ah, got it. I appreciate your input. Could save...

Ah, got it. I appreciate your input. Could save a couple bucks too then by going with the smaller antenna and super easy for one person to install alone. Thanks! :)
Forum: Special Topics 2-Jun-2012, 1:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,785
Posted By AtLarge
Avoiding a roof mount would be to everyones...

Avoiding a roof mount would be to everyones advantage from an eyesight and maintenance standpoint. For our area, it doesn't seem to be necessary either to get the channels we need. I get 25 channels...
Forum: Special Topics 29-May-2012, 8:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,785
Posted By AtLarge
Good to know. Your right about the trunk system...

Good to know. Your right about the trunk system being the better way. I was just trying to save cable cost and separate out the cost of the amps and power to run them by each condo unit. For sure...
Forum: Special Topics 25-May-2012, 3:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,785
Posted By AtLarge
That was my weak attempt at taking the total loss...

That was my weak attempt at taking the total loss for unit #12 and adding it to unit #8 to guesstimate what the signal strength would be for #8.

Then supposing that the total for #12 & #8 would...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-May-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,073
Posted By AtLarge
Oh, I see you've met my wife. :D ...

Oh, I see you've met my wife. :D




It's simple. They talk their husbands into taking them. :p
Forum: Special Topics 24-May-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 18,785
Posted By AtLarge
Exclamation Let's talk about signal loss.

Here's the situation.

12 unit bldg.
4 units per floor for three floors.
2 of 4 units on each floor have a shared utility room with pipe stubs in between each floor separate from each other....
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2012, 7:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,073
Posted By AtLarge
Electron, thanks for all the help. It will be...

Electron, thanks for all the help. It will be connected to 2 tvs. Probably one more later.



Magnetic is the natural pull of the earths pole.

True is what you see on a map.
Forum: TV Database Updates 16-May-2012, 2:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,504
Posted By AtLarge
K42HI - Muscatine, IA

I know wikipedia isn't the final answer for all knowledge but after reviewing my map I see this one is still on there but they went off the air last year.

K42HI went silent on March 30, 2010.[1]
...
Forum: Special Topics 15-May-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,911
Posted By AtLarge
Great. I'll just add a piece of that #10 copper...

Great. I'll just add a piece of that #10 copper wire to the first distribution block of the OTA system and attach it to the same ground clamp that the cable line uses on the conduit. Otherwise,...
Forum: Special Topics 15-May-2012, 2:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,911
Posted By AtLarge
Grounding distribution blocks?

Is every distribution block on the line supposed to be grounded? I have a Mediacom cable line coming into the house that is grounded to a piece of conduit on the inside of the house. (It is only for...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-May-2012, 1:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,513
Posted By AtLarge
That's actually a fantastic idea! Great way to...

That's actually a fantastic idea! Great way to meet the neighbors too.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-May-2012, 7:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,513
Posted By AtLarge
Sorry, forgot to mention... A big thank you to...

Sorry, forgot to mention... A big thank you to everyone that responded. Your excellent comments, suggestions and links for future reference have given me a lot to think about. You guys and this...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-May-2012, 5:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,513
Posted By AtLarge
True but reading AND comprehension are two...

True but reading AND comprehension are two different things. Sometimes I even have to read the same thing more than twice. :D

Here's the better news. I spoke to the Condo builder. He confirmed...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-May-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,513
Posted By AtLarge
All good points Electron. I did a little more...

All good points Electron. I did a little more testing and research. Here's what I found. Our 7 & 9 are definitely on VHF not UHF. Our 2 is actually 51 and is UHF along with all the rest so that...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-May-2012, 3:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,513
Posted By AtLarge
Those are some good links. I appreciate it. I'm...

Those are some good links. I appreciate it. I'm still trying to get an straight answer from the HOA. They allow dishes so I don't see how they can completely stop antennas. Maybe limit the types. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2012, 6:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,513
Posted By AtLarge
It's stick built. No brick or concrete other than...

It's stick built. No brick or concrete other than the foundation that I am aware of but I don't know that for a fact. Since it's three stories they may have some support walls of blocks for tornado...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2012, 4:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,513
Posted By AtLarge
3 to 9 dead zone?

I'm trying to help my Mother kick the cable habit since she is retired and on a fixed income. I get a weak 2.1, 2.2 but nothing for 7 & 9. It's like a dead zone that is completely gone. Here's the...
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