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Forum: Help With Reception 30-Sep-2017, 4:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jake V
The Winegard 7694p and the Channel Master 3016...

The Winegard 7694p and the Channel Master 3016 are good antennas and reasonable recommendations. I won't argue with them.

I would start with a simple test to see what effect the trees might have....
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Sep-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Jake V
Raven, Since your post includes references...

Raven,

Since your post includes references to some heavy duty antennas I'll assume that you want the Buffalo signals in addition to the Toronto signals.

The DB-8e might just be a good solution...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2017, 3:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Jake V
1. If you originally received a few channels but...

1. If you originally received a few channels but now don't it could be that the trees have grown or the connections have come loose. My first task would be to check the connections. And check that...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,631
Posted By Jake V
Your TV Fool Plot is resolved only to the block...

Your TV Fool Plot is resolved only to the block level. It's probably reasonably accurate, but maybe not. For better accuracy make another plot using the following directions and post it:...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By Jake V
What is the antenna manufacturer and model...

What is the antenna manufacturer and model number?

If unknown, can you post a picture?

Your ABC channel is at 240 degrees. What direction is your antenna pointing in?
Forum: Antennas 5-Aug-2017, 8:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By Jake V
Try something like this antenna from Walmart...

Try something like this antenna from Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/ip/ONN-Indoor-HDTV-Antenna/110253942). It's under $10 and returnable. Easy experiment.

Of course, the problem with set top...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Aug-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By Jake V
If one places the antenna at the location of the...

If one places the antenna at the location of the chimney of the house (the house across the main road running east/west), the plot is quite different. It looks like there is a hill due south of the...
Forum: Antennas 27-Jul-2017, 3:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,510
Posted By Jake V
First, here are the FCC Rules regarding...

First, here are the FCC Rules regarding television antennas: https://www.fcc.gov/media/over-air-reception-devices-rule

HOAs cannot prohibit antennas. They can tell you your antenna must not extend...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jul-2017, 8:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,363
Posted By Jake V
What model "small directional antenna from...

What model "small directional antenna from Wal-Mart" are you using for testing? Some (like the little flat panel ones) have very little gain on VHF.

Your situation is a difficult one.

The best...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Jake V
OK. Thanks. It's no longer offered on the...

OK. Thanks. It's no longer offered on the menu-portion of your web site, or from the site search. I can only find it via a google search linked directly to the page.

Also, (since we are...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Jake V
Note: Since you have not yet bought a house make...

Note: Since you have not yet bought a house make sure to do a new TV Fool Report (http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14508) when you do, as the signal reception at your chosen location may be...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,810
Posted By Jake V
Easiest way is to swap in another television, if...

Easiest way is to swap in another television, if one is handy.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Jake V
A lot will depend on what kind of roofing...

A lot will depend on what kind of roofing material you have and what is in your attic. Attics are generally not friendly places for attics. But it always worth a try.

I'd try the Antennas Direct...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jun-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Jake V
Since your Baltimore stations are quite strong,...

Since your Baltimore stations are quite strong, I'd try the Antennas Direct C2MAX pointed to Washington, DC (flat side aimed towards DC / 250 degrees with a compass). I expect you would pick up all...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jun-2017, 6:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Jake V
1. Does your television have a signal level...

1. Does your television have a signal level meter? If yes, track the signal level when the picture comes in without issues and then again when you are having issues. It's important to know if most of...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jun-2017, 7:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By Jake V
You've probably already done the basics - like...

You've probably already done the basics - like check all the connections to see they are still tight and water has not gotten in.

After that, I'd try moving the antenna up or down a few inches....
Forum: Antennas 6-Jun-2017, 7:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,922
Posted By Jake V
I recommend making and posting another TV Fool...

I recommend making and posting another TV Fool report at the intended height of your future antenna using these instructions: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14508
Forum: Help With Reception 23-May-2017, 8:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By Jake V
The C2V is not bi-directional. To make it...

The C2V is not bi-directional. To make it bi-directional you need to remove the reflector (see my first post). Without the reflector the gain will be similar to the C2 Max.

The Winegard...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-May-2017, 9:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By Jake V
For many antenna / amplifier combos when the...

For many antenna / amplifier combos when the amplifier part is not powered no signal at all is passed to the television.

That said, there is nothing wrong with trying your existing flatwave on...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-May-2017, 7:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By Jake V
If the location of your current satellite has a...

If the location of your current satellite has a good line of sight to both the north and the south and the wiring is available, it makes perfect sense to remove the satellite and try a new antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-May-2017, 2:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By Jake V
The small antennas like the flatwave you are...

The small antennas like the flatwave you are currently using are really only good for locations near the broadcast towers, where signals are strong. You don't want anything advertised as an...
Forum: Antennas 17-May-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By Jake V
Looks similar to the C2V, but without the...

Looks similar to the C2V, but without the reflector. My guess is that the UHF gain would be a bit less and the VHF gain the same. Useful for many applications.
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Apr-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By Jake V
Your signals are already strong, so I'm not sure...

Your signals are already strong, so I'm not sure why you would need an amplifier.

What direction is your antenna aimed?

What does you antenna "see" when it looks in the direction its pointed?...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By Jake V
Looking at the generic map for Zip Code 08876, I...

Looking at the generic map for Zip Code 08876, I immediately wonder about the possibility of something like a DB-4e with the reflectors removed to make it bi-directional aimed at about 50/230 degrees...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Mar-2017, 5:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,550
Posted By Jake V
I agree with ADTech. But it's going to depend...

I agree with ADTech. But it's going to depend upon what you want.

If this were me, and if I wanted to supply signal to more than one television, and if you don't mind experimenting, for UHF I'd...
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