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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Sep-2015, 1:51 PM
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Posted By sl1982
Well rabbit i think we may have figured it out. I...

Well rabbit i think we may have figured it out. I plugged the preamp and the hdhomerun into the surge protector and my signal shot up to 67%. I guess the hdhomerun was picking up the emi

edit: it...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
I am sure they arent better. But the ones i...

I am sure they arent better. But the ones i bought i walked into a store and got them off a shelf. The fact that two of them didnt seem to be doing anything makes me suspicios that the interference...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
I bought these. Yes they are cheap but i didnt...

I bought these. Yes they are cheap but i didnt have to get them shipped here. surge protector...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2015, 9:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Ok i am at a loss I bought a couple surge...

Ok i am at a loss I bought a couple surge protectors that have 43db of emi/rf noise filtering. I put one on the computer, one on the preamplifier. The computer is still causing the drop in signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
That power supply isnt high enough wattage to run...

That power supply isnt high enough wattage to run my computer. I put foil tape over the window in my pc to see if it would stop some of the interference. Didnt work. So I am left thinking it is...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2015, 7:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
I will build a faraday cage if need be.......

I will build a faraday cage if need be.... assuming my wife lets me. I was looking into emi/rf interference mitigations and i came across this
Cleansweep 10A...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
So i got my FM traps and they did not help the...

So i got my FM traps and they did not help the situation out at all. I even put three of them inline with no appreciable change. It looks like we have narrowed this down to the emi interference. I am...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2015, 1:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Well this is a different computer. So it isnt...

Well this is a different computer. So it isnt needed for the HDHR. And the computer was on when i tried the tv directly.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
I did that into my panasonic tv. Pretty much the...

I did that into my panasonic tv. Pretty much the same
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Not yet. I am still waiting for the shipment. I...

Not yet. I am still waiting for the shipment. I do have some metal foil tape i could put on the case of the unit, if that would help.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Yes it does

Yes it does
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
The antenna amplifier. Preamp i suppose its...

The antenna amplifier. Preamp i suppose its called.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Thank you for the info. I built the computer so i...

Thank you for the info. I built the computer so i am familiar with the power supply (desktop). Its was not a cheap one so i am suprised that it would be causing so much emi. As for other sources of...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2015, 9:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Ok so interestingly enough it is my pc causing...

Ok so interestingly enough it is my pc causing emi. shut it off and the signal goes from 50-50 to 65-70. Only problem is i am not sure what component it would be.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Sep-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
The best I have is a clock radio. Does it matter...

The best I have is a clock radio. Does it matter what frequency its set to in the AM band?
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Well it hasnt been very dry here lately. Over 90%...

Well it hasnt been very dry here lately. Over 90% humidity every day. If anything the humidity has dropped since it rained. If that is the culprit how would I go about fixing it?

edit: something...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
So right after a thunderstorm i get 85% quality....

So right after a thunderstorm i get 85% quality. Wtf
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Alright thanks. I will let you know how it goes...

Alright thanks. I will let you know how it goes when i get the FM traps. I got a few just in case one wouldnt cut it.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2015, 4:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Haha yeah i know. Trust me you do not want to...

Haha yeah i know. Trust me you do not want to know what I paid for the amp i bought. Sometimes it sucks when you want to get things done right away.

edit: Would this work for all my connections to...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2015, 4:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Right. But since my house ground system is...

Right. But since my house ground system is connected to my water pipes I should theoretically be able to ground to any one of them? Or should it be close to my panel?
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2015, 3:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Alright, I ordered 4 of the MCM ones. I guess i...

Alright, I ordered 4 of the MCM ones. I guess i may as well work on some of the other stuff while i wait. Mainly grounding since I already have the guy wires installed.

Right now the wires come in...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2015, 3:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Not TL;DR at all. I will order up some fm traps...

Not TL;DR at all. I will order up some fm traps and see if that helps. Buying another amp right now is out of the question as i am running out of money lol. Are the Antennas Direct FM traps good for...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2015, 5:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Sorry to keep adding stuff on here but I am...

Sorry to keep adding stuff on here but I am unsure if this is pertinent information or not. It seems as the temperature outside gets warmer throughout the day the signal gets worse.
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2015, 2:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Just ran a test by hooking up the antenna output...

Just ran a test by hooking up the antenna output to my stereo. I am still able to bring in local fm channels crystal clear even with the fm trap on in the preamp. Could this be causing the problem?
...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,271
Posted By sl1982
Ok, removing the db8e from the equation gives me...

Ok, removing the db8e from the equation gives me identical results. Any other ideas? Too much FM?

edit: ok it seems to be worse. Signal quality is around 45 now
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