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Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2016, 2:48 PM
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Views: 3,019
Posted By hsparks56
2 Antenna's and grounding advise

Need advise on the following: Do I need a separate ground wire for 2 antenna's that will be mounted about 15 feet away from each other or can I jump a ground wire to the other and then to my service...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2016, 4:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,238
Posted By hsparks56
FM Interference?

Some of my good reception channels have Pixelization, I have attached my FM report with my TV Fool Report, it looks like my FM reception may be interfering with my TV reception, what do you think? I...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jan-2016, 3:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,590
Posted By hsparks56
Thanks Rabbit73, I guess I deserved that picture...

Thanks Rabbit73, I guess I deserved that picture lol. I am receiving more then I hope for with my 1 db8e antenna; i get channels 4.1 & 4.2 CBS all the time, and 31.1 NBC plus 4 PBS stations and...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jan-2016, 3:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,590
Posted By hsparks56
Thanks Rabbit73, here is my radar plot: ...

Thanks Rabbit73, here is my radar plot:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d513464daa766c6

As you can see my channel are spread out, any suggestions? What other info do...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,590
Posted By hsparks56
2 db8e's

My existing db8e is working fine. I have such a span between channels, I that I get I though it would be easier to have 2 then have a rotor? Will having 2 degrade my other db8e? Thanks appreciate the...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jan-2016, 1:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,590
Posted By hsparks56
Two db8e's

I have one db8e now and would like to know if its possible to have 2-db8e's on the same mast and if so how would I connect them together?
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Dec-2015, 2:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
VHF Hi Antenna

rabbit73, I decided to hook back up my VHF Hi antenna with my combiner, neither my VHF or my UHF antenna will work no channels at all, I tested it, and it seem to check out, any idea what is going...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Dec-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
Thanks ADTech and Rabbit73 for all your help, I...

Thanks ADTech and Rabbit73 for all your help, I get about 16 channels now and all very clear, my wife can't believe how sharp the pictures are!

Again, thanks for putting up with me and for all...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Dec-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
Tim, re-think the situation and read about the...

Tim, re-think the situation and read about the pros & cons of a rotor, I'm staying with just my 2 antennas.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2015, 8:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
Found problem, it was a bad coaxial cable, seems...

Found problem, it was a bad coaxial cable, seems like it worked when it wanted too. I did try aiming both panels in same direction works good and I think I'm going to keep them this way even though...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2015, 3:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
I have already eliminated everything stated...

I have already eliminated everything stated above, I am only hooked into the DB8e directly with no amplifier, external combiner, etc. The only thing I haven't done is aligned the two panels in a...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Dec-2015, 4:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
Not a happy camper

Have my new DB8e up, tried it before I put it up got channels in my upstairs bedroom. Installed back on mast, no channels anywhere I point it. Hooked it up alone with amplifier still no channels???...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Nov-2015, 6:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
ADTech, It was from Amazon, I am returning it for...

ADTech, It was from Amazon, I am returning it for another one, hopefully this one with be good. I read good reviews here and recommendation for the DB8e, will keep trying.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Nov-2015, 5:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
Thanks rabbit73, I check out all connections,...

Thanks rabbit73, I check out all connections, combiner, preamp, etc. everything was good, it turn out to be my new db8e antenna, I had some second thoughts when I received it with the box partly open...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Nov-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
Combiner

Should the switch for UHF be on or off on my combiner it says; Switchable DC passthrough is provided from output to UHF input, allowing a remotely powered signal amplifier to be used with the UHF...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Nov-2015, 9:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
It appears my channel master 7777 quit working?...

It appears my channel master 7777 quit working? If my cable wires cross from my preamp will this do?
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Nov-2015, 2:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
My Antenna

Here is a picture of my antenna(s) mounting, cable from preamplifier is temporary until I figure out the reception problem.
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Nov-2015, 2:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
Thanks ADTech for the quick reply: 1. I use...

Thanks ADTech for the quick reply:

1. I use this combiner: http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/33-2230?green=2AB6D0CB-BC87-5C26-A483-E87D21A22E41

2. No it has a coax ground block in between....
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Nov-2015, 9:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
combiner

So I have my antenna(s) up my VHF hi is on top and my Antennas Direct DB8e is 5 ft below that. I Have no channels after a scan!!! The cable goes from the VHF Hi 6ft to my combiner VHF side and then...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Nov-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
Grounding

My electrical service grounding location is on the other side of my house where my antenna/cable will be, can I put a 4ft or 8ft grounding rod in the ground near to my location and ground my cable...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Nov-2015, 1:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
If I were to mount the UHF and VHF Hi antenna's...

If I were to mount the UHF and VHF Hi antenna's on the same mast how many feet should I separate them by and which would be best on top from the other?
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Oct-2015, 9:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
combiner

If I install a separate VHF-Hi antenna about 20ft from the my other UHF antenna where my combiner is, would this be ok?
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2015, 1:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
CM7777 preamp

The VHF antenna for WMUR is necessary as it adds the local news. If you have the new style Channel Master preamp you'll need a UVSJ to add the VHF and UHF antennas.

Thanks Towerguy, the UVSJ would...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Oct-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
NH Fringe Area TVFool's Report

Sorry here is the TVFool Report.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d8e03248a676f7d
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Oct-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By hsparks56
NH Fringe Area

Thanks for the reply Rabbit73, I have attached my link to my report for you, you were very close! I have an old Channel Master antenna not sure what model it is, its about 6ft by 6ft UHF/VHF. Put it...
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