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Forum: Help With Reception 26-Mar-2020, 3:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Well one last shot at it!! I'm waiting for the...

Well one last shot at it!! I'm waiting for the new preamp to be delivered, then some better weather, new coax is all set and ready to install as well. I'll post my results good/bad or in...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Mar-2020, 1:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Its cold out again this AM 18 deg. All my...

Its cold out again this AM 18 deg. All my channels are back again??????????????? What am I missing???? there has to be a simple explanation for this happening with cold temperatures! I have done...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Mar-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Just got off the roof again! Today was an 8-10...

Just got off the roof again! Today was an 8-10 times on the damn roof. Its been a busy week. got a new RCA tvpreamp to replace the unit now in place. I ended up with a Tvpreamp1R from Lowe's It was...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Mar-2020, 3:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By olnick
Go to this link for any and all questions...

Go to this link for any and all questions regarding RCA tvpreamp1 amps and power inserters! Lots of info from tvfool members!!
...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2020, 2:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,015
Posted By olnick
Correct output voltage for RCA TVpramp1 inserter ??

I have done too much research on this and now I am TOTALLY confused!!
My original inserter (7-8 years old) uses a 12 volt wall pack (200ma.)that provides 9.50Vdc to the amp.

My new replacement...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2020, 9:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Just got off the roof, finished changing out The...

Just got off the roof, finished changing out The Balun. Since the temps have moderated into the 50-60'S during the day, I once again only get 5 channels. There was NO change with the balun...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2020, 3:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Still have not replaced the Balun! when the roof...

Still have not replaced the Balun! when the roof was clear it was too windy with 20 MPH gusts to be up there. I no longer need a thermometer to know the outside temp!! It is very accurate to how...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jan-2020, 9:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By olnick
Thats my issue! I'm at the cliff for ch 34 (25.1)...

Thats my issue! I'm at the cliff for ch 34 (25.1) it is hit or miss in reception!! I'm looking to keep as much of the available signal as possible. That is my reason for asking about the direct...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Jan-2020, 1:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By olnick
Question Question? attaching Balun to preamp

Too much time on my hands to think... However would there be a benefit to mounting the Balun to the preamp using a Male/Male connector and eliminating the short length of Coax?

Thanks

Olnick
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By olnick
Angry Any GOOD balun's out there?

After getting more information on my reception problem, I'm now looking for a replacement balun. I did review the information here on TVfool, Rabbit73 did provide the best information on describing...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 22-Jan-2020, 7:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,328
Posted By olnick
TVbuddy ad

For a site promoting cut the cord, I find the "tvbuddy ad" totally out of place. after reading the 10 minute ad and get to the part about "tvbuddy caster" that was NOT mentioned at all until the...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jan-2020, 5:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Thanks I never would have given the balun a...

Thanks I never would have given the balun a second guess that it would cause problems, Just need the snow to melt off the roof prior to me changing it!!

Olnick
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jan-2020, 1:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Talking Major progress!

My last posting I was attempting to get ch 34 (25-1) Boston fox news. The channel listing I had: 5,9,11,27,29,32,42 this provided 18 options to watch.
during the first cold snap we had with single...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Sep-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Thank you rabbit73! You did give me all the...

Thank you rabbit73! You did give me all the details I needed!
I am amazed that I get 24.1 as it is in the same catagory as 25.1 "bad" signal!! I can swing the ant approx 10 deg mag. either side...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
WOW what a mess!! ...

WOW what a mess!!
https://www.concordmonitor.com/TV-channel-changing-27376831

I went to the FCC site and I get the other two ch's that are shown as no signal!! so there is hope 34 (25.1) will be...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2019, 8:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
Update! Just using the CM3412 distribution amp: ...

Update! Just using the CM3412 distribution amp:
2 nd floor 5 ch and 14 virtual ch's
1 st floor 6 ch and 19 virtual ch's

With the RCA TVpramp1 installed and powered up along with the CM 3412:...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 4:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
I,m using an RCA tvpramp1 amplifier. "UP DATE"...

I,m using an RCA tvpramp1 amplifier. "UP DATE" this was my old one!! after checking out the cellar connections I see a CM-3412 amp now in place and the rca tvpramp1 has no wires connected to it
...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 1:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,640
Posted By olnick
trying again to get ch 31 real 25.1 virtual (fox)

back in 2016 I tried unsuccessfully to cut the cord.. My only hold back is that I watch fox 25 (boston) news and was not able to get even a whisper of a signal.
I have an RCA ant3036X antenna. Aimed...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2015, 2:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,302
Posted By olnick
Issue resolved!!!

I should have re-read reply #4 from ADTech a few more times!!

35' of coax and a 2-port splitter should amount to about 6 dB of insertion loss. If that is causing your loss of performance in the...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,302
Posted By olnick
Temp down to 85 deg.! I went out and removed the...

Temp down to 85 deg.! I went out and removed the TVPRAMP from the mast I used a M/M connector to connect the wires together. The antenna is still pointing 162 deg.
With a direct connect to...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2015, 8:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,302
Posted By olnick
pix42 from ground pix43 from N.E looking S.W. ...

pix42 from ground
pix43 from N.E looking S.W.
pix44 holding camera as high as possible, yes the antenna is level.
pix45 from roof line showing distance to trees. paces off to approx 75 feet to...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2015, 8:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,302
Posted By olnick
I need to agree with the intermittent...

I need to agree with the intermittent connection! When I went to check the sig level I had lost 18 channels! The temp had gone from 65 deg this AM to 90 deg when I noticed the missing channels. My...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,302
Posted By olnick
Today I did a "baseline" scan of the channels:I...

Today I did a "baseline" scan of the channels:I now have 30 watchable channels with NO pixelation on any of them!!?????

What is going on?????
Other than taking the signal strength in the last...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,302
Posted By olnick
You are correct in all your statements! As to the...

You are correct in all your statements! As to the test set up.

On Wednesday I plan to pull the antenna down, check all the connections for water entry Etc. I will do a sig strength reading from...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,302
Posted By olnick
I got the 600B up and running! (new batteries!) ...

I got the 600B up and running! (new batteries!)
Now at the entry into the house with only the RCA TVPRAMP1R feeding the Sadelco meter these are the latest results:

Ch Db

2 -31
3 -29
4 ...
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