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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2011, 10:58 PM
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Posted By cabt
Thanks for pointing out the obvious:D but that is...

Thanks for pointing out the obvious:D but that is what I was hoping to avoid. Those stations from the North, I already get them, even when the antenna remains that way I mentioned (also meaning that...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Oct-2011, 6:42 PM
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Posted By cabt
Yeah. His house is on stilts. If I point north I...

Yeah. His house is on stilts. If I point north I would have a straight uninstructed shot to CT, but would prefer NY stations (of course I could be comPletely wrong with statement (is there any real...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2011, 10:20 PM
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Posted By cabt
Was hoping to avoid that....although I bought the...

Was hoping to avoid that....although I bought the gear to mount her to my chimney, getting up there is a bit scary. And, when up there...it sill still be pointed at the first floor of my neighbors...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2011, 7:11 PM
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Posted By cabt
Thank you. The antenna does currently point...

Thank you. The antenna does currently point straight through the wood peak of my roof and not the shingles, however, if you were to draw a straight line out of the antenna it would fit my neightbors...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2011, 3:03 PM
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Posted By cabt
Ok. Although I have ensured that the straight...

Ok. Although I have ensured that the straight run (currently quad) is free of any stripping contaminents and that the fittings are proper and secure, I will try standard coax this weekend (unless...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2011, 10:10 PM
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Posted By cabt
Didn't see that part. So that I can learn, what...

Didn't see that part. So that I can learn, what benefit will plain rg6 provide over quad? I would think that quad would provide better shielding and therefor stronger signal bu apparenlt not?
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2011, 7:54 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By cabt
Thanks...to clarify...a straight coax run from...

Thanks...to clarify...a straight coax run from the antenna to the tuner provides only spanish channels...the preamp gives me 30 more channels (abc, cbs, nbc, etc) but no fox. My attic is not...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2011, 7:04 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By cabt
I don't know what the overload comment...

I don't know what the overload comment means...sorry. Is it to much for what I have? When I first put the antenna up, without the preamp, I only got a few spanish stations. Once I put the preamp...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Oct-2011, 4:52 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By cabt
Noob needs help, please.

Hello all, I live in Centerport, NY (ZIP 11721) and recently installed a Winegard HD7697 along with an AP8700 preamp, in my attic. I get fantastic signal and clarity for ABC, CBS, and NBC (along...
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