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Forum: Help With Reception 1-Dec-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 28
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Posted By decaffeine
I appreciate the advice I received from both of...

I appreciate the advice I received from both of you (Teleview and GroundUrMast).

I have changed my plan to something more feasible. I decided not to mount the antenna to the chimney. I went to...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Nov-2013, 8:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
Hi GroundUrMast, I do believe the purpose of...

Hi GroundUrMast,

I do believe the purpose of grounding includes reducing the chances of a lightning strike, limiting the voltage during a lightning strike or other fault, getting rid of static...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Nov-2013, 6:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
I get both your points. I'm pretty sure a...

I get both your points.

I'm pretty sure a separate ground rod would effectively reduce the chance of a lightning strike. I also found in the NEC where supplemental ground rods not bonded are...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
The house is a very long ranch style house. The...

The house is a very long ranch style house. The front door opens to the east. The chimney is on the northwest end of the house.

I have cable internet. The grounding block for it is installed in a...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
Hi GroundUrMast, Your answer, which I believe...

Hi GroundUrMast,
Your answer, which I believe is 100% correct (especially with that username and associated photo), pains me greatly. My service ground could not be further away from where I want...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2013, 8:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
From the chimney to the electric service area...

From the chimney to the electric service area would be a heckuva long run. I got the cerrowire brand grounding wire but not enough to go to the service ground. I really want to avoid that route if at...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2013, 8:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
I just had another idea. It would be easier to...

I just had another idea. It would be easier to hook up the ground to an existing ground wire in a gang box that is in the attic. Can I do that instead of putting in a ground rod?
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2013, 8:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
That is some good advice Teleview, I have...

That is some good advice Teleview,

I have quad shield cable, compression connectors, and the proper tools to crimp them. That coax seal tape looks like some good stuff but I will probably use up...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2013, 4:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
Hbu11

It sounds like the HBU11 is the better choice. I'm going to order that one. I'll probably order a new 3 way splitter while I'm at it. Going to go measure the chimney right now for that mount!
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Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2013, 3:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
Teleview, That HBU11 is certainly a lot...

Teleview,

That HBU11 is certainly a lot cheaper than the ANT751. Is it just as good as the ANT751 in performance and longevitity? I am definitely willing to buy the more expensive antenna if it...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Nov-2013, 2:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
Thanks

The second time I posted, I saw the message that a moderator must approve flash for about 1 second on my screen. I missed that the first time. I do have a lensatic compass that I will use when doing...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Nov-2013, 4:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
Advice on outdoor antenna

I apologize if this is a double post. I submitted a post over an hour ago and it didn't show. Does a moderator have to approve it before it shows?

Hello, I have been reading the forum for months....
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Nov-2013, 3:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,046
Posted By decaffeine
Ready to go to an outdoor antenna

Hello, I have been reading the forum for months. I finally decided to get an account and ask you experts for some help.

I am currently using a homemade gray hoverman attic antenna with a homemade...
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