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Forum: Antennas 7-May-2019, 4:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,656
Posted By dustyz
Sorry for the late reply, but that is very...

Sorry for the late reply, but that is very helpful. Thanks for sharing. I will delve into my broken amps and see what I can find out.

I appreciate it.
Forum: Antennas 18-Apr-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,656
Posted By dustyz
Gotcha. I've replaced plenty of parts on...

Gotcha. I've replaced plenty of parts on PC/videocard motherboards, so I could probably do ok with what I see on these. What could it hurt to try, ya know? I'd need to dust off the extra...
Forum: Antennas 18-Apr-2019, 1:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,656
Posted By dustyz
Troubleshooting a dead pre-amp

I have a few pre-amps that have "died" over the years. Both still show voltage from the injectors, but neither show any boost in signal.

Is there a basic troubleshooting guide for the electronics...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Feb-2017, 4:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Two things... Antennas Direct Tech support...

Two things...

Antennas Direct Tech support is awesome, and have been extremely patient and helpful via email. ADTech helped me learn, research, identify, and fix our channel loss issue.

It...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jan-2017, 1:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Two more scans tonite. The antenna direction and...

Two more scans tonite. The antenna direction and elevation did not change from the scan in my previous post above.

One, I completely removed the attenuation, preamp & injector from the mix, and...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2017, 6:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Ok, I've finally found time to work on this setup...

Ok, I've finally found time to work on this setup again. I've been talking with ADTech about it via email, but figured I'd get more eyes on the problem. I'm sure he appreciates that. ;-)

I'm going...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2016, 9:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Yeah, it's still there. I did pull it out when...

Yeah, it's still there. I did pull it out when testing, and just put a coupling in there, no difference.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016AIYU6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2016, 8:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
I replaced the DB8e combiner with the splitter in...

I replaced the DB8e combiner with the splitter in reverse. (A recommendation from Antenna's Direct to test the combiner.) I also placed it mid-line as a attenuator, which since it doesn't pass power,...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Nov-2016, 2:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Another update... Over the summer our...

Another update...

Over the summer our channels started to disappear. I redirected to the 290 angle shown on the TVFool report and picked up several steady signals. That slowly seemed to drop off...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Apr-2016, 1:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
***UPDATE*** I installed the 7777 last...

***UPDATE***

I installed the 7777 last night, and WOW did it make a difference. I went from having a few unwatchable channels on the Tivo to 10-15 good channels! Massive boost! The most important...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2016, 8:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Thanks for the help everyone, and useful charts,...

Thanks for the help everyone, and useful charts, rabbit. I ended up going with the 7777, and will take the chance of overload. There are just too many good reviews out there for the 7777.

I spoke...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2016, 8:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Thanks. The reviews I read for the Kitztech...

Thanks. The reviews I read for the Kitztech series were usually compared to the 7777... which is encouraging. It's $50 cheaper too.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2016, 5:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Interesting. I've never heard of that company. ...

Interesting. I've never heard of that company.

Which model did you have? It looks like the KT-200 would work well for me. I don't like the lack of weather protection on the amp.

Thanks for the...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2016, 2:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
I found this link, and it's very educational for...

I found this link, and it's very educational for those who don't understand the basics, like me. :-)
http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/basics.html

That page basically says I need a low noise...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2016, 1:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
I think you are correct, the pre-amp is...

I think you are correct, the pre-amp is underpowered. (I'm using a Winegard Boost XT (http://www.amazon.com/Winegard-LNA-200-Boost-Digital-Preamplifier/dp/B00DQN3R9O) at the moment, however.)

Over...
Forum: Special Topics 19-Apr-2016, 2:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,243
Posted By dustyz
Old Distribution Amps

Found these installed in an old building, and they were apparently working with an antenna in the recent past. Has anyone ever used such a thing, and would they be useful in a modern setup?

Silver...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Apr-2016, 2:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Yep, that's the plan. I'm replacing the last 75ft...

Yep, that's the plan. I'm replacing the last 75ft with RG11, through the conduit. The rest is above grade, so I can replace it any time easily. That should give me a few db's. Then, I'm raising the...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2016, 4:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Thanks Bill. That's a good idea. It turned out to...

Thanks Bill. That's a good idea. It turned out to be a longer run than I originally thought, so I'm probably closer to 150ft, unfortunately.

There was a pinch in the coax, near the hinge of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2016, 2:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
Hey rabbit. A quick update. I went with the db8e...

Hey rabbit. A quick update. I went with the db8e and pointed in the correct direction to get the channels we want. Strangely, and like you predicted, the Winegard Boost preamp has some issues with...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Feb-2016, 6:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
I'm currently using this preamp: ...

I'm currently using this preamp:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003P92D9Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage

It works well enough at the current location, but I plan to leave it...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,003
Posted By dustyz
OTA in rural KY... again

I posted several years ago and got some great advice. I'm moving, and the new location is a little more rural, if that is possible, and I think the reception will be worse. ADVICE NEEDED! :-)
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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Feb-2013, 2:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,070
Posted By dustyz
Thanks teleview! I ran new coax to the DB4e when...

Thanks teleview! I ran new coax to the DB4e when I installed it. No jumpers, nothing... just straight to the TV. The old attic setup used the old coax. Mounting it on the roof did increase the run of...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Feb-2013, 2:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,070
Posted By dustyz
*Update* I installed the DB4e on the roof. I...

*Update*

I installed the DB4e on the roof. I definitely need to get the pre-amp up there soon.

Like my original post said, I had a wal-mart amp in the line to the TV. When I've done previous...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2013, 1:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,070
Posted By dustyz
Installed the DB4e tonite, in the exact same...

Installed the DB4e tonite, in the exact same location as the homemade setup. Nice improvements on the priority channels. The mount & coax should be here before the weekend, and I'll get it roof...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,070
Posted By dustyz
I adjusted my homemade setup tonite, after...

I adjusted my homemade setup tonite, after reading the advice here and downloading a nice iPad App called "Signal GH", and had some nice improvements. I'm really anxious to get my new setup started...
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