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Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2014, 8:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 895
Posted By dmfdmf
Antenna Advice San Mateo, CA

All,

I installed an ANT751 at my house about a year ago and a friend of mine was impressed and wants to install one at his house. I live in a hilly area with trees and a nearby hill that blocks...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-May-2014, 4:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,845
Posted By dmfdmf
If you go back to the first post, I think he...

If you go back to the first post, I think he ruled out these kind of issues in that he was using a direct 100ft cable that worked fine in another location and he ran direct to the MCE/tuner and it...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2014, 5:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,845
Posted By dmfdmf
That looks really complicated ;-) Its not...

That looks really complicated ;-)

Its not clear to me when a pre-amp is needed vs a distribution amp. I thought a pre-amp was needed if you are trying to pickup very low-margin signals and...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-May-2014, 3:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,845
Posted By dmfdmf
Bump... anyone? I don't know enough about amps...

Bump... anyone? I don't know enough about amps to say if cspartan needs a pre-amp on the antenna or a distribution amp.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-May-2014, 7:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,845
Posted By dmfdmf
I think the ANT751 should work in your location. ...

I think the ANT751 should work in your location. Rerun your TV Fool report for 25ft elevation. You currently have a mix of 1Edge and 2Edge signal paths and a few feet can make a big difference. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Apr-2014, 8:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,919
Posted By dmfdmf
One easy test that I would do is unplug the C2V...

One easy test that I would do is unplug the C2V and cap the AC7 "All Channel Input" with a 75 ohm terminator, leave everything else the same and see if you can reliably get FOX from the 91XG,...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Apr-2014, 7:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By dmfdmf
As I see it you realistically have three options;...

As I see it you realistically have three options; satellite, cable or root for Aereo in their up coming Supreme Court case. Even with heroic efforts you really aren't going to get much in your...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2014, 3:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By dmfdmf
Run an FM Fool report and see if you have any hot...

Run an FM Fool report and see if you have any hot FM stations nearby. It would not surprise me, given your great TV signal strength.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2014, 3:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By dmfdmf
Borrow a friend's TV and see if it has audio...

Borrow a friend's TV and see if it has audio problems. If another TV has no issues then some component inside your TV is bad. Also, you might also do a Google search for "bad audio" or similar for...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2014, 2:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,529
Posted By dmfdmf
Post an FM Fool report. It may not be FM...

Post an FM Fool report. It may not be FM interference as you assume.

Re-run your TV Fool report at 30, 40 and 50 ft to see how far up you have to go to get RCH7 and RCH46 (your weakest stations)...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2014, 4:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmfdmf
I'd talk further to the management about reviving...

I'd talk further to the management about reviving an OTA antenna for the apartment. The location has great signals and if the units are already wired then it might not be that difficult to put in a...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2014, 4:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmfdmf
I agree with teleview, leave the J-pole on the...

I agree with teleview, leave the J-pole on the outside of the beam. Based on your TV Fool report, even with 2-Edge signals you might get decent reception from there with the ANT751. As always,...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Apr-2014, 5:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,247
Posted By dmfdmf
It looks like the thread has been consolidated,...

It looks like the thread has been consolidated, thanks teleview.

bwag32, I think you need to slow down and do some troubleshooting per teleview's post #21. Your signal for Fox is weak but not that...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Apr-2014, 5:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,247
Posted By dmfdmf
Why did you split the cable? Re-Zero the...

Why did you split the cable?

Re-Zero the tuner?

Does Fox come it at all or completely gone after the split?

Long shot, but try a different splitter in case the one you have is defective.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Apr-2014, 2:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,247
Posted By dmfdmf
So you split the signal to a second TV or for...

So you split the signal to a second TV or for input to a DVR or other media device and it knocked out a weak station?

Yes, splitters cut the signal at least 50%-60% and probably pushed the Fox...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Apr-2014, 1:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,430
Posted By dmfdmf
Here is the best I could do, no assembly pics but...

Here is the best I could do, no assembly pics but here is my beautiful ANT751 against the majestic sky collecting HD TV radio waves;
http://imgur.com/nzLCRxi

I used Radio Shack twinlead about 24"...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Apr-2014, 4:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,673
Posted By dmfdmf
Perhaps the DB8e's better VHF performance is due...

Perhaps the DB8e's better VHF performance is due to the horizontal runs of coax between the two banks? (as compared to a DB4 which typically has a vertical coax line drop)
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Apr-2014, 4:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,673
Posted By dmfdmf
That's a great trick! I thought one purpose of...

That's a great trick! I thought one purpose of the balun was to stop the coax from becoming an antenna, never would have thought of that.
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Apr-2014, 5:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,673
Posted By dmfdmf
I think you might be right, the PCB balun must be...

I think you might be right, the PCB balun must be tuned (and thus more efficient) for the UHF band and not pass VHF signals. The antennas that I've used this trick on all had the toroid balun which...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Apr-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,673
Posted By dmfdmf
Your mod looked great! I would have bet money you...

Your mod looked great! I would have bet money you would get some kind of signal for RCH4, especially after your test. Sorry it didn't work.



Again, I am really surprised at this result. I am...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Apr-2014, 7:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,430
Posted By dmfdmf
I forgot to add... rezero your tuner if you...

I forgot to add... rezero your tuner if you haven't done it in a while.

Unplug the antenna from the back of the TV and cap the input with a 75 ohm F-type terminator cap. Scan for channels, it...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Apr-2014, 4:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,430
Posted By dmfdmf
That antenna should work at your location so...

That antenna should work at your location so raising it or moving left/right might help but before you do all that work try this. First, all your stations are 2Edge (refracted) signals so you might...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Mar-2014, 5:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,936
Posted By dmfdmf
Echoing what GroundUrMast said; go higher, move...

Echoing what GroundUrMast said; go higher, move left/right. Also, it wasn't clear from your reply if you got an amp and are combining UHF and VHF antennas. Details matter when going for weak signals....
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Mar-2014, 4:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By dmfdmf
Teleview's recommendation is good. You have to...

Teleview's recommendation is good. You have to read the Real Channel column (ignore virtual channels, its what the TV displays) so you only have VHF-Hi and UHF so the HBU11 is a good choice. PBS...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2014, 7:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,122
Posted By dmfdmf
I see the following issues or possible problems; ...

I see the following issues or possible problems;

1) That antenna is good for picking up real channels 14 and above or UHF band. Real channels 13 (VHF) and below don't work well with that type of...
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