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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jun-2016, 3:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I was looking at this site...

I was looking at this site (http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/siting.html) and the section on Ground Reflection explains a lot. Sometimes the ground reflections help and sometimes they hurt. They...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jun-2016, 8:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Interesting but I think some of my usable signal...

Interesting but I think some of my usable signal is from ground reflection. Could be wrong. But moving the antenna to a position as shown would require longer cable and possibly put the antenna more...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jun-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I'm back with an update. I now have a 4-bay M4...

I'm back with an update. I now have a 4-bay M4 10x9.5 with a flat reflector. I have monitored my reception for a few days and it is much better with this antenna. One thing that still puzzles me is...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-May-2016, 6:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Well, since I have multiple threads going, I'm...

Well, since I have multiple threads going, I'm not sure where to post this. I got the SDR configured with RTLSDR scanner and found a surprise, but not a good one. It's a land mobile radio service on...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-May-2016, 1:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I just wanted to post a quick update. I ordered a...

I just wanted to post a quick update. I ordered a USB software defined radio so I can compare all of the signals at once. I'll also see if there's anything else I may not know about that could cause...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-May-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I believe I can get WOWK reliably with the...

I believe I can get WOWK reliably with the VU-75XR if I optimize its position for that channel. That means I need a UHF only antenna. You mentioned the 91XG. Would a 4 or 8 bay bowtie work also? If I...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Apr-2016, 10:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Thanks. I didn't know it was normal to get this...

Thanks. I didn't know it was normal to get this from objects below the antenna

Thanks. I had this one right.

I tried a water pipe with no changes. I also drove a 4 ft. ground rod next to the...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Apr-2016, 4:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Well, I'm about to give up. I have moved this...

Well, I'm about to give up. I have moved this antenna up, down and even back a few feet. That is about 15 ft. in the picture but I have tried as high as 25 ft. It works better when the antenna is...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2016, 9:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
The TV Fool report is consistent with my actual...

The TV Fool report is consistent with my actual reception, too. I wonder if one antenna is higher on the tower or if the different frequencies propagate differently.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2016, 7:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I just realized that I can't find the answer to...

I just realized that I can't find the answer to one of the questions I had early on. WVAH (http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d51348a89153071%26t%3dALLTV%26n%3d8) and WCHS...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Apr-2016, 5:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I don't disagree with you on grounding, as I have...

I don't disagree with you on grounding, as I have a background in electronics and measurement. I just haven't found one yet. As a matter of fact, I found more problems. I did some checking with my...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Apr-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Thanks. I looked for a ground and didn't find...

Thanks. I looked for a ground and didn't find anything close. The fence post wouldn't be very good so I guess I'll have to get a ground rod. On the bright side, I found some additional mast so I...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Apr-2016, 7:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I'm not sure where to go from here. I can buy 2...

I'm not sure where to go from here. I can buy 2 HLSJ's to replace my homemade FM trap and modified HLSJ but I don't think it will matter . What works best is to have a filter, amplifier, and then a...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Apr-2016, 3:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Thanks for the information. I looked inside the...

Thanks for the information. I looked inside the HLSJ I got and the component values are more consistent with UHF/VHF splitter. I left the low side alone and put a 5 pole chebyshev on the high side....
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Apr-2016, 4:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Rabbit73, I think I was editing when you sent...

Rabbit73, I think I was editing when you sent that last post. I added a picture (wish I could show the picture or a thumbnail.
What I'm hoping to find out is I can raise the antenna higher now. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Apr-2016, 4:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Not much at all, lol. I didn't realize you were...

Not much at all, lol. I didn't realize you were recommending that particular brand. I do plan on getting a couple of them as soon as I can.


The one from MCM with the nice pictures and schematic...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Apr-2016, 5:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I only had a few bucks in PayPal so I got the...

I only had a few bucks in PayPal so I got the cheapest on Ebay. Who has the best shipping prices for a small item like this?

Do you happen to know what is inside an HLSJ? I found this thread on FM...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Apr-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
OK, the HLSJ is blocking channel 13. I don't...

OK, the HLSJ is blocking channel 13. I don't understand. It's a Skywalker SKY26802 (http://www.skywalker.com/Products/Skywalker-Signature-Series-HILOW-VHF-Band-SeparatorCombiner__SKY26802.aspx). Mine...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Apr-2016, 3:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
No, I didn't get to that yet Not an exact...

No, I didn't get to that yet


Not an exact measurement but 17mV P-P


Not picking it up at all right now. I'm going to try raising and lowering the antenna again as well as moving it around a...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Apr-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I received the HLSJ today. I am happy to report...

I received the HLSJ today. I am happy to report that the RCA converter finally detected WCHS. It doesn't receive it clearly but at least I can work on it now. I even got signals through the amplifier...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Apr-2016, 2:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
My primary TV is a newer CRT with an RCA...

My primary TV is a newer CRT with an RCA DTA800B1lL digital converter. I have a Samsung LCD but it needs a board replaced. If I connect the antenna directly to the Samsung, I can receive WOWK and...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Apr-2016, 4:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I was thinking earlier that I wish I had a...

I was thinking earlier that I wish I had a Spectrum Analyzer. Then I wondered if anything would show up on an oscilloscope. It did and this should not be happening. That's 10 cycles marked so it's...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Apr-2016, 5:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
Wow, thank you. That coverage map helps a lot....

Wow, thank you. That coverage map helps a lot. Where do I find that for other channels?

Would it be OK to ground the HLSJ and omit the grounding block to avoid another connection? I only ordered...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Apr-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I didn't know WOUL was that close! I think the...

I didn't know WOUL was that close! I think the tower in the distance is theirs. That means it's directly in line with all of the TV stations we want. I guess we are all supposed to support our poor...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Apr-2016, 4:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,151
Posted By chris1379
I did some testing today. I tried an indoor...

I did some testing today. I tried an indoor matching transformer that I believe is good and got the same results. I swapped coax also. While I was out there, I took a picture looking the direction of...
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