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Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2013, 8:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,187
Posted By slowhike
Thanks GroundUrMast. I believe it was you that...

Thanks GroundUrMast. I believe it was you that gave me that very advice concerning the tapes when I was getting set up & I did just that.
Is there any way to know if moister in the coax is the...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2013, 7:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,187
Posted By slowhike
Lost channels

In Dec 2011 you folks helped me with a very successful set up of my first antenna to receive digital TV in this thread... http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=2895

Here is my local info......
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Apr-2012, 4:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
I can't tell you right off just how tall the oaks...

I can't tell you right off just how tall the oaks are but they are probably about twice as high as the 1.5 story house. It would take a heck of a mast to get above them.
But I am planning to remove...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Apr-2012, 8:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
I'm hoping to get a few more suggestions. I'm...

I'm hoping to get a few more suggestions.
I'm getting weaker signals than before, at least on some stations.
My TV does not have a signal meter, so I have to do some guesstimation in the following...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Apr-2012, 4:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
I did not get a rotator. I have just basically...

I did not get a rotator. I have just basically chosen to leave it in one of the two best directions (east).
I get most of the stations I want, including ION.

I remembered that I had a splitter in...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Mar-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
I thank you for taking the time to give excellent...

I thank you for taking the time to give excellent information. I'll be re-reading this & putting it to good use.
Thanks. ...Tim
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Mar-2012, 4:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
The antenna is the Winegard HD-8800 antenna. No...

The antenna is the Winegard HD-8800 antenna. No amplifier.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Mar-2012, 2:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
Splitting siginal to 2 or 3 TVs

I'll ask in this thread that gives all my info were the fine folks here have already helped me choose a good antenna & I continue to get between 35 & 40 some channels.

I need to split the signal...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2012, 9:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
Strange, strange, strange:confused: I took the...

Strange, strange, strange:confused:
I took the newest & primary TV (HD) in another room were a much older TV had been used for TW cable running through the DVD player.
I started by leaving the DVD...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2012, 8:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
I was afraid you might say something like that:) ...

I was afraid you might say something like that:)
I'll see what I can come up with & report back. Thanks.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2012, 8:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
We have had some wind but not much. Bright &...

We have had some wind but not much. Bright & sunny.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2012, 8:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
After reconnecting the TW cable I did switch it...

After reconnecting the TW cable I did switch it back to scan "cable" rather than antenna.
I did it a second time with same results... it found analog stations & no digital. Picture is so dark you...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2012, 7:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
RCA model L32HD31YX12 The coax cable was...

RCA
model L32HD31YX12
The coax cable was plugged (screwed) right into the TV.
Same way I have been using the Time Warner cable. No DVD player.

Also, after running into this antenna problem, I...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2012, 6:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
Today I have run into problems. I was seeing...

Today I have run into problems.
I was seeing occasional dropouts on a station I was watching (I forget which one), then it stayed a blue screen saying "Unusable signal".
As I started trying other...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2012, 3:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
I am still seeing some pixilations & dropouts on...

I am still seeing some pixilations & dropouts on some stations. I may make notes about which stations I see those on, but have not done so yet.

About the signal meters, do they show a reading for...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jan-2012, 6:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
Oh yeah, on the signal meter, I'm not seeing that...

Oh yeah, on the signal meter, I'm not seeing that option on my TV's menu.
I haven't been able to find the owners manual for this TV (might be able to look it up on line using the model #)
If it...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jan-2012, 6:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
Yeah, I hate the infomercials too:rolleyes: ...

Yeah, I hate the infomercials too:rolleyes:
What are " CLT stations"?
On the picture quality, I couldn't be more happy. Sharp as sharp can be!
And yes, I'm informing some friends already about...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jan-2012, 6:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
Yeah, losing the ION station is not a real big...

Yeah, losing the ION station is not a real big deal, but I'll be curious to see if some of the programs I like from there might be seen on other stations.
Criminal Minds & Flash Point are a couple...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Dec-2011, 6:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
I rotated the antenna to SW. I lost 6...

I rotated the antenna to SW.
I lost 6 channels. You'll still see them in the updated list below but with a minus sign - beside them.
The new channels will begin with a +
I gained 19 new channels....
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Dec-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
I'll give that a try. Today I have seen some...

I'll give that a try.
Today I have seen some occasional problems on 2 or 3 channels.

Sometimes the picture would momentarily freeze, show lots of squares & the sound would break up.
I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Dec-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
OK, the antenna & the coax cable came to my door...

OK, the antenna & the coax cable came to my door today! I wasted no time in getting the antenna put together & on the mast attached to the chimney.
I left it facing east with the intention of going...
Forum: Special Topics 26-Dec-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,689
Posted By slowhike
Thank you sir. Both items ordered.

Thank you sir. Both items ordered.
Forum: Special Topics 26-Dec-2011, 6:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,689
Posted By slowhike
In this thread...

In this thread http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=2895
you guys have helped me narrow down my antenna choice to the Winegard HD-8800 ...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Dec-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
Yeah, I thought about shorting the coax cable...

Yeah, I thought about shorting the coax cable after deciding on a permanent location but it looks like I would have to buy a tool (around $30 or more).
I'll report back later.
A very Merry...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Dec-2011, 6:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,381
Posted By slowhike
OK, thanks to all the great help here I think I...

OK, thanks to all the great help here I think I decided on the Winegard HD-8800 antenna.
After S&H, I can save better than $10 ordering it from Winegard Direct instead of buying it in the local...
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