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Forum: Antennas 17-May-2016, 5:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,224
Posted By kenj66
I was warned about the gain being too high and...

I was warned about the gain being too high and problems with adjacent transmitters overloading the unit. I also had a concern about the durability and rain getting into the innards. I have no...
Forum: Antennas 17-May-2016, 4:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,224
Posted By kenj66
I have been using the Channel Master CM-7777 for...

I have been using the Channel Master CM-7777 for a year now and it has been a stellar performer. It is the only pre-amp on the market, AFAIK, that claims a 30 db gain. I happen to need that kind of...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Nov-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Thanks for the tips Tim. I'm going to check them...

Thanks for the tips Tim. I'm going to check them out.

Ken :)
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Nov-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Thanks for the warning and recommendations, guys....

Thanks for the warning and recommendations, guys.

Tim, perhaps there is a better sealing tape to use. I used the Scotch one inch wide Professional Grade #2228 Moisture Sealing Electrical Tape. It...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Nov-2015, 1:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Lessons Learned After One Year

1. I used Scotch sealer tape to waterproof my RG-6 connectors. In the repeated process of tweaking the antennas I had to cut off the sealer tape with a razor knife and reapply when done. Apparently,...
Forum: Reception Devices 13-Jan-2015, 8:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,514
Posted By kenj66
Hey, hi guys! I didn't realize this old topic had...

Hey, hi guys! I didn't realize this old topic had received some interest.

I, too, find the report that signal quality is most important and that max signal strength may not necessarily give best...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Dec-2014, 7:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Hi neighbor! Yes, the 91XG is still pointed...

Hi neighbor!
Yes, the 91XG is still pointed toward Queen Anne Hill. My little four and a half foot mast looks like I have a communications center!

Ken :)
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Dec-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Follow up (3)

(I will describe all channels as real)

1. Dissatisfied with channel 39 CBS reception out of Seattle and
2. Being told my PCT amplifier was not a true TV preamp

I purchase a second antenna, a...
Forum: Antennas 13-Nov-2014, 8:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,969
Posted By kenj66
I reread the spec sheet on the PCT. They want to...

I reread the spec sheet on the PCT. They want to make sure you don't have unrealistic expectations for what it can do. If it is not really a preamp then why does it have a remote power inserter?...
Forum: Antennas 13-Nov-2014, 2:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,969
Posted By kenj66
You will find additional discussion in another...

You will find additional discussion in another topic Difficult location 15 miles west of Seattle (http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=14593) The 91XG is over 7 and a half feet long!

My...
Forum: Antennas 11-Nov-2014, 9:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,969
Posted By kenj66
High-V :confused: I'm not familiar with that...

High-V :confused: I'm not familiar with that term.

Ken

Oh, perhaps you meant high-vhf. How could I support three antennas?
Forum: Antennas 11-Nov-2014, 8:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,969
Posted By kenj66
Yes, I understand the nature of the compromise in...

Yes, I understand the nature of the compromise in that design. However, with a 14 foot boom, by all observation it would appear to overcome that compromise. What I hear you saying is apparently not,...
Forum: Antennas 11-Nov-2014, 7:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,969
Posted By kenj66
Hey, ADTech, I can always count on a healthy dose...

Hey, ADTech, I can always count on a healthy dose of reality coming from you! Thanks for weighing in.

An antenna with a 14 foot boom has little expectation of gain? Really? :confused:

Since I...
Forum: Antennas 11-Nov-2014, 5:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,969
Posted By kenj66
CM4228HD vs HD7698P - Bow-tie vs Yaggi?

I live in an area with almost exclusive 2Edge signals. I'm not happy with my present system so I am likely replacing my 91XG with a Wineguard HD7698P which is a deep fringe yaggi. I'll pick up...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2014, 9:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
After three months living with this antenna...

After three months living with this antenna system I find myself dissatisfied/disappointed and I am reconsidering the advice from 'teleview.' Channel 7 (39) is seldom watchable since it breaks up all...
Forum: TV Database Updates 23-Sep-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,343
Posted By kenj66
Corrections for Seattle TV database

KOMO-TV Real 38, Digital (4.1)
KING-DT Real 48, Digital (5.1)
KWDK-DT Real 42?, Digital (42.1) Note: FCC database says the virtual channel is 56 but my TV says 42!
K26IC-D Real 26, Digital (7.1)...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2014, 8:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
OK neighbor, thanks for the advice. Since Seafair...

OK neighbor, thanks for the advice. Since Seafair Sunday the signal has settled down with just a few pixel breakups from time to time. Perhaps the airplane and helicopter traffic covering the races...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Aug-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Follow up (2)

I am still having problems with my desired and most difficult station, KIRO 7.1 UHF 39. It has the most "bounce" or variation of any of the stations in my area. Sometimes it is stable enough to watch...
Forum: Antennas 22-Jul-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,867
Posted By kenj66
Antennas Direct 91XG - Improved Assembly Procedure

When I assembled the boom I noticed the boom wasn't straight. Scratching my head, I noticed that I had pushed the boom ends into the matching clamp but the screw head was UNDER the clamp instead of...
Forum: Reception Devices 21-Jul-2014, 1:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,514
Posted By kenj66
Use inexpensive tuner as antenna pointing device

Several days ago I received a Mediasonic HomeWorX HW180STB...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Jul-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Follow up

Several days ago I received a Mediasonic HomeWorX HW180STB...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jul-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Alright, my system is mostly done. I'm still...

Alright, my system is mostly done. I'm still waiting for the PCT power inserter so am using a long extension cord and 10 feet of coax to feed power to the PCT preamp.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2014, 1:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Well, this has been fun. I found a wonderful...

Well, this has been fun. I found a wonderful antenna and it's actually a 91XG. I imagined that once everything was in place I could point it north and see what I could pick up from Vancouver, BC, and...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jul-2014, 1:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Hey, Pete. Clever mount, using a male to male...

Hey, Pete. Clever mount, using a male to male barrel connector. However, I would be concerned how to keep the balun box from breaking under stress. Side winds would be a consideration. Some...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jul-2014, 1:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,229
Posted By kenj66
Yikes! :eek: Where do I mount that PCT pre-amp?...

Yikes! :eek: Where do I mount that PCT pre-amp? Hadn't thought about that yet. Before hoisting the antenna I better figure that out. Is there a section in the forum where that has been covered...
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