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Forum: Help With Reception 22-Nov-2017, 2:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,691
Posted By William P
The solution was simple. Point the antenna at the...

The solution was simple. Point the antenna at the towers nearby. Due to the small antenna, and the shallow single story attic the tactic of trying for distant stations didn't produce much anyway. No...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2017, 6:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,691
Posted By William P
If the shield, like aluminum foil on cardboard or...

If the shield, like aluminum foil on cardboard or a metal screen, is above the antenna so that the antenna doesn't "see" the aircraft above, but does see the TV signal, it might help.

So would the...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2017, 2:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,691
Posted By William P
Thanks for that info. The south runway corridor...

Thanks for that info. The south runway corridor is right over my house. They use that for general aviation but heavies use it also. The North corridor is over the golf course to the north of me....
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2017, 2:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,691
Posted By William P
So there are antennae that don't pick up vertical...

So there are antennae that don't pick up vertical interference? 4 bay? Yagi? I guess I need to look into those. The one I have consists of 3 "Bow ties" in various sizes, and a couple of wide narrow...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2017, 2:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,691
Posted By William P
I'm aware of the HOA laws. I can put a pole up...

I'm aware of the HOA laws. I can put a pole up since I have a single family home. But I can't "move it away from the building" since the yard is common area.
Thanks for telling me about no ground...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Nov-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,691
Posted By William P
I live in an HOA which is legally a Condominium....

I live in an HOA which is legally a Condominium. so moving it isn't an option. I can play around with it in the attic. I was hoping there was a known cure for this. Thanks anyway.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Nov-2017, 8:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,691
Posted By William P
There are no trees buildings etc. The attic...

There are no trees buildings etc. The attic antenna solved the foil in the walls problem. Reception was great until the aircraft started flying after the hurricane. I can hear the plane coming just...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Nov-2017, 4:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,691
Posted By William P
Attic Rig

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I get zero reception from indoor antennas due to metal foil on the sheetrock.
For the hurricane I installed a not too...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 3:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
I'm sure a roof mount would be much better. But...

I'm sure a roof mount would be much better. But with a multitude of strong signals nearby, and my tinfoil sheetrock problem, an attic mount will probably be a good first step.
I have several major...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 3:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
Am I correct in assuming that an attic install...

Am I correct in assuming that an attic install won't require grounding?
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 2:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
In the attic each TV could have it's own antenna.

In the attic each TV could have it's own antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 2:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
HBU-22 in the attic first, and then move it...

HBU-22 in the attic first, and then move it outdoors later if I need to looks like a good option. I don't think it should be necessary though. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 2:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
2 maybe 3 TV's later.

2 maybe 3 TV's later.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 2:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
Reply to StephanieS. I'm looking at the EZ-HD for...

Reply to StephanieS. I'm looking at the EZ-HD for a small out door mounted antenna. Should pull Palm Beach in OK and it's not reflector type so the back should pick up the Miami stations. I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 2:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
http://dennysantennaservice.com/image/41125402_sca...

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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 2:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
I intend to crawl up there with a battery powered...

I intend to crawl up there with a battery powered digital TV I have and see what happens. But no window frames up there. I found a Dual "EZ-HD"bi-directional antenna kit. It's kind of pricey, but...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
I've been researching 2 antennas and it looks...

I've been researching 2 antennas and it looks like it would be beyond my abilities. Does one type of antenna pick up signals from behind better than another? I'm thinking about reflector vs. non...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
I like the price on the HBU11. I could afford 2...

I like the price on the HBU11. I could afford 2 of those! maybe with a reflector between the back of them? can 2 antennas be connected together?
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
Since my signals are coming from 2 almost...

Since my signals are coming from 2 almost opposite directions could I combine 2 directional antennas. I'm a total newbie so please be clear about what would be required to do this if it's possible.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
Thanks for the reply. The problem with aiming at...

Thanks for the reply. The problem with aiming at the many southern stations is that many of them are in Spanish which I don't speak. I would like to get stations from the north also where English is...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
2nd try with attachment.

2nd try with attachment.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
It seems I've failed to provide a good...

It seems I've failed to provide a good attachment. My zip code is 33328. Flat terrain and no nearby buildings.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,603
Posted By William P
Stealth antenna options

I got rid of my cable provider and tried rabbit ears (Radio Shack VHF, UHF) and got almost nothing until I touched both ends of the antenna to a window frame. Now I get about a dozen stations....
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