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Old 15-Jun-2011, 5:21 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by jtnichol View Post
Wow excellent posts all...Dave your answer should be a sticky. I'm starting to get a feel for some of this now...

On another note not related to my OP coordinates:

I climbed up on my roof at 1719 Spruce St. Leavenworth KS 66048 and tied up a mop handle with the CS5 to test my house.

About 15 stations were found by my HVR1800 Tuner and only about 7 of them were flawless...I had to rig up 3 cables with connectors to reach the distance so maybe that's gonna create a problem. I guess 75' total cable although I could get it down to 50'. I used my compass on my iPhone to get a rough idea of azimuth....and well....I got got a huge Walnut tree and a subdivision on rising elevation to my SE....I'm basically at the bottom of my hill. So I don't know if an amp will help or not.

3 of the stations were 24/7 Jesus channels. I do enough praying daily I don't think I'm gonna watch them much. One Spanish station and PBS and also Fox works fine...but not much else. Everything else seems laggy.

Not sure if the kids and I are ready to cut Disney and Discovery but I don't like debts

Been a fun process to play around with anyway.
Aimed to the north, do you see KQTV (ABC)? The CS-5 is a good choice to receive real channel 7. A DB-8 aimed SE would give you a full lineup of major networks... the CS-5 came with the needed UVSJ combiner. Viola!
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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