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Old 20-Nov-2014, 12:56 AM   #114
rabbit73
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Earlier in the thread we were thinking about moving the 91XG to a better location, because Fox is your weakest signal that needs a high gain antenna and an amp.

But, since it is doing well at its present location, and the C2V isn't doing very well for the other stations, I think the C2V should be moved to the best location on your house.

That location is at the rear of the peak of the higher roof on the west side of your house. The signals from the NE will clear the house that is east of you when the C2V is there.

This is what the signal lines look like at 45 degrees Bird's Eye view:



And this is what they look like at 90 degrees vertical view:


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When you speak to the possible new location for the C2V can you link me to the bracket you are referring to?
Eave brackets/mounts look like this:
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...mount+brackets
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...unt+tv+antenna

Channel Master makes one, but I can't tell what gauge it is:
http://www.amazon.com/Channel-Master.../dp/B001RD703E

This one is 16 gauge:
http://www.3starinc.com/adjustable_e...t_bracket.html

This one by Winegard is only 18 gauge:
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...0012&ss=363299

Comments by hams about eave mounts:
http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/in...c=60884.0;wap2

I don't have any personal experience with this type of mount, but it looks like the important factors are the gauge of the metal and the strength of your roof at the point where it is fastened.

The board at the gable end is often called the fascia board, but the proper name is bargeboard. The fascia board is at the end of the rafters.

You will need someone with a very tall ladder to install that mount. A carpenter/contractor probably would be a good choice because he could reinforce the roof at that location if necessary. Tom Silva, of This Old House, would be my choice, but he would not be available.

I wouldn't put anything more than a small antenna on a 5 ft mast there. If you wanted to put both antennas there you would need a 5 ft tripod mount with a 10 ft mast on the top of the roof, which would require roof penetration of the fasteners. Another alternative for two antennas would be a tall mast, of 10 ft TV mast sections, that was fastened at the roof end and several places below with wall brackets, resting on your deck below.
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Also is there any way you could provide me a photo in a pm like before marked with exactly where you are suggesting?
Done.
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Last edited by rabbit73; 20-Nov-2014 at 1:55 AM.
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