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Old 26-Nov-2017, 10:39 PM   #27
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Dagwood, here is what I would do.
Check each outdoor connection. Is there any corrosion? Any rust?
If so, that could be all or part of your problem.
I would run a temporary new and VERIFIED RG6 cable directly
from the antenna to a tv. See what you get. If reception remains
poor, I'd replace the CB-8269 Winegard housing. If reception is
improved, the next thing I would do would be to replace the
cable between the antenna and the preamp. I would then run the
temporary cable from the output of the preamp to a tv. See what
happens. If reception remains about the same, you many want to
replace the preamp. It should be helping you, not keeping things
the same or worse. In essence, you will be isolating some of the
most likely OUTDOOR culprits that are likely affecting your reception.
You might try replacing each of the outdoor connectors with new ones
but you might be opening yourself up to other problems. In the last
photo, it looks like one of the lines that go into the CB-8269 connector
box might be grounding out on a rusty screw. Be sure those lines do not
touch anywhere!!!!!
Finally, please be careful on that roof.......

Last edited by JoeAZ; 26-Nov-2017 at 10:44 PM.
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