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Old 19-Feb-2013, 1:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Lost OTA Signals

I recently began to experience reception problems on all of my sets connected to my outdoor antenna.
I have a Winegard chromestar series, CA-7082 VHF/UHF on a 30' tower connected to a Winegard distribution amp model DA-1127 that purports
27 dB gain.
I lost over 50% of the stations in my area, real ch 8, ch 10, ch 28, ch 34,
ch 39, and ch 49.
Doing a scan I could receive 22 channels.

I did indoor trouble shooting of the cable connections and tried substituting another amp with no improvement.
I finally went outdoors and disconnected the 75 ohm connector at the grounding block and found it was full of moisture even though it had a weatherproof boot.
I replaced the connectors, rescanned and found 50 ota channels, problem solved, right?
Not so fast, yesterday I found I had again lost 50% of the channels, did a rescan with the same results, 22 channels.
I cannot figure what is causing the problem, anyone have any suggestions?
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