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Old 14-Jun-2011, 8:51 PM   #21
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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. http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...001b14ad710789

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 either...lol.

Been a fun process to play around with anyway.
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Old 14-Jun-2011, 10:09 PM   #22
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The Tv stations are all UHF in the direction of about 121/128 degree magnetic compass from Leavenworth Kansas. I recommend a Antennas Direct DB8 UHF antenna. Can you move the antenna and shoot around the Walnut tree? If not , then put the DB8 on the other side of the Walnut tree toward the Tv stations and use that Winegard preamp to push the Tv signals through the long cable run to the house. The preamp will need to be mounted at the antenna location. Use RG-6 solid copper center conductor , tri shield or quad shield coax for the run from the preamp at the antenna to preamp power supply in the house. This type of coax will give maximum signal and power transfer. Here are places to buy Tv antennas and etc. , http://www.3starinc.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.amazon.com. , 3starinc is a good place to buy push up antenna poles.

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Old 14-Jun-2011, 10:33 PM   #23
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Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html , Read and understand this about REAL Digital Broadcast Tv Channels , Virtual Digital Broadcast Tv Channels , Analog Broadcast Tv Channels , http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=695
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Old 14-Jun-2011, 11:04 PM   #24
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Also there is streaming video services , http://www.roku.com / http://www.netflix.com Roku is the little box that receives the netflix streaming service , thousands of movies and tv shows for $10.00 a month and also other streaming services with the little Roku box. Also the Western Digital box , it also receives the netflix streaming service and other streaming services. http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=1778
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Old 15-Jun-2011, 2:45 AM   #25
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To help with aiming, use the maps option of TVFool here. Zoom in close once you have your receive location (the red icon) set properly (it's draggable). Turn on the option to show lines, and the directions to each station will be displayed. You should be able to find landmarks that get you where you need to point. Once you've got the antenna up, tilt it up a couple of degrees to aim the peak gain closer to the top of the rise.

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Old 15-Jun-2011, 4:21 AM   #26
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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. http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...001b14ad710789

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 either...lol.

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!
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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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