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Old 4-Sep-2012, 4:20 PM   #1
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Question Need help getting 2Edge channels

Here is my TV Fool report link: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e77953f4f76863

I currently have an Eagle Aspen Dtv2Buhf Directv 2-Bay Uhf Antenna. This gets me the LOS channels at 43 degrees just fine but I don't care about those. I want the 2Edge major network channels (NBC/CBS/FOX) at 205 degrees which I can't pick up with this antenna. I have the antenna mounted on my roof approximately 20 feet above ground level. I have a single TV connected to it and have a run of about 80 feet of RG6 coax to get to it. The antenna is grounded.

Any recommendations as to a better setup that will allow me to get these channels will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 4-Sep-2012, 4:33 PM   #2
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The following is a Teleview - recommendation for digital broadcast Tv reception.

The signals are Very Weak , to see if signal strengths increase please make 2 more tvfool radar plot reports at 40 feet and 60 feet.
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Old 4-Sep-2012, 4:38 PM   #3
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The signals are Very Weak , to see if signal strengths increase please make 2 more tvfool radar plot reports at 40 feet and 60 feet.
40 Feet: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e7792b7445c471

60 Feet: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e779f3246ae2de
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Old 4-Sep-2012, 10:16 PM   #4
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The following is a Teleview - digital broadcast Tv reception recommendation.

There is no advantage to going higher with a antenna.

As often happens with 2 edge path signals that are 'bent' crossing over hills and mountains the transmissions are scattered diffraction making the signal weak.

The 2 receivable Tv stations , KXLY VHF 13 , and , KSPS-TV 7 PBS , --> you are receiving now.

KXLY VHF channel 13 , Is the same as --> KXLY-TV Real UHF channel 42 ABC , MYTvNetwork and ME-TV.

And KSPS-TV VHF channel 7 PBS is the same as --> K49LX-D Real channel 49.

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Old 5-Sep-2012, 9:35 PM   #5
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So there is no way to pick up those weak scattered signals?
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Old 6-Sep-2012, 2:59 AM   #6
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Make tvfool radar report plots for antenna heights of , 100 , 200 , 300 , 400 , 500 , feet antenna heights and we will see if the weak Tv stations/channels improve in signal strength to make them receivable and how much money you will part with to get them.
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Old 6-Sep-2012, 2:19 PM   #7
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So there is no way to pick up those weak scattered signals?
Some 2Edges are worse than others. Take a look at this
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...ALLTV%26n%3d16

You're in deep shadow, so things are not promising. If you have mountains on the other side, you could try to catch a reflection off those, but that's a longshot. (and will require more than a two bay)
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Old 6-Sep-2012, 11:46 PM   #8
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Well lets put it this way: Is there a single antenna (regardless of how many bays and whether or not it is amplified) that will allow me to get those signals from 20 feet up for under $100? If not then I won't waste my time pursuing it.
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Old 7-Sep-2012, 12:09 AM   #9
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Using a outdoor Tv antenna.

For under 100 dollars it will not happen.

For under 200 dollars it will not happen.

For under 300 dollars it will not happen.

The price and antenna height will keep on climbing and at some point it will happen.
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Most likely some of the Tv stations channels are available at the Tv stations web sites.

There are devices that connect a home computer or laptop computer or iPad to the Tv and display/watch the channel that way.

In the google search box type these words , connect computer to tv .

Here is one many web sites to find information , http://hookpctotv.com.

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Old 7-Sep-2012, 6:30 AM   #10
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Well lets put it this way: Is there a single antenna (regardless of how many bays and whether or not it is amplified) that will allow me to get those signals from 20 feet up for under $100? If not then I won't waste my time pursuing it.
An Antennacraft Y10713 or Winegard YA1713 should receive KXLY and maybe KSPS. The rest of the Spokane signals are blocked by Mt. Spokane.

If you had the budget to build a mountain top repeater/translator complex, you'd likely be the hero of all OTA reception fans in Priest River and the surrounding area.
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Old 7-Sep-2012, 2:18 PM   #11
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I realize you're being mostly facetious, but apart from the cost, that would still require FCC clearance as well as clearance from the individual broadcasters and networks, right?

(they weren't too happy with these guys)
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401069,00.asp
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Old 7-Sep-2012, 5:14 PM   #12
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An Antennacraft Y10713 or Winegard YA1713 should receive KXLY and maybe KSPS. The rest of the Spokane signals are blocked by Mt. Spokane.

If you had the budget to build a mountain top repeater/translator complex, you'd likely be the hero of all OTA reception fans in Priest River and the surrounding area.
Well I wish I had such a budget but I don't, and I am only mildly interested in KXLY and even less so in KSPS so I will probably just stick with what I have and call it good at that. Thanks for the help all the same.
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