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Old 11-Apr-2011, 3:26 AM   #1
Wolfpack7
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2 Channels, same distance/direction, different reception

Ok, first, here's the link:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...8d1770c407a7e1

Next, here's the issue. Both WVBT (Fox 43.1) and WAVY (NBC 10.1) are 24.3 miles away at 191 Magnetic. Antenna is set on top of the garage level of the house (lower of the two levels) but the direction of the antenna off the side of the garage (direct line of sight to 191 mag).

Third, my antenna: Wingard HD 7015. I have one splitter outside the house (protected in my cable box) going to two different lines.

WAVY comes in beautifully (except when the planes fly directly overhead) as do all my other local channels. WVBT? No so good. It comes in sporadically, if at all. Very disturbing, especially during football season (I made the switch on Super bowl weekend, I was not much fun to be around Sunday).

I was thinking signal booster, but since all the other channels come in just fine (especially WAVY, same distance/direction), I was thinking that was not a valid solution. Any suggestions?

Thanx all.
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Old 11-Apr-2011, 8:48 PM   #2
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Next, here's the issue. Both WVBT (Fox 43.1) and WAVY (NBC 10.1) are 24.3 miles away at 191 Magnetic.

WAVY comes in beautifully (except when the planes fly directly overhead) as do all my other local channels. WVBT? No so good. It comes in sporadically, if at all.
Any suggestions?
Step 1, remove the splitter and connect the antenna to only one TV set, test for WVBT. If it improves, an amplifier may help. I'm betting that it won't.

Step 2, try the same thing with the second TV set.

Step 3, try a 6-10 db attenuator before the splitter, and see if that helps.

Step 4, check all the connections for shorts, opens and corrosion.

Step 5, try another balun.

WVBY is on channel 29. You have stronger signals on channels 31 and 33. That creates a possible 3rd order intermodulation. If that happens to be correct, attenuation is the cheapest fix for such interference. Filtering for channel 29 would be the best fix.
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Old 11-Apr-2011, 9:02 PM   #3
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Tv Antennas and Reception

Tune in WVBT and try turning the antenna to the left and right for best reception . I am not interested in sports at all , none , zip , zero , zilch. As a matter of fact if one were to take a honest look around , one will see that most people are not interested in sports, do not go to games and never watch it on tv or listen to it on the radio.

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