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Old 16-Dec-2011, 6:47 AM   #1
jcraig304
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Antenna help in WV

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I currently have an 20+year old large yagi antenna (make unknown) on a 50' antenna pointed 320 magnetic, with one tv on 100' RG6. I live in a wooded area which I am sure does not help with reception. I am getting the following channels with new Vizio tv and no amplifier or preamplifier..25.1 NBC/31.1 PBS/33.3 WITF/42 (fuzzy)/60.1 ION.

I can live with what I have but would like to pick up WHSV or another one of the ABC affiliates and maybe split the signal to add one or two more tvs. I guess Fox and CBS are probably out of the question.

New antenna/pre-amp/amp/rotator..all possibilities. If getting the ABC affiliates is not possible then I would be open to suggestions to improve what I already have.

Suggestions? Thank you so much!

John
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Old 17-Dec-2011, 7:57 AM   #2
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This recommendation is based on the 'current' Pending Applications Included for digital tv stations channels. The tv stations starting at WHSV have adjacent channel warnings and co-channel warnings , however the antennas I recommend are very directional and should receive the stations they are aimed at and reject interference from other stations. Ok , I evaluated and researched this up one side and down the other. Install 2 antennas. The first antenna is a Winegard HD7698P antenna Winegard HDP269 preamp aimed at about 235 degree magnetic compass , for the reception of , WHSV digital channel ABC and digital sub channels FOX and MYTv Network and WWPX 12 ION and W08EE-D 8 PBS. . . The second antenna is also a HD7698P antenna with a HDP269 preamp and this one is aimed at about 38 degree magnetic compass for the reception of , WHTM digital channel 10 ABC and sub channel RTV , and WGAL digital channel 31 NBC and sub channel This Tv. Some other digital tv stations will be received , however I think these are the main ones you are after. . The antennas and preamps and coax will be separate all the way to the location of the tv , The separate antenna systems will be connected to a AB27RS remote control A/B antenna switch and the output of the switch is connected to the tv.
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Old 17-Dec-2011, 8:03 AM   #3
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Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com. Here are some antenna mounts . http://www.ronard.com/909911.html , http://www.ronard.com/34424560.html , http://www.ronard.com/ychim.html
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Old 17-Dec-2011, 8:11 AM   #4
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I do not think that WUSA CBS will be receivable , the signal is very weak and I think that adjacent channel and co channel interference will be to much , however you can turn the first HD7698P antenna to about 145 degree magnetic compass and test the reception. Also tv stations are adding new digital sub channels and a station close to your location might add CBS.
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Old 17-Dec-2011, 11:47 AM   #5
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Electron's suggestions are very good. However, instead of replacing the existing Yagi, I would keep it in order to maintain reception of WHAG, the local news source. So, you would have your existing feed plus the setup for Harrisonburg into the A/B switch.

I don't see any practical way to get a CBS affiliate.
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Old 17-Dec-2011, 12:04 PM   #6
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Thank you so much guys...exactly what I needed. Enjoy the holidays!
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Old 17-Dec-2011, 2:53 PM   #7
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Install the 2 HD7698P antennas and you will receive NBC and PBS as I listed in the list. The 20+ year old yagi has reached the end of the useful life span.

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Old 17-Dec-2011, 3:09 PM   #8
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WHAG and WWPB will likely be received on one or both of the sides of the HD7698P antennas because the transmitters are close and the signals are strong.
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