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Old 6-Jun-2014, 11:03 PM   #1
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antenna selection help please

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Hello,
Antenna help please.
If possible interested in receiving real stations 8, 13, 23, 10, and 38. Anything more would be a welcome addition.
I had an RCA ANT751R from our previous home which I installed at the new home on the existing dish roof mount 12 feet above ground. I really enjoyed removing and then sailing that dish across the yard. I am not receiving real station 23. 13
drops out seemingly dependent on wind direction and speed. About 10 miles of the distance to the transmitters is over water and most of the homes in the area single story. The antenna will be used for our one TV, so connections
are at a minimum and no splitters are involved. I estimate the total cable run at around 50 feet.
Could you recommend a few appropriate antennas choices and the optimal magnetic compass direction. I canít get the antenna up much higher than it is, unless really necessary, not a young guy and donít want to take a dive off the ladder.

Thank you for your time.
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Old 7-Jun-2014, 3:25 AM   #2
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The situation is most likely , Multi-Path , Tv Signals Bouncing All Around Off Of Trees and Tree Leaves When Wind is Blowing and Moving Water When Wind is Blowing.

Use a More Directional Antenna that Limits the Reception of Multi-Path Tv Signals coming in at different angles to the antenna.

Install a , http://www.channelmasterstore.com.

CM4228HD antenna aimed at about 241 degree magnetic compass direction.

Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html.

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna.

Do Not trust a , cell phone , tablet and etc. compass.

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For Reliable Reception May Need to Have Antenna Higher.

To Better Avoid Reception That is Just Skimming Across Top Of the Moving Waves Of Water.

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A Antenna System Amplifier is Not Required.

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Old 20-Jun-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
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Thank you, I have ordered a CM4228HD and will get a 10 foot Home Depot chain link top rail.
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Old 20-Jun-2014, 12:35 PM   #4
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You may need an FM trap as well. The powerful signal from 106.5 FM may make channel 13 difficult to receive, regardless of which antenna is used.

On a side note, I personally would not have recomended the 4228. Yes, it receives VHF fine many times, but is designed primarily as a UHF antenna. Any VHF reception is purely incidental.
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Old 20-Jun-2014, 3:38 PM   #5
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Hey No-Static,
I did cancel the 4228, I realize that many variables are involved and with the knowledgeable guy not having seen the location it is somewhat of a black art.
That being said, any and all info. on the FM trap as well as antenna recommendation(s) are greatly appreciated. Maybe a little more info on my part will help. The homes in the area are built on a 14 foot ridge (above sea level) that gently slopes to the water about a mile away, then across the bay, the transmitters are located an the far side of Corpus Christi. My home in located on a corner with no other homes next to me in the general direction of the transmitters.
There is another single story home across the street with an oak tree in the general direction of the transmitters
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Old 20-Jun-2014, 7:31 PM   #6
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I would chose the Winegard 7694 over the 4228 since you are having trouble with the one VHF channel already. I would also order an HLSJ to use as an FM trap.

If you order from the same place, the HLSJ is only a couple of dollars more.
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Old 22-Jun-2014, 6:35 PM   #7
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I am going to go with the Winegard 7694P and the FM trap. It looks like a well made antenna designed and produced in the U.S.A. by people who appear to have lots of expertise. Could you be a bit more specific on the FM trap? Does Winegard offer the trap also?
Thank you No Static, for your time and knowledge
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Old 23-Jun-2014, 12:14 PM   #8
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Yes any FM trap will work well on the offending 106.5 signal. Order whatever brand you can get along with the antenna so you can combine the shipping costs. You can also pick up a trap from Radio Shack if you have already ordered the antenna.
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Old 23-Jun-2014, 4:58 PM   #9
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Here are a couple of FM traps to consider,

http://www.antennasdirect.com/store/...on_filter.html

http://www.radioshack.com/search/ind...w=FM+trap&sr=1
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Old 25-Jun-2014, 10:18 PM   #10
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FM trap and Winegard 7694P

Holding off ordering the antenna until this week-end so that I will be here for the delivery. I did pick-up the Radio Shack FM trap. After I installed it the picture quality seemed to improve. Maybe just my imagination.

As always your time and knowledge is greatly appreciated.
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Old 24-Jul-2014, 1:46 AM   #11
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signal question please

I did get the Winegard 7694P installed on the original dish J-mount, also installed the Radio Shack FM trap. In general getting many more bars for each channel but still not getting real channel 23 after trying around 15 antenna positions. There is a home kitty corner across the street with an L-shaped roof in the general direction of the beams, it is about 200 feet away and is also a single story ranch. I did go get a home depot top rail to insert into the J-Mount.
Do I need to raise it all the way above the neighbors roof line (about 8 feet of that top rail) or will a lower position likely work to enable 23? Not sure how much of the signals are blocked by the neighbors roof and if the signals eventually drop back down after being blocked. Within the next year or so I am getting new shingles and will then look at doing a tripod peak of the roof mount.
As always I appreciate the time and knowledge offered here.
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