TV Fool  

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 29-Sep-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
Hico
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: 12 miles west of Hico, Texas
Posts: 9
Doug's lake house

Let me know if I need an amplifier to get Abilene stations

Thanks
Brian




http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...46aeb2950bd7f4
Hico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-Sep-2013, 1:41 AM   #2
StephanieS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 442
Hi Brian,

KTAB should be the easiest to catch, KRBC should be reliable and KXVA you should see it. Expect though perhaps a drop out or two occasionally on KXVA. Weak signals over edges in my experience can fluctuate enough to fall below reception threshold. Also, Keep in mind, TV fool is only a ballpark. With OTA television reception, there are many variables to contend with that TV fool may not take into account.

That said, how long of a coax do you intend to run? Are you splitting it to multiple TVs?

A preamp would be benefitial for the weaker signals, however KIDU's closeness of magenetic compass to the Abilene stations might set the stage for over driving your receiver. The RCA TVPRAMP1R has a reputation for not overloading. I've been using one with my Antennas direct 91XG pointed at 141 magnetic. At 70 magnetic I have strong locals which the RCA TVPRAMP1R doesn't shut down or overdrive my receiver with them present.

What antenna are you using? How's the obstructions surrounding the antenna?

At your location I'd buy a Antennas Direct 91XG and point it at 311 magnetic to start with and see what it catches.

Bad news on the Abilene ABC though I'm afraid. -9db is well into extreme efforts to receive. Be prepared to only have CBS, NBC and FOX with NBC and FOX perhaps having occasional drop outs.

Best of luck.

Last edited by StephanieS; 30-Sep-2013 at 1:44 AM.
StephanieS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-Sep-2013, 9:31 PM   #3
teleview
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
KIDU-CD Real UHF channel 17 , has , FOX , MyNetwork , Cozi.

http://www.rabbitears.info/market.ph...ility_id=58557.

KXVA Real UHF channel 15 has , FOX , MyNetwork.

________

KTAB-DT Real UHF channel 24 is , CBS.

KRBC-DT Rreal UHF channel 29 is , NBC.

KTXS-Tv Real UHF channel 20 is , ABC , CW , This Tv.

KAZU Real VHF high band channel 13 is , Religion.

______________

For reception of the Tv stations channels to the , North West and not the Religion channel 13.

______________

Install a Channel Master CM4228HD antenna aimed at about 299 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.

_______________



KTXS is very weak signal strength and KIDU is very strong signal strength.

If KTXS is not received reliably with with no amplifier then try a CM3410 distribution amplifier.

The CM3410 is designed to resist over loading from strong signal strength signals such as KIDU.

_______________

The Winegard DS3000 J pole type antenna mount will work Ok with the CM4228HD antenna.

_______________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT. The time now is 6:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © TV Fool, LLC