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Old 30-Nov-2011, 3:46 AM   #1
dodgeman1973
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need help with reception

the place i moved into has an outdoor antenna about 25 feet up in the air. i don't know much about the antenna except that its an older model and is vhf/uhf,with no pre amp. on my tv fool i get all the green channels and the only channel in the red i get is wmc. i would like to get wlmt and wreg. both wlmt and wreg came in great on thanksgiving day at 80% and were gone the next day. http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...ec120d0eb2d38a
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Old 30-Nov-2011, 8:11 AM   #2
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All of the cable and connectors should be inspected for signs of corrosion or water intrusion. Once water has entered the coax, it should be replaced.

If you can consider a tower or other means to safely mount higher, it would be helpful to see a TVFR based on the higher AGL.

If I were starting from scratch, using the 25' AGL signal predictions, I'd opt for a big all channel antenna such as the Winegard HD8200U and a high input preamp such as the Winegard HDP-269 or the Antennas Direct CPA-19. The reason I would opt for such a big antenna is that I don't see any other hope of receiving an NBC affiliate. Realistically, a reliable WMC is VERY optimistic. A heavy duty rotator would also be needed.

If your existing antenna does not have bent or broken parts and the connection terminals are not corroded, you may want to try adding a preamp before replacing the antenna.
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Old 30-Nov-2011, 4:16 PM   #3
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All of the cable and connectors should be inspected for signs of corrosion or water intrusion. Once water has entered the coax, it should be replaced.

If you can consider a tower or other means to safely mount higher, it would be helpful to see a TVFR based on the higher AGL.

If I were starting from scratch, using the 25' AGL signal predictions, I'd opt for a big all channel antenna such as the Winegard HD8200U and a high input preamp such as the Winegard HDP-269 or the Antennas Direct CPA-19.

If your existing antenna does not have bent or broken parts and the connection terminals are not corroded, you may want to try adding a preamp before replacing the antenna.
thanks!! a few of the vhf elements are bent.
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