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Forum: Help With Reception 2-Dec-2015, 1:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,711
Posted By NthrnNYker
Pre-Amp AND Distribution amp ? An unusual Situation

Links to earlier threads :

http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=15812
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=15800
http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=15777

Now, I would like to...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2015, 1:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,213
Posted By NthrnNYker
Re-use Splitter ?

Link to earlier thread : http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?p=53476#post53476

Yet another question to my friends the experts :)

I was wondering -- I have a left-over wide-band 4-way...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Oct-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,691
Posted By NthrnNYker
Well, got the mast, antenna, rotor, & pre-amp...

Well, got the mast, antenna, rotor, & pre-amp mounted on the roof -- and here is the results (oh, and I ended up mounting the pre-amp above the rotor -- I mistakenly picked up the wrong length of...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2015, 8:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,691
Posted By NthrnNYker
WHEW ! I thought this last ditch effort to...

WHEW ! I thought this last ditch effort to salvage my endeavor wasn't going to be sufficient ... again, WHEW !

As far as the rotor goes -- indeed, it is a budget AntennaCraft rotor that I just...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2015, 7:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,691
Posted By NthrnNYker
Ah, I was wrong -- I have 1 1/2" galvanized...

Ah, I was wrong -- I have 1 1/2" galvanized plumbing pipe -- the really, really thick-walled stuff -- scavenged it off my dad's house when he converted to copper water lines ---- not 1 1/4" as I...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2015, 1:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,691
Posted By NthrnNYker
Mast Mounting help ?

Well, I am about to install the giant HD8200 antenna (as per the expert recommendations of rabbit73. ADTech, and Tower Guy) at the gable end of my house, and in attempting to plan the mounting...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2015, 9:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Thank you, Tower guy... Thank you for ALL...

Thank you, Tower guy...

Thank you for ALL your assistance !

Karl

:)
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Oct-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Rabbit, ADTech, Tower Guy --- I would like to...

Rabbit, ADTech, Tower Guy --- I would like to thank you all for your assistance.

Based upon your advice, I have made my purchases -- and for the level of system I ended up getting, I think I ended...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2015, 3:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Yup, that verifies what I had heard reputed...

Yup, that verifies what I had heard reputed elsewhere -- the Channel master 7777 has higher gain and slightly lower noise than the 7778 (2.8 db vs. 3.0 -VHF & 2.0 db vs. 2.2 -UHF).....all things...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2015, 2:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
As well I know -- which explains my presence here...

As well I know -- which explains my presence here on this site :) If there weren't so many wild claims, I (and people like me) would have no need for expert advice -- we could make our own...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2015, 1:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Unfortunately, that is the case occurring in more...

Unfortunately, that is the case occurring in more and more products nowadays....companies of the past were more than happy to share test results and specs with their customer base and tech support...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Ahhh, that explains it. Thank you.... That...

Ahhh, that explains it. Thank you....

That said, for my purposes then, that is an non-issue given that I have no need for a dual-input pre-amp as the antenna I am tending towards is a combo...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
If you don't mind my asking ---- 'different'...

If you don't mind my asking ---- 'different' doesn't always mean inferior. What is different between the old versions of the Channel Master series of Pre-Amps and the newer redesigned version of...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2015, 5:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Actually, with a little more research, I gather...

Actually, with a little more research, I gather that WineGard manufactures both antennas -- from the administrator of the "Solid Signal" blog :


...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2015, 9:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Rabbit --- you quoted the Wineguard HD8200U ---...

Rabbit --- you quoted the Wineguard HD8200U --- is there a difference between that antenna and the Solid Signal HD8200XL --- looks to be the same antenna for 1/2 the price..... from the same source....
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2015, 9:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Tower Guy -- Would that sub-channel of WCWN be...

Tower Guy -- Would that sub-channel of WCWN be the local affiliate WRGB ?

Reason I ask, I've been an aficionado of the local CBS News programs since Liz Bishop (and before her, Ed Dague) ... I...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2015, 4:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Too many trees :)

Now, believe it or not, I recently purchased one of those 'el cheapo' 360 degree 'pre-amplified' chinaman antennas :


http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1664&stc=1&d=1444144874
...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2015, 8:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,879
Posted By NthrnNYker
Antenna Recommendations ?

Greetings all ! Glad to be a member of TVFool !

I have a couple questions to pose to those far more knowledgeable than I concerning antenna recommendations (of course) and antenna grounding...
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