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Forum: Help With Reception 19-Sep-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,783
Posted By Vorkosigan
I was having issues on all UHF channels today and...

I was having issues on all UHF channels today and so I did a bunch of things. I took the second antenna I had made and tweaked it a bit to make it better. This one was able to fit in the attic. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Sep-2014, 1:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,783
Posted By Vorkosigan
That might have been a lot of work for nothing......

That might have been a lot of work for nothing... I went up into the attic and found that one of the V's on the antenna had loosened up and was pointing downward. Doh!

I fixed it and the numbers...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Sep-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,783
Posted By Vorkosigan
I put a cheap GE amp I have at the antenna and on...

I put a cheap GE amp I have at the antenna and on the HDHR4 that brought the Signal Strength up to 100%, the Signal Quality up to 98% and the Symbol Quality up to 100% for all of the UHF channels. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,783
Posted By Vorkosigan
I made up a new antenna based on a link that...

I made up a new antenna based on a link that rabbit posted on AVS. (The 10" x 9 1/2")
http://m4antenna.eastmasonvilleweather.com/Drawings/PDF%20Drawings.html

I put the antenna outside aimed in...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2014, 1:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,783
Posted By Vorkosigan
Hey rabbit... I assume you are the same rabbit73...

Hey rabbit... I assume you are the same rabbit73 that responded to my thread on AVS. :D

Yes, I did try it with a slight tilt.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2014, 7:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,783
Posted By Vorkosigan
1 Problem Channel

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I have 2 antennas mounted in the attic. Typical plywood and shingle roof. An old VHF antenna that was there when I moved...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 1:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,898
Posted By Vorkosigan
Like I said, I will not be mounting it on the...

Like I said, I will not be mounting it on the roof. Not gonna attempt to do that by myself and can't afford to have someone else do it. Just like I can't afford to just go out and buy all new...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 3:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,898
Posted By Vorkosigan
Nope, no reflector. Similar in style to the...

Nope, no reflector. Similar in style to the U4000, though. It's currently aimed at about 315 degrees, give or take a couple of degrees. Not sure if I can aim it any better.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2011, 3:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,898
Posted By Vorkosigan
This is an attic with trusses so there isn't much...

This is an attic with trusses so there isn't much room for aiming and I just happen to be lucky that what I have is aimed as well as it is. The VHF antenna that was there is picking up the VHF...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,898
Posted By Vorkosigan
Improving Reception

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I'm in the process of trying to ditch Directv. I found an antenna already in my attic and am using that for the vhf and a...
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