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Old 2-Jan-2015, 3:40 PM   #10
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 34
Originally Posted by rickbb View Post
Try removing the pre amp completely and see what happens.

Are the drop outs on close/strong stations or far away/weak ones? etc.

To do this analytically start with a known good setup. One TV, straight short cable run, then add one thing at a time. When it fails, that is/may be the problem.

This was recommended to me by a member and solved my pre-amp issue.
All uhf stations drop out ... all vhf stations stay ... without pre-amp I don't get the uhf stations anyway. It's obviously one or the other, balun or amp so for $22 I'm going to pick up another rca preamp and install it next time I go to the farm. If I didn't have to take the mast down to change the balun I'd do that too. I would have to contact Antennas Direct to get one, but I don't think that's a problem, they have a facility here in the St.Louis area. I've read a lot of comments on people overtightening the connections and breaking the rca tvpreamp. I did tighten with a wrench so there's a possibile failure.
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