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Old 11-Nov-2019, 8:53 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by eggman531916 View Post
Well, I tried a pair of rabbit ears measured out for RF 6 with no luck. The small TV I carried up onto my shed roof again tries to lock on to something, but can't quite get it. Without the rabbit ears, my channel scan zooms right through with no stalls.
Sounds like the TV tuner tried to lock on to the signal, but the signal wasn't quite strong enough above the noise for a good SNR.

For kicks I hooked up one of those RCA preamps just to try it and still nothing.
Yeah, I tried that too. It made the signal AND the noise stronger for no net improvement.
So I bought 3 of them to play with and use for future installs. Guess I should get used to sleeping on the couch.
I don't usually watch the Roseanne show, but she said something interesting:
"A wife should let her husband have his hobbies so that he doesn't notice she is running his life."
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