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Old 2-Jan-2017, 3:26 PM   #21
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: 92336
Posts: 30
Originally Posted by stoxguy View Post
Jerry. You are NOT in the twilight zone about losing ota-hd signals during temperature drops. I cut the cord from Cromcrap 3 years ago. I bought a new antenna and it is in my living room facing the bay window. NYC is 20 nautical miles away. I live in central Jersey. During the day I have 40+ channels. Both VHF and UHF. During the summer ALL channels will be received. Now that winter is here, I get most stations during day. Once the temps drop at night, I start to lose signals and I am really getting PO'd adjusting the antenna every day. There is another problem I have read about. The FCC always some UHF and VHF stations to operate at lower power. That happens with me here on channel 11 WPIX NY. My antenna is hooked direct to my TV using rg6 cable. When I can do some more research on this I will post an article. You are not alone with the cold weather phenomenon.
Thank you for verifying I'm not crazy...Lol

After we had the wind storm a couple Sunday's ago, breaking the RCA rotor motor and coax cable end, my antenna simply spun in circles with any minor breeze.

Apparently the RCA motor nuts and washers came off inside the metal box! I know we have occasional winds here in Fontana, but something tells me those nuts were already lose. I'll need to take the entire antenna and rotor down to see if it can be repaired.
In the meantime, I had to tie a couple guy wires to hold it in the direction of Mt. Wilson. (my white trash quick fix...)
(see pic below)

I also got a new HDB91X antenna on Black Friday that I'm going to try out when the weather gets a bit warmer. I've read many good Amazon reviews for this antenna, and at less than $50, I thought I'd try it out.
HD8200XL and HDB91X with RCA TVPRAMP1R pre-amp aimed at Mt. Wilson (Los Angeles) in Etiwanda area.
CM3410 dist. amp in attic for a 5 room hookup.

Located in foothills behind Mt. Baldy, and experiencing signal loss and pixelation depending on time of day.
Using RCA rotator motor now to tweak.

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