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Old 4-Aug-2014, 5:19 PM   #5
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Hi Teleview, thanks very much for the detailed recommendations. I was wondering how you figure out the CM7777 is too strong for my location (so I know for myself) ?

Also, I had looked at the DB8e thinking it was the solution, but then found a lot of information about how multiple antennas can interfere with each other. I think there's even a thread you participated in regarding multipath issues ?

I just want to be sure it will be effective for me, as it looks like what I've already bought was wrong (I was lucky to be able to sell the DB8 at not too much of a loss).

Many thanks

Originally Posted by teleview View Post

For Improved reception of the , USA and Canada , Digital Broadcast Tv Stations/Channels.

Install a , Antennas Direct , DB8e , current UHF channels 14 thru 51 antenna.

Aim 1 panel at about , 227 degree magnetic compass direction.

Aim the other panel at about , 190 degree magnetic compass direction.


Here is how to aim antennas ,

Use a Real and Actual magnetic compass to aim antenna , do not trust a , cell phone , tablet and etc. compass.

As always , the antenna aim direction and antenna location can be adjusted for the best reception.

Most Digital Tv's have a Signal Strength Meter and some Digital Tv 's also have a Signal Quality Meter.


For improved reception of.

WVNY-DT , Real VHF high band channel 13 , ABC.

Install a.

Y10-7-13 VHF high band antenna for reception of channels 7 thru 13.

Aim the Y10-7-13 antenna at about 180 degree magnetic compass direction.

Install the Y10-7-13 antenna about 3 feet below the DB8e antenna on the same antenna mast/pipe.


The CM7777 is Too Strong a Amplifier for reception at your reception location.

Remove All Parts of the CM7777 preamplifier , Remove the Preamp Unit , Remove the Power Supply / Power Injector .


Install a.

10G221 preamplifier.

Connect the DB8e , UHF antenna to the , UHF connection of the 10G221 preamp.

Connect the Y10-7-13 VHF antenna to the VHF connection of the 10G221 preamp.


Here are some and not all Above The Peak of the Roof antenna mounts. Use the , ronard(911) , 5 foot tripod antenna mount. Use the , ronard(4560) , eave antenna mount. Measure around the chimney and use a , ronard(2212) or ronard(2218) or ronard(2224) .


Home Depot has , 10 foot 3 inch length , 1 and 1/4 inch diameter , TOP RAIL , chain link fence , PIPE , that makes good antenna mast/pipe .


Here are some places to buy antennas and etc. .


For 1 Tv connected use No splitter.

For 2 Tv's connected use a , Holland Electronics , HFS-2D , 2 way splitter.

For 3 Tv's connected use a , Holland Electronics , HFS-3D , 3 way splitter.


As always , trees and tree leaves , plants and plant leaves , have a Negative Effect on Broadcast Tv Reception and so do buildings and other obstructions including your own roof and building.

Some and not all Negative Effects are.

Absorbing and Blocking Reception.

Multi-Path Reflecting Tv Signals Bouncing All Around.

The Best Practice for Reliable Reception is install the antennas at a location that has the least amount to no amount of obstructions of any type or kind in the directions of reception including your own , attic , roof , building.

The directions of reception at your location are , South , South West , West.
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