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Old 7-Jul-2014, 6:49 PM   #1
oldbob
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DB8e panels directions

Hello
After I installed DB8e see location details http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...e1c651ea723a50
and directed both panels of the antenna magnetic 150 ( in between CN tower and Buffalo i.e between 144 and 158)
I have been enjoying all the mapped channels + sub channels ( 25 total)

It is in the attic , approx 25 feet above the ground.
Do you think I can get CHCH directing right panel (Hamilton 208 magnetic direction) of the antenna ?
It is just before experimenting I would like to hear your opinion.

Thank you in advance
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Old 9-Jul-2014, 3:31 AM   #2
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No luck

Spent the whole evening trying to get reception at 203 on one panel and at 150 ( original direction where I had most of the signals and I pointed first) on the other.
Getting signal when point 2 panels in the same direction at 203, but not
separately 150 and 203 (signals at 150 getting much worse).
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Old 9-Jul-2014, 1:42 PM   #3
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It is in the attic , approx 25 feet above the ground.
Do you think I can get CHCH directing right panel (Hamilton 208 magnetic direction) of the antenna ?
It is just before experimenting I would like to hear your opinion.
Attic is bad. That antenna has something like 15-18dB gain, depending on frequency, with both panels pointed in the same direction, but it drops to around 8-10dB gain at 30 degrees (60 between them), which is a pretty big difference.

Roof/wall losses and attic reflections certainly aren't helping, especially when trying for a station with 2-edge refraction. I'd move it outdoors, and move it around (and up and down) to find a location that works before putting any holes in the structure.
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