TV Fool  

Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception


Thread Tools
Old 24-Jan-2015, 5:53 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 6
OTA Help

Latitude: 43° 13' 51" N
Longitude: 79° 48' 42.3" W
Magnetic declination: -10° 5'
Declination is NEGATIVE (WEST)
Inclination: 69° 39'
Magnetic field strength: 53972.8 nT

have a digiwave ant 5006 and a 5011 I have one aimed at toronto now looking to hit New York

I asked a guy in a shop that deals with FTA and OTA I asked him how to get two signals to one tv all at the same time no switching back and forth using a A/B switch and he said if I'm not worried about interference and other stuff use a diplexer and a tv splitter so I followed his advice and got them now I have tried catching the New york signal once I did get bright Tv then I moved it and I couldn't seem to get it after that now I am trying again...HELP PLEASE



Any help is appreciated

Last edited by GroundUrMast; 24-Jan-2015 at 8:00 PM. Reason: repaired TVFR link
Ckane84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-Jan-2015, 8:12 PM   #2
GroundUrMast's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Greater Seattle Area
Posts: 4,773
In your earlier thread, member teleview addressed the idea of using a splitter in reverse to combine two antennas. If it works reliably, great. But, your experience is common... combining antennas often requires some high performance filters that simply cost too much in the opinion of the average consumer.

You may consider a custom filter solution from Be prepared for possible 'sticker shock' when they give you a quote.

You may want to consider a compromise solution:

Also, your odds of reliable reception of the New York signals could be improved by using a deep fringe UHF antenna rather than a low gain antenna with built in amplification. I'd consider an 8-bay panel antenna such as the DB8E.
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

(Please direct account activation inquiries to 'admin')

Last edited by GroundUrMast; 24-Jan-2015 at 9:56 PM. Reason: NY signals are 'deep finge'
GroundUrMast is offline   Reply With Quote


Go Back   TV Fool > Over The Air Services > Help With Reception

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright © TV Fool, LLC