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Old 5-Feb-2012, 7:01 PM   #1
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Clearstream4 or DB8??? confused.

Its great to find a place to get advice on such a confusing matter. Which antenna would anyone of you advice for me. I live in a valley and about 45 miles from the transmitter. I use a DB4 and got fairly good tv from it. The wind killed it and I'm looking for something more powerful. I have a Clearstream5 and it is not doing what I want, so looking to add a combo to it. Clearstream4 or DB8 and I'm using a PA-19 pre-amp. Most of the channels would be 10 thru 40 virtual range. Thanks for any help.
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Old 5-Feb-2012, 9:01 PM   #2
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As the other question askers do , Do This --> http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=4. Is this a , house , condo , apt. , mobile home , motor home or etc. ?? Make the antenna height 25 feet or if the antenna is mounted higher then make the tvfool radar report antenna height that height. Use the exact address to to make the tvfool radar report.
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Old 5-Feb-2012, 11:19 PM   #3
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This is a house but the antenna is mounted behind the house on an out building and I'm playing with the height between 25 to 35 feet from the ground. My radar report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...0b866bbba90343. I'm mostly interested in real channels 13 and 16 and anything else is just a bonus. Channel 5 won't happened because of a big hill in the LOS. This is hooked to only one tv and about 150' of coax.
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Old 7-Feb-2012, 2:21 AM   #4
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The digital tv stations/channels at your location are Very Weak. Install a Winegard HD7698P antenna aimed at about 325 degree magnetic compass. Here is how to aim antennas , http://www.kyes.com/antenna/pointing/pointing.html. Also install a Ultra Low Noise preamp , a http://www.kitztech.com , KT-200-COAX TV Antenna Booster Remote Power-Coax Fed. The amplifier unit Must Be mounted close to the antenna. The amplifier unit is not weather proof so it will need to be mounted in a box close to the antenna. The plastic or metal box can be open on the bottom , the amplifier unit will be up inside the box , the coax goes up inside the box from the open end bottom of the box. A long box from top to bottom is good because the amplifier unit will be 'Up Inside' protected from the weather. The amplifier unit needs to be close to the antenna so as to amplify the signal direct from the antenna and push the amplified signal through the 150 feet of coax. Here are places to buy antennas and etc. , http://www.winegarddirect.com , http://www.solidsignal.com , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.starkelectronic.com , http://www.3starinc.com.
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Old 7-Feb-2012, 2:31 AM   #5
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I recommend , RG-6 , Solid Copper Center Conductor , Quad Shield Coax from the power supply unit to the preamp unit , Reason: maximum power and signal transfer.
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Old 7-Feb-2012, 3:18 AM   #6
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WCTE channel 22 is Tennessee PBS , WKYU-DT channel 18 is Kentucky PBS. WCTE is 4.5 NM(dB) stronger of signal strength then WKYU and is in the opposite direction at 135 degree magnetic compass. If you will like to reach out for WCTE , now or at a later date. I recommend install a Winegard HD9095 UHF antenna aimed at about 135 degree magnetic compass. A separate Kitztech amplifier will be connected to the HD9095 antenna , same type of set up. The two antenna systems will be Separate and will not be connected together. Two Separate antenna/amplifier/coax systems will go to the location of the tv and be connected to a Radio Shack # 15-1968 remote control A/B antenna switch , the output of the A/B switch is connected to the tv.
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Old 9-Feb-2012, 3:05 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice. WCTE comes in easy. I was picking it up on the backside of a DB4 with the front side pointed in the opposite direction at WBKO. Think I will go with the HD7698P and maybe later add a rotor, but can play with turning it by hand to see if the Nashville channels come in. Thanks again.
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