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In case you're planning on moving, many Brits had exactly the same digital reception problems that you're having.

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I'm using the ANT751 now which is an outdoor antenna, I dont refuse to do anything. the 8ft idea will be the next thing i try along with the 50ft of cable idea as soon as i get these 3 useless winegard mast poles sent back and use that money to buy the next suggestions. 8VSB modulation is far inferior to the DVB-T and ISDB systems used elsewhere around the world. at least those settings work better for tree saturated areas.

You first post was in DECEMBER and you're just now getting around to MAYBE putting your antenna higher after is was suggest MANY times a LONG time ago. That sounds like a refusal to me. I'm pretty sure 8VBS was the latest in that technology in 1996 when the law was passed.
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You first post was in DECEMBER and you're just now getting around to MAYBE putting your antenna higher after is was suggest MANY times a LONG time ago. That sounds like a refusal to me. I'm pretty sure 8VBS was the latest in that technology in 1996 when the law was passed.

December through February I wasn't having as much problems like I am now, I didn't get the ANT751 till april which was when the problems kicked into high gear. I first put it on the guard rail (about 7ft) but it wasn't pulling in any channels there, now it's just in the chair until I get more money to try other ideas.
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December through February I wasn't having as much problems like I am now, I didn't get the ANT751 till april which was when the problems kicked into high gear.

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FWIW... I have a CM4228 mounted in my attic. I'm also shooting through a sycamore, oak and maple trees. Been doing this since 2002.
8VSB has been berry berry good to me. biggrin.gif
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Ok first the guard rail was probably made of metal I assume. So that would cause interference. Second. LOACTION LOCTAION LOCATION. I keep telling you need to try different locations. Seriously I can move an antenna as little as a couple of feet and go form getting in a strong signal to zero signal. And that goes for vertically as well as horizontally. You just can't place an antenna in 1 or 2 spots and say "Oh well doesn't work".
I put the antenna on the 25ft of cable I bought and tried all the locations along it either way, seems that each channel has its spot and no configuration or location have gotten in all channels on a reliable and consistent basis. The channels will fade out like a cliff and won't return till I find another spot. Rinse and repeat.
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FWIW... I have a CM4228 mounted in my attic. I'm also shooting through a sycamore, oak and maple trees. Been doing this since 2002.
8VSB has been berry berry good to me. biggrin.gif

Try a normal set top antenna, it probably wouldn't work.

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Try a normal set top antenna, it probably wouldn't work.

Well duh... rolleyes.gif
That's the reason I mounted the antenna in the attic.

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a) I don't have to look at an antenna.
b) I don't have to constantly move/adjust the antenna with each channel change
c) I get stable reception all year round, any weather conditions.
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Sorry, I followed the British introduction of digital television on a board that no longer exists. Back in 1999 and 2000 it was full of complaints of reception problems and declarations that digital television will never work. Most of the people having problems were trying to receive stations too far away or were using indoor antennas with poor placement. Fortunately in Britain, a good television antenna comes standard with a house just like all our houses come wired with cable.

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