Latest, I read somewhere about the fusionHDTV5 USB GOLD drawing close
to the max current from the USB port and I should try another port.
I switched from the rear port to a front port and sure enough the signal
was stronger based in the fusion software signal indicator. I also emailed
DVIco on my low sensitivity issue. In there reply they told me to try another
USB port but didn't say why. I can only explain the results as lower current/voltage
might not have had the circuitry working 100%.
The preamp I added prior to the USB port change is made by Radio Shack. It really
is a distrubution amplifier with variable gain model 15-1113. (VHF/UHF)
After the USB change I put the amplifier back in line and also notice more
signal. The channels I receive now are solid and no less than 70% signal with
several at 100%. The amp is located only about 10 feet from the computer.
Amps are normally postioned at the antenna to help not only pre amp the RF
signal but make up for the loss of coax. Where I have my amp located
is not working as well as if it where located at the top of my tower where
the antenna is.
The antenna I use is not a UHF TV antenna. It's a Ham Radio Antenna (Vertical)
designed for 50MHz,144MHz, and 440MHz. I live in a high altitude area which
helps. We still have snow on the ground here so it will be a month or two
before I can install a new 8 bay antenna I just picked up
Originally Posted by poohbair
Tell me about this pre-amp you added. price, model, how installed, etc. How far is your antenna from your fusion?