For the past few weeks I decided to cut the outrageous satellite bill off. I've been doing some reading here online and asking a few people in the area about OTA reception. Anyways, I made the initial decision and purchase the RCA ANT751
placed 15ft high. I was very impressed to see there is reception of a few channels from towers almost 50 miles away so I added a Winegard AP-8700 Amplifier
and see a little further. The Amplifier added a few more channels which made me happy.
This was all done according to tvfool.comhttp://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d46aecd9a0613ec
Now, it was really good to see this reception so I decided to experiment a little more and purchase Denny's HD Stacker
and complement it with the Winegard AP-8700 Amplifier
and place it 25ft high. Now, to my surprise the reception was worse. I lost a few channels 50, 45, and 29 channels went away, not counting channels I had really good reception went to very weak reception. My intent here is to receive as many channels from 160 to 170 degrees.
I know I'm not an expert, but at the same time I think I know what I'm doing. All my cables and connections
are Eagle RG6 quad shield
. So I don't see any reason why the HD Stacker is giving me such low performance. The RCA ANT751 does a better job, why?...
I just ordered and received an Kitztech TV Booster KT-200-COAX
TV Antenna Booster Remote Power - Coax Fed and see if the lower noise factor makes a difference.
Do you guys think my problem is the HD Stacker antenna? At this point I'm very closed to send the HD Stacker back and continue with trial and error.
Doing some further reading I found the The DAT HD 75 BOSS
from Televes. Has anybody had any experiences with this product?
I am seriously considering stacking Xtreme Signal HDB91x
and the Antennacraft Y10713
. Does it sound like a good idea?
Do you guys think the Channel Master 5020
is a better idea?
If you are reading my post, thank you for your time and I hope some of the more experienced guys can guide me on OTA reception troubleshooting.