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post #721 of 10113 Old 02-17-2004, 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by drewba
Based on your zip code, it looks like you are in Kirkland. I don't know if this is still the case, but KSTW used to have a very directional transmitter. It is broadcast from Seattle, but the antenna transmits to the south to cover their city of license, Tacoma. If they are still broadcasting that way, it could contribute to your difficulties in receiving it.

While this may be true, I am 6 miles north of their transmitter and it comes in fine with my CM 4228. Almost as much signal as the other stations.

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post #722 of 10113 Old 02-17-2004, 06:03 PM
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Quarque, I'd be interested in a plot for 16754 Ne 33rd Pl, 98008 in Bellevue.
Thanks!
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Your LOS looks OK for towers to the west. There are some hills but none high enough to block the towers unless your antenna is very low to the ground. If you have any trouble try more elevation.

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I have heard that the radiation pattern for KSTW-DT is north and south in a narrow figure eight. So folks that are due east and west seem to have the toughest time.

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Quarque,

When you get a chance could you check:
47.63311 North
122.02732 West


I have my doubts but it's worth a shot.

Thanks!!

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Any chance someone could check:

23300 SE Black Nugget Rd
Issaquah, WA 98029

I am able to get a decent signal with a Radio Shack bowtie antenna but it breaks up a lot when it is windy and raining (which is most of the time). I am trying to decide if a CM 4228 installed on my patio (2nd story) would eliminate this.

Thanks.
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I have heard that the radiation pattern for KSTW-DT is north and south in a narrow figure eight. So folks that are due east and west seem to have the toughest time.

Yes, a figure 8, but not directly north/south. Points more SSE/NNW

If you download the FAQ (link in my sig), you can see the radiation plots.

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Quarque,

When you get a chance could you check:
47.63311 North
122.02732 West


I have my doubts but it's worth a shot.

Thanks!!

You have reason to doubt. A straight line from the QA transmitters passing over the hill to your west comes out 60 above your house. Unless you can put up a good tower I'd say OTA is not in your future.

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Originally posted by IssaquahHD
Any chance someone could check:

23300 SE Black Nugget Rd
Issaquah, WA 98029

I am able to get a decent signal with a Radio Shack bowtie antenna but it breaks up a lot when it is windy and raining (which is most of the time). I am trying to decide if a CM 4228 installed on my patio (2nd story) would eliminate this.

Thanks.

You have a hill to the NW that is hampering your signal. Getting more altitude on your antenna will help. The 4228 will also help because of its higher gain.

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Originally posted by quarque
You have reason to doubt. A straight line from the QA transmitters passing over the hill to your west comes out 60 above your house. Unless you can put up a good tower I'd say OTA is not in your future.

Larry

Ok thanks anyway - 60' is a little out of my reach

Appreciate you checking for me!

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Sorry to be a pain as this is the second time in a few days... Looking at some other new houses and wondered if they stand a good chance of OTA reception...


NE 95TH CT Redmond, WA 98052 - Just off Avondale Road in Redmond.

Thanks!
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Originally posted by markhs
Ok thanks anyway - 60' is a little out of my reach

Appreciate you checking for me!


Hi,
I am looking for a Channel Master 4228. Is there a local store that sell this model? Thanks.
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According to others in the forum Frye's in Renton sells them, although they're not located with the rest of the antenna's in the back of the store. They're located immediately to the right when you first walk in. You may have to find someone who is interested in helping (no small task).
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Hi, Guys:
Newbie here. Just got me a HT setup.
Toshiba 51HX83
Harman Kardon AVR230
Onkyo SKS510 6.1
Toshiba DVD (non progressive)

Am getting Dish Network hookup. $40.99/month for their basic package + HD package + local. The HD package includes ESPN HD, Discover HD, HDnet, HDnet Movie. Any comments?
The Dish Guy was supposed to be here last Saturday, but cancelled the appointment at the last minute. Told me that they didn't have their 8100 HD receiver. Showed up this Tuesday, a ncie guy, spent 1 hour to setup the Dish and wiring, started activation of the 8100... Wouldn't download. Blamed it on a "bad box", run out and got another one, messed around for another 2 hours... Exactly the same problem. Changed a bunch of wires and connectors. Same!!! Hooked up a SD box and worked fine. We were both pissed. Left after 9 pm. Told me "You are on my mind". No show last night. I am beginning to wonder...
What's you guys' experience with Dish Network? Any opinion regarding my choice?
Thanks in advance
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Originally posted by wlong
Here is the question of the century for you...

Does cabling matter? If so, is high end Monster Cable worth the cost?

I had the exact question.
I got a Toshiba 51HX83 HDTV, Component video cables from a Toshiba DVD to a Harman Kardon AVR230 and then to the TV.
Finally bought:
Monster Video 3 $90 for 6' from BB
Monster Video 2 $70 for 6' from CC
Monster THX $30 from 4' CC
Philips Gold plated, $20 for 9' from Walmart
Philips Gold plated, $17 for 6' from Blockbuster (Yes, they carried it at the Brier Store)
RCA Gold plated, $17 fro 6' from Walmart

Verdict(I'm no professional, or even a videophile)
Monster video 3 6'~Monster Video 2 ~ Monster THX 4' > Philips 6' slightly> Philips 9' ~ RCA 6'
There is a slight but noticeble difference between Monster THX 4' and Philips 6'. The picture looks fuzzier, characters looks hairer on the Philips. Noise?
I finally settled for the Monster THX 4' between DVD and AVR, Monster Video 2 6' between AVR and TV (4' won't do), Monster THX 4' between Dish network 8100 to AVR (the No name Component cable from Dish Network sucks).
Hope this helps.
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Originally posted by pdampier
Sorry to be a pain as this is the second time in a few days... Looking at some other new houses and wondered if they stand a good chance of OTA reception...


NE 95TH CT Redmond, WA 98052 - Just off Avondale Road in Redmond.

Thanks!

does not look good - high plateau just west of there 300 feet above the house

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Anyone else notice the sudden appearance of a 7-2 subchannel on KIRO? No programming yet, that I've seen, but it's defintiely there now (10:00 PM, Thursday.)
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I don't see it yet. What kind of receiver are you seeing it on?

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Samsung SIRT-151

It locks on, but reports "No A/V" on 7-2. (It normally does this with 9-2 & -9-3 after 9-5 has signed on for the night.)
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Anyone else notice the sudden appearance of a 7-2 subchannel on KIRO? No programming yet, that I've seen, but it's defintiely there now (10:00 PM, Thursday.)

Uh-oh. I hope this isn't the first sign of impending multcasting.
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Flipped back to 7-2 again during a commercial on E/R. It's got a name now, at least... "KIRO-SD"
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Flipped back to 7-2 again during a commercial on E/R. It's got a name now, at least... "KIRO-SD"

Yep, I see the same thing here.

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We got an offer accepted last night and we'll be moving in 30-60 days!

Hopefully I can get OTA HD here - location seems like it would be good for it...

We'll be pretty much at the cross of Bel-Red and NE 30th St in Bellevue 98008....

Thanks so much for all the help you're giving us in here quarque!
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We got an offer accepted last night and we'll be moving in 30-60 days!

Hopefully I can get OTA HD here - location seems like it would be good for it...

We'll be pretty much at the cross of Bel-Red and NE 30th St in Bellevue 98008....

Thanks so much for all the help you're giving us in here quarque!

Well you'll pretty much be in the clear for OTA as well. Congratulations! Don't forget when you move, you set up the HT first so you can relax while others do all the work!

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Hi Larry.

I'm in escrow on purchasing a home in Puyallup at 12301 133rd Avenue East in zip 98374.

There are a lot of tall trees in this area and on my property and I have no idea if OTA HDTV reception is possible due to multipath I'll inevitably face.

I went to www.antennaweb.org and it said I couldn't receive ANY digital stations from this address but I'm guessing something is wrong with their database since I doubt they'd know there are trees in the area. It only shows analog stations as being available.

If you could let me know what you come up with I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks!!!
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Anyone know how to find "Dan the antenna man"? Phone number? Business name? Address? I've seen his name mentioned several times on AVS.

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Finally I can help you back quarque for all the info you've given me!

Dan is at: 206-794-3993 (Least he was when he installed my system this time last year)
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Hi Larry.

I'm in escrow on purchasing a home in Puyallup at 12301 133rd Avenue East in zip 98374.

There are a lot of tall trees in this area and on my property and I have no idea if OTA HDTV reception is possible due to multipath I'll inevitably face.

I went to www.antennaweb.org and it said I couldn't receive ANY digital stations from this address but I'm guessing something is wrong with their database since I doubt they'd know there are trees in the area. It only shows analog stations as being available.

If you could let me know what you come up with I'd be very appreciative.

Thanks!!!
Wayne

Wayne - check your personal yahoo email for my response.

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Finally I can help you back quarque for all the info you've given me!

Dan is at: 206-794-3993 (Least he was when he installed my system this time last year)

Thanks a lot! Does he work for himself or someone else? Does he have an official business name?

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Larry: it never came through (I checked my personal e-mail and my PM here), can you please re-send or just post here? Thanks!
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Thanks a lot! Does he work for himself or someone else? Does he have an official business name?

Believe he is self employed. Company is "Kurts Inc" - I also have a Federal Way number: 425-874-7443....

Did a great job for me - Highly recommended.
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