Originally posted by RichYak I get nothing just a couple of miles from you, but my setup sucks: attic antenna, cheap pre-amp, RG-59 cable and lots of it.
I have a modest Rat Shack roof antenna, but no preamp. There's a decent line to midtown from here, but Woodcliff Lake might be at a higher elevation. An outside antenna makes a world of difference if you can do it.
Cbs 100%, Fox 100%, WB 50-60%, Ch.21 70-80% and now ... NBC 93-100%. All up here in Woodlawn (15 miles from midtown) with my channel master 4 bow tie Attic mounted antenna. All FREE HDTV !!! Can life get any better ???????
In general are people getting alot of drop out on CBS and ABC tonight??? I have solid signals, at 100% on my FusionHDTV II card, but It is dropping out and studdering audio every 30 secs or so. Just want to rule out if its somehting funky with my computer,,,,
Originally posted by bs77 Cbs 100%, Fox 100%, WB 50-60%, Ch.21 70-80% and now ... NBC 93-100%. All up here in Woodlawn (15 miles from midtown) with my channel master 4 bow tie Attic mounted antenna. All FREE HDTV !!! Can life get any better ???????
hey bs77...are you getting abc? i got cbs,fox,nbc,wb,wpix, all in upper 80....but i i lost abc...used to get it 80...i think i need to buy a new antenna
Originally posted by andyng bs77, do you still have the cm 4228...i may want to get it from you...i can drive there tomorrow...send me an email or pm
Sorry Andyng but I am now using the CM 4228 myself, (I took it apart to fit it in my attic opening) thats why I can get all the channels. I Highly recommend it to receive all the channels. It works much better than the 4 bow tie I was using before. I just rechecked at 5:45 am and CBS is 100%, FOX 100%, NBC 93-100%, ABC 93-100%, Ch 21 80%, and the WB 50%. Good luck....
PS It took a lot of tweaking to find this sweet spot but it is possible for you since you are only a couple miles away from me...
I didn't get a chance to check on things this morning, running late as usual. Hopefully since it is cooling down the airwaves will clear up and I will be able to tune WNBC tonight. All my recordings last night had drops out like crazy. I had to watch all the Monday night CBS shows on my Tivo...
Originally posted by andyng hey bs 77, i plan to put this one on my building roof.....sweet pot...
Hey andyng I think you are in the wrong forum LOL!! just kidding.. I cant see manhattan from my house, Im blocked by the high trees of Woodlawn cementary so I couldnt tell you where the sweet spot is. I suggest you first try to lock 7.1 because that seems to be the hardest and then tweak from there for the other channels. My family wasnt home so the way I did it is I just kept tweaking away and changing channels from my attic with my RF remote control. I called my Home phone from my cell and then put the phone next to the tv. Then from the attic I listened on my cell as I tweaked away (my Hughes e86 has sound with the signal meter). It took a while but I found the sweet spot for all the channels. From what I have seen I think the signals are the most steady on the weekends, therefore I suggest you try it then. Good Luck....
hey bs77 , is the cm 4228 need a pole with drilled hole in it in order to attach together? from the pic of the antenna...it look like i need to buy a pole and drill hole. Or the antenna comes with the pole?
Nope it doesnt come with a pole, but it does come with the hardware to fit into, and clamp to a existing pole. I didnt use a pole, I just wedged it against my attic wall. I bought my antenna from Solid Signal. Who is the authorised dealer for Channel master in the Bronx ??
In my opinion a mast(pole) will help you guys get a better signal. I'm in brooklyn about 5 miles out and use a crappy terk 35 which I'm *told* is equivilent to a coat hanger and get 2,4,5sub9,7,11. goodluck
Originally posted by bs77 Nope it doesnt come with a pole, but it does come with the hardware to fit into, and clamp to a existing pole. I didnt use a pole, I just wedged it against my attic wall. I bought my antenna from Solid Signal. Who is the authorised dealer for Channel master in the Bronx ??
i got both my cm 7777 and cm 4228 at the store...it's at 3210 whiteplain road...it's the only authorized dealer in the bronx for channelmaster...you can check cm website for the detail.
i got a question for you...i got the 4228 today..mount it up,,,,i tried to point it at ESB (..is there such a thing like pointing 4228... )...anyway..i think i can't find the sweet spot yet....when i got wpixdt...i have no blip for other channel....when i turned the panel slightly left...i got audio and video for cbs,fox, abc but not nbc...
you said that you can get all of chanel with 22.1 too so i think this can be done....i wonder it's because i had to add another 100 feet of rgb6 or so from the antenna made the signal strength this week.
I am still kind of a novice to all of this. I really dont know why if you have a clear view of the ESB that you cant lock 2,4, & 7 in. I am only 3 exits up on the bronx river parkway from you and I am getting all 3 at 100%. The WB is at 40-50% and unwatchable for me to many breakups. Ch.21.1 is coming in at a steady 93%. It might be as you said the length of your coax cable. Mine is running at 30 feet and I also have a CM7777 amp. I have heard that over 100 feet you get a lot of signal drop off and as far as I understand you are saying you are now over 200 feet, this might just be too long. I remember in one of your earlier posts that you said had a silver sensor, try that again and see what you get. Other than that I dont think I can help you, You might want to seek other members opinions on this forum. If anyone else has insight on this matter please post to help out Andyng. Thanks and good luck
thanks for your help. I understand the situation that i am facing...since the roof is 4 floors above my apt. and the location of the antenna require me to run the cable along the edge of the roof ( my super is super keen about it)....i couldn't find any place that i can better locate my antenna....as for the antenna...i guess my expectation is too high for it...i expect to get everything at 100%...
on another side note, what kind of receiver you use...it use hu or p4 card
I still don't know why I can't pick up NBC. I get a 0 reading on the strength indicator. CBS, ABC, and ABC are coming in fine but not a peep out of NBC. I guess something is blocking the signal but I have no idea what it could be.
I was curious as to what antenna you are using. Is it a rooftop? did you try elevating it, a taller mast may help. I also wanted to ask if you get ch 11/WB from N.Y.it's strang that you get CBS,ABC-DT w/no problems. In my view WNBC-DT seems just as strong as the others w/ a great 1080i pic. but again I am real close and a nice nitch where I have little obstruction. goodluck
Originally posted by cpto I still don't know why I can't pick up NBC. I get a 0 reading on the strength indicator. CBS, ABC, and ABC are coming in fine but not a peep out of NBC. I guess something is blocking the signal but I have no idea what it could be.
I have a CM 4228 on a 5-foot pole on the roof with preamp and rotor. I don't understand either why NBC shows zip signal, although CBS occasionally does that too. Even stranger, on rainy nights when I can't pick up WCBS I can usually get CBS out of Philly, which is a LOT further.
I'm thinking of having the antenna raised another 10 feet or so, but I'm a little worried about what the wind would do to it. Plus, I have no guarantee it would help anything.
I think you should try that even if you can rig it temorarily on a not so windy day just to see. You are getting other ch from here, maybe something is in your site so height would hopefully give you a better angle. I am watching Law & Order the pic quality is really good and the transmission seems strong. your equipment seems more than adequate for pete sake Im using a terk.your really not that far