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post #17431 of 17439 Old 09-14-2014, 09:19 AM
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Can you tell me what antenna are using to receive philly stations from your location it must be at least 80 miles distance. Myself I use AD 91xg to get connecticut, my furthest reliable station is metv or wzme out of Shelton,ct 57 miles on tvfool.
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MEtv 3 delayed to Mid 2015?

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Hey Guys, as most of you know we have been on The New Channel 2 in Philadelphia Sunday nights at 10pm with our TV show The Big Joe Henry Variety Show. Our friends at MeTV have been working diligently in finding a time slot that would best present our show. In addition, they have been working feverishly trying to get a brand new Channel 3 up and on the air in the New York market. We were scheduled to be on the air in New York by July. Due to unforeseen circumstances the New York station will not be up and running until mid 2015. As a result of those circumstances I have decided to put the broadcast of our show on a temporary hiatus. We look forward to producing new shows, and invite you to join us this Wednesday night 9/17 at McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park as we tape our 20th and 21rst shows. We will continue to support our friends at MeTV and look forward to being back on the air in Philadelphia and New York soon. As always thanks so much for your support and to keep informed on the latest developments please check in with us at bigjoehenry.com and on Facebook at The Big Joe Henry Variety Show. My Best, Big Joe Henry

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Hello I have a Channel Master 4228 on a mast that is about 40ft up on the roof , 19.8 miles out from the ESB in Westfield, NJ. There is about a 20ft run of Quad Shield cable with no splitter or amp connected. I get all UHF channels fine with excellent signal strength. However I have problems with VHF 7.1 WABC. The signal strength is right at 40% and just at the edge of being able to tune. In fact when it rains I guess due to multipath it comes in fine. No ability to tweak or rotate the antenna has yielded improved signal strength.

I bought a Channel Master 7778 VHF and UHF amplifier mast mount. Connecting it overpowers my UHF channels and I lose some of them. So this is not a great option.

Can people please share how they solved this. Anyway to just boost the VHF signal inline. I really dont want to have to combine a second antenna (yagi) to just pull in one channel.
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Hello I have a Channel Master 4228 on a mast that is about 40ft up on the roof , 19.8 miles out from the ESB in Westfield, NJ. There is about a 20ft run of Quad Shield cable with no splitter or amp connected. I get all UHF channels fine with excellent signal strength. However I have problems with VHF 7.1 WABC. The signal strength is right at 40% and just at the edge of being able to tune. In fact when it rains I guess due to multipath it comes in fine. No ability to tweak or rotate the antenna has yielded improved signal strength.

I bought a Channel Master 7778 VHF and UHF amplifier mast mount. Connecting it overpowers my UHF channels and I lose some of them. So this is not a great option.

Can people please share how they solved this. Anyway to just boost the VHF signal inline. I really dont want to have to combine a second antenna (yagi) to just pull in one channel.
the 4228 is a UHF antenna although it says it does vhf. you need a vhf element. something like the antennas direct CS5 that you would join with your 4228. you dont need an amp, you need vhf elements.

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the 4228 is a UHF antenna although it says it does vhf. you need a vhf element. something like the antennas direct CS5 that you would join with your 4228. you dont need an amp, you need vhf elements.
Thanks for the quick reply. So i would just mount this below the CM 4228 and than combine the signal into one run.

Is it that simple?
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Thanks for the quick reply. So i would just mount this below the CM 4228 and than combine the signal into one run.

Is it that simple?
yes, its that simple and it comes with an uhf/vhf combiner. i have one below an antennas direct db4 on my chimney.


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your overdriven your hd4228 antenna get rid of the preamp, you need a separate vhf antenna for ch 7/11/13. get one these for vhf http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=CS600&ss=292766 you need a combiner for both antennas here is one that i use for my antennas http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=03&p=UVSJ&d=Pico-Macom-UVSJ-UHF-VHF-Band-SeparatorCombiner-for-Antenna-%28UVSJ%29&c=Signal%20Combiners&sku= it has less than 1 db insertion loss. let us know how it goes
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aero1 nice picture of your setup, i'm viewing your chimmey mount, is it a rohn type. I bought a winegard brand from crutchfield, i paid like $12 it goes for $30 at ebay or solidsignal. is really sturdy I have my antenna at 15 feet over the roofline, I was surprise just raising the mast 5 feet I can get additional channel also signal is stronger than at 10 ft, too bad metv won't be in nyc till next summer. I know you were ready for premiere, you said you bought a low-band vhf antenna for kvnv, it sound to me like fcc put this in the back burner. cu
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That's such a drag about ME-TV being delayed again in New York City. Everyone else in the country seems to have it already. I wish they'd just signed onto a strong UHF channel. As it is I have to put up with seeing it over Time Warner's "switched" channel system on my Tivo, so when my tuning adapter goes on the blink I miss a number of my late night favorite shows being recorded.
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