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post #7381 of 7392 Old 08-15-2017, 07:17 AM
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WOW, WNET is impressive, but HOLY &$%^ Norfolk, VA? That's nuts! Must have been just the right atmospheric conditions!
This has got to be great location for reception. That little flatwave 6550 amped is a beast for its size. According to TVfool i am in a dead spot for Providence area channels. I occasionally will pick up WNAC out of Providence area on good summer nights with Antenna pointed in other direction.

From what I have read on the subject, there is a good Tropo effect in summer along east coast. Usually I get NYC Northern NJ, channels with tropo reception. I'm hoping this DB8E will pull in signals even further away. It looks promising. I had never picked up daytime tropo before installing it. I'll keep scanning away at night and see what I can get.

What antenna are you using? I have a neighbor up the street with a monster setup on his split level. I'm going to have to speak to him about his equipment and reception.
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This has got to be great location for reception. That little flatwave 6550 amped is a beast for its size. According to TVfool i am in a dead spot for Providence area channels. I occasionally will pick up WNAC out of Providence area on good summer nights with Antenna pointed in other direction.

From what I have read on the subject, there is a good Tropo effect in summer along east coast. Usually I get NYC Northern NJ, channels with tropo reception. I'm hoping this DB8E will pull in signals even further away. It looks promising. I had never picked up daytime tropo before installing it. I'll keep scanning away at night and see what I can get.

What antenna are you using? I have a neighbor up the street with a monster setup on his split level. I'm going to have to speak to him about his equipment and reception.
Wow, I would not have guessed it for its size. I have a Clearstream 2v. I'm hoping that if I end up moving towards the center of the state that I'll get everything (WTNH, WTIC, WVIT, WFSB, WEDH, WCCT) reliably. If not, or if I end up somewhere else, I'll get a bigger antenna or antennas. If I have to upgrade though, I'm going straight to the DB8e and Clearstream 5 assuming that I don't have to comply with OTARD, as I think the DB8e is slightly larger than what's protected in a condo/apartment situation.
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I don't believe their is any size restriction on a TV antenna. The size limitation is called out by the FCC only for satellite dishes.
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I don't believe their is any size restriction on a TV antenna. The size limitation is called out by the FCC only for satellite dishes.
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If the HOA bans satellite dishes/antennas, the OTARD rules apply to all antennas, be they satellite, OTA, or fixed wireless. OTARD protects up to 1m. CT doesn't have too many HOAs for SFUs, so it's mostly MDU types of situations.
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See https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides...tellite-dishes

Three types of antennas are protected Sat dishes, wireless cable, and TV antennas. Only the first two have a size restriction. Other types of antennas can be completely banned.
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The FCC protects a TV antenna install for up to 12 feet above the roofline.
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The 12 foot above the roof rule makes approval pretty much a no brainer but it is not a hard and fast rule.
See http://www.wba-law.com/Unique_Practi..._Associations/ section 3.2
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See https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides...tellite-dishes

Three types of antennas are protected Sat dishes, wireless cable, and TV antennas. Only the first two have a size restriction. Other types of antennas can be completely banned.
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Good catch! Any OTA TV antenna is indeed protected. OTARD is actually very well written, and is an example of a federal regulation that is simple, easy to understand, and achieves its goal as much as reasonably possible.
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Hi,
I found out my Smartphone does not have a Magnetic sensor in it! Does anyone know of a good Compass App. that would tell me where West 281, West 280, West North West 290 & South South East 138 are? Also what do the numbers stand for next to the direction the Station is in? Also does anyone know of a good Antenna Pointing App with Compass? Write back.


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Hi guys. Just put up a second antenna on my roof pointed to CT, but I live on Long island. Reason being is my9 is tough to get from NYC. I happily enjoyed the "bonus" preseason football game on wctx. Do they normally broadcast football games? Or was it just preseason? Thanks.

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I found out my Smartphone does not have a Magnetic sensor in it! Does anyone know of a good Compass App. that would tell me where West 281, West 280, West North West 290 & South South East 138 are? Also what do the numbers stand for next to the direction the Station is in? Also does anyone know of a good Antenna Pointing App with Compass? Write back.
I use the signal strength to dial in the stations, which is much more useful than their location, since there may be obstacles or multipath involved. That being said, you could use an actual compass? I've also used Google Maps to give me the general direction relative to the sides of buildings.
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I also recommend a real compass.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ultimate-...mpass/34609087
To answer the question about numbers next to the direction you should provide a link to what you are looking at.
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