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Old 08-18-2015, 10:17 AM
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Also speaking of WFXR, they don't happen to stream their broadcast on the internet do they?
Most stations thesedays stream their newscasts, but not necessarily HD. I believe maybe WRAL and WUSA are streamed in HD possibly.
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Most stations thesedays stream their newscasts, but not necessarily HD. I believe maybe WRAL and WUSA are streamed in HD possibly.
I was thinking in terms of a 24/7 stream, not just the newscasts.
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I was thinking in terms of a 24/7 stream, not just the newscasts.
For a 24/7 stream, the station would have to negotiate rights with program producers and suppliers; then there's the NFL, which may have its own streaming deal.

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Greetings all. Been a lurker and occasional poster here for years.

I just moved to Hurt, VA and am using a Channel Master CM-4228HD and it's working great. Using quad-shielded cable, run is about 40'. I don't have any way to measure signal strength on my current tv but reception seems better than Lynchburg, aiming the antenna at Poor Mountain.

I'd like to receive WBRA. I'm looking at the various ways to build your own antenna and I'm a bit confused. What would be the single-best way for me to get this low-vhf given the fact that I'm cheap but handy and I have room for whatever length would be required. Also, I guess I could use a combiner recommendation as well.

Thanks for any help.
If your current antenna is working fine for WSET, then you will definitely want one of these: http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...HLSJ%29&q=hlsj

As for what to attach to the Lo side, you could certainly try rabbit ears extended to the right length, but it will take a lot of experimentation. Start small with the rabbit ears and if you can't get acceptable performance from them, we'll move onto something else.

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@Trip, thanks but with that combiner what happens to my UHF? I spent a full six hours today trying to calculate what length to make a dipole and got hung up on Velocity Factor. I'd laugh if my rabbit ears worked! My rabbit ears are 31 inches each side with a few inches where they meet at the plastic part, 66 or so inches is close to what figured before VF. Thanks again BTW.
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You plug the UHF into the high side, since that side handles both UHF and high-VHF. So if your UHF antenna works fine for WSET, then hooking the UHF into the high side will solve your problem.

I would definitely start simple with the rabbit ears. I like to start simple and work my way to more complicated.

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You plug the UHF into the high side, since that side handles both UHF and high-VHF. So if your UHF antenna works fine for WSET, then hooking the UHF into the high side will solve your problem.

I would definitely start simple with the rabbit ears. I like to start simple and work my way to more complicated.

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Thanks Trip; I ordered the combiner, Macom model was OOS so I got a Cabletronix from ebay. I'll let you know how it goes in a bit. Thanks again!

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For a 24/7 stream, the station would have to negotiate rights with program producers and suppliers; then there's the NFL, which may have its own streaming deal.
I kind of figured that. Thought I'd ask though.
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You plug the UHF into the high side, since that side handles both UHF and high-VHF. So if your UHF antenna works fine for WSET, then hooking the UHF into the high side will solve your problem.

I would definitely start simple with the rabbit ears. I like to start simple and work my way to more complicated.

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Trip; I actually got the 89" dipole section of an old yagi, mounted that and no luck on WBRA. I think I'm going to give up at this point, not worth it. Especially now that I've got Kodi on an Amazon Fire Stick running (off topic I know).
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