Originally Posted by dengland
What do you get with on 2.1 since that channel is VHF and the SS is UHF only? I have an old RS that I am thinking about replacing. Lately I have been having a terrible time with dropouts. Much worse than before. I go from having a 70 to a 0 and back to mid 60s. About 6 months back I tried the DB4 (UHF antenna). 2.1 dropped from 95 to 65. 6.1 went from 90 to 70. On the upside with the DB4, 9.1 went from low 80s to solid 92. I switched back to the RS.
I am in Rockledge with a pair of HR10-250s. Both are behaving the same way.
I am actually just south of you, in Suntree. You are closer to the Orlando antenna farm than I am and should have good signals. I have the HTL-HD and a newer H-10. Just took these readings off my H-10 and here is what I have on a few of the digital channels, via my OTA antenna, in the attic.
2-1 93% to 100%
6-1 79% to 86%
9-1 93% to 100%
24-1 86% to 93%
27-1 93% to 100%
My previous post was signal strength from the HTL-HD. My antenna is a Radio Shack 32-Element Antenna. It is an older one simular to the current Model: VU-90 XR.
After I set it up I was having a problem with 6-1 dropping out and pixelation. I found my 300 to 75 ohm transformer on my antenna was bad. I changed it out and the signal went way up on all channels.
Another thing that will drop your signal a little, if you are using them, are diplexers, to combine your DirecTV signal with your OTA antenna.
With the new H-20 MPG4 receivers you can't use diplexers, you will have to remove them from your system. I am sure it will be the same when they change out your current HR10-250 for the new HR20-250. The new LNBs use the same frequency as some of the UHF stations and will interfer with each other. The DirecTV LNBs and the OTA antenna will require separate coaxial cables from the antennas to the receivers.
I have to rewire my entire system, before they change my system out, as I have duplexers on all my drops. Going to do it while the weather is still cool.
Another thing that I have that helps, my OTA reception, is a distribution Amplifier. This will boost the signal when you split your TV signal to go to two or more sets.