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Hello,

New to the forum so I apologize if this has been asked a thousand times.

We live in Lake Wylie and have a clear stream 4 on the roof. It's been working pretty good up until a few months ago. Most channels come in great but ABC and Fox have always been weak. In the past few months ABC (WSOC 9.1) has become pretty bad. The sound jumps from high to low and the picture is hit or miss. Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it's terrible.

Does anyone have any suggestions on a different / secondary antenna or anything else? I had Greenwave Satellite install the clear stream 4. I believe he has that antenna aimed to pick up ABC and installed another smaller antenna to aim the other direction to pick up the other stations.

So the clear stream is aimed at about 070 degrees.

The small antenna is aimed about 350 degrees.

Also, Looks like there is another ABC antenna over by kings mountain showing up on the antenna web map. Should I try and aim at that one instead?

Thanks for your help!
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Hello,

New to the forum so I apologize if this has been asked a thousand times.

We live in Lake Wylie and have a clear stream 4 on the roof. It's been working pretty good up until a few months ago. Most channels come in great but ABC and Fox have always been weak. In the past few months ABC (WSOC 9.1) has become pretty bad. The sound jumps from high to low and the picture is hit or miss. Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it's terrible.

Does anyone have any suggestions on a different / secondary antenna or anything else? I had Greenwave Satellite install the clear stream 4. I believe he has that antenna aimed to pick up ABC and installed another smaller antenna to aim the other direction to pick up the other stations.

So the clear stream is aimed at about 070 degrees.

The small antenna is aimed about 350 degrees.

Also, Looks like there is another ABC antenna over by kings mountain showing up on the antenna web map. Should I try and aim at that one instead?

Thanks for your help!
Call Greenwave up and ask him to come take a look at it, he is a neighbor of mine and he and his wife are great people.

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Hello,

New to the forum so I apologize if this has been asked a thousand times.

We live in Lake Wylie and have a clear stream 4 on the roof. It's been working pretty good up until a few months ago. Most channels come in great but ABC and Fox have always been weak. In the past few months ABC (WSOC 9.1) has become pretty bad. The sound jumps from high to low and the picture is hit or miss. Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it's terrible.

Does anyone have any suggestions on a different / secondary antenna or anything else? I had Greenwave Satellite install the clear stream 4. I believe he has that antenna aimed to pick up ABC and installed another smaller antenna to aim the other direction to pick up the other stations.

So the clear stream is aimed at about 070 degrees.

The small antenna is aimed about 350 degrees.

Also, Looks like there is another ABC antenna over by kings mountain showing up on the antenna web map. Should I try and aim at that one instead?

Thanks for your help!
Are you using a preamp? Sometimes they help but perhaps something is overloading. But you should be able to get WSOC both 30 and 34 I would think with the proper set up. But someone more local would have to analyze that. I know parts of York County you can pull in Charlotte, GSP, and Columbia.
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I though WSOC did real good job with hurricane coverage on special 4pm newscast. I wish they would do a 4pm newscast everyday and move Dr. Phil back an hour. I think WSB and WFVT have 4pm news but I know that is a local programming decision.
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I have been watching the Cox stations on the Roku and they have good streaming news coverage of Hurricane Irma from WSOC, WSB, and WFTV. The Orlando station has real time live streaming coverage of the impact as the storm hits Orlando. Looks like its going a bit more north and is just west of Orlando. Areas between Tampa and Orlando may be hit hard. All the Cox stations do a real good job with their streaming apps, which is the main way I watch WSOC unless the antenna come in at night.
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Hello,

Does anyone have any suggestions on a different / secondary antenna or anything else? I had Greenwave Satellite install the clear stream 4. I believe he has that antenna aimed to pick up ABC and installed another smaller antenna to aim the other direction to pick up the other stations.
Hopefully, Greenwave Satellite has helped you (or is doing so soon) with the resolution of your issue with WSOC from Lake Wylie. I just wanted to say that I used to have a Clear Stream 4 in my former home (in the attic). It was a great antenna (in a somewhat compact size) for a long range antenna.
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Hopefully, Greenwave Satellite has helped you (or is doing so soon) with the resolution of your issue with WSOC from Lake Wylie. I just wanted to say that I used to have a Clear Stream 4 in my former home (in the attic). It was a great antenna (in a somewhat compact size) for a long range antenna.


Thanks for the replies I really appreciate it! I will call greenwave soon. My works schedule has me out of town a lot so I haven't had time to schedule with them. I believe he did end up putting a pre amp on it during the original install, so I will ask him about that. I'll update after the appointment. Thanks again!


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Victor Newman from Young and the Restless was on WBTV morning show today. Apparently he had a book signing and went to the Panthers game on Sunday. He appears to be a Panthers fan and may have friends in Charlotte.
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Victor Newman from Young and the Restless was on WBTV morning show today. Apparently he had a book signing and went to the Panthers game on Sunday. He appears to be a Panthers fan and may have friends in Charlotte.
He is just making up for the 7:30am Sunday morning shoot, He was drinking Beer and eating Pizza in the early morning and was too drunk to answer any questions about his book signing and or why he was in Charlotte

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Victor Newman from Young and the Restless was on WBTV morning show today. Apparently he had a book signing and went to the Panthers game on Sunday. He appears to be a Panthers fan and may have friends in Charlotte.
I don't watch soaps, but I know he's been on the Young and the Restless for decades.
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He is just making up for the 7:30am Sunday morning shoot, He was drinking Beer and eating Pizza in the early morning and was too drunk to answer any questions about his book signing and or why he was in Charlotte
Not only that, does anyone really care?
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This is a little off topic, hope the moderators don't yell at me for this, but its the only place I know to go to get the answer I seek. I have a very geeky question to ask that probably no one left on this planet would even think of asking except for some weirdo like me.

This is for you transmitter guys from yonder analog years. Back a half million years ago when stations signed off at night, in many cases after the National Anthem was played a test pattern was displayed and sometimes along with a test tone. I'm just curious.. When those two items were being transmitted, were YOU expected to be at the transmitter site at that time (midnight?) making adjustments and alignments? If so, what were you aligning for with the test pattern, and what were you aligning for with the test tone? I assume the test pattern probably had something to do with the video part of the transmitter and the test tone was for the audio/FM transmitter. Was it something you had to align using some ancient o-scope to keep the transmitter within FCC specs?

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This is a little off topic, hope the moderators don't yell at me for this, but its the only place I know to go to get the answer I seek. I.
Off topic? Never! Compared to most of the out of market off topic posts here?
That is a long answer Steve..one which I have a bit of experience with. If I get time I'll Pm you.
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I want to know too. Please post answer.
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