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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-12-2017, 12:36 PM
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Posted By JoelWNelson
1 1/4" - yes. Thanks! This looks like it should...

1 1/4" - yes. Thanks! This looks like it should work just fine. I actually saw these online yesterday but didn't realize they came apart to slide around the mast. Now I see on closer inspection that...
Forum: HDTV Technical   02-12-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By JoelWNelson
Guying existing pole: product recommendations?

I have a 12-14' steel antenna pole that I realize needs guying as it is swaying in the wind more than I am comfortable with and don't want it to snap during spring storms. Problem is, all the kits...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By JoelWNelson
Thanks, all. Sounds like I have my direction on...

Thanks, all. Sounds like I have my direction on what to do next: get the antenna higher.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By JoelWNelson
Thanks! Well, just moved here this year so #4...

Thanks! Well, just moved here this year so #4 (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) is definitely out, but I'll keep trying things to see what works. Reception...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By JoelWNelson
Thanks for the replies. OK - I'll see what I can...

Thanks for the replies. OK - I'll see what I can do with location and/or raising it.
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By JoelWNelson
Thanks. So let's say hypothetically I can't get...

Thanks. So let's say hypothetically I can't get the antenna up higher or move it (though I'll see what options I have). How about the grounding job I did - would you change anything? Supposing even...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By JoelWNelson
Yes, there are definitely trees. The antenna has...

Yes, there are definitely trees. The antenna has a clear line of at least 80 yards before passing through trees, but I am in a valley and there are trees all the way up the hill. I had thought it...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By JoelWNelson
Also, any thoughts on whether to add a...

Also, any thoughts on whether to add a distribution amp considering these numbers, or is that not really applicable to my issue?
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By JoelWNelson
I actually have three grounds. -- 6 gauge bare...

I actually have three grounds.
-- 6 gauge bare copper from mast to grounding block at house electric meter.
-- 6 gauge copper from the coax grounding block before entering house, to a 4' copper rod...
Forum: HDTV Technical   11-18-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 200
Posted By JoelWNelson
St Louis: Have a preamp already; should I use a distribution amp too?

Market: St. Louis
TV Fool: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3ddfafd4dac4f35d

I live in a difficult signal area that despite being only about 20 miles from the local...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-11-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 1,097,913
Posted By JoelWNelson
The solution was tilting the antenna a little to...

The solution was tilting the antenna a little to better receive the signal refracting over the hill, as well as adding Antennas Direct's "Juice" preamplifier. Fox now comes in very reliably, as does...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-02-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 1,097,913
Posted By JoelWNelson
As an update, I replaced it today with an...

As an update, I replaced it today with an Antennas Direct ClearStream 4V. While I still am not getting PBS or Ion reliably, Fox is at least reliable now for hopefully watching the Cubs win tonight....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 1,097,913
Posted By JoelWNelson
Thanks, no worries, I bought the antenna when I...

Thanks, no worries, I bought the antenna when I lived in a market that was half VHF. Will try changing out the antenna when I can!
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2016, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 1,097,913
Posted By JoelWNelson
I have the Winegard Freevision,...

I have the Winegard Freevision, http://www.winegard.com/freevision, roof mounted and aimed at about 172 degrees. I'm near Teson Rd./White Birch Park area part way down the slope toward the river with...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-31-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 1,097,913
Posted By JoelWNelson
That's what I thought too, which is why this is...

That's what I thought too, which is why this is driving me nuts. I am in Hazelwood but in a tree-filled valley so per tvfool, rabbitears, etc. reception of STL stations actually is nearly...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-29-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 1,097,913
Posted By JoelWNelson
Is anyone else having more trouble picking up Fox...

Is anyone else having more trouble picking up Fox 2 over the last couple days? The signal is always a bit weaker for me than 4,5,11 and 30, but it has been nearly unwatchable during the most recent...
Forum: Accessories   10-16-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 48
Posted By JoelWNelson
Wanted: Mounting bracket assembly for Winegard FreeVision FV-30BB

Does anyone have a spare mounting bracket, screw and nut, and U-bolt and nuts assembly for the Winegard FreeVision FV-30BB? I lost the parts in a move (in a junk box or something as I had just been...
Forum: HDTV Programming   10-03-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 268,684
Posted By JoelWNelson
Which stations have NOT yet converted to HD...

Which stations have NOT yet converted to HD around North America?

In areas I've tracked, KETV/ABC Omaha and KRCG/CBS Jefferson City finally made the switch in the last year or so.

KDNL/ABC St....
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9,888
Views: 1,089,097
Posted By JoelWNelson
Looks like the source channel for the translator...

Looks like the source channel for the translator was changed from KUON to KHNE.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-22-2016, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9,014
Views: 975,867
Posted By JoelWNelson
21? So I assume CW will end up going to 21.2 and...

21? So I assume CW will end up going to 21.2 and the calls changed from KBJO to KNPG.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-14-2016, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 1,097,913
Posted By JoelWNelson
5 was back for me when I checked at 9 yesterday...

5 was back for me when I checked at 9 yesterday evening. How about for you?
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   07-13-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 1,097,913
Posted By JoelWNelson
Might be storm related problems. I normally get...

Might be storm related problems. I normally get 2, 4, 5, 11, and 30 but lost 5 and 11 during the storm a couple hours ago and they're still not back.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   06-14-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 160,163
Posted By JoelWNelson
The heat and humidity are causing distant signals...

The heat and humidity are causing distant signals to cut in and interfere with the local ones. See http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo.html for predictions on which days will be especially bad. Here...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   01-25-2016, 05:46 AM
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Posted By JoelWNelson
Ten years ago, I dropped Cox analog service and...

Ten years ago, I dropped Cox analog service and for the next few years just watched OTA HDTV. Anyway, when I went to cancel, the rep asked me why and I said "bought a new set and just want to watch...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-30-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 160,163
Posted By JoelWNelson
KOMU has an application with the FCC to turn up...

KOMU has an application with the FCC to turn up their power. If they were already the strongest signal you had, and then they just turned up the power, the signal might actually be too strong and...
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