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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-27-2016, 06:59 AM
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Posted By bwam
BTW the RCA TVPRAMP1Z has an FM Trap within it so...

BTW the RCA TVPRAMP1Z has an FM Trap within it so should you need both a preamp and a trap they'd be in one box. It doesn't appear that you need a preamp.

How is the C4 doing on 8 and 10 (PBS &...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-25-2016, 02:06 PM
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Posted By bwam
Several years ago a Marietta friend installed the...

Several years ago a Marietta friend installed the old Channel Master 4228 antenna in his attic and got all the Atlanta channels from 80 to 100% signal strength (UHF & VHF). Marietta is not a...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2016, 03:38 PM
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Posted By bwam
I have a friend, 32 miles from the broadcast...

I have a friend, 32 miles from the broadcast towers here in Atlanta, put up a 4228 in his attic (4 months ago) and had problems getting VHF (NBC & PBS). Both channels were in and out. He switched it...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-24-2016, 10:51 AM
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Posted By bwam
Atlanta has two VHF channels (PBS 8 and NBC 10)....

Atlanta has two VHF channels (PBS 8 and NBC 10). The new CM 4228 is not good at VHF. You might want to consider a Clearstream 4 with a VHF retrofit kit. The C4 is an easy install (both inside an...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-07-2016, 07:50 AM
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Posted By bwam
4228 should do fine EXCEPT. I used one in the...

4228 should do fine EXCEPT. I used one in the attic from Cumming and got all the channels. However that was the old 4228 which worked OK with VHF (channels 8 and 11). The new 4228 doesn't do as well...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-07-2016, 07:45 AM
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Posted By bwam
ABC is the same on both 17 and 39 (2.1). If you...

ABC is the same on both 17 and 39 (2.1). If you get 39 you won't need 17. 39 is in the same direction as all the other channels.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 12:45 PM
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Posted By bwam
I've seen as many as three channels specified for...

I've seen as many as three channels specified for one of the inputs on a Jenca combiner. Maximum of three inputs. Mine is 2 + 2 + all the rest.

I sent him an email specifying my configuration of...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By bwam
I was yesterday at a local BJs and saw where they...

I was yesterday at a local BJs and saw where they were demoing & selling a $500 drone. Send one up with an antenna and have it beam the signals downwards.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 12:22 PM
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Posted By bwam
That's nothing compared to what I am facing! I...

That's nothing compared to what I am facing! I have a solid (and I mean solid) wall of NellyR bushes 30 feet tall and over a 100 feet long. You can barely see one inch of space between the leaves....
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 07:23 AM
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Posted By bwam
You'll notice from the picture of my combiner...

You'll notice from the picture of my combiner that input two is two adjacent channels (frequencies 500 to 512). Somehow both channels came in best through one antenna while the rest came through best...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-22-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By bwam
I normally keep my Samsung on when the PC...

I normally keep my Samsung on when the PC connected to it is recording. Never tried recording on the PC with the Samsung off to see whether passthru works strongly.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-21-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By bwam
It isn't modulated. Yup this setup will give a...

It isn't modulated. Yup this setup will give a simultaneous recording and viewing (of separate channels) capability.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-21-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By bwam
The Panasonic will not make a DVD from only the...

The Panasonic will not make a DVD from only the HDMI. It needs the coax in. However you don't need to use a splitter. The Samsung has a coax out in addition to the coax in. Run the antenna coax to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-21-2016, 11:45 AM
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Views: 210
Posted By bwam
I have the Samsung DTB-H260F connected to my...

I have the Samsung DTB-H260F connected to my Olevia HD and it works fine (as well as all my other TVs - LG and Samsung). I connect it to the TV via HDMI but there are several other connect options....
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 07:53 PM
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Posted By bwam
I was thinking (ahead) same as you. My humongous...

I was thinking (ahead) same as you. My humongous reflector may come in handy if I do a Low VHF loop... That's one of the reasons I didn't saw the rods down. In fact I saw at Home Depot the other day...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 07:41 PM
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Posted By bwam
The loop antenna I built was designed at another...

The loop antenna I built was designed at another forum by someone else using in part the Clearstream 5 as a model (which they acknowledged). So the two antennas have the same (or similar)...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 03:32 PM
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Posted By bwam
That's gotta be tough - a Big Ten guy in the...

That's gotta be tough - a Big Ten guy in the middle of SEC country! Bet when the Buckeyes won in 2014 that was huge cause the Crimson Tide lost in the semis.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 12:14 PM
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Posted By bwam
I will be testing the Jenca VHF preamp when it...

I will be testing the Jenca VHF preamp when it arrives but it isn't for me but a friend who asked that I build him a VHF loop as well. For $30 the preamp was within his price range. He already has a...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 12:03 PM
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Posted By bwam
Ah a Bama guy! Unfortunately one of my best...

Ah a Bama guy! Unfortunately one of my best friends is a Bama guy and I have had to live through the last 7 years hearing nothing but Nick Saban! But we love driving through Alabama on our way to...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 07:30 AM
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Posted By bwam
And here is my VHF loop antenna. Funny story on...

And here is my VHF loop antenna. Funny story on this one.

My wife said to me, "You're always fiddling around with antenna equipment and disrupting my viewing schedule; can you please keep at least...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 05:47 AM
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Posted By bwam
Here is a pic of my Jenca combiner. My M4 antenna...

Here is a pic of my Jenca combiner. My M4 antenna was designed specifically for the 500-512 frequencies\wavelengths (2nd combiner input) with specific whisker lengths and spacings. With selective...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-18-2016, 05:14 AM
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Posted By bwam
I have a DBGH (double bay Gray Hoverman), an M4...

I have a DBGH (double bay Gray Hoverman), an M4 (MClapp 4 bay bowtie) and a VHF loop pointing in different directions all going into the Jenca combiner. The combiner outputs to a Kitztech 500. The...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-17-2016, 07:05 PM
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Posted By bwam
I don't have power pass on any. Antennas -->...

I don't have power pass on any. Antennas --> Combiner --> Preamp. The output of the combiner goes into one preamp which has its own power input.

Jenca does sell selective preamps for specific...
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-17-2016, 03:32 PM
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Posted By bwam
Yes, I have a Jenca combiner - two channels on...

Yes, I have a Jenca combiner - two channels on first input, three channels on second input, the rest on third input (combining three antennas). Works wonderfully and no sense of any insertion loss.
Forum: HDTV Technical   06-16-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By bwam
"If the money is no issue then try an 8 bay...

"If the money is no issue then try an 8 bay antenna and see what happens."

My advice was not "try an 8 bay antenna." It was try a different approach (trial & error) and view it as a long term...
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