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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-05-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By Digital Rules
There is nothing wrong with either antenna. ANY...

There is nothing wrong with either antenna. ANY antenna you use really needs to be outside with such weak signals. You evidently just got lucky with placement when you originally had it working.
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Forum: HDTV Technical   02-04-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 235
Posted By Digital Rules
2 thoughts . . . . Did you install the 91XG...

2 thoughts . . . .

Did you install the 91XG in the EXACT same spot it was before you moved it? With signals that weak a 1" or 2" move can make or break reception inside an attic. I have ONLY ONE...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   11-02-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14,256
Views: 1,598,450
Posted By Digital Rules
Too bad WJLA didn't pick up the Laff Channel...

Too bad WJLA didn't pick up the Laff Channel instead.:(
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14,256
Views: 1,598,450
Posted By Digital Rules
7.1 is 720p, but doesn't look nearly as good as...

7.1 is 720p, but doesn't look nearly as good as WMAR. WJLA's equipment is FAR from state of the art. OTOH, the same programming looks great on Newschannel 8.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   10-23-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14,256
Views: 1,598,450
Posted By Digital Rules
Yes, you should patent that wire immediately so...

Yes, you should patent that wire immediately so you can put all the other antenna manufacturers out of business.

But seriously there is NO WAY you would get channel 68 this far out w/o some...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-23-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,481
Posted By Digital Rules
Nice job videobruce!! What are the other antennas...

Nice job videobruce!! What are the other antennas for? Two of them look like scanner antennas, but not sure.
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-07-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 169
Posted By Digital Rules
Try moving the antenna up OR down a few inches...

Try moving the antenna up OR down a few inches first. If that doesn't work, the antenna needs to be moved to a different location as Rabbit suggested. It's just sitting in a bad spot for Fox &...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-01-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By Digital Rules
If you end up getting decent reception on one...

If you end up getting decent reception on one set, then I would certainly try the passive splitter. If some channels are lost or become iffy, I would add a good quality distribution amp.

A...
Forum: HDTV Technical   10-01-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Digital Rules
We still don't even know whether or not the OP...

We still don't even know whether or not the OP even he has the trap turned on???

If I were going to try ANY kind of additional filtering I would use an HLSJ over a typical FM trap. It offers the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-30-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Digital Rules
Do you have the FM trap on? Have you ever...

Do you have the FM trap on?
Have you ever tried lowering & or raising the antenna a few inches?
How close is the antenna to your UHF antenna or any other metal objects?
How far above the...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-30-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Digital Rules
According to the TV Fool report you should be...

According to the TV Fool report you should be able to receive WJZ under ideal conditions. Trees, buildings & electrical interference are not accounted for in the report. How well do you receive WBAL?
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-30-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Digital Rules
Channel 13's signal to areas west of Baltimore is...

Channel 13's signal to areas west of Baltimore is less that full strength to protect Martinsburg WV's channel 12 viewing area. The polar plot in the link below shows their directional pattern.
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Forum: HDTV Technical   09-30-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Digital Rules
I am assuming the FM trap is ON? You do have one...

I am assuming the FM trap is ON? You do have one FM station that may be hindering 13 depending on how close you are (107.7)
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-30-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 416
Posted By Digital Rules
Yep, you're kinda screwed. 13 has a highly...

Yep, you're kinda screwed. 13 has a highly directional antenna which is not in your favor. (same for me too:() That's why 11's non-directional signal is much easier to receive even though they both...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-27-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Digital Rules
You will need a dedicated VHF antenna for WJLA. I...

You will need a dedicated VHF antenna for WJLA. I suggest this antenna combined with your present UHF antenna with a UVSJ.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/30-2475
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Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-26-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14,256
Views: 1,598,450
Posted By Digital Rules
No, you will need a rotor or more than one...

No, you will need a rotor or more than one antenna. There is no magic antenna that can pick up in multiple directions with such weak signals.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-23-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14,256
Views: 1,598,450
Posted By Digital Rules
Unfortunately that type of antenna won't work....

Unfortunately that type of antenna won't work. You'll need an antenna like this guy is selling (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/ele/5234863344.html). It will need to be mounted on the roof for...
Forum: HDTV Technical   09-23-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Digital Rules
Attic installs are usually trial & error. You...

Attic installs are usually trial & error. You won't know till you try. What's outside the attic (trees, buildings) is usually just as important as attic construction.

I get great reception in the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-01-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14,256
Views: 1,598,450
Posted By Digital Rules
WMAR is nice & strong here in Chantilly tonight...

WMAR is nice & strong here in Chantilly tonight with attic antenna. Reception of ALL Baltimore channels is great tonight (except WUTB)
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,602
Posted By Digital Rules
You should be doing better as your report is...

You should be doing better as your report is better than mine. The DC stations peg the meter here & also see a few Baltimore stations with attic antennas.

Not sure if the cell tower is part of the...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-25-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,602
Posted By Digital Rules
Most areas of Centreville should have little...

Most areas of Centreville should have little problem receiving DC with a proper antenna. The attic may work for many situations. If you post a TV Fool...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-19-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 482
Posted By Digital Rules
It's not a signal "quantity" issue, it's signal...

It's not a signal "quantity" issue, it's signal "quality" that's killing you. Adding an amp will not help.

The GE antenna was more than enough for your situation. The problem is "where" it was...
Forum: HDTV Technical   08-14-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 565
Posted By Digital Rules
Sounds like the power supply temporarily lost...

Sounds like the power supply temporarily lost power. Is it on a switched outlet?


NBC 12 from Richmond is gonna be a tough catch. DC or even Charlottesville are better options for the major...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 415,098
Posted By Digital Rules
I would first try moving the antenna around (up,...

I would first try moving the antenna around (up, down, left, right) a few inches to see if you can lock 6 back in.

If that doesn't do the trick, you will need to augment the C4 with a channel 6...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   08-13-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,015
Views: 415,098
Posted By Digital Rules
What antenna are you using for channel 6?

What antenna are you using for channel 6?
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