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post #14491 of 17105
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Originally Posted by LenL View Post

I'd be interested in who looses their antenna during the hit we take from Irene. Right now I am thinking if we get the storm they say we are going to get I may loose all 3 where I am at!

Also who know what will happen to the equipment at the EBS! Some of the antennas may come down there too!

I'm thinking I will take my RS Model VU-190 XR antenna down for this event. It's coming out my roof peak and about 50 feet off the ground at the top. It's a monster and catches a lot of wind. That'll probably mean I can't do my usual Monday morning 1:35 AM recording, but maybe things will be calm enough by then and I can get it back up for that. Assuming WABC is on the air then.
post #14492 of 17105
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Originally Posted by LenL View Post

While I am on a hill, I am on the wrong side of it. Yes, I get 7.1 quite well by all 3 antennas. It is a bit strange why I get both 7.1 and 58.1 (8.1) quite well but have little success with 11.1 and 13.1 but it just might be my antennas are just not good at high VHF.

You know, 11-1,2,3,4 have one of the better programming from all networks,you do not see Benny Hill Friday 2hrs. marathon Sat.repeat on-4, some good 20-30 years ago made movies never heard about, Estrilla R rated night shows,etc.
post #14493 of 17105
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Originally Posted by nycdigital09 View Post

I just checked retrotv, signal strength is coming in ok, must be your area, lots of people are also having difficulty receiving their signal, especially late in the night. can you aim your antenna north east maybe you can pickup wsah ch43 rf42 out of bridgeport, ct that station also carries retrotv. I happened to pickup that station most of the time, btw what does hot tv stand for? i always flip thru that station, lots of old programming. the only showed i watched so far was dusty's trail with bob denver (Gilligan)

Sometime 42ch. has strong signal, most of the time it seems they are off the air, otherwise lot's of pixelation and it is not worth to move Antenna, gain on one side may to be loss of other stations.
The Hot TV, as reported by others, is primarily b/w, only commercials in color
post #14494 of 17105
so whos taking down their antenna because of irene?
post #14495 of 17105
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Originally Posted by Aero 1 View Post

so whos taking down there antenna because of irene?

More important will the Master Antenna's on ESB be able to withstand 100 mph winds?
post #14496 of 17105
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Originally Posted by keyboard21 View Post

More important will the Master Antenna's on ESB be able to withstand 100 mph winds?

I don't know about the esb, but i'm coming over to your place keyboard, where do you live

my prophetic wisdom says that irene is gonna be a close miss, is just hyped news, only happened once before that hurricane has hit nyc circa 1821. is gonna hit n. carolina and then veer to atlantic ocean. thats it.
post #14497 of 17105
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Originally Posted by nycdigital09 View Post

I don't about esb, but i'm coming over to your place keyboard, where do you live

my prophetic wisdom says that irene is gonna be a close miss, is just hyped news

Maybe. But it looks pretty mean at the moment -

http://www.wfmz.com/weather/accuwx-l...7/-/index.html

You can zoom in and out on that radar map and also move it around. Zoom out one click and move it up a bit so that you get Irene in the field of view and check it out. Unless it weakens quite a bit before it gets here, it looks like it could be nasty.

And it might weaken if it continues to move inland before it gets here.

Pieces of it are now reaching almost to Baltimore. I'm sure we'll hear about that on tonight's Yankees game and I dunno if they will be able to play at all this weekend. Looks like they could get rained out both days.

I'm definitely taking my antenna down.
post #14498 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post


I'm definitely taking my antenna down.

do you have a backup antenna, rabbitears or indoor can you still pickup philly ota with indoor ? no yankees on 9 only yes
post #14499 of 17105
I don't know if Irene is affecting everyones reception yet, but wliw ch21 is coming in choppy, with lots pixeling. I get this channel solidly. there is no wind to speak of. also ch12 ion is coming in stronger than it usually does. Irene is starting to pi__ off
post #14500 of 17105
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Originally Posted by nycdigital09 View Post
I don't know about the esb, but i'm coming over to your place keyboard, where do you live
Why don't you try answering your PMS first
Tried 10 times.

I guess this is where a indoor antenna comes in handy. All that talk about forcing landlord to let me put antenna on side of building. Was all for NOT lol
post #14501 of 17105
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Originally Posted by Aero 1 View Post
so whos taking down their antenna because of irene?
It would be interesting to see what goes out first, my cable service, or my OTA service.

Guess it does not really matter if my electric service goes out first.
post #14502 of 17105
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Originally Posted by keyboard21 View Post

Why don't you try answering your PMS first
Tried 10 times.

really


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Originally Posted by keyboard21 View Post

I guess this is where a indoor antenna comes in handy. All that talk about forcing landlord to let me put antenna on side of building. Was all for NOT lol

is your aunt getting exceptional reception with the turk
maybe you can get her a leaf antenna
post #14503 of 17105
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Originally Posted by nycdigital09 View Post

really




is your aunt getting exceptional reception with the turk
maybe you can get her a leaf antenna

Yes pls check your PM status again and send a test pm and a test e-mail to . Something I want to talk to you about

The terk-55 works just fine. She gets more stations then most. I heard the leaf antenna was pure garbage. Is that true?
post #14504 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post

...I'm definitely taking my antenna down.

Done!

And I see from the radar (see the link in that post) that some heavy rain is likely to hit me pretty soon. Given that I needed to be up on my roof to take that monster down, I wasn't interested in doing it in the rain.

Not to mention the wind.

If I'm lucky, I'll be able to put it back up sometime tomorrow afternoon or evening so's I don't miss my Sunday late-night recording session.

I'll probably be posting at times tomorrow to ask if ABC is still on the air. No point in hurrying to put it back up if they aren't operational.
post #14505 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post

Done!

And I see from the radar (see the link in that post) that some heavy rain is likely to hit me pretty soon. Given that I needed to be up on my roof to take that monster down, I wasn't interested in doing it in the rain.

you took it down allready, did you have any help with the behemoth ?

try installing a cheap preamp (radio shack see if it helps reception ?

do you get philly stations with indoor antenna ?
post #14506 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post

...If I'm lucky, I'll be able to put it back up sometime tomorrow afternoon or evening so's I don't miss my Sunday late-night recording session.

This storm track link -

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/...=strip#Scene_1

has Irene arriving here around 9:00 to 10:00 tomorrow morning. Judging by how far it's moved since 8:00 this morning, which is also shown on the track, I'd say I have a shot at getting my antenna back up by 1:00 AM Monday, which will be in time for my recording session.

Of course, it'll all depend on how quickly it moves away after it gets here. But I think I've got a good shot. If I can get it up anytime before 1 AM, I can check out my RTV station (WFMZ 69.4) and see what episode of Da Vinci they are showing. That is, assuming they are actually broadcasting it as they say they are.
post #14507 of 17105
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Originally Posted by nycdigital09 View Post

... did you have any help with the behemoth ?

No.

Because of the way I have it mounted, I am able to just lower it down several feet (just slide it down) which then allows me access to the antenna itself (at the top of the mast). I had planned to remove the antenna from the mast after lowering it, but then I decided to just pull it back up and out of it's mount and move the thing with the mast attached.

Bad idea, but I got it done without any problems or damage.

I will almost surely take it off the mast tomorrow and put that in place before bringing the antenna up onto the roof and attaching it back onto the mast.

Doing it in two parts should be really easy.

I (of course) collapsed all the VHF elements before removing it (by folding them in) .
post #14508 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post
...Of course, it'll all depend on how quickly it moves away after it gets here. ....
That storm tracker now has the storm way up in northern Maine, well above Montreal, at 2:00 AM on Monday. So it looks like it should be well out of here by midnight tomorrow.
post #14509 of 17105
my antenna held up great. esb held up great. not one stutter or drop in my signal at all. it was just another sunny, clear day in my OTA reception.
post #14510 of 17105
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Originally Posted by Aero 1 View Post

my antenna held up great. esb held up great. not one stutter or drop in my signal at all. it was just another sunny, clear day in my OTA reception.

I assume you're getting ch 7.1 OTA?

Here in Bridgewater the winds are REALLY picking up. It stopped raining hours ago -- I think it was around 8:00 or shortly thereafter. It's 1:10 now. I most certainly would not put my monster antenna back up with these strong winds that are out there now. So those of you north of me have strong winds coming if they're not already there. Good news is that they should be pretty much back to just normal-type gusty winds by this evening.

I definitely done good when I chose to take my antenna down. The bad news is that since I'm OTA only, I missed all that good storm coverage on the TV.
post #14511 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post

I assume you're getting ch 7.1 OTA?

Here in Bridgewater the winds are REALLY picking up. It stopped raining hours ago -- I think it was around 8:00 or shortly thereafter. It's 1:10 now. I most certainly would not put my monster antenna back up with these strong winds that are out there now. So those of you north of me have strong winds coming if they're not already there. Good news is that they should be pretty much back to just normal-type gusty winds by this evening.

I definitely done good when I chose to take my antenna down. The bad news is that since I'm OTA only, I missed all that good storm coverage on the TV.

Yes I am. My signal is degraded to 92% with all this high wind
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post #14512 of 17105
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Originally Posted by Aero 1 View Post

Yes I am. My signal is degraded to 92% with all this high wind

Thanks much. I hope to record @ 1:35 AM 'tonight' and it's good to know that 7.1 is still on the air. I'll put my mast up soon but not gonna top it off with the RS Model VU-190 XR monster until these winds calm down -- if they ever do today/tonight.

Of course, there's always the chance that these high winds could cause ABC problems later today even if I do get myself operational at some point today.
post #14513 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post

I assume you're getting ch 7.1 OTA?

Here in Bridgewater the winds are REALLY picking up. It stopped raining hours ago -- I think it was around 8:00 or shortly thereafter. It's 1:10 now. I most certainly would not put my monster antenna back up with these strong winds that are out there now. So those of you north of me have strong winds coming if they're not already there. Good news is that they should be pretty much back to just normal-type gusty winds by this evening.

I definitely done good when I chose to take my antenna down. The bad news is that since I'm OTA only, I missed all that good storm coverage on the TV.

antenna it didnt hold up well, i got a small diy antenna that i stick out my window that gets me all my stations, I don't think I'm going to put up another outdoor antenna anytime soon. I mostly watch dtv anyway.
post #14514 of 17105
I'm happy to report my 3 antennas held up very well! We did not get the big powerful gusts till after the storm passed and then we must have had some gusts over 50 mph! Lots of limbs down in the area.

Also reception was pretty good during and after the storm. Quite surprised.

Lots of people lost power in my town and surrounding towns but somehow we kept ours.
post #14515 of 17105
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Originally Posted by LenL View Post

I'm happy to report my 3 antennas held up very well! ....

That's good news. I think I saw one of your antennas that you posted on another site (maybe you don't even have it anymore), but that one looked like it wouldn't catch a lot of wind. Also, Aero 1 said his antenna did fine but I don't know what sort he has.

Mine catches waay too much wind to have left it up during the winds we had here. And those winds lasted probably 10 hours or so. They finally began to let up ~ 7:30 PM and by 8:30 or so we were back to just "normal" gusty winds. Not a problem for my antenna, which was back in place by then. My ABC reception was fine for my "recording session" which was from 2 AM to 3 AM (pushed back a half hour due to apparent storm coverage by ABC after the 11:00 news).

One thing I now am sure of as a result of having taken my antenna down is this: When I put it back up, I had to re-mount it on the mast. Thus it's now level on the mast whereas it previously was mounted tipped upward a bit (which wasn't easy to do -- don't ask). Now that it's level and not tipped somewhat upward, my reception of ABC is 88-89% (solid) whereas previously it was 90-92%.

It doesn't seem to matter much for ABC since anything solid 85% or above is just fine, but it does matter a LOT for MY9 recepetion, which is now basically nil. So I need to do something in that regard because there's another MY9 Yankee game tomorrow night.

I also watched quite a bit of ch 13 last night and that reception actually seemed better than before (when the antenna was tipped upward). I'm not sure the percentage is up, but it seemed to be more solid than before. Hardly any glitches.

So I'm thinking I need to work out some kind of crazy way to tip the antenna up just for MY9 reception. How I'm going to do that, I have no clue.

I assume that tipping it upward means it's pointed more toward the top of the ridge that's got me blocked.

My main TV reception, out of Philly, actually seems to be better when the antenna isn't tipped up.

So, once again, it's just that troublesome MY9.
post #14516 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post

Also, Aero 1 said his antenna did fine but I don't know what sort he has.

antennas direct DB4 for UHF and CS5 for VHF

post #14517 of 17105
My antenna's that weathered the storm. The highest up is a CM 4228 and the other 2 are GH6 models.
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post #14518 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post

.... I think I saw one of your antennas that you posted on another site (maybe you don't even have it anymore ...

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Originally Posted by LenL View Post

My antenna's that weathered the storm. The highest up is a CM 4228 and the other 2 are GH6 models.

None of those look like the one I saw, which was a home-made job. Maybe it wasn't yours but I thought it was.

My MY9 reception since my last post has improved to an almost solid 85% and an apparently quite solid 84% without my doing anything. I had ch 9 on for quite a while (watching Doug) and there were no glitches.

So either it's a weather / atmospheric thing, or perhaps MY9 had a bit of a problem earlier. I'll leave things the way they are for now and check it out tomorrow. Maybe I won't need to tilt the antenna.

I should go check out that RS preamp thing as well. That could be a simple fix.
post #14519 of 17105
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Originally Posted by T-Max View Post


My MY9 reception since my last post has improved to an almost solid 85% and an apparently quite solid 84% without my doing anything. I had ch 9 on for quite a while (watching Doug) and there were no glitches.

So either it's a weather / atmospheric thing, or perhaps MY9 had a bit of a problem earlier. I'll leave things the way they are for now and check it out tomorrow. Maybe I won't need to tilt the antenna.

imo wor9 raises the power for yankees games just like nbc, cbs does when they show a game, is their bread and butter.
post #14520 of 17105
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Originally Posted by LenL View Post

My antenna's that weathered the storm. The highest up is a CM 4228 and the other 2 are GH6 models.

nice antennas. Len you must using a/b switch between your antennas? btw are you grounding your antennas don't see a ground wire in the pic
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