Originally Posted by LenL
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.