Originally Posted by CajunCaveman
OK... After a brief pause to handle some issues at work I returned to my project by taking a look at what I had done so far. This is when I found the embarrassing problem.
I was not using a splitter, but rather the "grounding coupler" left over from my days with Direct TV. This means I was only using 1 of the 2 antennas on the mast, the CM3018. The CM4228 was connected to the side of the coupler that was not connected to an output.
Once I replaced it with a real splitter (and grounded it), it all started coming together. Then it was just a matter of pointing them in the right direction.
In my case, both antennas are pointing towards the Baton Rouge area. Here's what I am getting:
KLFY (70% signal)
KADN (90% Signal)
KLPB (70% Signal)
KLCP (60% Signal)
KATC (70% Signal)
WBRZ (60% Signal)
Now jfklennon, "You Da Man" as you recognized a splitter problem, and you had removed the screen from your CM4228. Before I did that I had to chose between which area I wanted to have a strong and stable signal, Baton Rouge or Lake Charles.
But when I did as you had and removed the screen, they both responded with nice stable signals. Although KPLC was having some problems with their network feed last night, as both the COX cable side, and the OTA signal were struggling for a while.
At one point I was also reciving WLPB from Baton Rouge, but somehow with one of my adjustments I lost it. But since KLPB is pretty much the same thing, I'm not going to worry about it for now.
Thanks for the help jfklennon. Your tips were dead on.