Originally Posted by xraymilller
Why can't I get the NBC channel WNBW? I live close to the intersection of NW 39th Av and NW 24th Blvd in Gainesville, FL
I installed a ClearStream4 on my roof and the PA-18 UHF/VHF Antenna Pre-Amp Kit.
According to antennaweb.org, the NBC channel is in the center (of the compass) of all the other channels I get that come in very well. Any suggestions?
The set up I am suggesting below has been proven by two people that live less than a mile from you that use the Y5-7-13 and a U-75R into a UVSJ and NO AMP....
Also based on this TVFool Plot using coordinates at your intersection. http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wr...8ecd7490ddd5d3
First as pointed out, the CS4 will not receive VHF and WNBW is on Ch9, which is VHF.
Second you live way way too close to WUFT-TV and FM to run any amp.
Third I strongly disagree that a C5 is worth buying. It's large, overpriced for what is does.
Fourth, as suggested buy a:AntennaCraft Y5-7-13
Winegard YA6713, but you probably can't find one as they are back ordered over 3 months.
Fifth, buy as suggested a Pico Macom UVSJ UHF VHF Band Separator/Combiner for Antenna
Sixth, as suggested buy two short 5 to 6 ft pieces of RG6 with connectors.Solid Signal Custom Cable Lengths RG6 with High Quality Solid Signal Connectors (5 Foot Cable Length)
Seventh, with a Y5-7-13, you will need a balun, buy a good one, probably cheaper than locally. Channel Master CM3075 Outdoor Matching Transformer (CM0089)
1) Remove Amp, sell on Craig's list or return to vendor.
2) Mount the Y5-7-13 at least 3 to 5 feet away from the CS4
3) Run one of the short coaxes from each antenna (installing balun on Y5-7-13) to the correct ports on the UVSJ combiner.
4) Point the Y5-7-13 to 252 degrees true, 258 magnetic. Or just barlely south of west.
5) Point the C4 Southwest or about 214 true or 218 magnetic degrees.
6) Run cable inside and watch TV.
PS: If you bought the C4 locally, it's still new, have the box, etc, you could return it and buy a Radio Shack U-75R for half the price
and do just as well. (but you still need the Y5-7-13 for WNBW)
Disclaimer: You also need to run a ground system if your antenna is mounted outside. Here is good suggestion page with some how to included.
Go to this page http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/basics.html
then scroll down to Grounding outdoor antennas