Doing these two things will help you get faster help and improve searching for the next guy.
EVEN IF IT DOESN'T SEEM RELEVANT, DO IT, ANYWAY
because it IS relevant. Every question may be answered differently depending on your location. Even if you think your issue is location agnostic it may become so later in the thread. Plus, you might meet someone near you who'd like to buy you a beer. Bonus.
Also BEFORE YOU START A THREAD, check to see if there's already one for your area in the Local Reception
section. See the INDEX
at the top. Pick the city you're closest to. If the thread's active, post there first. If you get no response or the most recent post in the city thread is a couple of years old, THEN post here. The reason? People in that thread subscribe to it. Local people will get an e-mail saying you need help. Post here and you're liable to get more generic help from people who don't live near you.
Other tips to those seeking antenna assistance appreciated. Only posting this because every thread seems to go 7 or 8 posts deep asking the same questions. If we can get those handled in the initial post, I think we can help new members far more rapidly.
Go to RabbitEars
and run a report for your location. Copy the link url in your report and paste it into your initial post. Remember to use a LINK
and not an image. Your address won't show on the link except to you.
The location you put in your title needs to be specific. "Central Florida" won't work. "Ocala" would be much better.
If you don't have a high enough post count to put in the link, PM me and I'll do that for you. Or just include the report number at the end of the link. Don't make a bunch of garbage posts just to get the count up so you can post a link. Makes work for us deleting them.
One more thing. Don't ask for help if you're not going to be able to check the thread frequently. We have posters asking for help, then disappearing for days and weeks. Wait until you can participate to post.