Lot of great info here snowdog 88, really appreciate it. looks like I'm going to do some digging to figure out what some of the terminology is here.UHF antenna (top) first, then use twin lead between it and the VHF (bottom) antenna, using stand offs so that the twin lead doesn't touch the mast.
I think your problem is that the antennas need to be higher up in order to grab a stronger signal. Is the antenna aimed precisely towards the Parma tower farm?
You also mentioned that you replaced the coax going up to the antenna. Did you use RG-6 or RG-6 QS grade cabling or the cheaper inferior RG-59?
I would minimize splitter usage as much as possible. A direct connection to the antenna is going to get you the strongest possible signal.
UHF antenna (top) first, then use twin lead between it and the VHF
I'm confident that cable has been electrical taped to the mast all the way down using standoffs is another important feature?
The mast hight I have is going to be about it. I don't think I can add to it or do anything else at this point.
antenna aimed precisely towards the Parma tower farm?
Here's a newbie question, what direction am I pointed right now, towards the house or towards that tree bush? I'm assuming towards the house which is the general direction of Parma
I'll check that cabling to see what kind it is. Got it from a friend can only assume it's the cheaper stuff.
Didn't adjust anything with the position just because at the time I wasn't really too concerned just wanted to see if I could get it to work. About the only way I would think I could kind of verify that with the tools I have is maybe using Google maps on my phone and stand in the direction looking at Parma seeing if I'm pointed that way but I'm sure there's way better more official measurements we could take I just don't have any of those tools.
Lastly I completely understand the splitter usage and have found enough information on that where it makes sense. Have a man cave plus a couple other TVs scattered throughout the house and that's what we're trying to feed. I have the original channel master amp that came with the house, not sure if it's sufficient.
What's interesting is most TVs aren't really affected if I have a splitter in them or not, if I go antenna directly to the TV by passing all splitters I pretty much have the same results which starts to lead to a little bit of my confusion and testing. Not sure if this is a decent splitter or not, if I feed into the middle and out I seem to have more issues. I'm not sure if something is burnt out on it or not.
I'll take recommendations!
I really appreciate it, continuing to read!
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