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post #76 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-04-15, 12:59 PM
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Dollard?

Hey damaster,

any luck getting any channels in Dollard? That's my area and I'm curious as to if I will be able to get any OTA HD signals.

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post #77 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-04-15, 01:05 PM
 
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Hey damaster,

any luck getting any channels in Dollard? That's my area and I'm curious as to if I will be able to get any OTA HD signals.

Thanks
Hi boojew,

I put my Channel Master 4228 out on the patio and tried to point it south. Disappointingly, I got nothing but NBC at about 50%. A friend of mine tells me I need to put the antenna higher, especially since I have some condo buildings right behind my house. I've yet to try it in the attic, but plan to do so this weekend (if other competing priorities allow). I also picked up a 20db VHF/10db UHF pre-amplifier from DDO Electronique for $10. I haven't tried it yet, so can't recommend it...

I'll let you know when things progress.

What kind of antenna do you have?

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Direction

daMaster,
Just a bit North/West of u in Deux-Montagnes. Change ur direction from South to about 10 degrees South /East for better chance of getting USA channels.
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post #79 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-04-15, 10:13 PM
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What kind of antenna do you have?
I dont have one yet. I just found this forum and was trying to figure out who had a successful implementation I could copy
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post #80 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-04-16, 02:25 AM
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boojew, see this thread for Quebec OTA gear:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=51078


nextguy, I've moved your post to a thread that you can read through for lots of great info on splitters, etc.:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=42426



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post #81 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-05-04, 05:38 PM
 
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Pierrefonds

This is my 1st post. I'm in Pierrefonds, 2km W of St-Charles, 1km N of 40.

I have a CM4228 on a mast on my rooftop and a 7777 preamp.

I get the same that others get around here, i.e. NO SRC or CBC due to Mt-Royal blocking SRC-CBC transmissions from the top pof their building downtown.
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post #82 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-05-11, 11:42 PM
 
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Smile North of D.D.O results

I'm living north of D.D.O. I'm able to catch very well HDTV. My setup starts with an antenna CM-4221 with a pre-amp (Winegard 19db UHF). Then a splitter to divide the signal between a Viewsonic TV with ATSC tuner and a setup box Channel Master 7000 to convert HD for a regular TV.

My results are from the Channel Master converter:
2.1 at 50%
3.1 and 3.2 at 100%
5.1 and 5.2 at 100%
6.1 at 78%
33.1 to 33.4 at 100%
35.1 at 50%
44.1 to 44.2 at 100%
57.1 to 57.3 at 70%

With a rotor It is possible to get better results but it is fine as it is without.

Note I never found level indicator for my Viewsonic. Also channel 2.1 is not working on it, because its tuner has a problem when channel 17 is on air. I tried one night after channel 17 was off and the Viewsonic TV was finally able to catch 2.1 (Channel 2.1 is transmitted on channel 19 with not much power and their actual antenna location very bad for me).

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post #83 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-06-03, 09:54 PM
 
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Question Pincourt, Québec questions

I am living in the Area of pincourt,
I am using a hr20 receiver ,with a db8 antenna

I am getting wcax 3
and 57 pbs.

I cannot get any other stations.

Was curious if this is normal .

I thought that wcax,wptz,wfff,wvny,were all being broadcast from the same tower?

Any help would be appreciated.

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post #84 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-06-04, 12:31 PM
 
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Smile Pincourt, Québec questions - bad reception

Are you using a Pre-amp with your antenna??? You might also want to re-think the direction of your antenna. I too have a DB8 antenna, and it works very good. From Deux Montagnes, I aim my antenna "south-east" (I get wcax 3.1 at 90+ pbs).
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post #85 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-06-04, 01:55 PM
 
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hey mog7546,

No I am not running a preamp. Which do you suggest.

I have fine tuned my antenna and get 57 at 90-92%.
but I am pointing south west.

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post #86 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-06-07, 09:36 PM
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I have fine tuned my antenna and get 57 at 90-92%.
but I am pointing south west.
That may be your problem. WCFE (57.1) is broadcast from Lyon Mountain, NY but WCAX, WPTZ, WFFF and WVNY are all broadcast from Mt. Mansfield, VT (which is south east of you). If you tune your antenna for WCAX, you may be able to pick up the others, though you may lose WCFE (the DB-8 is quite directional).
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post #87 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-06-13, 07:30 AM
 
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Smile Hey Murphy

I bought a Win AP8800 pre-amp go to with my DB8 antenna.

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post #88 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-06-17, 01:01 PM
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Talking West Island near Lac St Louis

I have had an antenna located in the attic for the last 30 yrs., a Radio Shack with a small 10 db Amp,that was made for travel trailers. I have received good signal for two PBS staions, Fox, ABC in the UHF bands, also receive VHF CTV, CBC, NBC, CBS I also have StarChoice. In the Montreal area of Quebec.
I purchased a Sharp 52"SE and installed it, of course I connected the OTA antenna and the TV went through the automatic channel selection. Then after this was completed I wanted to see if I missed any so, I scrolled and WOW I did not know all the US channels have added a point (.) channel, ie. channel 33 have a 33.1,33.2, 33.3 and the HD OTA is better than the StarChoice, and this includes the VHF US CBS et al. The OTA VHF 3.1, 5.1 is HD and much better than the regular VHF and much better than the Analog CBC. And the old antenna is much better for HD...Who knew!
Now I am wondering is the digital signal stronger, or just more effecient?

The good news is that I have an additional 12 channels OTA and first class HD.

And the extra cost=0$
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post #89 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-06-17, 01:04 PM
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Hi Bodiwood and congratulations on your discovery!

Regarding those channel numbers, they are actually "remapped" UHF channels, not VHF, but you'll see an explanation in the OTA Forum Knowledge Base & FAQ:



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post #90 of 1110 (permalink) Old 2008-06-17, 02:12 PM
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West Island

I am aware that these are UHF remapped, just never realized that they were available and appear stronger than the analogue reception.
It is like going back to the old Radio Dx-ing days.
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