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post #31 of 277 (permalink) Old 2007-03-01, 07:18 PM
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Don't rush to get back. The weather today in Ontario isn't nearly nice as it appears to be there.
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No kidding....3 cars ended up in the ditch past Burlington today, on my way back from work. Am glad I got the snow tyres
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Some preinstall pictures and results

Assembled the antenna on thw balcony after dinner and wired it in the bedroom that Iam staying in as a test.

Get some channels from the US Virgin Island but no Fox and CW. Why ?? But I get lots of channels from Puerto Rico like Pbs and quite a bit of spanish ones. Even one that shows basebell 24hr.



Nbc from St Thomas no noise sorry bad picture.


Puerto Rico.


Ps: I have been checking on cp24 online and see there is a snow storm. Oh Nooooo....

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PBS from Puerto Rico


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Maybe once you go Digital you will have better luck?
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Yaamon...it's safe to come back now
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Safe to come back and its still cold and its below 20'C noooo. Its been a steady 30'C with low hudimity.

Hope the gas prices is coming down and the stations have gas to sell.

Guess I have to come back by mid week. Stoping in Miami for a day before.

Ok, I also installed the other antenna at my sister friend place. He has samsung 50" dlp with a atsc tuner bulit in.

Got no hd digital channels but got 4 digital channels with sub channels. Two was from San Jaun and two from St Thomas. From St. Thomas there was Pbs with 4 sub channels and other independent channel. The weird thing the main Pbs 12-1 was not hd but sd.

After closing looking a the stations and location, it look like most of the us comes from St Croix almost directly 30 miles south of St Thomas and beam the signal towards north.

My sister house is almost facing west and the south side is blocked by the mountains behind and to the side of her home. She is about 525' above sea level. Clear veiw to St Thomas and in line with San Jaun for lots of spanish channels.

The samsung was able to lock on to the two San Jaun spanish dt channels with a signal strength of 4 to 5 bars. The ones from St. Thomas was 10.

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Yaamon has given such great reports on his OTA efforts in the Virgin Islands that this thread is now for Reception Results in the Caribbean. If you have personal experience with OTA there please post your results. If you're on your way there and are going to try it out, let us know before and afterwards.



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Map

Here is a map to give a idea where the islands are located.

The red dot is where her house is located.


A view of the house from across another moutain.


No wonder why I don't get the stations from St. Croix the mountain. From St. Croix reception covers all over Peurto Rico and even north end of Bvi.


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Yaamon drinking Jamaican Red Stripe beer... now I know where the "Yaa-Mon" comes from. It's actually a very good beer.

So... every-ting too iree mon?
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HDTV101 yes everything iree mon. me a yard man born in Jamaica and lived there for 13 years

Another great beer from the carribean bought two case when I was in New Jersey this last August. The three beer's that I drink when I'm down south is Heineken, Red Stripe and Presidente.


I'll post some more when I'm there again this Dec my sister wants me to network her house and a new office she built at home, that's if I'm not drinking too much.

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Good to see another yard pon de board.
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Miami ota results with 4228

Was in Miami for a few days and a year ago told my brother about getting a 4228. He had a small rca ota antenna that worked ok.

All local ota broadcast from Miramar great for local residents as they do not need rotors.

My brother had his coworker setup a killer wall mount. Over engineer is the word. He used a 2.5"pole with a custom heavy duty wall bracket. I asked my brother you mounted the antenna yet he said no but he did the mount.

So this morining around 8am(nice weather sunny) connected the 4228 his cable ub is about 75'.

Oh no elevation is not too good just enough to clear the roof is that palm trees.

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The view where the antenna points oh nooooo....


Have faith in a 4228, not to dispair I told him to get a 5 ft extension. The pole he used can add a coupler and screw another pole in..

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Signal Strength

All uhf broadcasting stations comes in no less than 92 to 94% signal strength on his Jvc tv.

Nbc example,


Hmm what Vhf HD can a 4228 pull in.
WPLG(Abc) broadcast on Vhf 9


Signal strength


Amazing results, sorry about the quality of the photos they were taking with my Mot Q9h.

Even Fox that broadcast on Vhf 8 comes in with a signal strength of 65-69 on his tv. He will raise the antenna higher maybe I will have to come back down early next year to do it

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OTA channels in the Bahamas

My local cable provider has placed 6 digital channels over the air
They are 12.1 thru 12.6.
If I let my BEV 9200 search for local channels nothing is found but if I manually add channels (choosing digital option and setting channel at 12 I get a not locked signal strength of 73%. Is there anything that I can do to see these channels?
I am running a dual LNB dish looking at 91 only without a switch and using an analog TV connected to TV2 output and with shared view enabled.
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