I'm very new to the forum - lots of great info. here - wish I found this site a couple of years ago.
We have a cottage near Haliburton, and I'm currently runnning a Delhi Super Too (defintiely not the choice for deep fringe), with a Radio Shack rotator roof mounted (about 30 ft up from "lake" level).
When I first installed the Delhi (which came with the VU-8PZ power boost/mast mount pre-amp), reception was poor at best. My neighbours off shore $30 anteanna/roatator way better (though he is at a higher elevation). After about a year, I had no signal at all, and suspected the pre-amp. I bypassed the preamp, and connected the antenna to a balun and reception was much improved (compared to using the pre-amp when it was "operational"), though it is very much weather dependent.
This week I took apart the pre-amp, and found the o/p wire that fed the signal to the co-ax connection in the mast mount pre-amp was broken. Re-soldered it, remounted it, and was back to crappy reception. Removed it once again. I suspect the pre-amp never worked right.
I'm thinking of adding a pre amp (possibly Antennas Direct PA-18). Do you think this is worthwhile? System has all new RG-6 cable, one grounding block, older Panasonic GAOO TV
I have attached the TV Fool data.
With no pre-amp I get channel 2,3,11,12 with fair consistency. 5 and 7 are less consistent, no UHF at all. Unusual tropo last weekend - was receiving 6 (Ottawa) perfectly.
Thanks in advance