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2019-02-04 08:17 AM
Samsquanch Signal's been a bit lower than usual (3 bars out of 10 on Samsung signal meter instead of the usual 5-6) but still solid for me.
2019-02-01 09:56 PM
Yagi Works fine here.
2019-01-30 06:03 PM
daboys1215 Anybody having problems getting WCAX this week?
2018-07-27 08:56 AM
FrankTurbo Yes I do its the CW very good channel if I'm not watching CW I'm watching Ion.
it came online on the 22nd of July.
2018-07-27 03:15 AM
EdT586 Anyone catching WNNE 31.1 which seems to be 5.2 CW as per Wiki ? Just noticed it while flipping through the channels.
2018-07-04 01:16 AM
FrankTurbo WCAX 3 from Burlington VT is not coming in tonight.
2018-04-18 08:14 PM
Outside OTA antenna placement


I need to replace my antenna (CM-4228HD with a CM-7778 amplifier) and my best place seems to be on my house side. Would this be a problem, because my house siding is aluminium ? Also, what would be the minimal distance from the wall ? Antenna's height would be 15ft.

Thank you very much

Edit by 57, TVFool from another posts:

TV Fool
2018-02-07 09:22 PM
Need some advice about antenna selection

Live in Ste-Dorothee. Bought 5 years ago a Digiwave ANT7288. It has 8-bay, 2 balun + 2 to 1 combiner) and installed it in my attic. I am happy with it as I can get US channels 3, 5, 33, 44 and 57. But every now and then reception from either 3 or 5 is poor. For example, tonight my Samsung TV shows 12dB for ch5 (no image) while 3 shows 20db (image). I was thinking of adding a preamplifier but test done last weekend by plugging an HD homerun directly on the output of the antenna did not show better signal than when connected near the TV. So loss of signal between antenna an TV does not seem to be an issue. From the threads, I gather that Digiwave is not a great product and I was now thinking of getting a CM4228HD. Would the performance of the CM be much better than Digiwave?
2018-01-27 10:43 PM
US channels from Laval (Ste-Rose)

Hello everybody,

I just finished to install my CM4228 with a CM7778. What i'm trying to get are US channels. Without preamp i'm getting only 57.1, 57.2, 57.3 (PBS). With preamp i'm getting 33.1, 33.2, 33.3(PBS) and 44.1, 44.2, 44.3 (Fox), beside 57 already mentioned. Well, what i dont understand is why i get Fox and not CBS or NBC (all of them transmitting from the same location). Actually conform my tvfool, i'm supposed to have a better reception for CBS and NBC than for Fox.
My tvfool:
TV Fool

Thank you
2018-01-25 09:17 PM
caplaur 20-25 foot would be ok, it's for a CM-4228, i'll check out at Home Depot, thank you for your suggestion
2018-01-25 04:02 PM
DXer How long do you want it, and what will it support? I use EMT conduit from Home Depot - two or three 10-foot lengths telescoped and bolted together. Alternatively (ligher), fencing top rail from same place.

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2018-01-25 01:21 PM
Antenna mast ?

Hi all,

Do you have any ideas where i can find an antenna mast in Montreal area ? Or anything else that could replace a mast (i cannot install my antenna on the roof).
The only one i found was at La Source ($120 for a 25 feet), so i'm trying to find something cheaper.

Thank you
2018-01-21 02:47 PM
Antenna setup advice

Hi everybody,

My location is in Laval, north of Montreal, and I'm trying to get american channels (CBS, NBC, FOX and maybe even ABC if it's possible). After reading the forums about other users experiences and possible setups, I think that a good setup for me would be a CM-4228HD with a CM-7777/CM-7778 pre-amplifier. Here is my TV Fool:

Also, I want to mention that I'll need to split the signal between 2 tv's.

What do you think, do you recommend another antenna with a longer range (for US channels) and also what about the pre-amp (would the CM-7777 be too much, would I be safer with the CM-7778)?

Thank you!
2018-01-06 08:18 PM
Rwave Forgot to tell you.... if you decide to install a pre-amp, make sure your splitters (if any) are power pass. If you have X amount of TV splitters between your power injector and your antenna (pre-amp mounted close to the antenna), if they are not power pass, the current will not reach the pre-amp, thus transforming your pre-amp into a brick (attenuator) and you will only receive the most powerful channels like CBC/Radio-Canada. You can find power pass splitters at homedepot and I saw some in Canadian Tire.
2018-01-03 12:33 PM
Rwave Happy new year to all!

Yes, the USB tuner stick is simply to avoid going up and down or not having to ask the wife to monitor the TV during your adjustments in the attic. From my experience, moving the antenna a few feet in the attic made a big difference in reception (was getting more or less signal drops on TQ). Once I moved it away from a trust that was facing the antenna, that made a big difference.

I use the Kitztech KT-200 KT-200 TV Booster for pre-amp. This made a big difference compared to my other one LNA-200 from Winegard. By the way, lna-200 was not bad but the lower noise floor on the kitztech made a difference. I'm a little hesitant to recommend you the kt-200 because you might end up spending $$$ and not seeing any difference. First thing is to get the "sweet spot" for optimal signal in the attic b4 checking for the pre-amp. For me, the pre-amp helped for WFFF (Fox rf 43) and ABC (Rf 13)....but I was able to receive those stations without the pre-amp (when plugged directly antenna to usb stick).

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good luck!
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