Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums - Reply to Topic

Thread: QC - West Island, Southwest QC, Cornwall and Eastern ON - OTA Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
2018-08-28 07:10 PM
FrankTurbo
What TV Channels would a ......?

Hello I have a question.

What TV channels would a 102" to 110" antenna get just 1 Ariel?
in low VHF or Hi VHF or UHF just had a idea and I'm wanting to know if it would be a good idea.


and a AC Titan 7777 pre-amp can you input 300ohm or you need to input 75ohm?
2018-07-05 12:18 PM
Jorgek Splitting four ways is a reduction of 8 db at each port.
2018-07-04 02:17 AM
FrankTurbo WCAX 3 from Burlington VT is not coming in tonight.
2017-10-27 12:04 PM
tvlurker Probably. Splitting four ways reduces the power to each set by at least 6dB. That, together with cable losses, could potentially cause issues with the weakest signals, especially in rainy or foggy weather.

Note, when I said simple loop for VHF, I meant a simple dipole.
2017-10-26 09:23 PM
mrhud
Quote:
Originally Posted by tvlurker View Post
You might want to try a low-gain antenna like a DB-2 or Clearstream 2, in order to take advantage of the wide (> 60 degrees) beam-width.
The tricky part will be having to keep the low power Montreal stations (CJNT-(CITY), CFHD-(ICI), CFTU) out of the null, while still getting enough gain for WCFE. If Mountain Lake PBS is a priority, as well as the Montreal low power stations, you may end up needing a bifurcating 8 bay.

Note that within three years, some channels will change -- CFTM from 10 to 11, WVNY from 13 to 7, WFFF from 43 to 16, and WCAX from 22 to 20. This will actually make it easier to receive WVNY, as it will no longer be adjacent to any nearby stations. (CHLT 7 Sherbrooke will move to 8, but that should cause any issues for you as it is far enough away.)

Note that if you use an Antennas Direct UHF antenna like the Clearstream or the DB series, you'll need a separate VHF antenna (a simple loop will suffice after 2019, and possibly earlier) in order to get ABC-13(->7), TVA-10(->11), and CTV-12.
Thanks, thats very helpful.

With distribution to 4 televisions, would I also need a signal amplifier?
2017-10-26 02:42 PM
tvlurker You might want to try a low-gain antenna like a DB-2 or Clearstream 2, in order to take advantage of the wide (> 60 degrees) beam-width.
The tricky part will be having to keep the low power Montreal stations (CJNT-(CITY), CFHD-(ICI), CFTU) out of the null, while still getting enough gain for WCFE. If Mountain Lake PBS is a priority, as well as the Montreal low power stations, you may end up needing a bifurcating 8 bay.

Note that within three years, some channels will change -- CFTM from 10 to 11, WVNY from 13 to 7, WFFF from 43 to 16, and WCAX from 22 to 20. This will actually make it easier to receive WVNY, as it will no longer be adjacent to any nearby stations. (CHLT 7 Sherbrooke will move to 8, but that should cause any issues for you as it is far enough away.)

Note that if you use an Antennas Direct UHF antenna like the Clearstream or the DB series, you'll need a separate VHF antenna (a simple loop will suffice after 2019, and possibly earlier) in order to get ABC-13(->7), TVA-10(->11), and CTV-12.
2017-10-23 09:38 AM
mrhud Hi.

Any guidance from my TvFool results would be appreciated.

Thanks
2017-10-19 10:31 PM
mrhud
Quote:
Originally Posted by tvlurker View Post
This is a prime example of when NOT to use a rural Postal Code.
Postal Code J0P 1H0 includes most of Hudson, Hudson Heights, and Como, between Montee Lavigne in the west to Montee Manson in the east (see second image)

From the first image of the coverage of WPTZ from Mt Mansfield, you can see how the reception varies from OK to fair to impossible, all within a few blocks.

You need to use the inline maps feature of TVFool to position the map exactly near your proposed antenna site.
tvlurker,

Thanks for the reply. Did you mean to say 'online maps' rather than 'inline maps'? I used the online maps link on tvfool and created a radar plot. Here is the new report:

TV Fool

There are some differences.
2017-10-19 09:34 PM
tvlurker
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrhud View Post
Hey everyone. I've been here awhile, and I think I'm ready to make the leap and cut the cord. My Bell Sat bills are way too expensive each month, and it's kills me to fork over almost $100 for the shows I watch. here is my TV fool:

TV Fool

I'd just like to know what equipment I would need to purchase, and perhaps a reputable merchant from whom to purchase it from in my area. I have a bunch of RG-6 in my basement for distribution. I would like to distribute the signal between 4 televisions.

Thanks for your help.
This is a prime example of when NOT to use a rural Postal Code.
Postal Code J0P 1H0 includes most of Hudson, Hudson Heights, and Como, between Montee Lavigne in the west to Montee Manson in the east (see second image)

From the first image of the coverage of WPTZ from Mt Mansfield, you can see how the reception varies from OK to fair to impossible, all within a few blocks.

You need to use the inline maps feature of TVFool to position the map exactly near your proposed antenna site.
2017-10-19 07:18 PM
mrhud Hey everyone. I've been here awhile, and I think I'm ready to make the leap and cut the cord. My Bell Sat bills are way too expensive each month, and it's kills me to fork over almost $100 for the shows I watch. here is my TV fool:

TV Fool

I'd just like to know what equipment I would need to purchase, and perhaps a reputable merchant from whom to purchase it from in my area. I have a bunch of RG-6 in my basement for distribution. I would like to distribute the signal between 4 televisions.

Thanks for your help.
2017-09-26 12:43 AM
DXer An 8-bay is uni-directional, even more so than a 4-bay. If you really wanted a chance at pulling in the weaker signals, you could use two 8-bays stacked together.

Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk
2017-09-25 08:13 PM
ihtravel Thanks for the info. It would be great to be able to access Ottawa as well. If i were to go to the trouble of a rotor, would it be of any advantage to go with a unidirectional antenna instead of an 8 bay?
2017-09-25 06:05 PM
DXer If you added a rotor you could bring in the Ottawa stations, as well as peak the antenna for the stations from South Colton (RF18 & 23).

Note that analog channel 8 is no longer on the air (since about May).

Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk
2017-09-25 05:35 PM
BOUVAL ihtravel,

Your best bet is a CM4228HD antenna, a CM7777 pre-amplifier and good RG6 coax cable.

With the antenna pointed at 110 degrees magnetic, you should get the four strongest channels from Montreal, CBS NBC from the States and possibly PBS from Lyon Mountain. Maybe more being in the Valley . . .
.
2017-09-25 01:52 PM
ihtravel
New to OTA looking for recommendations

Hi all, new member here all though I have been reading these forums for quite some time.

Looking to install on a mast at 35 feet, but that can be changed depending on benefits.

Here is my tvfool: TV Fool

New to this so not sure how hopeful this looks or what I can realistically pull in. Pleas send your recommendations. Not looking to build my own, I would prefer to purchase what is needed.

Cheers,
Mike
This thread has more than 15 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome