Not to pooh-pooh the great town of Fenwick as the hotbed of Canadian OTA, there is another town/area that might be a solid challenger by way of Essex County (Windsor) Ontario. The elevation might not be as high (approx. 720'), but County Road 18 north of Kingsville looks like it comes close to Fenwick when you consider the number of unique stations available. TV Fool Report:http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id=c77ad417814dad
I made a #289 Stealth Hawk for a friend living in [St. Anns] Bismark Ontario. He took it home and a week later he put it up on the old tower. He called me just frantically 'freakin out'. He said he cancelled his satelite provider immediately when he saw what he could get for free.
He gets it all. Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, Buffalo, Erie, Batavia. 51 digital + 15 analog
35ft tower at his barn, a 5ft mast with the Stealth Hawk on the top, perfect LOS with zero obstructions, cm7777, about a 210ft RG6 downlead to house and splitter to 3 TVs
Joining two antennas that are not identical using a reverse splitter/combiner can sometimes create problems that outweigh the benefit of the larger antenna's rating. I would recommend simply using a matched pair of 4221HDs rather than a 4228/4221`mix. If you really need the ganged 4228/4221, and don't want to risk any gain loss, then use two separate downleads and an a/b switch.
Just a quick question for those that have tuned there setups to receive Toronto Channels. I noticed the other day (Conditions must have been right) that I was getting 25.1 French CBC. Has anybody else been able to lock onto this channel.
I'm using a CM4228 with a CM amp about 30' off my chimeny, hooked up to a Haupauge 2250. (Port Colborne).
So here is what I'm aiming at, CM4228HD (8 bay), ,CM9521A (rotor), CM7777 (preamp), 100 feet of RG-6 (could cut off the extra to make it more short), CM3412 (distro amp), and 20 feet of RG-6 to the tv.
Is this a good setup?
to get a rough idea, keep running ur tvfool at increasing receive antenna heights. Look to see how high it has to be until the stations ur looking to get are at least in the positive Noise Margins. Like at least somewhere between 6 and 10 NM I would think.
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I have been having issues with a few of my stations whigging out in the late afternoon. I noticed that a couple of the stations have been reassigned. CKAL-DT was moved from 49 down to 20 & CJCO-DT 38 down to 34. I guess this is due to the changes with Cell phone Frequencies. Now all stations...
On the north shore directly across from Erie, PA. I'm going to cut and paste a reply I gave on another thread that was asking about reception of Erie stations cause I thought this might lead to some more discusions here, cause I have a crappy antenna, and just bought a Toshiba 57HX84, and want...
For the past five years I have tested three Channel Master antennas for HDTV reception. I'm using a 50' steel tower with a 7775 Channel Master preamp, a 9521a channel master rotor and RG-11 downlead [to reduce line loss].
The first antenna was a 4248 channel master antenna and I was able to...
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