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I have a UHF antenna that I built my self (I was not happy with my Radio Shack Pream antenna). The antenna is in the attic and it is hook to a distribution 30 db amp. (I can tune it) in the basement. I just hang to wire to have minimal VHF.
I will now try to build a VHF antenna for 13 and hope for the best.

2.1 (SRC) 80%
3.1 (CBS) 85 %
6.1 (CBC) 80%
13 (ABC) 25% to 30%
14 (NBC) 90% when it was testing
33.1 (PBS) 95%
44.1 (fox) 75%
57.1 (PBS) 80%

Any advise to build my VHF antenna?
Would a pre-amp make a real difference. (50 feets of RG6 between my anntenna and the Pre-Emp and then another 50 feet to the tv.)
 

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I looked through your old posts and now I remember your antenna - is it still the same one? I doubt whether you would get better results from it with a different amplifier since the one already in it is very strong. My advice is to go with a well known antenna like the CM4228 with a good preamp and you will be certain to get excellent results.
Another reason I was thinking of trying a pre-amp is that my cable run on the RG6 is around 75' long. I've read that over 50' might cause an amp to simply boost interference/noise picked up by the cable from the antenna.
 

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I'm not getting it either, but I am not receiving WFFF either (49% no lock) I plan on trying raising my antenna today to see if that helps

WCAX and PBS come in no problems
 

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as I said a few posts up - I've got pretty much 100% on the other channels except ABC.. this morning .. Media Centre is flipping between one and two bars.. so I guestimate that's about 15%.

Pity.. I would have loved to seen Ugly Betty in full HD this week.

Letterman last night freaked me out .. I've never seen it so clear!
 

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am i the only one to receive it (WVNY-dt 13)?
Since last friday the signal is better it's now very stable at 75%. (The others are from 80% to 100%)
 

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am i the only one to receive it (WVNY-dt 13)?
Since last friday the signal is better it's now very stable at 75%. (The others are from 80% to 100%)

Boy you are from St-Eustache like me, but i can't get nothing what's the antenna you are using and what is the strength.

thanks
 

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Boy you are from St-Eustache like me, but i can't get nothing what's the antenna you are using and what is the strength.

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The antenna i build it my self, took me half an hours to build and an hours to tune it (doing round trip from the attic alway down to first floor where the tv is)... If you are interested in the detail, i could post them in OTA Antenna R&D/Build-It-Yourself Antennas & Gear. Basically i cut the attena to 216 mhz from there I tune it (Make it longer mm per mm) using aliminum foil.

I'm really not an expert but it work's.
 

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The antenna i build it my self, took me half an hours to build and an hours to tune it (doing round trip from the attic alway down to first floor where the tv is)... If you are interested in the detail, i could post them in OTA Antenna R&D/Build-It-Yourself Antennas & Gear. Basically i cut the attena to 216 mhz from there I tune it (Make it longer mm per mm) using aliminum foil.

I'm really not an expert but it work's.
Yeah i would be interested, and if I'm not good enough to understand i'll buy one from you :D
 

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Yeah i would be interested, and if I'm not good enough to understand i'll buy one from you :D
Ok I post it in Built it your self...

Be patient with it, the signal can go from low to high just by moving sligly the elements...

I was playing with it last night and when I was touching the element the signal was 100% I guess i'm a very good VHF antenna:)
 

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Ste.Dorothée (western Laval)... I receive Burlington 3, Plattsburgh 5, Vt ETV 33 and NY ETV 57... those are the analog numbers, but I receive the digital signals.... I cannot get anything at all on WFFF (Fox 44).
 

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Also in Ste.Dorothée

I'm in Ste.Dorothée(adjacent Laval sur le Lac) as well and pick up WCAX, WPTZ and Mountain Lake PBS. I can get WETK PBS if I redirect my antenna but lose CBS&NBC. Fox comes in at 49-55% but I can't get a lock.

I will try to get my antenna higher, it's presently installed on my gazebo about 20' off the ground, but the houses in my area are twice that.

Also I will try a pre-amp instead of an amp soon to see if I can pick up FOX and ABC.
 

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That sounds strange since WETK WCAX and WPTZ are coming form EXACTLY the same location. Mountain Lake is further wo the west. I am at Samson & Bord de L'Eau and luckily have no house blocking my system, but regardless of what I do I cannot get FOX. I look forward to hearing what results you have when you hook up the preamp.
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I will try to get my antenna higher, it's presently installed on my gazebo about 20' off the ground, but the houses in my area are twice that.

Also I will try a pre-amp instead of an amp soon to see if I can pick up FOX and ABC.
That will most likely help a lot, it did for me taking the antenna from 25' to 40' made the difference between nothing and all chanel with a lock (ABC, CBC, NBC, FOX, PBS).

What kind of attenna are you using?
 

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Some noname brand "Provo". If you look back at this posting it's there somewhere. If and when I raise it and and the pre-amp and still don't get the results I want (all US networks) then I will invest in a proper antenna.

I too have no line of sight obstructions directly from the antenna, but I assume that the added height can help.
 

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Chomedey reception results.

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to state that I have the same reception results as most of the other people in Laval. I am near the 440 and Curé Labelle.

I can pull in relatively easily WCAX-DT, WPTZ-DT, VPT-DT but I also cannot get WFFF-DT yet. Signal strength normally range between 60-80% when the antenna is pointed towards Mansfield. I can usually get CBFT-DT, CBMT-DT and WCFE-DT as well without having to rotate the antenna.

I'm currently just using an amplified indoor antenna looking towards Mount Mansfield through a window on the second floor. The signal then goes through my house wiring to my tv and a computer.

The AVS forums discussion mentioned that WFFF-DT is still on a temporary antenna I believe, so hopefully, reception will eventually get easier. I might have been able to only see a 30-40% signal at best.

As far as WVNY-DT goes, it seems I'll have to at least try a proper VHF antenna in the attic before having any chance of getting the signal.
 

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Yeah. I'm pretty sure WFFF is still on a temporary antenna, as it is now too cold and frozen up there to do anything else until the spring.

As for WVNY, I'm having trouble receiving it with outdoor VHF antennas on the south shore, so I don't think you'll be able to see anything up in Laval.
 

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Hello everyone,

I just wanted to state that I have the same reception results as most of the other people in Laval. I am near the 440 and Curé Labelle.
Is your indoor antenna UHF/VHF? Would be fun to test your antenna in the Attic (Has high has you can) and compare with the result you had at the second floor.(If you have time...).

My guess is that you will see a big improvement.
 

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Is your indoor antenna UHF/VHF? Would be fun to test your antenna in the Attic (Has high has you can) and compare with the result you had at the second floor.
My antenna is this one.

It only has a simple dipole for VHF. In its current setup, I can barely see an image and sound on the analog channel 5, so I doubdt it'll be up to the task.

On the other hand, UHF reception is decent.

I'm planning on installing a better antenna permanently in the attic, but the idea of looking how much better the reception there for WFFF-DT is a good idea. If I ever do it, I'll let you know what my results are.
 

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As for WVNY, I'm having trouble receiving it with outdoor VHF antennas on the south shore, so I don't think you'll be able to see anything up in Laval.
Well, since KRO is able to receive it pretty well using a home made antenna in the attic, I'm hoping I can duplicate his results.

Being in St-Eustache, he should be slightly farther (5-10Km?) and to the West from Mount Mansfield than I am.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed until I give it a try...
 
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