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Too much signal?

bob sisson
04-11-2012, 09:21 AM
How do I selectively cut back my signal strength? Where I am I have several Week stations and several VERY STRONG signals. If I adjust my antenna and amplifiers so get good reception on the week stations, I overload the strong ones and the screen pixilates...

I know I used to be able to get "notch" filters for certain channels, do they work on the new digital channels as well. I need to filter 66-1 to 66-3 and 26-1 to 26-3.

Toronto+KazQC
04-11-2012, 04:49 PM
They should work with digital. But make sure you obtain filters based on the REAL CHANNEL, not the virtual channel. Look at your TV Fool report to make sure you know which channels to buy for. There is no more real channel 66, for example. You'll have to find out which channel it is really being broadcast on. It is possible your channel 26 is also not real channel 26, so be careful.

ivtec
04-11-2012, 05:52 PM
How do I selectively cut back my signal strength? Where I am I have several Week stations and several VERY STRONG signals. If I adjust my antenna and amplifiers so get good reception on the week stations, I overload the strong ones and the screen pixilates...

I know I used to be able to get "notch" filters for certain channels, do they work on the new digital channels as well. I need to filter 66-1 to 66-3 and 26-1 to 26-3.

Bob. i use an indoor distribution 24db amp with an adjustment knob close to my sofa sit so when i need to adjust on certain Chan, instead of the pre amp on the mast,i know if a get a preamp on the mast it will overload signal and no way to control,so this way i keep it turned in to the minimum signal for most chan,i know this amp is the right one for my antenna cause if a take it out signal will lower

ivtec
04-11-2012, 05:54 PM
Bob. i use an indoor distribution 24db amp with an adjustment knob close to my sofa sit so when i need to adjust on certain Chan, instead of the pre amp on the mast,i know if a get a preamp on the mast it will overload signal and no way to control,so this way i keep it turned in to the minimum signal for most chan,i know this amp is the right one for my antenna cause if a take it out signal will lower

Forgot the link for the antenna amp similar to mine here goes,

http://compare.ebay.com/like/360443753634?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

tigerbangs
04-12-2012, 08:23 AM
I wouldn't be offering any reception advice until I saw a TVFool.com report of this person's situation: there is no way to make a good assessment of the situation without that information.

Gary350
04-19-2012, 05:09 PM
You need 2 antennas, one antenna with the preamp for weak signals and one antenna with no amp for the strong signals.

I have the same problem. I have an 8 bay antenna set at 308 degrees to pick up 40 channels out of Nashville 38 miles away. All the signals are strong so I don't need a preamp.

I have another 8 bay set at 360 degrees to pick up channel 6-1 to 6-7 this is a very very week signal. It picks up fair most of the time with no preamp. The signal is border line but with the preamp signal is good all the time.

I have an A to B selector switch so I can switch from one antenna to the other antenna. It works great it takes a whole 2 seconds to switch antennas. A stands for the Amp antenna, B stands for the Best signal.

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04-24-2012, 09:14 PM
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projectsho89
04-25-2012, 06:17 AM
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