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Old 02-16-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
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Here are the results from antennaWeb for my address. Any hope from this?


yellow - uhf WMFD 68 IND MANSFIELD OH 283 2.0 68
* yellow - vhf WMFD-DT 68.1 IND MANSFIEL OH 283 2.0 12
green - uhf WOHZ-LP 50 A1 MANSFIELD OH 283 2.0 50
lt green - uhf W47AB 47 PBS MANSFIELD OH 133 6.0 47
lt green - uhf W32AR 32 TBN LEXINGTON OH 283 2.0 32
violet - uhf WOIO 19 CBS SHAKER HEIGHTS OH 53 63.2 19
violet - uhf WOSU 34 PBS COLUMBUS OH 210 45.3 34
violet - uhf WNEO 45 PBS ALLIANCE OH 90 87.7 45
violet - uhf WGGN 52 TBN SANDUSKY OH 353 45.3 52
violet - vhf WKYC 3 NBC CLEVELAND OH 53 63.4 3
violet - uhf WDLI 17 TBN CANTON OH 91 68.4 17
violet - uhf WEAO 49 PBS AKRON OH 72 54.1 49
violet - vhf WEWS 5 ABC CLEVELAND OH 53 61.7 5
violet - uhf WFMJ 21 NBC YOUNGSTOWN OH 84 103.6 21
violet - vhf WJW 8 FOX CLEVELAND OH 54 61.3 8
violet - uhf W65AH 65 PBS LOUDONVILLE OH 120 21.9 65
violet - uhf WBNX 55 WB AKRON OH 53 63.0 55
violet - uhf WVIZ 25 PBS CLEVELAND OH 54 59.3 25
violet - uhf WVPX 23 PAX AKRON OH 74 56.0 23
violet - uhf WSFJ 51 PAX NEWARK OH 178 56.9 51
violet - uhf WNWO 24 NBC TOLEDO OH 334 74.5 24
violet - uhf WOAC 67 SAH CANTON OH 76 69.2 67
violet - uhf WTTE 28 FOX COLUMBUS OH 210 45.3 28
violet - uhf WUAB 43 UPN LORAIN OH 53 61.8 43
violet - uhf WQHS 61 UNI CLEVELAND OH 53 62.8 61
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The above listing is a conservative prediction of stations received. Depending on the specifics of your installation, you may be able to receive stations that do not appear in this list.



My local channels for DTV is the Cleveland channels and all seem within 65 miles..I would go with another city if needed but prefer Columbus or Cleveland..

Thanks for all the input
Dan

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Old 02-17-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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how about a wild install like this one
http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/16bay.html
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:23 AM   #3
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how about a wild install like this one
http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/16bay.html
To be honest I'm going to try something similar to that this weekend. Where I live and the grouping of my DT stations, I should be able to receive 7 stations. I bought the CM 4228. I do get them all but one group of stations I can receive the signal and it stays locked, but the other group of stations (2 of them) I receive the signal but have a lot of dropouts. If I rotate my antenna only about 1/2" I can pick up the other 2 and keep them locked but lose strength on some of the others in the other group. Now I could buy a rotator, but what I did was buy a 4221. I'm going to mount both of them on my mast, have one pointed at one group of stations and the other at the other group. I just got off the phone with a tech rep from Channel Master and although he did not recommend it, (get a rotator), he did say it is possible that it would work for me. All he recommended to me was #1, I could run two cable runs to my 811 Dish box with an A/B switch for each antenna or #2 connect them both to the one cable line using a backwards cable splitter. So esentially I'll run the two baluns into the spitter then have that connected to the RG 6 to the back of my box.
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:29 AM   #4
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Wow. Someone really wants those channels As for me, I guess I will have to wait for DTV to get me those local HDs in a year or so
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Old 02-17-2005, 09:31 AM   #5
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Wow. Someone really wants those channels As for me, I guess I will have to wait for DTV to get me those local HDs in a year or so
Well for one, it's not that an expensive an evolution and two, I don't want to pay extra for HD local channels. You can bet the house that when ( and nobody really knows when) we'll be able to receive network HD channels via any satellite company, we'll be charged some sort of price to get them. My way for a little more then 100 one time expense and I'm golden!
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You can try attaching the 4221 and 4228 together with a CM 0538. It will join any 2 any channel antennas together. It may work in getting stations from more than one direction but if they are fringe you will also be getting more loss.
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Old 02-17-2005, 11:44 AM   #7
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You can try attaching the 4221 and 4228 together with a CM 0538. It will join any 2 any channel antennas together. It may work in getting stations from more than one direction but if they are fringe you will also be getting more loss.
Thanks, just went to Channel Master to look at that. It seems that it is used to connect UHF and VHF antennas into one signal. I'm just connecting two UHF antennas together. I was wondering why the Channel Master tech guy didn't mention the CM 0538 that you suggested, maybe that's why. He just told me I could use a simple backwards splitter. I'm going to try that and see what happens Saturday.
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I get local HD channels through Directv for no extra cost. Just depends on your market's local broadcasters, and all of those waiver issues.
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o549 is for connecting a VHF antenna to a UHF antenna.
0538 is for connecting 2 any band antenna together.
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:31 AM   #10
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Believe it or not, I have actially installed an antenna in Mansfield, and you can get Cleveland and Columbus where you are, both analog and digital if you have the right antenna equipment. Because WKYC-DT is on Channel 2, you will need both UHF and VHF antennas. My "Deep Fringe Perscription" for situations such as yours is as follows:

A Wade-Delhi VIP-306 VHF antenna
A Channel Master 4228 8-bay UHF antenna
A Channel Master Titan 7777 preamp
A Channel Master 9521a rotator
As much antenna height as you can possibly muster!

That combination, when correctly installed should find you both the Columbus and Cleveland stations, analog and digital.

Don't be dissuaded by what antennaweb-org says about no DTV stations; If you can get the analog stations with reasonable clarity, then you should have no problem getting their digital counterparts.

http://www.wade-antenna.com
http://www.channelmaster.com
http://www.channelmaster.com/pdf/AntInstallGuide.pdf
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