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90% of the time my OTA Antenna works great, but...

jimbobnewbie
07-06-2006, 07:27 PM
10% of the time on a couple different stations, it comes in a little garbled. What is the best amplifier that I can get to get me to 100% good all the time? Where is the best place to buy that amplifier? Thanks

Jamesflames
07-06-2006, 07:38 PM
You're going to have to be more specific at to what type of antenna you have (indoor, attic, or outdoor) and even more specifically, which make and model of antenna.

jimbobnewbie
07-06-2006, 09:11 PM
You're going to have to be more specific at to what type of antenna you have (indoor, attic, or outdoor) and even more specifically, which make and model of antenna.

Sorry, outdoor from radio shack (VU-90 XR), zip code 32506

Diogenes
07-06-2006, 09:35 PM
Channel Master Titan 7777 preamp, your antenna is both UHF/VHF so you need a UHF/VHF preamp, if you are going for Fort Walton Beach too, you may want a rotator

see

http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=14818

and

http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_display.asp?main_cat=03&CAT=&PROD=ANC7777

Rick0725
07-07-2006, 04:38 AM
Caution...

The cm7777 may be too much gain for 20 miles out. The cm7777 is typically suggested 35+ miles from towers.

The winegard hdp269 would be safer and is designed not to overload the tuner.

jimbobnewbie
07-07-2006, 12:27 PM
Here's an update on my situation. The main problem that I was having lately was from a station about 5 miles away. I even turned the antenna everyway that I could, and the signal was still garbled. I called and talked to one of their engineers who said that they were aware of a problem, but did not know what to do about it, the technology is too new. At least I know it's not me, but who knows when they will get it fixed. I may still be looking at an amplifier once this is cleared up, because until now, it was only a small percentage of the time the signal was garbled from a couple of the other stations.

stchman
07-07-2006, 12:43 PM
10% of the time on a couple different stations, it comes in a little garbled. What is the best amplifier that I can get to get me to 100% good all the time? Where is the best place to buy that amplifier? Thanks
I would recommend a UHF corner reflector, but one of your digital channels is down on the VHF domain (WALA) is on ch 9. Sooooo you will need a VHF with a UHF corner reflector on it. Your VU-90XR should be more than sufficeint. Get up there with a compass and see if you are pointing the thing at approximately 310 degrees. Point it due NW and you should be good. What channels are you having problems with? Here in St. Louis all the digital channels are UHF and my corner reflector does the job well. I think your pointing is off.