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Old 10-27-2018, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default Anybody recognize this antenna

I'm trying to identify this antenna.

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Old 10-27-2018, 11:37 PM   #2
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I also need to identify this one. Trying to help my neighbor with some reception problems. His is the antenna in the first post; getting a lot of interference. This is my antenna, works well.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:26 AM   #3
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Hello, esz: welcome to the forum.

The antennas do not look like US design. Your neighbor's antenna covers UHF channels (real channels 14-51) with the upper section; the lower section is for VHF-High (7-13) and VHF-Low (2-6). The black enclosure appears to be a preamp.



Your antenna is designed for UHF channels only.



We would need to know your location and see a signal report from TVFool to give accurate antenna advice. You can do a report here:
http://www.tvfool.com/index.php?opti...pper&Itemid=29

Since you do not yet have 5 posts, just give us a short link to your report like this:
?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a46686a80dec
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:52 PM   #4
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On your neighbor's roof, I'm pretty sure the lower antenna is a Channel Master Crossfire antenna (VHF 2 thru 13 - Model 3615). Its one of the smaller models for local reception. Back in the day I had several larger Crossfires. The antenna at the top is UHF but I don't know the manufacturer.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:47 PM   #5
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Thank you. I will run the report and check the results. My neighbors TV has gotten worse. Now his TV "will go black (no signal) and not come back for hours". In quotes because I have not been able to get over there to troubleshoot it yet. This is a new problem, his TV used to work great. I'm wondering if the pre-amp has failed or if it is a receiver problem instead of the antenna.

We live about 10 miles from the transmitter location with perfect line-of-sight.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:27 PM   #6
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I talked to the local tech that runs the transmitter site; he said it might be interference from another site that is about 60 miles away. He said they use some of the same frequencies. However, not sure this explains the "no signal" issue and I think it would only affect a few channels.

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Old 11-11-2018, 09:51 PM   #7
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I ran the TV Fool report, but it does not make much sense. The transmitter site is 108 degrees at 12.7 miles, but none of the 100 channels that I get show up on the TV Fool report. Why not?
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:30 PM   #8
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His problem may be water in the cable or corrosion of connections.

Loss of signal may not be interference but degradation of connections.

If he gets interference and you do not, it may be interference generated within his house like a fluorescent ballast or even a LED ballast causing the interference.

Antennas usually have little to do with whether you get interference or not, if interference exists most antennas will see the same thing with a strong enough signal.
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