OK need some help from the experts
My buddy moved into a house kinda in the middle of nowhere. Just down the road from our cabin
On the premises is a HUGE TV antenna tower system. Its been there as long as I can remember...probably been around since gas was 49 cents a gallon
I want to say its at least 75 feet up...maybe higher (I dont know how high they are built). Well we tried to hook up a converter box to it and got nothing
I looked and found the preamp in the house. Its an old Channel master 0040C model...coax input and either coax or flat lead out. The input connection is bad so it doesnt work.
I want to get this going for him as right now he has no TV. There has to be some type of pre-amp on the antenna as I dont get anything right now. But I can't swap out the part on the antenna because....well that tower is HIGH!
I see folks selling older power supplies on Ebay...now checking models here is what I see. The 0040C that I currently have says its VHF only but the antenna is VHF/UHF. There is a 0264 which says there are 2 inputs for VHF & UHF. Also a 0071 that says its UHF Only. Here is where I found that
Here is my question.....Can the preamp (that goes in the house) be a different model than what we currently have? If we get say the 0071 model will that work with the current pre-amp on the antenna?
Here is the TVfool at 75 feet...I told you it isnt much (there is more but they are all too far away to pick up anyways....and at a different direction. The antenna the rotor wire was cut and the rotor was thrown so its facing towards these stations
Only 2 stations are digital...12 (KCCW) and 22 (PBS). The rest are analog. Here is their power
39 Fox 15.2kw
48 Fox 1.14kw
16 ABC 15.6kw
14 NBC 13.1kw