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  1. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    The noise floor diagram and explanation makes sense. I tried moving the attenuation to before the pre-amp. I tried 10dB, 13dB and 16dB. The only time I found a signal for RF 21 it was very choppy and pixelated, "decodable" but unusable. That was watching on the HDHomeRun, I didn't get a MER...
  2. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    Thanks again for all the good info. I tried powering the pre-amp again and added attentuators. I tried 10dB, 13dB and 16dB. Both 13dB and 16dB gave me a decodable signal on RF 21. The MER sits around 43, so there is pixelation. Also the signal will become undecodable at times. I left at 16dB to...
  3. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    Answered my question: the pre-amp is overloading the tuners. Turned off the pre-amp, took out the combiner, pointed the Five Star to ~20 degrees to get both KAJS and KBIN since those are the two stations I want with weaker signals. Levels look ok but could use some boost. Still no KQMK. I have...
  4. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    Need some more help here. Short version is I'm pretty sure my signal issues are that I'm overloading the tuners. I had thought I needed more gain. Currently my best SNR numbers are with my Five Star pointed AWAY from the stations, into the combiner, then the pre-amp. The combiner only has this...
  5. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    It's owned by HC2 Holdings. I checked their web site which has a list of stations and KQMK isn't there. There is a contact email for help, so I emailed today. We'll see what turns up. I was up on the tower today and replaced the bad cable to my second antenna pointing to Lincoln. Some Lincoln...
  6. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    That's great info, thanks! I was at a relative's house last night about 2-3 miles away from the station and I was able to get a picture on 21, just to be sure it is on the air. The FCC application has an email, which I'm sure isn't the station engineer, but it's a start.
  7. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    Still too windy to get on the tower. I did make a measurement from the ground and it's close to 40 degrees. I also tried something for kicks and went to the top of the nearest hill and used a cheap DTV antenna in the attached picture on a cheap 13.3" TV. I got all the same channels I'm getting...
  8. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    I’m not sure exactly where the antenna is pointed. I used the Wineguard app to locate a tower with augmented reality and then eye-balled it. It wasn’t the 35 tower, it’s a rebroadcast of 33 so not necessary. Pretty sure it was the three close together with 17,22,31. I have access to a good...
  9. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    I reviewed the tower map and terrain map in RabbitEars.info and I should be able to receive the station. I'm receiving 35 which has less strength and more distance and is in the same direction. So I'm puzzled why I don't currently get 21, or 27 for that matter. I'll take your advice and try with...
  10. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    I hadn't done a TV Fool report, I've only looked at the RabbitEars.info report. TV Fool is very helpful! It places the transmitter to the NW-ish, same as fccdata.org. It is 10.7 miles from me. Doing the NM calculation the value is 17.9. If the report is accurate, pointing my second antenna...
  11. double16

    Confused about location of KQMK-LD in Omaha, NE market

    I'd like to get KQMK-LD, physical channel 21, virtual 25. Please reference RabbitEars.Info . My working antenna (see complete setup below) is pointed to the NE and I am picking up physical channels (listed in order of field strength) 26, 29, 22, 20, 31, 12, 32, 17, 15, 33, and 35. Channel 21 has...
  12. double16

    KAJS-LD has new 33-5 channel

    KAJS-LD in the Omaha, Nebraska market has a 33-5 channel now. Scanned it this past week and noticed it. RabbitEars.info as 33-1 to 33-4. No idea what network it's running because all I've found today is infomercials.
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