Channel Master has assured me that the filter will pass channel 36 with no more than insertion loss. I will probably be ordering one soon.
Ok, I just tried the new LTE filter on the back of my 2013 LG tv set after a PM I received from another person that mentioned trying it that way. It did NOT drop signal or quality level on WAQP-49, which broadcasts on RF36. Checking all my other receivable channels, it didn't affect any of them adversely as far as I can tell, and the two low powered ones WFFC & WFKB seemed to have come UP a couple points. It only took me about a minute to screw the filter on, so atmospheric changes shouldn't have affected anything that quickly.That's good news, as I also have a channel broadcasting on RF36.
I'm running a Kitztech KT-200-Coax preamp as all my towers are a minimum of 35 miles to 55 miles away, and it's the older version with no filtering. I'm only 2.5 miles away from a higher powered mobile tower, have a channel running on RF36, AND I have to pretty much aim right through it to get my two lower powered towers.Is there any particular reason why you'd get a better signal due to having one installed? Does the cell phone signal somehow overload the antenna or something? I'd heard from some sources in the forum here that the current stock of UHF antennas aren't tuned exactly to the lower end of the band that's left over following the repack and that the antennas are in tune more with the higher end of the band instead.
You can only try one and see what happens. If you are within a mile, I'd be a little concerned. Though IF you receive all your stations fine already, I wouldn't worry about it.Thanks for the response. I didn't know about the signals overwhelming pre-amps. What about set top ATSC receivers? Would a strong cell signal overwhelm and cause issues with them? I know there's a cell tower within a mile of me due West, but I don't see anything nearest to my location due North or South of me, which is where most of my signals come from. The only channel I get due West is on RF 2, so I would think that's so low on the spectrum that a 700MHz LTE tower wouldn't have much of an effect.
You'd have to ask them, but I'd think it's very unlikely. If so, they would mention it on the specs for that amp, as it's an important sales point.I’m curious if they have updated the LTE filters in their newer amplifiers that have them built in?
Unless the interfering frequency is on a harmonic of a channel's frequency you want to receive. And the fact that the cell interference can overload a pre-amp makes a filter standard equipment in my eyesIt also depends on who your carrier is. Of the big carriers, only T-Mobile is using 600 MHz. Verizon, AT&T, and in some areas T-Mobile and US Cellular use 700 MHz. If you're a Sprint customer like me, the lowest spectrum they use is in 800 MHz. The further away from the desired frequencies you are, the less likely your receiver will be impacted, though it's certainly not impossible.
And don't forget that the closer the cell tower is to you, the less transmit power your phone uses.