OTA Project (Zip Code 98290) for a elderly friend. Input aporeciated. (1 Viewer)

No Doubt

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Dec 29, 2008
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Snohomish, Wa
Hi guys, been awhile since I visited.
I have a good friend that does not watch TV, due to not having a decent TV. We donated a Sanyo 32 inch tv/dvd and he is enjoying the movies we bring up. I found the old flat twinlead in the attic for the antenna with is shown on the house and was surprised to get channels 11, & 22 both clear. Channel 9 came in once I barely moved the antenna. This was 1 ft over the roofline.
I took the antenna down & now want to put it back up with the other 2 antennas (Large UHF/VHF & Small UHF) The original antenna is the flat side with the green insulators. I plan on placing them in the following order, (top to bottom) with a 3 way splitter and hard mounted (no rotor)
A. Small UHF (top) B. Medium sized old school (middle) C. Large UHF/VHF (bottom)

These will be 10 ft above the roofline of house in pic. I will be using quality RG6 (Long Run & jumpers between antenna's)

I have a few questions & would appreciated some feedback.

1. How much spacing should be between each antenna?

2. What direction should I point Antennas. A, B & C, if someone could help with a help with a app/website?

3 Depending on results, what is a amp people are buying to help with ITS reception?

He is located (approx) at the 13000 block of Three Lakes Rd, Snohomish, Wa 98290

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I will follow up with a video, showing final results.

Bill
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No Doubt

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Dec 29, 2008
162
1
Snohomish, Wa
Hi guys, been awhile since I visited.
I have a good friend that does not watch TV, due to not having a decent TV. We donated a Sanyo 32 inch tv/dvd and he is enjoying the movies we bring up. I found the old flat twinlead in the attic for the antenna with is shown on the house and was surprised to get channels 11, & 22 both clear. Channel 9 came in once I barely moved the antenna. This was 1 ft over the roofline.
I took the antenna down & now want to put it back up with the other 2 antennas (Large UHF/VHF & Small UHF) The original antenna is the flat side with the green insulators. I plan on placing them in the following order, (top to bottom) with a 3 way splitter and hard mounted (no rotor)
A. Small UHF (top) B. Medium sized old school (middle) C. Large UHF/VHF (bottom)

These will be 10 ft above the roofline of house in pic. I will be using quality RG6 (Long Run & jumpers between antenna's)

I have a few questions & would appreciated some feedback.

1. How much spacing should be between each antenna?

2. What direction should I point Antennas. A, B & C, if someone could help with a help with a app/website?

3 Depending on results, what is a amp people are buying to help with ITS reception?

He is located (approx) at the 13000 block of Three Lakes Rd, Snohomish, Wa 98290

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I will follow up with a video, showing final results.

Bill View attachment 130472 View attachment 130473 View attachment 130474 View attachment 130475
Edit, it is ION 33.1, not 22.
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boba

SatelliteGuys Master
Dec 12, 2003
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Dorchester, TX.
Hi guys, been awhile since I visited.
I have a good friend that does not watch TV, due to not having a decent TV. We donated a Sanyo 32 inch tv/dvd and he is enjoying the movies we bring up. I found the old flat twinlead in the attic for the antenna with is shown on the house and was surprised to get channels 11, & 22 both clear. Channel 9 came in once I barely moved the antenna. This was 1 ft over the roofline.
I took the antenna down & now want to put it back up with the other 2 antennas (Large UHF/VHF & Small UHF) The original antenna is the flat side with the green insulators. I plan on placing them in the following order, (top to bottom) with a 3 way splitter and hard mounted (no rotor)
A. Small UHF (top) B. Medium sized old school (middle) C. Large UHF/VHF (bottom)

These will be 10 ft above the roofline of house in pic. I will be using quality RG6 (Long Run & jumpers between antenna's)

I have a few questions & would appreciated some feedback.

1. How much spacing should be between each antenna?

2. What direction should I point Antennas. A, B & C, if someone could help with a help with a app/website?

3 Depending on results, what is a amp people are buying to help with ITS reception?

He is located (approx) at the 13000 block of Three Lakes Rd, Snohomish, Wa 98290

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I will follow up with a video, showing final results.

Bill View attachment 130472 View attachment 130473 View attachment 130474 View attachment 130475
I would use just 1 antenna "C" that looks line an arrowhead. The narrow end points at the broadcast towers. I would guess at Radio Shack for manufacturer it is UHF/VHF and tvfool shows both are in use in 98290. 216 degrees is probably a good starting point and 8-10 ft. above roof peak should also be a starting point.
 
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boba

SatelliteGuys Master
Dec 12, 2003
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Dorchester, TX.
Edit, it is ION 33.1, not 22. View attachment 130476
What you are identifying as antenna "A" is a UHF only channels 14-69. Antenna "B" looks like a VHF only channels 2-13 and antenna "C" is a VHF/UHF channels 2-69. Antenna "C" probably replaced antennas "A & B" at some time in the history of the house. I would first try antenna "C" by itself to see what you can receive, amplifiers are a last resort. Amplifiers try to improve signals that the antenna captures but they are not magic bullets, they can cause signal degradation. Put antenna "C" up take pictures and then come back if you need more help.

Remember the narrow end of the antenna should be pointed to 216 degrees.
 

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