RCA 751R yagi outdoor antenna

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  1. Alexander Olar

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    What network is the blue stripe on? It’s that simple. Is it on ABC NBC CBS CBC PBS? If you can’t tell us the network, then we can’t help you. Your question is way to vague.
     
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    CBS and Fox


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    I'm betting that band doesn't show up on other televisions.

    That is indeed peculiar and somewhat reminiscent of multipath in NTSC broadcasts. DTV multipath doesn't manifest like that. I'm at a loss.
     
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    Your right,couse I hooked up a different antenna and the blue line was gone


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    Have you tried adjusting aim on the antenna slightly?
     
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    Yeah but nothing we got a direct guy here hooking us up to direct tv
    I asked him to please hook up the antenna above my window if he can before he leaves he said he would see if he could


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    Well the direct tv installer
    Said as he was leaving he would not put the antenna on the roof


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    Is it really that hard to climb up on the roof, Apply bishop tape, Drill 4 lag bolts, adjust the mast and install the antenna? I don’t see this install going nowhere if you can’t install the antenna on the roof.
     
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    I am 69 years old Alex
    If I fall at my age I get hurt


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    Sorry Larry I'm 70 and I agree with the danger but I still use an extension ladder. Just be careful. I still like your chimney.
     
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    Much easier to tip a ladder up against a vertical surface rather than resting it on a rain gutter.
     
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    Above the rain gutter and a little ways back over my window


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    Well big change of plans
    It got colder,so last night in the cold
    I held a vary shakey ladder my roomate chimbed to the top and we put my antenna up,useing
    Wood screws and washers it is up
    and working first scan 65 channels
    So proud, my roomate was scared
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    Antennas typically work better when level and the elements aren't all bent out of shape. Since you're currently happy, I wouldn't worry about it unless heavy weather creates a problem.
     
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    Thank u


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    Better the antenna bent out of shape than the installer ;)
     
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    BTW, the 751 is also sold by Walmart in a smaller box> Dont get it! Its not the same and will pull stations weaker than the original 751.

    The OP got the good one in the longer box. It has a better UHF element and 1 more VHF element than the new one. Another difference is the mast attachment is at the end of the antenna, its in front of the first VHF element on the new one making it harder or impossible to aim if the mast is close against a wall.

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    I noticed Confortably Numb's antenna is the newer design from his picture on the second post
    RCA 751R yagi outdoor antenna

    hers some more info on this : Rca ant751 - TV Fool
     
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    With just a little care, both can come out unscathed.
     
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