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OTA it worked for me...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by houskamp, Jan 22, 2007.

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  1. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    If you found a way to get your OTA to work or improved it please post it here... please don't post 'didn't work for me'... just trying to create a list of things to try...

    On mine a pair of FM traps did wonders.. as well as playing with the aiming
     
  2. kaminsco

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    What are FM Traps?
     
  3. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    small box with 2 f connectors blocks fm band.. I was getting blown out of the water by a local fm station...
     

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  4. kaminsco

    kaminsco Guest

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    Sounds great, where do you get them and why two (a pair)?
     
  5. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    those came from radio shack.. had that much interference..
     
  6. aramus8

    aramus8 Godfather

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    You are entirely correct. I turned the FM trap on in my amplifier several weeks and increased my signal to noise ratio significantly. I live way too close to one of those top secret military bases and god only knows what they were using, but it definitely interfered at times without the FM trap.
     
  7. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    ok no one want to post here so I will go steal as many posts as I can...
     
  8. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

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    I'm assuming this didn't solve the WWMT channel 2/3 thing, did it?
     
  9. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    nope thats in the box it's self...
     
  10. brittonx

    brittonx Godfather

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    Houskamp,

    Thanks for pulling this one together. Hopefully this will help people.
     
  11. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    bump
     
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    bump
     
  13. tucker301

    tucker301 Banned User

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    When we set up our rooftop OTA, we had some weird stuff going on.

    For where I'm located, I wanted to aim the directional for the best signal from the RDU stations, which are about 70 miiles South of me.

    Trying to get the right aim proved to be a challenge.

    Using two walkie talkies one of us would slowly rotate the mast while the inside man relayed updatse on signal quality.
    Problem was, every time we thought we had it, and talked to each other to acknowledge the progress, the signal dropped out completely.

    We're just country folk here, so it took us a few rounds to figure out that the walkies were killing the signal every time we keyed them. :grin:

    Wanna PO a neighbor or a "friend" who's watching UHF OTA?
    Get one of these and setup outside his house when the big game's on!

    [​IMG]
     
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