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Old 2011-08-19, 02:52 PM   #871
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OttawaGuy999, I am in Centretown so really only a few km from you. On the ground floor with a RadioShack omni antenna (which I believe is really poor), I am receiving OMNI1 on 27 very well and CITY on 17 cuts in and out. By Sept. 1, OMNI2 20, CHCH 22, CTS 42 and CTV2 on 43 should all have good signals into your location. I find if you are using a poor antenna in the downtown area, positioning is important. Because of multipath issues, it doesn't seem to matter as much whether you are close to a window but just finding the right spot where the signals are strongest. A better, directional antenna overcomes this problem to some extent. I will be buying one soon!
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Old 2011-08-19, 03:10 PM   #872
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OttawaGuy999, you are definitely right, these antennas are UHF only. The HC signals you have trouble with are UHF only. To get VHF indoors, you'd want rabbit ears. Combine the rabbit ears & a UHF antenna with a UVSJ, or using a dual input preamp like the cm7778 or cm7777. You seem to be getting good signals from CF, so hopefully you'll get good VHF coverage for CTV & SRC. Global is a completely different problem at channel 6, everybody's got trouble with it anyways. Anyhow, rabbit ears is also how you'd get Global.
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Old 2011-08-19, 03:15 PM   #873
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Well I have to say I am disappointed and surprised by not able to get GLOBAL OTA signal.

I received both CBC channel, both OMNI channels, SUNTV, CITY-TY and even all three WNPI later on during the evening.

But for some strange reason I get no signal from GLOBAL, so I hope the team from GLOBAL make some changes so we can all get this signal.
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Old 2011-08-19, 03:17 PM   #874
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ottme2, what's your setup ? (antenna, antenna location (indoor, outdoor, attic), house location) Did you contact Global to let them know ?
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Old 2011-08-19, 04:58 PM   #875
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I have an outdoor antenna and I am not sure what kind it is. I live in the Orleans (Avalon) area and my antenna is facing southwest.

My signal strength is pretty good, even on both OMNI channels, but nothing from GLOBAL.
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Old 2011-08-19, 05:09 PM   #876
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With the current tropo weather conditions i am not getting either of the 2 omni
Once the tropo change goes to normal i have omni again
But i am getting global
For global you musthave a vhf lo
The element should be 34" on each side
So about 68 - 70 " total
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Old 2011-08-19, 05:21 PM   #877
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Ottme2, what does the antenna look like ?
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Old 2011-08-19, 05:57 PM   #878
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Is the Delhi VIP-302SR considered good all around VHF antenna for attic mount? I ask as I wish to have something that covers Global as well as those that may arise in the future.
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Old 2011-08-19, 06:13 PM   #879
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flavoie has a 302
its in his attic and does not pull in global
it seems that at 3kw
its not enoughto penetrate the roof
for now it needs to be outside i think

i have been calling global every day to complain about low power
others are too
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Old 2011-08-19, 06:24 PM   #880
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I receive the following ALL the time:

WNPI (x3)
WCFE (x3)
28.1 (FOX)
28.2 (CBS HD)
CBC HD (French and english)
OMNI
CITY
SUN
TVO
27.1 (CFMTDTR)
I even get 50.1 and 50.2 a good deal of the time and I have seen on rare occasions 7.1 and 2.1 from watertown.

I have great elevation at the top of beacon hill with a cm4228 on the roof and CM7777.

No joy on Global. Seems like they are transmitting with the equal of a fisher price walkie talkie.

I know the CM4228 is not great for VHF...but are these guys for real?

I spent a few hours playing with the rabbit ears today...still no dice. Oddly, I get better reception with them from the bottom floor of my house vs on the roof.

Could someone post a diagram on how to set them up properly?
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Old 2011-08-19, 06:29 PM   #881
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they should be 34.5" per side
perpendicular to the tower
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Old 2011-08-19, 06:33 PM   #882
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Is the Delhi VIP-302SR considered good all around VHF antenna for attic mount? I ask as I wish to have something that covers Global as well as those that may arise in the future.
I have a 302 which was attic mounted but I decided to roof mount it to get 7.1, 7.2 and I get Global on the back side at 90%. Wish I would of left it in the attic until after Global went live to see if it would get a lock on it
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Old 2011-08-19, 06:41 PM   #883
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Charettepa, I don't think I will have an issue as my CM will pull in 6.1 if I re-direct it toward CF instead of directing it to HC.

The backside of my CM is pulling 6.1 however its pixel hell.
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Old 2011-08-19, 07:00 PM   #884
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nice. wish it was that good for me in orleans
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Old 2011-08-19, 07:54 PM   #885
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Yroc based on your report the 302 will help a lot.
Pointed at CF of course
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