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WizardMaster

In The Pokey
Uht oh, I don't have, nor am I using that thingy to the left on the photo! I am afraid that that is a power injector.......or not? It is doing a beautiful job without that things anyway. AND the more I look at this thing, the more I believe it is universal and can either BOOST the signal, or PAD the signal!!!!! IF what I am thinking is correct, I could use this in conjunction with my CM7777!!!!!! OK, off to do more research. :38Smilie:


 

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R2D2

Cracker Droid
Uht oh, I don't have, nor am I using that thingy to the left on the photo! I am afraid that that is a power injector.......or not? It is doing a beautiful job without that things anyway. AND the more I look at this thing, the more I believe it is universal and can either BOOST the signal, or PAD the signal!!!!! IF what I am thinking is correct, I could use this in conjunction with my CM7777!!!!!! OK, off to do more research. :38Smilie:


You would only need that if you were inserting power (from the transformer) remotely from where the 4 port AMP sits. you most likely have the transformer directly plugged into the PWR connection on the AMP (Green triangle) so the part is not needed.
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
You would only need that if you were inserting power (from the transformer) remotely from where the 4 port AMP sits. you most likely have the transformer directly plugged into the PWR connection on the AMP (Green triangle) so the part is not needed.
Oh! You're good!:38Smilie:
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
So my question is, and I only need a two port, are there any of these line distribution amps with a greater positive db gain than 7db ? Sorry for so many questions but I just want to be ready to make a decision asap? Finally, what would you do in this case considering the items I have? Thanks. Susie.:y_hmmmm2: :ZG_MAN122:
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
You may still need a preamp. The reason being your long cable run.

If you only try and amplify it later down the line, your noise to signal ratio may be too high and therefore you will be amplifying noise rather than signal.

It has been a while since I played with antennas and definitely before the TV broadcast was changed over to digital signals but the principals are the same. Keep your signal high enough to keep out noise but not so high that you overdrive the receivers.

Did you try the pads yet to see if that solves your overdrive problem?
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
Susan

Is this what your system will look like at the end? I pieced this together based upon what you have said in the posts but I wanted to put it all together on one page. Let me know if I got anything wrong?

 

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WizardMaster

In The Pokey
You may still need a preamp. The reason being your long cable run.

If you only try and amplify it later down the line, your noise to signal ratio may be too high and therefore you will be amplifying noise rather than signal.

It has been a while since I played with antennas and definitely before the TV broadcast was changed over to digital signals but the principals are the same. Keep your signal high enough to keep out noise but not so high that you overdrive the receivers.

Did you try the pads yet to see if that solves your overdrive problem?
I get what you are saying now and that these are two completely different animals used in two different areas. Do you mean 'white noise' as in using a pre amp on a Ham radio and end up dragging the 'hissing static' crap right a long with anyone's modulation or TV sound in this case? Is that the stuff we hear on a TV channel that has no picture or clear sound,but just the hiss sound he hear when we turn up the volume? Sorry if it looks like I repeated LOL. I haven't received the 'pads' yet but it looks like they should arrive tomorrow.Oh geez, speaking of 'pads' I need to run to Walmart! Thanks for reminding me. Susie
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
Susan

Is this what your system will look like at the end? I pieced this together based upon what you have said in the posts but I wanted to put it all together on one page. Let me know if I got anything wrong?

WOW! That is! I was hoping I described it right. You have it on the money! OK, so maybe and we are pretty sure that my line distribution amp should be the ticket for inside the house. and I am pretty sure that I can pad this line down enough to make the pre-amp usable in my case. h
Heck, I bought a half dozen of those line pads for nearly 2 dollars a piece! What a bargin!. Thanks and I will let you know how my 'pads' work out. I should get them about 4 pm tomorrow. Talk later, I'm off to Walmart. :ZG_MAN122: Thanks. Susan.
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
I get what you are saying now and that these are two completely different animals used in two different areas. Do you mean 'white noise' as in using a pre amp on a Ham radio and end up dragging the 'hissing static' crap right a long with anyone's modulation or TV sound in this case? Is that the stuff we hear on a TV channel that has no picture or clear sound,but just the hiss sound he hear when we turn up the volume? Sorry if it looks like I repeated LOL. I haven't received the 'pads' yet but it looks like they should arrive tomorrow.Oh geez, speaking of 'pads' I need to run to Walmart! Thanks for reminding me. Susie
MITINTK :focus:
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
OH BOY!!!!!!!!!! I received my shipment tonight and was told that because of the holiday, they were working overtime to keep up with deliveries now!!!! Anyway good news.............. I installed the 'pad' and found that I needed 3 inline to drop my db's to viewable form of air waves!!!! nice and solid signal now!!!!!! No pixelation noticed in the slightest bit!! Thanks for your help and great suggestions and sending me in a solid direction! I have 58 channels so far from 33 before the 'pads'. I expect to top 60 when I get this antenna to the 45' height. You are such a dear!!!!! Thank-you R2D2 for not giving up on my problem!!!!!!!!!! You are a SUPER DROID of all DROIDS!!!!!!!!! Susan K. :smiley27::but::hooters::ZG_MAN122:

Can you guess the year?

 

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ROOT

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You may still need a preamp. The reason being your long cable run.

If you only try and amplify it later down the line, your noise to signal ratio may be too high and therefore you will be amplifying noise rather than signal.

It has been a while since I played with antennas and definitely before the TV broadcast was changed over to digital signals but the principals are the same. Keep your signal high enough to keep out noise but not so high that you overdrive the receivers.

Did you try the pads yet to see if that solves your overdrive problem?
Digital is all or nothing as long as you get a clean signal on the pole you just need to push it into the house not to hard just a little to overcome the pines if your not over 40ft The signal has a narrow range with a good focusing antenna. but I think you could do good with two, one pointed southish and one northish. without the rotor and maybe without an amp if you got up high enough. I have got full HD broadcast from Savannah Ga. but the locals are easy with a little amp on the pole.

Lot of good stuff still free better than cable in some cases because the digital isn't compressed through bright houses wires.
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
I have never heard of RG11! I would have bought it if the fittings would have fit it just the same. Damn and I did a thorough search too! We don't have any pine obstructions to the south/west or south. We should be lookin' pretty good once we get out big juicy pole up. I say that cause it just makes me drool at the size of it.:38Smilie: Susie
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
OH BOY!!!!!!!!!! I received my shipment tonight and was told that because of the holiday, they were working overtime to keep up with deliveries now!!!! Anyway good news.............. I installed the 'pad' and found that I needed 3 inline to drop my db's to viewable form of air waves!!!! nice and solid signal now!!!!!! No pixelation noticed in the slightest bit!! Thanks for your help and great suggestions and sending me in a solid direction! I have 58 channels so far from 33 before the 'pads'. I expect to top 60 when I get this antenna to the 45' height. You are such a dear!!!!! Thank-you R2D2 for not giving up on my problem!!!!!!!!!! You are a SUPER DROID of all DROIDS!!!!!!!!! Susan K. :smiley27::but::hooters::ZG_MAN122:

Can you guess the year?


hmmmmm 1983

http://www.ebay.com/itm/R2D2-R2-D2-1983-Star-Wars-Toy-Box-On-Wheels-/181577236589?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a46d8c06d
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
I have never heard of RG11! I would have bought it if the fittings would have fit it just the same. Damn and I did a thorough search too! We don't have any pine obstructions to the south/west or south. We should be lookin' pretty good once we get out big juicy pole up. I say that cause it just makes me drool at the size of it.:38Smilie: Susie
Typically used for long runs or where there are multiple drops along the way such as a hospital floor, school, etc. It also terminates with an "F" connector like RG-6 but it is a different size to handle the larger OD.
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
OH BOY!!!!!!!!!! I received my shipment tonight and was told that because of the holiday, they were working overtime to keep up with deliveries now!!!! Anyway good news.............. I installed the 'pad' and found that I needed 3 inline to drop my db's to viewable form of air waves!!!! nice and solid signal now!!!!!! No pixelation noticed in the slightest bit!! Thanks for your help and great suggestions and sending me in a solid direction! I have 58 channels so far from 33 before the 'pads'. I expect to top 60 when I get this antenna to the 45' height. You are such a dear!!!!! Thank-you R2D2 for not giving up on my problem!!!!!!!!!! You are a SUPER DROID of all DROIDS!!!!!!!!! Susan K. :smiley27::but:
Makes sense from what you have told me.....I would try 4 also just to see the signal gets too low. It'd a trial and error method since you don't have a field strength meter. Sometimes less is more......
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
BTW I meant to ask about the military mast you mentioned. Is that from RC-292 Field antennas? If I recall correctly the RC-292 was made to go up 30' (3' sections). If you are going up 45' by adding 5 more sections you will also need an additional Guy cords/wire set other wise the mast will buckle in the middle.
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
These are the 4' sections bought from www.GoVerticalUSA.com , but originally ebay from them. We got 12 sections for $66 plus $20 shipping. We received very clean, like new, and unblemished mast sections. We also paid $50 w/free shipping for the base. Yes, three or four tier of guy wire should do it. Maybe every 8 foot (two sections) or twelve foot (three sections). Thanks, Susie Q
 

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WizardMaster

In The Pokey
I could use the car ramps, but do not have anything to trade at this time. My life is really on the run right now. Medical issue with a family member and just to many thing needing done, without enough time to get them done for sure! I also think I know someone that could use a TV for their man cave. The man cave will be a surprise to him. His wife told him she was setting the room up as a romper room for the kids. He is not allowed in until after Christmas!
Please let me know if you still want these. I am not asking for anything in return. FREE. If I don't hear from you, I will have to let them go to someone who needs them. Thanks. SusieQ:smiley27:
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
LOL R2D2, sorry about the 'MAST' photo! Didn't mean to post true to size photos LMAO>>>> OK, another question you sexy Droid, and by the way, nice Thanksgiving family photo! C3PO looked very healthy. He too is one of my favorites all sexy looking! I call him my golden boy, so smooth and sexy. and the size of those smooth fingers....

OK, back to business LOL..... I am going to mount the CM7777 amp unit just below the antenna. Then I am going to add the 'pads' inside the house, 'cable feed' ,and not at the amp connection at the pole. OK, NOW , once I have my rotor mounted and ready on the 45 feet of guy'd mast, IF I feel I just might need a special droid touch on raising the mast, will you maybe be available and not at short notice, I promise. >? I just want to make sure I have my sexy buns covered....... I have a few others from here on my available list as well. Talk later hun. Susan.
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
These are the 4' sections bought from www.GoVerticalUSA.com , but originally ebay from them. We got 12 sections for $66 plus $20 shipping. We received very clean, like new, and unblemished mast sections. We also paid $50 w/free shipping for the base. Yes, three or four tier of guy wire should do it. Maybe every 8 foot (two sections) or twelve foot (three sections). Thanks, Susie Q

Did you get any of the guy line plates that slipover the narrow end of the mast section.

I found the old manual for the military RC-292 on the web.

Here is a link to it for you to use, I know you are using your own antenna but there is good info in here on how the mast/guys go together and how to get it up in the air.

http://radionerds.com/images/4/42/TM_11-5820-348-15.pdf
 

ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
I was always appreciative of a well installed mast back in my TV service days. sometimes it was the only way I had for climbing on the roof to check the wires.
Curtis Mathis Really took care of it's customers.
 

R2D2

Cracker Droid
[MENTION=1]ROOT[/MENTION] these were great field antennas and could easily be erected by 2 men in under 30 minutes getting the antenna about 40' in the air.

I was lucky enough to get a couple of used ones when I was in the service and gave them to REACT and HAM groups in NY for their temporary field setups when they assisted the police in a search, etc. The best thing about them was their portability and the fact that you could "tune" them without cutting anything. You accomplished this by assembling the elements with different length sections of the main vertical and the ground plane elements.

They worked really well too.

Hey, I once knocked out the main command net in FT Gordon Georgia all the way from Ft Drum NY during training as I had my guys so well trained on using two of these as a directional type antenna.

It ended up that the direction from our base camp to the field camp created a straight line right to FT Gordon. Boy were they pissed at us. My CO had a great laugh over it because they could not believe we were in NY and knock out their communication. Oh in case you didn't know, FT Gordon was one of the main communications training camps (Signal Corps) and I was a graduate of their schools, so he told them that they taught me too well.:Barney_2:
 

ROOT

Administrator
Staff member
@ROOT these were great field antennas and could easily be erected by 2 men in under 30 minutes getting the antenna about 40' in the air.

I was lucky enough to get a couple of used ones when I was in the service and gave them to REACT and HAM groups in NY for their temporary field setups when they assisted the police in a search, etc. The best thing about them was their portability and the fact that you could "tune" them without cutting anything. You accomplished this by assembling the elements with different length sections of the main vertical and the ground plane elements.

They worked really well too.

Hey, I once knocked out the main command net in FT Gordon Georgia all the way from Ft Drum NY during training as I had my guys so well trained on using two of these as a directional type antenna.

It ended up that the direction from our base camp to the field camp created a straight line right to FT Gordon. Boy were they pissed at us. My CO had a great laugh over it because they could not believe we were in NY and knock out their communication. Oh in case you didn't know, FT Gordon was one of the main communications training camps (Signal Corps) and I was a graduate of their schools, so he told them that they taught me too well.:Barney_2:
I have a project bouncing around in my head that could use some of your skills, I'll fill you in when it's ripe.
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
Well, me and my husband John got to meet C Scape today when he came to pick up his items! Very nice young man! Gee, we must have spend a good hour hanging out talking about anything and our poor ORANGE TREE and he gave me a few good tips but said that 'ROOT' would be the man to resolve the issues with it.
I did remove the grass clippings from around the tree and every bit of weed growth etc. was gone! Nice clean dirt was all that remained. I did put three fertilizer stakes down and tomorrow I am going to give it a soap/water shower top and underneath the leaves because it needs it and it has the 'soot' look in some places. OH, and the big carpenter looking ants that C Scape managed to not get bitten by, they went t their new home in the woods too LOL.
Anyway, Sure was nice meeting you today and look forward to you and the wife dropping by sometime. Come see us again dear! Take Care. Susan K. :38Smilie::smiley27::smiley27::smiley27:
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
I have a project bouncing around in my head that could use some of your skills, I'll fill you in when it's ripe.
Is this some top secret project that might get a patent or can you lay it on us so that we may take some of that bounce from your poor head? I can imagine what your head looks like by now you poor dear! Anyway, three or more heads is better than one. SusieQ:38Smilie::smiley27:
 
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WizardMaster

In The Pokey
Items have been picked up. Thank-You Uncle Charlie and hope you put them to good use. Need anything else, let me know. I may just have it. :y_thumbsup:
 
I have never heard of RG11! I would have bought it if the fittings would have fit it just the same. Damn and I did a thorough search too! We don't have any pine obstructions to the south/west or south. We should be lookin' pretty good once we get out big juicy pole up. I say that cause it just makes me drool at the size of it.:38Smilie: Susie
No, RG-11 is thicker than RG-6 with less line loss, especially at the upper freqs. Fitting for RG-6 are different that for RG-11.

Back from my cruise now. Do you still want the two port amp Susan??
 

WizardMaster

In The Pokey
No, RG-11 is thicker than RG-6 with less line loss, especially at the upper freqs. Fitting for RG-6 are different that for RG-11.

Back from my cruise now. Do you still want the two port amp Susan??
Hope you had a great trip. Yeh, I have to gather a few more things and I will be in touch. How much of an db gain per port? I will also get a hold of you when I am ready to hoist this mast up if you may be available. Thanks for your help so far!
 
Hope you had a great trip. Yeh, I have to gather a few more things and I will be in touch. How much of an db gain per port? I will also get a hold of you when I am ready to hoist this mast up if you may be available. Thanks for your help so far!
Standard gain. 4 port amp = 3.5 db gain per port and 1 port amp = 15 db gain per port. We never used 2 port amps so with 1 port amp and 2 way splitter you get 7 db gain per port.
 
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