This Old House installs roof antenna
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Now they probably put up an antenna that was overkill, but by installing a 4 way and only using two outputs, they have effectively cut the boom length in half. They could have probably save a buck on the splitter and about $60 by going to a 7696P. But then again, this was paid political announcement and not necessarily the opinion of those that disagree.
I think that presentation (though I didn't see it personally) is going to be a real boon to the industry !!!
That's a very popular show, millions of people watch it...wow !
Thanks for posting this Tim.
nice antenna, i have never seen those types of antennas here, just the normals, i think if had that antenna in here would pull some channels or improve my reception, sometimes the channel 9 gets pixellated when reach this channel.
Originally Posted by Don_M
my mast is just 4,9 feets large and s installed in the kitchen roof
always i have been confused of how to ground the antenna i read the post in here but i get more confused than clarify my doubt of how to
This reminds me, last week I went up to Mt. Herman to go hiking and I saw that one of my neighbors had a Winegard HD-7698P mounted on his roof. It was mounted on the south side of the roof pointed north toward Denver with the nose of the antenna resting on the peak of the roof. I almost stopped to ask how it performed. I'm guessing he's getting the Denver full power stations plus Colorado Springs, but I'd think it would work better if he would get it above the roof.
I saw this peticular Ask This Old House episode, & enjoyed seeing an antenna installation. Now I see where I went wrong with the chimney mount straps when I installed an antenna on top of my old house in 1999. At least that guy didn't need an all channel antenna like people do in some markets, like Philadelphia & the southern part of the Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo MI markets.
As for when This Old House & Ask This Old House air in the Chicago market, here's the schedule based on channel:
WTTW 11 (11.1): This Old House: either just 5:30pm or 5:30pm & 6:00pm Saturdays
Ask This Old House: either 6pm or 5:30pm & 6:00pm Saturday It depends on how WTTW wants to show This Old House & Ask This Old House & shown in HD on 11.1
WTTW Prime 11.2: This Old House Hour: Wednesday 8:00pm, Thursday 3:00am & 8:00am, Saturday 7am shown in SD
Create WTTW 11.3: Ask This Old House: Sunday & Wednesday 9:30am, 3:30pm, 9:30pm, & 3:30am (technically Monday morning & Thursday morning)
This Old House: Monday & Friday 9:30am, 3:30pm, 9:30pm, & 3:30am (technically Tuesday morning & Saturday morning) both shown in SD
WYCC (20.1): This Old House Saturday 12:30pm
Ask This Old House: Sunday 12:30pm Shown in HD for both programs
WYIN (56.1): Ask This Old House Tuesday 11:30am & some Saturdays at 10:00am
This Old House: Tuesday 7:00pm, Wednesday 11:30am, & some Saturdays at 9:30am Both programs shown in HD