Channel Master 4228 ?

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Gonna try the CM 4228 for the 6 OTA channels 60 miles away.I was wondering
if a amp was necessary for a run of 25 foot of good RG6 ? Any one use a
CM4228 at this range ? The terrain is mostly flat with a few tall pines
trees. Thanks
 
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Lenbo wrote:
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> Gonna try the CM 4228 for the 6 OTA channels 60 miles away.I was wondering
> if a amp was necessary for a run of 25 foot of good RG6 ? Any one use a
> CM4228 at this range ? The terrain is mostly flat with a few tall pines
> trees. Thanks


I use a Channel Master 3021 4 bay bow tie (indoors) to our local
towers
11 miles away.... No problem.. 7 of 7 DT/HD stations are
fine.

Have also tried it from 40 miles away to Wausau Towers on Rib
Mountain... Worked fine (indoors) for 2.5 of 3 HD channels...

My HD receiver is a now old Samsung T-151...
 
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Lenbo (harleylen3@cox.net) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
> Gonna try the CM 4228 for the 6 OTA channels 60 miles away.I was wondering
> if a amp was necessary for a run of 25 foot of good RG6 ? Any one use a
> CM4228 at this range ?

You won't need an amp to overcome cable losses, but the raw signal level
might be too low, depending on transmitter power. A good mast-mounted
pre-amp (like the CM 777x series) will rarely do any harm to signal quality
that far from the transmitters. If you are too close, you might lose
signal due to input overload, but I wouldn't worry about that where you
are. I'm 20-30 miles away from some strong signals, and the pre-amp helped
me.

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I am located half way between Richmond, VA and Washington D.C. about 55
miles to both city's transmitter. I am using the CM 4228 with the the CM
7775 amp. My cable run is about 60 ft.

I have no problem getting the channel from either location. I was presently
surprised I received all of the D.C. locals as well as I did since I am on
the downhill side of a rather long slope.

Anyway, you shouldn't have any problems. I would try it without the amp
first. I only needed the amp for a couple of the lower power stations.

Good Luck!


"Lenbo" <harleylen3@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Gonna try the CM 4228 for the 6 OTA channels 60 miles away.I was wondering
> if a amp was necessary for a run of 25 foot of good RG6 ? Any one use a
> CM4228 at this range ? The terrain is mostly flat with a few tall pines
> trees. Thanks
>
>
 
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Brad Cobb (brcobb@excites.com) wrote in alt.tv.tech.hdtv:
> I am located half way between Richmond, VA and Washington D.C. about 55
> miles to both city's transmitter. I am using the CM 4228 with the the CM
> 7775 amp. My cable run is about 60 ft.
>
> I have no problem getting the channel from either location. I was presently
> surprised I received all of the D.C. locals

....except, of course, for the UPN station, which broadcasts using less power
than the average microwave oven.

It's a sore spot with me, because I really want "Enterprise" in HD, which
they *are* passing through...just not to anybody more than a mile or
two from the tower. :)

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I got one on my roof I don't use anymore, with probably over 50 feet of
coaxial attached. (I now use cable TV for HDTV).

If you want it -- come and get it. I'm in PA.

"Lenbo" <harleylen3@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Gonna try the CM 4228 for the 6 OTA channels 60 miles away.I was wondering
> if a amp was necessary for a run of 25 foot of good RG6 ? Any one use a
> CM4228 at this range ? The terrain is mostly flat with a few tall pines
> trees. Thanks
>
>
 

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Eric thanks for the offer , as I live in Florida that would be one heck of a
long ride to PA. I would be more than happy to pay for shipping .



"Eric" <Eric@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> I got one on my roof I don't use anymore, with probably over 50 feet of
> coaxial attached. (I now use cable TV for HDTV).
>
> If you want it -- come and get it. I'm in PA.
>
> "Lenbo" <harleylen3@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:i8_Ic.2372$gy6.989@lakeread04...
> > Gonna try the CM 4228 for the 6 OTA channels 60 miles away.I was
wondering
> > if a amp was necessary for a run of 25 foot of good RG6 ? Any one use a
> > CM4228 at this range ? The terrain is mostly flat with a few tall pines
> > trees. Thanks
> >
> >
>
>
 
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"Lenbo" <harleylen3@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Eric thanks for the offer , as I live in Florida that would be one heck of
a
> long ride to PA. I would be more than happy to pay for shipping .
>
>
>
> "Eric" <Eric@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:XoKdnY_T9Ktas2HdRVn-rQ@speakeasy.net...
> > I got one on my roof I don't use anymore, with probably over 50 feet of
> > coaxial attached. (I now use cable TV for HDTV).
> >
> > If you want it -- come and get it. I'm in PA.
> >
> > "Lenbo" <harleylen3@cox.net> wrote in message
> > news:i8_Ic.2372$gy6.989@lakeread04...
> > > Gonna try the CM 4228 for the 6 OTA channels 60 miles away.I was
> wondering
> > > if a amp was necessary for a run of 25 foot of good RG6 ? Any one use
a
> > > CM4228 at this range ? The terrain is mostly flat with a few tall
pines
> > > trees. Thanks
> > >
I use one to receive Ft Meyers (56 miles away). I find that I can get two
of the 4 stations in that area without an amp. With a Radio Shack antenna
amp ($70.00) I get all 4. (Cape Coral, Ft Meyers, Naples). If fact I get
them when some of the locals go out in the early morning. But that's a
problem with multiple stations coming in (skip). That plays havoc with
HDTV. Any same channel reception and the HD channel drops out
 
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You should also consider a Winegard HD9095P (http://tinyurl.com/3zf75)
UHF-only antenna. It is very directional, has high forward gain, and
is very well built. It has a built-in VHF coupler (all connectors are
75 ohm coax) which allows a separate VHF antenna to be pointed in a
different direction (I use this antenna).

Unless you need to pick up channels 2-6, use either a Winegard YA-6713
(http://tinyurl.com/5aqw7) or YA-1713 (http://tinyurl.com/4el36). Both
are designed only for channels 7-13 (VHF-hi), which makes them much
smaller than an all VHF model. If all of your HD stations are UHF,
then the HD9095P is the only antenna you need.

You will also need a low-noise preamp. Two possible choices are the
Winegard AP-4700 and the AP-8700 (http://tinyurl.com/66ws8). The
AP-4700 is UHF-only (passes VHF) and the AP-8700 is VHF/UHF. If you
live very close to an FM transmitter, there is the risk of interference
if you use the AP-8700 (Radio Shack sells an FM trap).

If you want to try to pick up more distant stations (for more money),
Channel Master makes the excellent Titan series pre-amp
(http://tinyurl.com/4xylm) that a friend of mine is quite pleased with
(he's 50 miles from the closest transmitter). Model 7775 is UHF-only,
but it will not pass VHF. Model 7777 is UHF/VHF and offers the option
of separate UHF and VHF inputs (be careful of potential overload from
local stations). If you try the 7777 and VHF overloads, you can buy
6-db pads at Radio Shack for the VHF input. These pre-amps are
specifically designed for Fringe reception.

A reputable mail-order source I have used for many years is Warren
Electronics (http://tinyurl.com/5pddo), if you can't find these
locally. You could also try http://shopping.yahoo.com and search by
make/model (i.e. "Winegard AP-4700"), where you may, or may not find a
better price.


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