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by rusttodust
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: dual tuner box, one tuner wasn't responding
Replies: 2
Views: 550

dual tuner box, one tuner wasn't responding

Hi, I have an HDHR5-2US, Device ID 1066F6C0. I tried starting Windows Media Center and no channels were working so I tried the HDHomeRun View program and it wasn't showing anything either and there weren't any error messages. I started HDHomeRun Config GUI and tried tuning to a channel using Tuner0....
by rusttodust
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

Last Saturday I went to the roof to work on the antennas. I tried using only the bottom antenna with twin lead and signal booster again but didn't get good enough signals for multiple stations. So, instead of moving the bottom antenna to the top of the mast I tried pointing the top antenna, by itsel...
by rusttodust
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

I found the option to send diagnostics was checked in the HDHomeRun Setup program and hadn't been unchecked. However when I used my web browser to go to http://192.168.100.28/system.html of the HDHomeRun box I saw the option was unchecked. I don't remember if I messed with that setting but I recheck...
by rusttodust
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

I found an HDHomeRun Signal Meter app for Android, put it on a tablet, and used it on the roof. I found if I stood next to the antenna then 15 would start working. I read somewhere that the water in the human body sort of focuses electromagnetic waves.
by rusttodust
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

OK. Thank you for clarifying the antenna position and channels. I thought maybe I was picking up duplicate channels but hadn't heard of duplicates in the area. I started the HDHomeRun Setup program and went to the Advanced tab to check the diagnostic reporting setting. It is still checked and says t...
by rusttodust
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

I have a new question. For the last few times I did a channel scan the HDHomeRun Setup program found 42 programs but I'm not seeing that many channels, but close to that number, in the list after the scan. What does that mean?
by rusttodust
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

Seems like I need a little bit more of signal from the direction of the 3 and 8 transmitters but I knew from experience that attaching the top antenna to the bottom antenna with the bottom connected to the coax cable probably wouldn't help. I remembered the twinlead wires alone can pick up TV signal...
by rusttodust
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

After doing all of that ^ and waiting almost an hour I redid the channel scan. I lost 8 in the list, kept 3, and gained 15. However, a couple minutes after doing that 15 became unwatchable and crashes the HDHomeRun View program.
by rusttodust
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

Using only the bottom antenna pointed at 190 degrees, magnetic north, with the balun connected to it, eliminating the twinlead wire, I was able to get the following without out a signal booster and with a passive 4 way splitter between the antennas and the HDHomeRun box. I didn't see any wild fluctu...
by rusttodust
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

It might not be easy to see in the pics but the twinlead wires are next to one of the mast supports, are electrical taped to the mast, and again electrical taped to the lower part of the upper antenna. I think the coax was taped to lower part of the upper antenna but I removed that for now.
by rusttodust
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

Today I tried using only the top antenna hoping that would solve the problem of the signal quality jumping around so much for 3, 8, 10. I disconnected the bottom antenna and checked the channels in the HDHomeRun Config GUI program. Disconnecting the bottom antenna didn't help. So.. I thought maybe t...
by rusttodust
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

Well.. just after I posted that ^ I tried some different substations of 10 and the wide fluctuations of signal quality stopped. Then I tried a couple more stations and the wide fluctuations started again.
by rusttodust
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

After turning the top antenna away from the 281 degrees a bit channel 3 is more steady but the signal quality of 10 is still bouncing around a lot- quickly ranging from 56 to 100. The stream of 10 looks OK. Could I be picking up interference from something like a cell tower? I tried powering off the...
by rusttodust
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

I read someplace that TVFool's data is outdated. I forgot about that. I climbed back up on the roof and pointed the top antenna to 281 degrees and the bottom to 190 degrees. Now, 8 has signal strength 77, signal quality at 100 or close to that, and symbol quality 100. 3 is having some issues but the...
by rusttodust
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: poor signal quality until box is restarted
Replies: 27
Views: 2355

Re: poor signal quality until box is restarted

I'm impressed you identified the antenna. I had no idea what it was. Here is a pic of the current aiming. https://i.imgur.com/XWAUBMc.jpg Here is my TVFool profile. http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d903824cd184bf4 That doesn't give my exact address but I think it provides th...