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by dave01
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
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Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

Ebo, thanks for the info, it seems I’m not over with reading. I knew that I had to find one that had a bigger bandwidth capacity so to improve the refresh rate, but didn’t figured out why, I didn’t realized what it was referring but with your explanation I do now. No solution is perfect at that pric...
by dave01
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

Hmm, interresting, wondering how much loss they would insert outside those frequencies, never thought of using them for this purpose...
by dave01
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

At that point, the only way that I've figured to be able to trace offending/interfering frequencies is to purchase one of those cheap SDR dongles and hook it to the antenna and monitor the spectrum while those glitches occur.. There are some free apps for Windows that will let you use the dongle as ...
by dave01
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

The CM-3201 is rated to filter out 600-2000 frequencies. Issue is that I've got a Videotron cell tower 400ft in front of my house emitting at 2100MHz, not sure it'll get filtered out. Other thing is that in Canada, LTE is still operating above 700MHz, so we still have channels operating up to theore...
by dave01
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

One thing I’m noticing in the RF broadcast band allocation, right next to channel 13 at 213MHz, is the radar frequency from 216-225MHz. On my path from my house almost straight to Mt. Mansfield emitter, I’ve got Trudeau Airport, maybe 10 miles away.. I wonder if it has to do with the SQ glitches I w...
by dave01
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

What is the reported signal strength on 12 and 13? Hi Nickk, Right now from the HDHomeRun Android app: Channel 12: SS 100 / SNR 98 / SQ 100 Channel 13: SS 100 / SNR 69 / SQ 100 Wow, not sure what’s happening, as the signal strength was attenuated to around 85 yesterday... But I’m not seeing SQ glit...
by dave01
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

I knew it wasn’t filtering sub 700MHz frequencies, however, they are not an issue in Canada as of yet. However, yes, ordering a CM LTE filter will be a necessity eventually. For me personally, the AD preamp’s internal filter greatly improved my situation, as I have a Videotron antenna right in front...
by dave01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

Ahem! Yes it does, read on ;) --> https://www.antennasdirect.com/juice.html

It's the FM filter that they dropped on the Juice.. Its predecessor had both filter types but was not offering the same overload protection from nearby stations and low noise insertion figures, that's why I chose this one.
by dave01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

The preamp I'm using (AD Clearstream Juice) has an LTE filter built in. I was thinking of adding an FM filter as well, but knowing that WVNY will be moving to channel 7, I know it'll weaken its signal if I add one. Here you go --> https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=710...
by dave01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

Crash as the signal would start acting up, then literally go null. SQ would go down to zero and SNR in the 40 and stay there. I tried to re-tune the channel to reset the signal with no luck. Now, with the splitter added, it seems to be just enough to render the HDHR4 stable on channel 13. I couldn't...
by dave01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

You are correct, found it.. --> https://www.nab.org/repacking/clearinghouse.asp Results Call Sign: WVNY DMA: Burlington, VT-Plattsburgh, NY (97) Old Channel: 13 New Channel: 7 Facility ID: 11259 Transition Phase: 10 Phase 10 May 2, 2020 - July 3, 2020 At least my antenna will not be obsolete and sti...
by dave01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

I think that station will be going thru a change? Looks like it will be moving from RF13 to RF7. Whats you zipcode? Darn! I hope not... We have channel 7 broadcasted from Sherbrooke 81 miles away at 102 degrees from where I live... My postal code is J7P 5A9, QC province.. TV Fool --> http://tvfool....
by dave01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

The HDHR4 crashed hard after a little over an hour of use, the same as Monday, weird.... Was working great, then the signal went down, wouldn't go up at all.... Hooked it to the WinTV card, working great, checked back with the HDHR4, still no luck, hooked up the splitter with a termination on the op...
by dave01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

So I went outside earlier today and hooked up the stub and 3dB attenuator right before the preamp at the antenna... Then checked the signal on the HDHR5 which was then still hooked to a splitter with a 75 ohm termination on the open port, signal was ok, strength showing around 75, SNR around 62-63, ...
by dave01
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01
Replies: 31
Views: 3744

Re: Fox 11 symbol quality dipping every 15-20 sec - dave01

Been monitoring it for the last half an hour or so and there are still drop outs on the SQ unfortunately, I spoke too soon... :(