The Erod1944 Channel: I realize that I'm 6 years late but here's my quality report. Nice job
with 2 exceptions. 1. No drip loop on the coax between the antenna and
the entrance grill. 2. Tampering with cable & phone grounds is a pretty
poor idea. Supplying your own ground clamp would have been the
professional thing to do. Nevertheless, I'm glad you're getting good video
and hope you enjoy the media..
timm2020: You better hope you do not have a lot of wind.
You do not have enough of the mast coming down along the roof.
Any heavy winds will work that right off the roof.
That ground will not work.
You should have run the wire to the ground rod for the electrical system.
Just mounting it to a bracket on the electrical box will not work.
If you look below that box you should see a copper wire running to the rod.
Connect your ground to that.
Dawna Berry: Tell me what is the right direction should the antenna be facing starting
with the small end north, south, east, or west.
mandh14: Surely the best position for your preamp is at the masthead not at the end
of a coax run?
Ivan Chu: I don't ground my antenna's
cause I like to live dangerously
Vic Singh: What gauge grounding wire did you used?
jadar75: Could you possibly tell everyone more useless info! mate!
sonick808: those cold water grounds are crap, i need to upgrade mine also
Mickey Raton: To ground the antenna, does that have to be connected to the pole you're
referring to in the video or can a copper grounding rod be used?
devkat2112: Thanks for all the good comments. The antenna is still working, although I
still get the signal cutting out on some channels. I don't think I can ever
totally get rid of it because planes fly overhead. BTW, All the materials
came from Radio Shack even that little ampliflier.
superblitz: the longer the coax, the more degraded the signal will become.
sevan7: Thanks for posting this. Now I have an idea what I need to do and the
materials I need. I love Youtube an people like you who take the time to
post things and help other people out. Thanks!
redneckbryon: How many channels do you get with that type of antenna?
kojamoz: @BlazejLW10 It's spelt "Communism" and "Synagogue" you peanut.
ROG M: on the coax, coming from the antena in to the house. right befor its going
in to the house you need to make a loop. the loop prevents rain water going
in to the house. FYI
alwaysopen: This was pretty informational by demonstrating a mounting bracket I had
never seen before. Did you say you got it at Radio Shack? Something that
gave me a chuckle was the fact that the old guy was a little lost when it
comes to wiring. A razor knife is the last tool I would like to use for
stripping wire but I wouldn't hack at it. He didn't even twist the wire
tight before trying to wrap it around the ground bracket. It was like
watching Benny Hill.
lMP0SSIBLE: you wasted half a day, risking falling of the roof and having all that
messy cabling for what? Maybe $100 that you would have to pay to a
professional. No thank you
EasyListeningLounge: Try a Winegard Peramplifier. It will help your reception a lot.
vorkev1: o i forgot use solid wire for the ground as it will not melt as fast
Nate Ngzcaz: where did the signal strength come from ?
101AOK: On e guy says you took a chance climbing on the roof instead of paying $100
TO HAVE IT INSTALLED. WHAT ??? I'll climb the roof for $20 and I'm,
disabled Must be nice to $ to piss away! Good vid rock on!
Nick Kat: why do u need a ground wire for a tv antenna for??? here in australia we
dont have that!
Ryan Crook: Good advice on the RG6, but I have to disagree with the ground wire advice.
First of all, a good size wire to use is #6 AWG, and there is no solid wire
produced for this size of ground anymore. Also, solid/stranded really makes
no difference for "melting" under identical loads. Stick with the stranded
stuff, works just fine.
mac4417: funny...."got our nuts on this backside"!!! Thanks for the valuable
information. For those who do not have a grounding post - you can ground
your wire on an exterior pipe.
vorkev1: use better coax for less signel loss something like rg6 or rg-9 something
thick the thicker the better and the lower lose the cable the better also
you are broubley useing a cheap crapy amp looks like a inline wich is made
for 1 tv. and when you get you splitter you want 1ghz or higher with lo
lose. grounding should go to its won ground in the ground as when grounding
to ther grounds can couse interference.
MrWart101: nothing wrong with using a box cutter to strip cable, if you are capable of
ANTENNA MONTREAL: Poor guy ,,all this false information ,not to insult this page but this is
razz: Clever, good tip.
meroque: great samsung tv!!! i need to install my antenna too!
CliveGains80s: how many rg6 can go into antennia. is there an adaptor for 2? see we had 2
seperate rg6, no splitter of one cable, to 2 seperate tv outlets. Well
former cable company used an existing tv line and now no free to air on
that outlet. im thinking of following rg6 from wall though roof. There an
isolator box outside with 2 rg6 leads?. i dont understand it. what the
earth can i do.
MegaMusic1964: Try a Winegard preamplifier. It will improve your reception. You can order
them from Amazon.com
Evil Dude: @ngzcaz the TV, it's in the settings menu, if you have a newer TV you'll
traviswhat: id say it was an electrical supplier
AerialInstallerLeeds: Great guide! We've put together a more basic guide but your guide is great!
RicoshetSC: Camera man -"not bad for a bunch of amateurs" Guy using a box cutter to
strip cable-"speak for yourself" I do believe he can speak for you also sir.
Roof Handles: An amplifier won't help with reception. FULL STOP ! An antenna is used for
reception of signal. An amplifier will overcome signal loss due to
infrastructure ie joins and splitters. If you are receiving rubbish you
will amplify or 'boost' your rubbish. You need line of sight ideally, a
quality antenna tuned to the frequency you wish to receive ( band 4 and 5
say) and a signal strength meter to get you in the right direction. When
your drain is blocked you call a plumber, for TV call a ----
traviswhat: don't bend the coax though make a neat loop you don't want to break the
abprice76: I don't have a spare $100.00 so this sounds good to me.
Rieksfier: wire strippers are your friend.
radioxdeath: thanks for posting!! Question where did you get the antenna mounting
bracket(s) at? thanks!! :D
DumpYourTelevision: This is very lame.
snowbird29803: Lightning likes to travel in a straight line. Better to run ground wire
straight down to a dedicated ground rod. Use some type of stand-offs (or
span) f/the wire to help avoid melted siding and to limit number of fire
trucks needed. You can bond your new rod to any others. An improvement
would be to route coax down to the ground and place your ground "block"
right there at the ground rod. Route coax to your interior. Shine up all
ground connections including the rod; use sand paper on rod top.
RealmEternal: Good job, must have got nerves of steel to climb up there and do the
redman840: @MrSidchrome Lightning strikes?.....Grounding also eliminates man made
Ronald Arjune: I am 50 years old and don't think I can climb to the roof to install an
antenna for HDTV. My physical ability was depleted with my psychotropics
for my mental illness. Anyhow I want to buy the antenna from Radio Shack
and somehow get it on the roof. RS said it was $139. My parents have cable
but I prefer to have free TV in my room when I go visit them. I will have
to drill a hole in the brick wall to pass the coax into my room so I will
have to buy a long bit--probably 3/8"?
gthree0239: @9:26 a helicopter powers up. Thanks for the video helped me with my
install. Suck it cable and digital satellite. Thanks netflix
monkeyman1140: You should use a 4 or 8 bay bowtie antenna for best results. Those giant
older antennas were designed for channel ranges 2-69, but nowadays the
channel band is narrower, limited to 7-52, which means the antenna no
longer has to be 15 feet long to get good reception.
imscuba: Un hook that ground ASAP. an RF ground needs to be seperate.. even if for
reception.. get a small ground rod 4-5' drive it in ground.. take that
green wire and solder it to the NEW ground rod.. never use the AC Mains
ground for an antenna YIKES! ( Not to mention its all corroded.. probabaly
isnt even electrically connected)