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Old 09-05-2016, 09:13 AM   #421
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:14 AM   #422
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Myron - Are you on Central New Mexico Coop power? If so, that might be the culprit. There are often power 'anomalies' on that system and perhaps your new surge protector is so sensitive that it is tripping on those. We are on CNM and see lots of power issues (we run our home PC through a UPS). Wonder if there is a way for you to detect those and see if they coincide with your 'anomalies'?
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Old 09-05-2016, 09:45 AM   #423
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That's a good enough guess as any, Fran (or Dave). Oddest thing was after I re-attached the black wire lead out to the WFCO the thing popped and clicked loudly and all became good.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:36 PM   #424
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I have also found my captains lights and a shelf at bedside to be very welcome additions. Nice work.

Got my seven dollar (satellite) signal finder - seems to be good to go with the King Jack. 46 channels in the back yard today.
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:45 PM   #425
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I have also found my captains lights and a shelf at bedside to be very welcome additions. Nice work.

Got my seven dollar (satellite) signal finder - seems to be good to go with the King Jack. 46 channels in the back yard today.
Hey Myron if you were talking to me , Thankyou . You still have me beat with your box in front and your cool dinette table . You are very creative and you think outside of the box . Pat
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:44 PM   #426
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Got my seven dollar (satellite) signal finder - seems to be good to go with the King Jack. 46 channels in the back yard today.
So you rotated the antenna and the needle went higher or lower. Did you get strong readings 180* from each other?

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Yes, Pat, and you're very welcome.

Ron: With the seven dollar finder attached outside as seen in the pix the meter needle screetched and whipped to far right. Detected really strong signal. Manually rotating the antenna mast away would turn the needle back to zero. A knob for fine tuning really had no effect, guessing because of relative close proximity to the transmitters on Sandia Mountain just 20-25 miles away.

Once strong signal easily established I unscrewed the meter because it seemed redundantly busy, - connected the cables together. Clearly, at my house, using a meter not needed. This antenna has a wide berth. TV reception outstanding.

Was a windy day. Green cord will be used as guy wires. Next, need to add some screws to prevent telescoping PVC masts from turning the antenna in a wind.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:12 PM   #428
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Manually rotating the antenna mast away would turn the needle back to zero..

Was a windy day. Green cord will be used as guy wires. Next, need to add some screws to prevent telescoping PVC masts from turning the antenna in a wind.
Well if it drops back down to zero when rotated that's useful. So if there were other stations in another direction it would probably find them.

I like to avoid using things like screws that might need a tool to use. I use small diameter hitch pins. Just stick them in the hole, no tools required.

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With Spring here after a wet winter I began thinking about creepy invaders from the underground seeking homes in the trailer. Prisoners could crawl through air ducts, so arachnoids and wasps could do it too. My hot water vents need a security update.

They sell really nice screens for this. Was about to buy, then opened the vent flap and did a closer inspection. Guess what: I found with a screwdriver and mild persuasion that grid snaps right out. Had leftover nylon screening, strong thread and a big needle. I actually enjoyed the sewing.

Settled for Duct tape over the smaller vent.
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