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Old 04-23-2014, 11:14 AM   #1
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Question OTA TV reception at High Falls State Park?

Need to know if there is decent OTA TV reception at High Falls State Park in Georgia? We are heading up there tomorrow for 4 days and don't want to have to drag my portable satellite system with me unless I have to.

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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I was there last weekend couldn't get one channel

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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We were there two weeks ago and only got one channel and it came and went.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:35 PM   #4
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I hate you guys j/k Well it looks like I need to load up the satellite dish. This brings up another question are there south facing sites?
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They face all different directions. Pretty good tree cover around. Best shot may be the back loop on river side. Pretty open in middle. Good luck
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Old 04-23-2014, 03:08 PM   #6
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They face all different directions. Pretty good tree cover around. Best shot may be the back loop on river side. Pretty open in middle. Good luck
I found the camp ground map are you talking about the ones along the river, sites 1 through 5 and 7,9 and 11 or the one with all the pull through's? My 5ver is 36' so I need a decent sized site.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:18 AM   #7
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Loop D, 65-85. We stayed at 39 with our TT. It's 36' and we could have put it on nearly any site we wanted. Loop C is nice 40,42,44,45 nice and flat so are 12,13,14. The host site beside playground if I remember correctly, had a dish set out.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:52 AM   #8
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So I use AntennaWeb - Home for answering this question.

The stations are color coded. Yellow is easy for an RV roof antenna.
AIMING requires a compass; however if you zoom in you can move the "pipper" to your camp site and aim your antenna at something permanent (like a building or another campsite) that you can see in the photo view

Remember the antenna is aimed like an airplane where the "wings" are the foils on the sides and the cockpit is the white amp box (or leading fins on the Sesnar 4/Wingman mod. "Fly" to the towers.

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Ended up picking site 75 in loop D. I was using a Satellite Finder app and 75 "SEEMED" perfect. Couldn't get a signal, used a compass and realized the app was off by about a 100 degrees.

plshilo was in site 74 so I had to encroach on his site to place my dish. Got 97% signal so all is well.


Really nice campground BTW.

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Ended up picking site 75 in loop D. I was using a Satellite Finder app and 75 "SEEMED" perfect. Couldn't get a signal, used a compass and realized the app was off by about a 100 degrees.



plshilo was in site 74 so I had to encroach on his site to place my dish. Got 97% signal so all is well.





Really nice campground BTW.



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Nice...was that by chance two FRF members at the same SP and next to each other?!



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I bought a 2014 Grey Wolf last year from a local dealer, They tell me the antenna on it is the best one one the market, but when going caming the first 6 times, I could barely get one channel. Dealer tells me that is is because im probably in a remote area, but I went camping with a freind of mine, same campground, right next to eachother who has a 31' (can't remember the brand) and he got like 40 digital channels, whats the deal? is it I just have a crappy antenna on the Grey Wolf and he has a better one that came with his.. any suggestions??

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Nice...was that by chance two FRF members at the same SP and next to each other?!
Yeah, wasn't it lucky for me the that he was?
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I bought a 2014 Grey Wolf last year from a local dealer, They tell me the antenna on it is the best one one the market, but when going caming the first 6 times, I could barely get one channel. Dealer tells me that is is because im probably in a remote area, but I went camping with a freind of mine, same campground, right next to eachother who has a 31' (can't remember the brand) and he got like 40 digital channels, whats the deal? is it I just have a crappy antenna on the Grey Wolf and he has a better one that came with his.. any suggestions??

Thx Tuna
I have a app (this one actually works) called TV Antenna Helper it shows you which way to point your antenna with different color lines green for good to red for good luck showing which way to point your antenna. We were camping last month in semi fringe area I had about 15 channels my friend was getting one. I said look where my antenna is pointed and point your's that way. He did and rescaned and 15 too. Another thing could be that there is a small green led button where your cable goes to the TV I think it controls cable vs ota.
BTW here all the lines are red.
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Yeah, i did the whole checking the green button thing, , thing is the crappy antenna my camper came with is a permenant one, its not one of those you crank up and down, its a little UFo shapped one, piece of crap if you ask me, but the dealer told me different, porbably sold me a bum steer.
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Yeah, i did the whole checking the green button thing, , thing is the crappy antenna my camper came with is a permenant one, its not one of those you crank up and down, its a little UFo shapped one, piece of crap if you ask me, but the dealer told me different, porbably sold me a bum steer.
They make a coaxial cable tester that checks for continuity, there could be a break in the cable. They aren't to expensive. As a matter of fact I got an email today from solid signal they have a flash sale on em Perfect Vision Pocket Cable Tester (PVPTTWO) from Solid Signal
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We were at High Falls the end of March. Started out in site 82 and could not get a single channel with satellite or antenna. The second day we moved to the other side of the loop - site 68. Put out the satellite and got great reception. I think it is pretty much hit or miss there.
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Can you pm me a link to the campground and I will see what Antennaweb.org puts up and snip a photo to post.

This one in GA?
76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, Georgia 30233

If that is the correct address, it is too far off the beaten path for OTA reception with a roof mounted antenna.
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Can you pm me a link to the campground and I will see what Antennaweb.org puts up and snip a photo to post.

This one in GA?
76 High Falls Park Drive
Jackson, Georgia 30233

If that is the correct address, it is too far off the beaten path for OTA reception with a roof mounted antenna.
Yup that is the place .
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Yup that is the place .
Bummer. Take some DVDs.
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I bought a 2014 Grey Wolf last year from a local dealer, They tell me the antenna on it is the best one one the market, but when going caming the first 6 times, I could barely get one channel. Dealer tells me that is is because im probably in a remote area, but I went camping with a freind of mine, same campground, right next to eachother who has a 31' (can't remember the brand) and he got like 40 digital channels, whats the deal? is it I just have a crappy antenna on the Grey Wolf and he has a better one that came with his.. any suggestions??

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Make sure you have the booster turned on. Should be right close to antenna connections by TV.
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