Wind Farm

Wind Farm

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:28 am

Mehoopany wind farm has been put online in the past month or so. Now my TV signal is screwed up. Yes I have an antenna I don't have cable on my road and am sick of the Sat companies. So I had great reception with 14 channels give or take w/ full HD most of em anyway and free. Well now it sucks. Is there anything anyone knows that may help. I just put a new bigger better antenna up to try . I got some improvement but still choppy. Its like I can tell how fast the damn things are turning 20 miles away. I wrote to BP but not to confident that I will hear anything. :mad:
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: snuffy On: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:51 am

Flyer5,

And most "greenies" think this is clean energy!

Two things can be occurring:
1) If it started when the poles were erected then it is possibly a ghosting problem as the signal bounces from pole to pole.

2) If it began after the wind farm was operational then electro-magnetic fields are causing the problems. Many of these turbines are using 15 Hz generators and the EM field cast is far and wide. It is these EM fields that the greenies are discounting as clean energy. One persons smog is another person cologne and a third persons alergic reaction. (Please see my post on metal content in polyurethane.)
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:18 am

Dave,

First off I think I would contact the PUC in Harrisburg and see if there is any help available there. If none, I think I would try the local TV station's consumer affairs reporter. That may get you some help to get cable run to your house or free satellite.


Years ago, my dad had 1 of the big dishes at his house. Then we startedd getting what they called T.I. or terrestial interference. It would really affect the signal. We had built mesh screens to place on either side of the dish. That probably would not work on a roof mounted antenna, but may be something to think about..... moving the antenna to the ground and making mesh screens and see if that would trap the magnetic interference.


Maybe YANCHE can add some input..........




Rick
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:40 am

Hey Flyer how large is your antenna ? I don't use cable either but I am only using rabbit ears. It's ok but I get interference too on different nights . I was interested to see your antenna set up. Is there any FCC laws on interference they could possibly be breaking?
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:25 am

Smokeyja wrote:Hey Flyer how large is your antenna ? I don't use cable either but I am only using rabbit ears. It's ok but I get interference too on different nights . I was interested to see your antenna set up. Is there any FCC laws on interference they could possibly be breaking?


"rabbit ears" :shock: I thought those did not work anymore to catch any TV signals ? Ive never had satellite but im getting so tired of cable bills id seriously think about the rabbit ear option if i could get the basic channels?
Of course we even have new wind farms within 5 miles of me in eastern ma. so maybe id have the same interference issues :( It does seem like these windmills are only going to get more and more widespread across the east coast as the years go on.
Great time for those who are young to start perusing a carrier in this field because most the schools and work force for these things have to be coming from the west coast (if i was 22 years old without a carrier id be all over this *censored*!) :idea:
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:44 am

dcrane wrote:im getting so tired of cable bills


DISH offers "The welcome package" Your local channels, the History channel & a handful of others: We paid $21 a month for over a year, but recently with Uncle Bill here we upgraded to $85 a month.
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: steamup On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:25 am

Here is a tact to try...

Write the TV stations and tell them you really miss their programming which is no lost due to interference. You really miss all the good advertisements as their sponsers had great products. You are now forced to view elsewhere. ;)

Urge them to investigate. Tell them you would support them if they filed a complaint with the FCC.

https://www.fcc.gov/guides/interference-complaints
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:44 am

Freddy I've got Dish Network as well - had them for 10 years now. Best TV provider out there, hands down.



Flyer if you have some pipe laying around, try raising the antenna up higher. That's about my only idea on that one, but worth a shot anyway. Might work.
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:07 pm

Smokeyja wrote:Hey Flyer how large is your antenna ? I don't use cable either but I am only using rabbit ears. It's ok but I get interference too on different nights . I was interested to see your antenna set up. Is there any FCC laws on interference they could possibly be breaking?




I was able to get great reception with only rabbit ears up until they put the windfarm on line. Now I have http://www.antennahub.com/outdoor-tv-antenna.aspx
I am at 1600MSL and the wind farm is about the same 20-25miles south of me . The antennas are about 35miles south. So that puts the turbines right in line. For the past 2 yrs I have had great reception w full HD and it cost me nothing . I had all local channel approx 12 or 14 of them.
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:11 pm

Freddy wrote:
dcrane wrote:im getting so tired of cable bills


DISH offers "The welcome package" Your local channels, the History channel & a handful of others: We paid $21 a month for over a year, but recently with Uncle Bill here we upgraded to $85 a month.




F$%K DISH NETWORK . No offense and thanks for the info.But they screwed me and would not make good on it. On top of that all the extra charges on top of the normal rate. I don't watch enough tv for it to be worth while. Nothing good on half the time anyway. Plus I am cheap! LOL
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:12 pm

Sorry to hear that - I've had good luck with them so far. I feel the same way about Charter Cable - I'll never give those pricks another dime as long as I'm breathing!

Wow that far away and still interfering? They must be massive ... or on a hill?

I have an old roof antenna I used for my scanner. I pick up everything for miles around, so long as I can get that damn coax cable set in the right position. Friggin connectors from Hong Kong .... :roll:
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:14 pm

SMITTY wrote:Freddy I've got Dish Network as well - had them for 10 years now. Best TV provider out there, hands down.



Flyer if you have some pipe laying around, try raising the antenna up higher. That's about my only idea on that one, but worth a shot anyway. Might work.


I tried putting it up about 15' more. I figure I would have to go another 150' to 200' just to get above those things they are huge. We are about the same altitude.
They call it the endless mountains where I am and its for a reason. Thanks.
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:15 pm

SMITTY wrote:Sorry to hear that - I've had good luck with them so far. I feel the same way about Charter Cable - I'll never give those pricks another dime as long as I'm breathing!

Wow that far away and still interfering? They must be massive ... or on a hill?

I have an old roof antenna I used for my scanner. I pick up everything for miles around, so long as I can get that damn coax cable set in the right position. Friggin connectors from Hong Kong .... :roll:



Look up Mehoopany wind farm.
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:18 pm

HOLY CRAP!!! I guess "huge" is an understatement! :shock:
http://www.res-americas.com/en/portfolio/wind/development/mehoopany-wind-farm.aspx
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


There's that buzzword again ..... CHANGE ... :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Wind Farm

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:38 pm

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Here are some pics of parts on my way to work. Cell phone so they are not too good.
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