Can MOCA interfere with OTA signal

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  1. David B Gregory

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    I have been pulling my hair out I have NBC that does not get OTA signal. All others are fine. Pointed antenna using signal meter (Bolt doesn't work). I have a MOCA 2.5 network bridge as Bolt OTA has none. Tried 3 different antennas with without amplifier. All stations within 2 degree
     
  2. kpeters59

    kpeters59 Well-Known Member

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    See if combining 2 antennas through a splitter doesn't help with possible multi-path issues.

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  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Can you provide more detail on your coax plant and MoCA network setup?
     
  4. V7Goose

    V7Goose OTA ONLY and Loving It!

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    Have you verified that all channels are in the correct band for your antenna? Maybe NBC is on VHF, and you only have a UHF antenna? Although most channels are in the UHF band these days, there are still a few hanging out in the lower frequencies.
     
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  5. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    You could also rule out the MoCA theory by shutting down MoCA, temporarily, for all devices.
     
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    Unfortunately, that article spreads FUD and offers a "solution" that is technically flawed. It isn't terribly difficult to have MoCA and OTA on the same coax, as long as no actual cable signals are in play. I get the impression that the OP is only mixing MoCA and OTA, which is perfectly acceptable assuming the default MoCA bands are used.
     
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  8. LarryAtHome

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    If the antenna cable is removed from the Bolt and plugged directly into the TV, does the TV receive NBC? This would verify that the signal is there.
    LTE signals from cell providers can interfere with OTA reception, have you tried a LTE filter? Some places will allow you to return an item if not needed.
     
  9. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    That article's suggestion is a disaster ... and seems entirely pointless given the 7 followup bullets explaining all the ways in which it can't work.
     
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  10. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Might be worthwhile providing your zip code or a report from TVFool.com (or nearby) to allow others to assist in reviewing what you *should* be seeing.
     
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