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Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2020, 7:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,794
Posted By OTAFAN
Here's another post on TV Fool that might be of...

Here's another post on TV Fool that might be of interest to you, BigBean:

http://forum.tvfool.com/showpost.php?p=58306&postcount=75

What antenna are you using now? Generally speaking, a higher...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jul-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,794
Posted By OTAFAN
Hello BigBean: I would think UV rays and...

Hello BigBean:

I would think UV rays and heat from the Sun along with other weather conditions, all contribute to shorten the life of preamps. I don't think you're going to get any longer life out...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jun-2020, 9:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi derf: Tim is correct in the reply he gave...

Hi derf:

Tim is correct in the reply he gave your above comment. But there is probably another possibility.

Because you're so close to the towers of the channels in question (less than 10...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Jun-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi RG6er: Welcome to the forum! Let's...

Hi RG6er:

Welcome to the forum!

Let's start with your rabbitears.info report for your zip code. It's more accurate with repack as the TV Fool report has not been updated for some time. And the...
Forum: Antennas 14-Jun-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,253
Posted By OTAFAN
An old tip that was passed on to me decades ago...

An old tip that was passed on to me decades ago by an electronics audiophile, was to replace all the CAPS in the audio path of an AM/Shortwave (or any other) radio with non-polarized CAPS to enhance...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jun-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,317
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi agios11: I would either replace your...

Hi agios11:

I would either replace your antenna with what you already have (RCA ANT751, excellent reputation), which you said has been performing well for the past 10 years and you can buy from...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-May-2020, 1:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi DaveBB: Here is your rabbitears.info...

Hi DaveBB:

Here is your rabbitears.info report which is probably more accurate than tvfool (please be patient as it takes about 30 seconds to load):
...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2020, 7:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,566
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Dagwood: I agree with jrgagne99 above,...

Hi Dagwood:

I agree with jrgagne99 above, who is pointing you in the right direction.

As I understand these issues you raise, it's a process of elimination starting with your antenna and preamp...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2020, 9:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,306
Posted By OTAFAN
This might clarify a bit..... ...

This might clarify a bit.....

https://www.techhive.com/article/3514508/atsc-3-0-how-cord-cutters-should-plan-for-antenna-tv-upgrade.html
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2020, 1:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By OTAFAN
I think your TV Fool report which shows 2Edge...

I think your TV Fool report which shows 2Edge probably is right. Which means there is some kind of interference between the towers and your location; particularly in your case, with those two VHF...
Forum: Welcome 28-Mar-2020, 8:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 27,558
Posted By OTAFAN
Welcome to the Forum Fox! I see you've...

Welcome to the Forum Fox!

I see you've already learned that research and persistence pays off in successfully installing an OTA TV antenna system. Congratulations on your project for your...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Mar-2020, 7:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,423
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi smcquary: Here is your rabbitears.info...

Hi smcquary:

Here is your rabbitears.info report, which is probably more accurate or up to date especially regarding Repack:
...
Forum: Reception Devices 13-Mar-2020, 6:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,234
Posted By OTAFAN
Welcome back, Bob! I was wondering where you've...

Welcome back, Bob! I was wondering where you've been. Glad to see you're alive and well.

Anyway, go with the Yaesu. My ham buds at HRO give it "thumbs up." Right now, it's "Yaesu Month" at HRO, so...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,138
Posted By OTAFAN
According to hdtvprimer.com and posted in another...

According to hdtvprimer.com and posted in another thread by rabbit73 similar to #13 above:

"For UHF the strong and weak spots are often 5 to 20 feet apart. If you are in a neighborhood with...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,547
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi corvairbob: I'm not a Tech, but it looks...

Hi corvairbob:

I'm not a Tech, but it looks to me like an Antop Antenna knock off. You can do a web search and see for yourself.

Sometime ago, I saw a YouTube review by a Canadian TV installer...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2020, 9:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,973
Posted By OTAFAN
How did you come out with your new set up,...

How did you come out with your new set up, rickbb?

BTW, what market are you in?

TV Fool is still loading S.....L.....O.....W.....hope the Boss resolves the issues very soon!
Forum: Antennas 23-Jan-2020, 9:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,887
Posted By OTAFAN
Antennas Direct/Mohu ATSC 3.0-Update

Antennas Direct/Mohu has big plans for 2020, which includes ATSC 3.0 and streaming upgrades. Interesting interview with AD CEO, Richard Schneider.
...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 14-Jan-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 43,723
Posted By OTAFAN
Me too with two PMs today. Hope it's not you know...

Me too with two PMs today. Hope it's not you know who???

As well, deleted without opening.
Forum: Antennas 13-Jan-2020, 9:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,769
Posted By OTAFAN
Antennas Direct Acquires Mohu!

Breaking news today that Antennas Direct has acquired or bought Mohu antennas. Whoever saw that coming??? Lots of reaction coming in across the Net.
...
Forum: Antennas 4-Jan-2020, 9:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 130,707
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi MikeBear: Thanks for the update on the...

Hi MikeBear:

Thanks for the update on the latest version of this good work horse of an antenna. I don't know if this link to RCA is the same as you bought, but it's the only one labeled close to...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2019, 1:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,809
Posted By OTAFAN
Hello BigHenry: Here's your rabbitears.info...

Hello BigHenry:

Here's your rabbitears.info report. Unfortunately, it looks worse than your TV Fool report, which may not be as up to date as the rabbitears.info due to a very small staff trying...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2019, 8:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,877
Posted By OTAFAN
Download (if you have not already) the Hauppauge...

Download (if you have not already) the Hauppauge Digital Signal Monitor app and run diagnostics to see if your SNR is good, as described above by rabbit73. My guess from his analysis is that you...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Nov-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,877
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi tuktuk: First of all, here's your (zip...

Hi tuktuk:

First of all, here's your (zip code) rabbitears.info Post-Repack report at 20'. It's more up to date and accurate than the TV Fool report since they have a very small staff and are...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Nov-2019, 7:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,888
Posted By OTAFAN
Hello 8bit: According to the zip code you...

Hello 8bit:

According to the zip code you provided in your TV Fool report, the rabbitears.info report shows better Post-Repack reception for that area. Obviously, you mentioned you were in a bit...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Nov-2019, 3:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,948
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Again Gophers! Good to hear about your...

Hi Again Gophers!

Good to hear about your updated report. Glad your Antennas Direct Flex is working for you.

What are those channels from the IDS tower in Minneapolis you might like to receive?...
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