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Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
I don't know if it was right, but I just clamped...

I don't know if it was right, but I just clamped the antenna directly to the leg of the tower.

It's been discussed, that removing a bowtie's reflectors makes it bidirectional. I am considering...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2016, 2:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
So I'm working this in steps. More progress...

So I'm working this in steps. More progress tonight. Antenna is further up the tower.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2230&stc=1&d=1471174508

I'm a little squeamish about...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
Well, I got the antenna up last night. It's not...

Well, I got the antenna up last night. It's not all the way up, it's about halfway up the tower. I'm a little squeamish about heights, and it's temporary. Amazon screwed up delivery on my order of...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2016, 9:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
The current antenna is on a rotor, at the top. ...

The current antenna is on a rotor, at the top. If this DB8e gets solid reception of the west stations, I'm toying with the idea of fixing/replacing the rotor and putting a good UHF/VHF long range...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
I've considered removing the reflectors. I...

I've considered removing the reflectors. I thought that made a bowtie bidirectional, but wasn't sure until it was confirmed here.

I'm hesitant to do that for a few reasons.
The antenna has a...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Aug-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
Well, I got an AD Juice preamp ordered today. ...

Well, I got an AD Juice preamp ordered today. Hopefully I can get this wrapped up by the weekend.

Initially I'm going to point both panels west for best signal on the KC stations. If that...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Aug-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
I'm not sure what to call it, but my antenna...

I'm not sure what to call it, but my antenna tower is just that common three-pole truss type structure, set in concrete at the base. Is there any reason I need some sort of J-mount, or if I can hit...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Aug-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
Trees could be an issue with wind, but I'm not so...

Trees could be an issue with wind, but I'm not so convinced about weather. Dropouts due to weather could be clear skies locally at my house, but heavy thunderstorms 20 miles west of me, between my...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,424
Posted By crashHD
How much preamplification do I need here?

TV Fool report: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de2cbce2acb6e02

I have a brand new db8e I'm planning on pointing due west. All the stations I'm concerned with picking...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Dec-2013, 6:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,669
Posted By crashHD
Good to know. Where did you get the information?...

Good to know. Where did you get the information? Is it available online somewhere?

I've been noticing improved signals of late, but there's still inconsistency to it, and I haven't been paying...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Dec-2013, 4:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,669
Posted By crashHD
That explains a few things. The transmitter map...

That explains a few things. The transmitter map for KMOS on google earth actually does reach into kansas.

If only PBS had entertaining content...

It would be LOS for a long ways, but that 8"...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Dec-2013, 2:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,669
Posted By crashHD
I haven't decided on anything yet. I've been...

I haven't decided on anything yet. I've been here over two years, and I'm only just now getting around to doing something with this antenna. It will probably be spring before I'll do anything. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Dec-2013, 9:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,669
Posted By crashHD
What software is that in your post above, and...

What software is that in your post above, and what are you using for a pc tuner?

WDAF's signal has much improved lately. I've done nothing to my antenna setup , yet it's coming in stronger (71...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2013, 5:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,029
Posted By crashHD
I've got most of a 1000' spool box or quad shield...

I've got most of a 1000' spool box or quad shield RG6, compression fittings, and the necessary tooling. I've already replaced the 30 year old distribution cabling in the house, and added a...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2013, 4:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,669
Posted By crashHD
Let me know if you find anything. I looked...

Let me know if you find anything. I looked online for a while over the last two weeks trying to find somewhere that someone was discussing it, but had no luck. Searching relevant forums for wdaf...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2013, 4:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,029
Posted By crashHD
I'm reluctant to share that level of detail...

I'm reluctant to share that level of detail online.

A tvfool report down to the address level gives almost identical results (signal strengths on relevant stations varying by tenths of a db) to...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2013, 1:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,029
Posted By crashHD
Is there an antenna good for two directions, 180 degrees apart?

I live between the Kansas City, and Columbia MO area.

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d46ae05343a579c

KC is entirely UHF, Columbia is UHF, with 2 VHF Hi stations. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Dec-2013, 1:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,669
Posted By crashHD
Just FYI, wdaf has been having transmitter issues...

Just FYI, wdaf has been having transmitter issues lately. A few weeks ago someone told me they've been having issues for a while now, and then last week it dropped out on both my OTA, and on...
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