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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 7-Nov-2018, 3:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,791
Posted By ADTech
I would recommend following the advice of the...

I would recommend following the advice of the electrician friend assuming he's going to assume the liability for any work he does and that it will meet all national and local (if any) codes.
Forum: Special Topics 28-Oct-2018, 2:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By ADTech
The first sentence, on its face, appears to be in...

The first sentence, on its face, appears to be in violation of the FCC rules because it requires pre-approval (prohibited).



See...
Forum: Special Topics 26-Oct-2018, 2:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,127
Posted By ADTech
Check the rotor's specifications for the maximum...

Check the rotor's specifications for the maximum length of the stub mast. Light-duty rotors will severely restrict the length of that mast so as to limit the lateral loading on the bearings of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By ADTech
Your splitters only need to cover up to 700 MHz,...

Your splitters only need to cover up to 700 MHz, the current limit of broadcast television signals. There is no need to replace them just for the frequency rating you indicated.


If you have the...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 9:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By ADTech
Absolutely. See it all the time. It's the "If a...

Absolutely. See it all the time. It's the "If a little bit of amplification is good, then more must be better" theory.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 4:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By ADTech
Don't know what you read, but it was either wrong...

Don't know what you read, but it was either wrong or taken out of its proper context. It is necessary, occasionally, to operate at reduced power or from an auxiliary antenna or facility due to...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 10-Oct-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,677
Posted By ADTech
Construction permit was issued but never built.

Construction permit was issued but never built.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Oct-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By ADTech
How are they connected to the preamp and how is...

How are they connected to the preamp and how is the preamp configured?
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Oct-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By ADTech
There's really no such thing as an "analog"...

There's really no such thing as an "analog" antenna, they're mostly agnostic as to whether the signals are analog or digital. What is important is to match up the the frequency response, pattern,...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2018, 5:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,483
Posted By ADTech
Electrical codes states "at or near the point of...

Electrical codes states "at or near the point of entry" to the structure.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 9:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By ADTech
Under specific conditions, a paper clip can pick...

Under specific conditions, a paper clip can pick up signals from that distance.


Sort of, depends on the actual design of the antenna.


Post the TVFool link for your exact location and...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Oct-2018, 1:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By ADTech
You do not need power for an antenna-mounted amp...

You do not need power for an antenna-mounted amp at the antenna's location, power is fed up the coax from the other end.

Do you have the C4 or the C4V? Both models have been and continue to be...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,412
Posted By ADTech
Check their Facebook page or website...

Check their Facebook page or website...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 9:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By ADTech
It all depends on what VHF stations you're trying...

It all depends on what VHF stations you're trying to receive.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 9:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By ADTech
Actually, that's a mis-statement of how it works,...

Actually, that's a mis-statement of how it works, it's pretty much an over-simplification.

A low-noise pre-amp's input noise figure would substitute for the combined insertion loss of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 9:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By ADTech
It all depends... Using separates allows...

It all depends...


Using separates allows you to customize to a greater degree while the combos are generally pretty limited as to what the relative antenna sections' performance might be.

...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2018, 6:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By ADTech
Solid Signal has mis-stated the beamwidth of both...

Solid Signal has mis-stated the beamwidth of both their Yagi and their 8-bay antennas as being 60. Their beamwidth is actually about half of that, depending on frequency.




Specifications...
Forum: Antennas 18-Sep-2018, 7:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,100
Posted By ADTech
That single VHF channel is the local FOX...

That single VHF channel is the local FOX affiliate out of Mobile, WALA. Are you sure you can dispense with it?
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 4:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By ADTech
You would likely end up with exactly the problem...

You would likely end up with exactly the problem that Joe and I described unless you keep the signals separated and fed to different tuners/TV sets.


You can certainly try it, but the results are...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 2:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By ADTech
The simulator is simply a mathematical construct....

The simulator is simply a mathematical construct. Such observations regarding the received antenna height are not going to be predictive (with any accuracy) of actual reception when making very...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Sep-2018, 2:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By ADTech
Yeah, this is often the case, especially when...

Yeah, this is often the case, especially when dealing with one set of signals that have the potential to be particularly strong. They have a nasty habit of coming in on the "wrong" panel and end up...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2018, 4:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,542
Posted By ADTech
No. That LPF will wipe out ALL of your UHF...

No. That LPF will wipe out ALL of your UHF reception.
Unless you have an extraordinary signal distribution system with lots of losses, avoid adding a DA and use a passive splitter instead with the...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2018, 5:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,542
Posted By ADTech
Hey, there are usually more ways than one to...

Hey, there are usually more ways than one to "skin a cat", provided you can catch it, of course... ;)
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 9:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By ADTech
I used to see symptoms like that back when I...

I used to see symptoms like that back when I worked on TV sets if the 70s and 80s. I wonder if this is an old CRT set with an analog tuner (and converter box) or if it's an LCD/LED/plasma flat...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 2:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,542
Posted By ADTech
It's not weird at all. It took SIX YEARS to sell...

It's not weird at all. It took SIX YEARS to sell through the last order that we had received and we have to order those things in minimums of several thousand. By the time we sold through that...
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