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Forum: Special Topics 30-Apr-2018, 6:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,409
Posted By TickingMind
**Update April 30, 2018** Seeing I had a...

**Update April 30, 2018**

Seeing I had a reflector from a Channel Master 4 Bay, I rigged up a way to mount the ANT800 panel in front of it, 6 inch spacing. This improved reception (more...
Forum: Special Topics 26-Apr-2018, 7:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,409
Posted By TickingMind
RCA ANT800 Panel Antenna

Kind of a weird way of doing things but I put a wireless webcam in front of the TV with the signal menu displayed, up onto the roof with my cellphone to view the screen.
Indeed it would seem the...
Forum: Special Topics 25-Apr-2018, 7:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,409
Posted By TickingMind
RCA ANT800 Panel Antenna

I might be at a bit of a loss regarding the mounting / orientation of this antenna.
The manual's exact wording is "the antenna usually works best when mounted horizontally"

So I am taking the...
Forum: Antennas 7-Oct-2015, 2:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,487
Posted By TickingMind
Very good food for thought. Of interest, this...

Very good food for thought. Of interest, this evening I disconnected one bay from the splitter at the antenna, so it was one panel pointed not necessarily due east, (more on that), but in the...
Forum: Antennas 6-Oct-2015, 2:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,487
Posted By TickingMind
I agree with the 8 bay, swinging them in...

I agree with the 8 bay, swinging them in different directions. I anticipated some degree of signal loss with the combiner though, to overcome this, but still up in the air about the performance.
TV...
Forum: Antennas 5-Oct-2015, 3:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,487
Posted By TickingMind
Question Focus 8 Bay not impressed yet....

Picked this up last weekend to replace an aging setup. Yagi with missing elements and a rotor that has seen better days. Left over from the previous owner. This was on a roof tripod replace by a...
Forum: Antennas 30-Aug-2011, 5:53 PM
Replies: 5
Sticky: Pivoting 8-bay?
Views: 17,125
Posted By TickingMind
Antenna Update

Given that these things went on a weekend sale a few months ago, I picked one up just for the sake of trying it out.

You can understand my need for such a setup given my TV Fool report; I have a...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2011, 7:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,318
Posted By TickingMind
TV Fool Report

Here is my Tv Fool report;

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d001b62beb4d928

I might add, during the rescan I began to pickup WXXI & WROC as well, there might be some...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2011, 6:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,318
Posted By TickingMind
Recent scan brings music channels?

This happens every so often - Usually on a clear day. I seem to get a lock on 16-7, 16-9 & 16-10. No picture, just audio - Like it is just a music channel. There is no station identifier or info and...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2011, 6:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,171
Posted By TickingMind
I've tried the Qterra antenna line, being sucked...

I've tried the Qterra antenna line, being sucked by the cheap price at the local electronics store (Dixie & Matheson electronics mall). I think I paid $13.99 for it. I got what I paid for. Within a...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2011, 4:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,450
Posted By TickingMind
Reception Help Dundas / Hamilton area

Here is the TV Fool Report for my location, trying to be as accurate as possible I used GPS coordinates from where the antenna sits on the J-Pole.
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Forum: Antennas 15-Apr-2011, 6:57 PM
Replies: 5
Sticky: Pivoting 8-bay?
Views: 17,125
Posted By TickingMind
Pivoting 8-bay?

Does anyone know of the advantages of using such an antenna, if any, giving that being able to point each panel in a different direction, effectively ganging two antennas together, I think requires...
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