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Forum: Antennas Today, 4:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By bobsgarage
91XG Spectrum analyzer results

Well, here's the Spectrum analyzer shots. In summary that signal strength went way up. Later this week when my two replacement 91xg scum in I will test them against this modified 91XG antenna
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Forum: Antennas Today, 4:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 29
Posted By bobsgarage
91 XG Modified

So I made lemonade out of lemons today. I ordered a couple of 91xg through Amazon last week. I was excited when I got home tore the Box open and found at the UPS handling system destroyed part of the...
Forum: Antennas 27-May-2020, 5:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,876
Posted By bobsgarage
30-2476 MOD 5 Modeled Yagi VHF

All I did was put the reflector from another 30-2476 on this new Super Long Yagi. I had to remove the single reflector and put the 4 reflector on:
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Forum: Antennas 27-May-2020, 4:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,876
Posted By bobsgarage
30-2476 MOD 4 Modeled Yagi

Test results were favorable.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3775&stc=1&d=1590555716
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Forum: Antennas 26-May-2020, 7:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bobsgarage
Adapting RG 11 connectors to RG 8

So back to my RG 8 stubs. I have been trimming back the shielding simply because I don't want it hanging out past the connector shell and I figure the inner barrel will make contact with it anyways....
Forum: Antennas 26-May-2020, 5:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bobsgarage
T-connector

Hi Tripelo.
Well, I can try that, since this isn't working.

I figured the "T" connector would do all that is required:
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Forum: Antennas 26-May-2020, 5:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bobsgarage
Rabbit, Not sure what happened there. When I...

Rabbit,

Not sure what happened there. When I previewed my post, It looked great, all the pics were there, the links surrounded by: .


Then later when I looked, the images were gone. I have...
Forum: Antennas 26-May-2020, 1:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bobsgarage
Screenshots?

I'm just wondering if my screenshots are showing in the post above? When I save the post they were all there
Forum: Antennas 25-May-2020, 7:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bobsgarage
Two 91 XGs different results. Baffled!

So, I climb the 22 foot ladder. I install my new piece I'm so excited! I carefully measure the spacing and aim my 91XG's. There are no leaves on the trees yet. I check all my connections, climb down...
Forum: Antennas 25-May-2020, 6:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By bobsgarage
1/4 Wave Matching Sections and Combining Antennas

Well, so far it's not a success story. Far from it I'd say. I have been reading all along the best way to combine antennas is simply not using a combiner /splitter. From what I understand, you're...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2020, 5:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By bobsgarage
We're trying to help

Well, it's not like we didn't try to help.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-May-2020, 3:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By bobsgarage
Click on the link that Tim provided. Should...

Click on the link that Tim provided.

Should take you to a page where you can put your address in. Unless you're using a smartphone and you have geolocation. I like to click on "Get location" it...
Forum: Antennas 20-May-2020, 5:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,263
Posted By bobsgarage
Hi Tim, that's the same instructions I saw 4...

Hi Tim, that's the same instructions I saw 4 years ago when I put my original 91XG together. They've always used the Terrestrial Digital name on those instructions.

I have had some contact with...
Forum: Antennas 20-May-2020, 1:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,263
Posted By bobsgarage
I'm surprised that those pictures do that to you,...

I'm surprised that those pictures do that to you, but they can. I have a weird fear of heights myself. I can go up in the tallest buildings in the world just fine but looking down makes my legs...
Forum: Antennas 16-May-2020, 7:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,876
Posted By bobsgarage
Project braced.

One more, before she goes up in the air, today!!

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3754&stc=1&d=1589656098

Hey, you guys ! I over calculated the boom length. There is an extra...
Forum: Antennas 16-May-2020, 3:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,263
Posted By bobsgarage
Two 91 XGs different results. Baffled!

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Well, I got the brand new Balun from Antennas Direct yesterday. No change, the patterns were about the same. I swapped coax cables no change. I put the old 91XG balun on the new 91XG and that...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-May-2020, 5:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,575
Posted By bobsgarage
Thanks for the follow up

Thanks for the follow up! Sounds like you benefitted from the re-pack, I'm worried about multi path here as it seems the Chicago market has all the stations packed together
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Forum: Antennas 15-May-2020, 1:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,876
Posted By bobsgarage
VHF super-long yagi

Triple O and Tim and whoever else is following this with interest. We had the best weather yesterday after the storms went through. However it wasn't the end of the rains but I had a full three or...
Forum: Antennas 15-May-2020, 1:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,263
Posted By bobsgarage
I resurrected the thread simply because I hate to...

I resurrected the thread simply because I hate to see a bunch of different threads about the same subject. So, you never got around to putting the other one up? I wondered what happened. But I know...
Forum: Antennas 14-May-2020, 6:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,263
Posted By bobsgarage
Spectrograms old 91XG versus new 91XG

So, Just for the hell of it, I combined the two and scanned. Later I came home and rescanned. So, having two unevenly matched antenna is detrimental, and it appears that a clear sunny sky is better...
Forum: Antennas 14-May-2020, 4:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,263
Posted By bobsgarage
Balun Photo

Balun photos... at first they didn't show, do they show now?

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3735&stc=1&d=1589548339
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Forum: Antennas 14-May-2020, 1:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,263
Posted By bobsgarage
Some updated testing results.

I tested my older XG91 vs. my HDB91X. I wish I would have compared it to my newer XG 91.

http://forum.tvfool.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3719&d=1589461345
Forum: Antennas 12-May-2020, 4:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,263
Posted By bobsgarage
Seeing how we're on the subject of 91XG's, though...

Seeing how we're on the subject of 91XG's, though it was a couple years ago I am experiencing an anomaly.

My original XG was on the mast for 4 years without the water relief holes drilled.

I...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-May-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,482
Posted By bobsgarage
Thanks Davodavo! Well, it's interesting the...

Thanks Davodavo!

Well, it's interesting the amount of information that can be found if you're willing to dig. Different search words etcetera.

Thanks for providing that information.,...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-May-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,130
Posted By bobsgarage
Did you have a CM4VJ ?

Thanks for your follow-up, I kind of missed your reception question but it seems like you got it solved rather quickly.

So you must have had the C4MVJ antenna which is a version of the C4MAX. It...
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