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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion Yesterday, 4:51 PM
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Posted By ADTech
Somewhere, perhaps,but there's been no evidence...

Somewhere, perhaps,but there's been no evidence that anyone is actively managing the website for a long time.


Best suggestion I can offer is to turn off private messaging from anyone not a mod...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 7:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By ADTech
From that response, it can be surmised that they...

From that response, it can be surmised that they will be operating on their auxiliary antenna at reduced capability for some time in August AFTER they are required to move to UHF 35 (by 8/2).
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By ADTech
WVIZ is currently operating at about half power...

WVIZ is currently operating at about half power from an antenna at half the height of their full power antenna while their post-repack facility is being built.


As Tim noted, their construction...
Forum: Special Topics 12-Jul-2019, 2:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By ADTech
Look at who owns/operates them.... ;)

Look at who owns/operates them.... ;)
Forum: Special Topics 11-Jul-2019, 3:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By ADTech
You're assuming it becomes mainstream, but my...

You're assuming it becomes mainstream, but my opinion is that it will be "probably not too much" if and when it happens..

You'll likely need to worry a great deal more about the effects of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 2:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By ADTech
Repaired TVFool link: ...

Repaired TVFool link: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d90383f69b0b72e



Tuscon is one of the more screwed up cities for antenna usage due to an unfortunate location...
Forum: Special Topics 6-Jun-2019, 1:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,356
Posted By ADTech
Revisit post #7.

Revisit post #7.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jun-2019, 1:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,584
Posted By ADTech
This one has nothing to do with the agreements...

This one has nothing to do with the agreements between the US and Mexico regarding non-interference.


For channel 8 in LA, the "problem" (for them) is that they are licensed as a "low power...
Forum: TV Database Updates 1-Jun-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,765
Posted By ADTech
Oh, that's a rich one! I don't suppose the...

Oh, that's a rich one! I don't suppose the station mentioned the $123,474,177 that they got for volunteering to sell their UHF allocation and agreeing to go to low-VHF. There is no station "near...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-May-2019, 3:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,721
Posted By ADTech
It's usually best to ask a very focused question...

It's usually best to ask a very focused question when dealing with technical aspects of reception. The physics of radio signal propagation and reception have not changed so there's no "magic" bullet...
Forum: Special Topics 9-May-2019, 7:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,356
Posted By ADTech
Those would be UHF frequencies of 500-650 MHz and...

Those would be UHF frequencies of 500-650 MHz and 650-800 MHz respectively. They're not VHF. Here's a chart that translates CATV channels to frequencies: ...
Forum: Special Topics 9-May-2019, 5:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,356
Posted By ADTech
The problem isn't the splitters, it's most likely...

The problem isn't the splitters, it's most likely that the modulator isn't very "clean" and is transmitting signals that are below the channels that you've selected. That splatter is interfering...
Forum: Antennas 8-May-2019, 4:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,359
Posted By ADTech
Switching power supplies are a common culprit for...

Switching power supplies are a common culprit for creating interference into the VHF frequencies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched-mode_power_supply

Is the power supply OEM to that laptop...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2019, 8:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,616
Posted By ADTech
It's not that the VHF signals don't reach Ft...

It's not that the VHF signals don't reach Ft Collins, it's more that it usually takes a physically larger VHF antenna to focus reception of those signals.


Many customers are adverse to the...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2019, 6:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,616
Posted By ADTech
If your antenna has the clip-on box with the...

If your antenna has the clip-on box with the black horizontal "rods", it's the "V" version.

I suspect that the problem with KMGH will easily be resolved with a simple channel scan once Scripps...
Forum: Antennas 6-May-2019, 4:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,359
Posted By ADTech
Most likely the noise is radiated and is being...

Most likely the noise is radiated and is being picked up by the antenna rather than the coaxial feedline. The ferrites on your coax cable will likely neither help nor hurt. Ditto for a shielded...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2019, 1:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,616
Posted By ADTech
Do you have the C4 (UHF-only) or the C4V (which...

Do you have the C4 (UHF-only) or the C4V (which includes the VHF dipole that clips onto a reflector)?
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Apr-2019, 1:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,052
Posted By ADTech
Depends on which "channel 10" you're looking for....

Depends on which "channel 10" you're looking for. There's a faulty entry for a virtual channel 10.1 on your report (WHTX-LD, correct virtual channel is 43.1) and a real channel 10 (WTNH/WCTX,...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,567
Posted By ADTech
Welcome back, good to see you're still working on...

Welcome back, good to see you're still working on this issue.

In your most recent post, you indicated that the antenna is installed "attached to the post where the LNB was located at the DirecTV...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 4:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,913
Posted By ADTech
No. Do NOT do this, it is very unlikely to help...

No. Do NOT do this, it is very unlikely to help and would more likely cause a reduction of reception due to the signal now coming in below the vertical reception pattern.

The antenna should not...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,913
Posted By ADTech
I wouldn't say that... but i would say this...

I wouldn't say that... but i would say this instead...
Normal convention is for the UHF to be above the VHF, but it's not a rule carved in stone as there are always exceptions. I tell folks to do...
Forum: Reception Devices 10-Apr-2019, 5:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,090
Posted By ADTech
For a large array, an entry level "ham" rotor...

For a large array, an entry level "ham" rotor would be strongly recommended. Anything less is going to have a short lifespan as you've already encountered.

They aren't cheap, though. Starting...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,567
Posted By ADTech
There's a tutorial that helps explain here: ...

There's a tutorial that helps explain here: http://www.hdtvprimer.com/ANTENNAS/siting.html But, basically, it has to do with the longer wavelengths (lower frequency). I rarely run into tree issues...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 4:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,567
Posted By ADTech
The holders of those two licenses didn't care...

The holders of those two licenses didn't care enough to actually build out those stations. They've never been on the air.
She noted initially that, after relocating the antenna up to the dish...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2019, 3:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,567
Posted By ADTech
Only rarely when there is an extraordinarily long...

Only rarely when there is an extraordinarily long cable run.
No.It is probably completely ineffective as it's the wrong size, is the wrong distance from the antenna's elements, and is probably still...
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