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Forum: Antennas 3-Jan-2018, 8:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
Best information available. THANK YOU

tripelo,

Really interesting material. I always look forward to your posts. Hope the New Year finds you & yours in good health.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jan-2017, 1:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,627
Posted By Pete Higgins
RE: Antenna Recommendation from Moreno Valley, CA

ADTech & ALL,

Thanks for trying to help my neighbor.

Dub is ~2.35 miles E-SE from my location @ ~106 degrees, so he is further out of Box Springs shadow. His TVFool report shows about...
Forum: Antennas 29-Jun-2016, 6:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 98,817
Posted By Pete Higgins
Nascarken, The top antenna is a 10...

Nascarken,

The top antenna is a 10 element Antennacraft Y10-7-13 to cover the Hi-VHF channels. Antennacraft no longer sells this antenna. The center two antennas are Solid Signal HDB-8X’s,...
Forum: Antennas 28-Jun-2016, 9:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 98,817
Posted By Pete Higgins
HDB-8X Information

Sev,

Read through the following posts.

http://www.highdefforum.com/local-hdtv-info-reception/141103-solid-signal-own-brand.html

Iíve included a lot of test results from when I...
Forum: Antennas 28-Jun-2016, 5:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 98,817
Posted By Pete Higgins
My current setup

Sev,

My current setup has changed. Iím using (2) Solid Signal HDB-8Xís for UHF instead of the single or dual 91XGís. The HDB-8Xís are cheaper and gave better results @ my location....
Forum: Special Topics 20-Apr-2015, 9:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,896
Posted By Pete Higgins
Inexpensive Software Defined Radio Spectrum Analyzer < $10.00

Rabbit73,

I purchased three of these (SDRís) directly from China and find them very useful. All of the spectrum analyzer graphics I post are captured through one of my SDRís using a free...
Forum: Antennas 13-Mar-2015, 3:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
Acme, I have a service manual that...

Acme,

I have a service manual that covers the Alliance C225 & C225A rotorís. As near as I can tell, the Radio Shack 15-1220 and RCA 10W707S circuitry is almost identical to these Alliance...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2015, 8:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,237
Posted By Pete Higgins
Hello Pete, My name is XXXX. I started the...

Hello Pete, My name is XXXX. I started the thread Antenna advise- Simi Valley. I was told by ADtech to follow some of your forms because my reception situation is similar to yours other than...
Forum: Antennas 29-Jan-2015, 4:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
Fascinating read Ėwell done!

tripelo,

Itís obvious that you put a lot of work into this professional caliber test report. I wish more people would take the time to pictorially depict their test setups like you do. Clear,...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2015, 6:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,434
Posted By Pete Higgins
Is that a picture of your array?

HDTV-OTA,

Yes, that is a picture of the array that I currently have up. Itís only one of many that Iíve tried. The top antenna is an AntennaCraft Y10 7-13 for high VHF, the middle two are...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2015, 9:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,434
Posted By Pete Higgins
here is his TV Fool Report: ...

here is his TV Fool Report:
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d2c154fe5313e71
Forum: Antennas 24-Jan-2015, 6:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
tripelo, Based on manufactures specs. &...

tripelo,

Based on manufactures specs. & cost my mind tells me that my $70.00 LNA-200 should perform better than my $23.00 RCAís but when I swap them back & forth I canít tell any difference...
Forum: Reception Devices 9-Jan-2015, 8:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,415
Posted By Pete Higgins
RE: Use inexpensive tuner as antenna pointing device

kenj66 & GroundUrMast

I guess Iím spoiled.

I use the Hauppauge ďDigital Signal Quality (CX24227)Ē meter that is supplied with their WinTV v7.0 tuner software. It works with a number...
Forum: Antennas 21-Sep-2014, 6:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
rabbit73 Hi rabbit Ėlong time again! ...

rabbit73

Hi rabbit Ėlong time again!

I put the image tags ( ) on the link to my picture in post 80, expecting them to cause the picture to display in the post.

What I ended up...
Forum: Antennas 20-Sep-2014, 5:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
tripelo, As always, very interesting...

tripelo,

As always, very interesting information. I am guessing that the channel I lost by moving my UHF antenna up to 40í is a phenomena similar to your channel 50 between 18í & 22í. The ~ 6...
Forum: Antennas 14-Sep-2014, 8:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
tripelo, Interesting exercise. ...

tripelo,

Interesting exercise.

I experienced a similar phenomenon when I moved my single HDB8-X from my aluminum HAM tower leg (@ ~19í AGL) to my TV tower mast (@ ~40í AGL). Most...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jul-2014, 1:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,150
Posted By Pete Higgins
Nice job. Glad youíre happy with the outcome....

Nice job. Glad youíre happy with the outcome. Thanks for reporting back on your success Ėencouragement for the rest of us.
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jul-2014, 1:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,150
Posted By Pete Higgins
RE: Difficult location 15 miles west of Seattle

kenj66,

We get wind gusts in the 60-70 mph range all the time and in the two years I had the 91XG up with the amp attached that way it was rock solid. As far as interfering, -logic would dictate...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jul-2014, 4:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,150
Posted By Pete Higgins
RE: Difficult location 15 miles west of Seattle

kenj66,

As GroundUrMast alluded to in post 19, it is better to keep an amplifier as close to the antenna as is practically possible. The reason is that for a given antenna and location the best...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jul-2014, 8:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,150
Posted By Pete Higgins
RE: Difficult location 15 miles west of Seattle

kenj66,

We went to my oldest son’s house yesterday for a BBQ & to watch fireworks. He’s retired also and it’s neat to finally be able to get together without day-off planning.


My single...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2014, 6:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,150
Posted By Pete Higgins
RE: Difficult location 15 miles west of Seattle

kenj66,

7 minutes is to scan from 470 MHz (channel 14) to 700 MHz just 2 MHz above channel 51. Narrower ranges take less time.



I agree. The utility is in being able to capture a snapshot...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2014, 1:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,150
Posted By Pete Higgins
RE: Difficult location 15 miles west of Seattle

kenj66,

I also live in the shadow of a mountain. My mountain is 3.5 miles from my house and is home to 1 full power UHF TV station and several high powered FM stations (plus numerous other...
Forum: Special Topics 20-Jun-2014, 2:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,820
Posted By Pete Higgins
rabbit73, Did you take an extended vacation?...

rabbit73,

Did you take an extended vacation?

Great to see you back posting -missed your posts.

Pete

astorie,
Forum: Antennas 9-Oct-2013, 2:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
GroundUrMast, No, I havenít. Wedging it...

GroundUrMast,

No, I havenít. Wedging it between the PVC mast and the plastic end cap was a convenience to keep me from climbing off the patio roof and running to the garage to get another...
Forum: Antennas 6-Oct-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 481,083
Posted By Pete Higgins
Satellite dish mount on tower leg

tripelo,

I finally modified the satellite dish mount that I removed from one of my rentals and attached it to the west facing leg of my aluminum tower. Attached my one remaining RCA 5-wire rotor...
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