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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2019, 7:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi ssharnick: Yes, that's the one. Here's an...

Hi ssharnick:

Yes, that's the one. Here's an older thread on TV Fool that discusses the antenna in detail. It's a keeper and has preformed very well for many people across the nation. I hope...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By OTAFAN
Yes, that's the one. After I posted to...

Yes, that's the one.



After I posted to your query, I thought about how close you were to your towers. And you're right about amplification that's very close to transmission source. So, I would...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Sep-2019, 7:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi & Welcome iamnoip! Here's your...

Hi & Welcome iamnoip!

Here's your rabbitears.info report. It's more up to date than your TV Fool report, due to a very small staff trying to keep up with repack and all the other related issues....
Forum: TV Database Updates 5-Sep-2019, 2:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,990
Posted By OTAFAN
What kind of antennas are those? Thanks!

What kind of antennas are those?

Thanks!
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Sep-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By OTAFAN
Way to go, droidy! Congratulations on the...

Way to go, droidy!

Congratulations on the excellent reception you're receiving so far, even with your "ground" set up. Although rabbitears.info is quite accurate, each viewer at their individual...
Forum: Reception Devices 1-Sep-2019, 7:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,077
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Charles: Go to: ...

Hi Charles:

Go to: https://www.rabbitears.info/market.php

Scroll down to Lansing, MI, about half way down the page, Market 111, and click on.

All I see for your Market regarding your...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 1:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi droidy, glad you posted back. Finding the...

Hi droidy, glad you posted back.

Finding the "sweet spot" on your roof is similar to finding the "sweet spot" for an indoor antenna. Trial and error are to be expected. But in your situation,...
Forum: TV Database Updates 23-Aug-2019, 4:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,654
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

Literally there has been no posting on Retro TVs Facebook page since previous entry above. But this evening PST, there were a number of new comments by fans.

Although they were in response to a...
Forum: Antennas 20-Aug-2019, 8:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By OTAFAN
WOW..... Puts a whole new spin on "Birds Eye...

WOW.....

Puts a whole new spin on "Birds Eye View....."

Excellent post and link, Bobs.....Thanks!
Forum: Antennas 19-Aug-2019, 7:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,372
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Do you mean all the electrical wiring in one's home or all the way upstream to the local power company; or both?

Thanks as always.....
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By OTAFAN
IMHO, I think he was a bit nervous and uncertain...

IMHO, I think he was a bit nervous and uncertain about a couple of things that may have stopped him short of success. As the saying goes, he was "close but no cigar."

I didn't know you had already...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Aug-2019, 7:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi droidy: The forum recently dealt with...

Hi droidy:

The forum recently dealt with similar issues from another gentleman that your TV report's show. He was from Moorpark, CA and was struggling with poor LOS & those pesky 2 edge...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 2:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By OTAFAN
Just my 2 cents. I would either use what...

Just my 2 cents.

I would either use what came with your Flex, or replace it with a short RG6 jumper, say 15' or so. That way you minimize interference and maximize reception for your TV...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Aug-2019, 9:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi fuzzymaster: You're ahead of the game by...

Hi fuzzymaster:

You're ahead of the game by posting your rabbitears.info report along with your TV Fool one. I think rabbitears.info is more up to date, if I'm correct about this.

I'm not a...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 3:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,372
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for your patience in answering my...

Thanks for your patience in answering my questions, GroundUrMast.

I think it's much overlooked and not understood by the majority of DIY'ers and the general public at large. Most of us just put...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 3:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,372
Posted By OTAFAN
Do you mean testing or touching the 6 AWG bonding...

Do you mean testing or touching the 6 AWG bonding wire and separate antenna ground stake at the same time?

This ground stuff is not for the faint of heart it seems. But "Safety First" is paramount...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 2:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,372
Posted By OTAFAN
No, I think my soil here is a combination of clay...

No, I think my soil here is a combination of clay and sand in south OC, CA. Probably better than many other locations, I'm guessing.

I was just wondering how one could check their ground stake for...
Forum: Antennas 11-Aug-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 41,372
Posted By OTAFAN
General Tech & Antenna Safety

Can an antenna ground stake be checked for resistance with a multimeter, or would one have to use the expensive test equipment with multiple leads as seen on various websites discussing ground...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Aug-2019, 1:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By OTAFAN
Thanks for letting the forum know of your...

Thanks for letting the forum know of your success, Gophers!

Good to hear your Antennas Direct Clearstream Flex is doing the job for you. I thought it might do the trick.

Watch for channel 9.6...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Aug-2019, 3:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By OTAFAN
Depends on your family's ( or wife) aesthetic...

Depends on your family's ( or wife) aesthetic point of view inside your home. Right now you mentioned your RCA 751R (BTW good antenna) pointing out the window sill. Does that bother anyone?

If...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By OTAFAN
Ok, Gophers! Keep us posted how it all turns...

Ok, Gophers!

Keep us posted how it all turns out for you. As one of the best Techs rabbit73, on TV Fool once told me, "Your TV (signal meter) will tell you how your antenna is working."

Best of...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 8:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By OTAFAN
That's one of the antennas I use. Thanks to Tower...

That's one of the antennas I use. Thanks to Tower Guy, I finally have gain specs I've been looking for too!



I've had the same "responses" from Voxx too. I finally found specs for my RCA 751R...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi DTX_Mav: It does show at your...

Hi DTX_Mav:

It does show at your rabbitears.info post repack report. This might be more up to date than your TV Fool report. It takes about 30 seconds to load so please be patient.

...
Forum: Antennas 5-Aug-2019, 8:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By OTAFAN
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Forum: Help With Reception 5-Aug-2019, 3:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By OTAFAN
Yes, indoor antennas are interesting creatures....

Yes, indoor antennas are interesting creatures. Due to the nature of your homes materials that block and deflect signals, in your case aluminum siding etc., it can take some patience to find the...
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