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Forum: Help With Reception 16-Apr-2020, 7:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,203
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Dagwood: I agree with jrgagne99 above,...

Hi Dagwood:

I agree with jrgagne99 above, who is pointing you in the right direction.

As I understand these issues you raise, it's a process of elimination starting with your antenna and preamp...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Apr-2020, 9:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By OTAFAN
This might clarify a bit..... ...

This might clarify a bit.....

https://www.techhive.com/article/3514508/atsc-3-0-how-cord-cutters-should-plan-for-antenna-tv-upgrade.html
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Mar-2020, 1:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By OTAFAN
I think your TV Fool report which shows 2Edge...

I think your TV Fool report which shows 2Edge probably is right. Which means there is some kind of interference between the towers and your location; particularly in your case, with those two VHF...
Forum: Welcome 28-Mar-2020, 8:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,768
Posted By OTAFAN
Welcome to the Forum Fox! I see you've...

Welcome to the Forum Fox!

I see you've already learned that research and persistence pays off in successfully installing an OTA TV antenna system. Congratulations on your project for your...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Mar-2020, 7:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi smcquary: Here is your rabbitears.info...

Hi smcquary:

Here is your rabbitears.info report, which is probably more accurate or up to date especially regarding Repack:
...
Forum: Reception Devices 13-Mar-2020, 6:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,874
Posted By OTAFAN
Welcome back, Bob! I was wondering where you've...

Welcome back, Bob! I was wondering where you've been. Glad to see you're alive and well.

Anyway, go with the Yaesu. My ham buds at HRO give it "thumbs up." Right now, it's "Yaesu Month" at HRO, so...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Mar-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,290
Posted By OTAFAN
According to hdtvprimer.com and posted in another...

According to hdtvprimer.com and posted in another thread by rabbit73 similar to #13 above:

"For UHF the strong and weak spots are often 5 to 20 feet apart. If you are in a neighborhood with...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi corvairbob: I'm not a Tech, but it looks...

Hi corvairbob:

I'm not a Tech, but it looks to me like an Antop Antenna knock off. You can do a web search and see for yourself.

Sometime ago, I saw a YouTube review by a Canadian TV installer...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2020, 9:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,272
Posted By OTAFAN
How did you come out with your new set up,...

How did you come out with your new set up, rickbb?

BTW, what market are you in?

TV Fool is still loading S.....L.....O.....W.....hope the Boss resolves the issues very soon!
Forum: Antennas 23-Jan-2020, 9:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 7,046
Posted By OTAFAN
Antennas Direct/Mohu ATSC 3.0-Update

Antennas Direct/Mohu has big plans for 2020, which includes ATSC 3.0 and streaming upgrades. Interesting interview with AD CEO, Richard Schneider.
...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 14-Jan-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 20,732
Posted By OTAFAN
Me too with two PMs today. Hope it's not you know...

Me too with two PMs today. Hope it's not you know who???

As well, deleted without opening.
Forum: Antennas 13-Jan-2020, 9:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,919
Posted By OTAFAN
Antennas Direct Acquires Mohu!

Breaking news today that Antennas Direct has acquired or bought Mohu antennas. Whoever saw that coming??? Lots of reaction coming in across the Net.
...
Forum: Antennas 4-Jan-2020, 9:31 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 126,550
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi MikeBear: Thanks for the update on the...

Hi MikeBear:

Thanks for the update on the latest version of this good work horse of an antenna. I don't know if this link to RCA is the same as you bought, but it's the only one labeled close to...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Dec-2019, 1:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By OTAFAN
Hello BigHenry: Here's your rabbitears.info...

Hello BigHenry:

Here's your rabbitears.info report. Unfortunately, it looks worse than your TV Fool report, which may not be as up to date as the rabbitears.info due to a very small staff trying...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Nov-2019, 8:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,247
Posted By OTAFAN
Download (if you have not already) the Hauppauge...

Download (if you have not already) the Hauppauge Digital Signal Monitor app and run diagnostics to see if your SNR is good, as described above by rabbit73. My guess from his analysis is that you...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Nov-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,247
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi tuktuk: First of all, here's your (zip...

Hi tuktuk:

First of all, here's your (zip code) rabbitears.info Post-Repack report at 20'. It's more up to date and accurate than the TV Fool report since they have a very small staff and are...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Nov-2019, 7:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,477
Posted By OTAFAN
Hello 8bit: According to the zip code you...

Hello 8bit:

According to the zip code you provided in your TV Fool report, the rabbitears.info report shows better Post-Repack reception for that area. Obviously, you mentioned you were in a bit...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Nov-2019, 3:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,529
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi Again Gophers! Good to hear about your...

Hi Again Gophers!

Good to hear about your updated report. Glad your Antennas Direct Flex is working for you.

What are those channels from the IDS tower in Minneapolis you might like to receive?...
Forum: Antennas 3-Nov-2019, 7:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,251
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi eggman: I have two commercially produced...

Hi eggman:

I have two commercially produced moderate to compact size antennas with L-VHF extensions here in SOCAL LA/OC. The RCA ANT3037XR (actually built by Winegard for RCA) and the Winegard...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Oct-2019, 7:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,846
Posted By OTAFAN
Hi sudheeshb: The Winegard HD8200U has more...

Hi sudheeshb:

The Winegard HD8200U has more gain than the HD7694P, but it's much more expensive. I'm guessing that if rabbit73 recommended the HD7649P for your location, he probably thought it...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Oct-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By OTAFAN
I mostly use Mediabridge bought from Amazon due...

I mostly use Mediabridge bought from Amazon due to its price to performance ratio. Customer reviews (nearly 5600) going back several years are very positive (over 90%) and I can confirm based on my...
Forum: TV Database Updates 20-Oct-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,988
Posted By OTAFAN
Retro TV Returns to SOCAL

After several weeks of a down website and continuous complaints by fans across the nation loosing their affiliates on their Facebook page, Retro TV is back online promising, "Big things are on the...
Forum: Antennas 14-Oct-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,520
Posted By OTAFAN
It looks like NEXTGEN ATSC 3.0 will possibly be...

It looks like NEXTGEN ATSC 3.0 will possibly be testing again in the Phoenix market.

So, JoeAZ if the Techs come back to your house for updated testing, please let us know the latest results. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2019, 2:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By OTAFAN
AKA, your Television set itself. It's actually...

AKA, your Television set itself. It's actually inside on the circuit board. Your TV "tunes" in the particular frequency of the station you want to watch. See below Wikipedia article for detailed...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Oct-2019, 7:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,840
Posted By OTAFAN
In an earlier thread on this forum (I can't find...

In an earlier thread on this forum (I can't find it right now), I recall ADTech saying the VHF Diploes were cut (or made) right in the middle of the VHF High frequency.

So IMHO, I would suggest...
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