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Forum: Antennas 5-Jun-2020, 2:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,671
Posted By rickbb
And I thought I was procrastinating waiting 4...

And I thought I was procrastinating waiting 4 months to put up my 751. :D
Forum: Special Topics 1-Jun-2020, 6:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,276
Posted By rickbb
As I have discovered, the repack in process is...

As I have discovered, the repack in process is moving several stations back into VHF territory. Before the repack started I only had 1 station in my area in VHF, now I have 3, and the repack...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Jun-2020, 5:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,409
Posted By rickbb
Finally got the 751 up on the roof. Made...

Finally got the 751 up on the roof.

Made only seemly marginal improvement, but channel 17, (RF 8), which is the one I was targeting, does seem to be more stable with less drops and pixilation. My...
Forum: Reception Devices 24-Mar-2020, 1:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By rickbb
I'm using a Hauppauge 2 way tuner in a windows...

I'm using a Hauppauge 2 way tuner in a windows PC. It comes with software that works well.

I will be ordering a newer one that has a 4 way tuner in it soon.

Their software will let you setup a...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Mar-2020, 1:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,469
Posted By rickbb
If everything has been ruled out other than temp...

If everything has been ruled out other than temp changes, then it has to be a expansion/contraction issue of something in the system.

I can't think of anything else that would explain it.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Mar-2020, 1:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,469
Posted By rickbb
It does not look good for that channel. You are...

It does not look good for that channel. You are in a RF shadow behind a hill from the tower and the effective power at your location is less than 100kw.

Sorry.
Forum: Reception Devices 13-Mar-2020, 7:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,939
Posted By rickbb
Looks like a deal. ...

Looks like a deal.

https://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-002762

edit: cause I'm stupid and pasted the wrong link.


lol
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2020, 5:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,409
Posted By rickbb
Oh yeah, I'm in Elon, NC, right in the middle...

Oh yeah, I'm in Elon, NC, right in the middle between the "triad" Greensboro/High Point/Winston Salem and the "triangle" Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill.

And I'm glad to see the site loading normally...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2020, 5:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,409
Posted By rickbb
Was not able to get up on the roof last Sat....

Was not able to get up on the roof last Sat. Although warm enough all the snow had not melted off until Sunday afternoon.

Oh well one day soon.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2020, 5:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,214
Posted By rickbb
I also recommend a 4 bay style. You have...

I also recommend a 4 bay style.

You have only 2 main directions to deal with and with a 4 bay you can remove the reflector from the back and aim the antenna to get stations from both directions.
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Feb-2020, 3:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,409
Posted By rickbb
It was too cold and windy on Sat to get up on the...

It was too cold and windy on Sat to get up on the roof for a proper install.

This will require me to remove my existing mast and antenna and rearrange it all, re-aim, tune, etc.

Then had to...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Feb-2020, 2:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,409
Posted By rickbb
Repack VHF

Since the repack in my area I now have 4 stations in the high VHF band instead of just the one previously. I now have RF 7,8,9 and 11 that I "should" be able to recive.

My MClapp DIY 4 bay has...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2020, 7:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By rickbb
this is the one I use on my home made 4 bays....

this is the one I use on my home made 4 bays. Always seem to work well.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/RCA-6-1-in-Screw-On-F-Connector/3724168
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jan-2020, 1:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,469
Posted By rickbb
Try replacing your balun. When the only...

Try replacing your balun.

When the only thing that changes is the temp it could be the balun housing is expanding and making the connections lose. Or some other internal component is getting...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 10-Jan-2020, 1:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21,640
Posted By rickbb
Site hack?

Has anyone else received a PM like this? Got this from what looks like a new member with no posts.


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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Jan-2020, 1:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By rickbb
For only 10 bucks or so and a little splicing and...

For only 10 bucks or so and a little splicing and soldering you could make a RG56 cable switch out of one of those fairly easy.
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jan-2020, 7:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,287
Posted By rickbb
Whole bunch of wifi switches here, don't know if...

Whole bunch of wifi switches here, don't know if one will suite you but they are cheap enough to try.

https://www.amazon.com/wireless-relay-switch/s?k=wireless+relay+switch
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2019, 3:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,083
Posted By rickbb
That's good to hear, I miss having them as a...

That's good to hear, I miss having them as a backup to my local, (and sometimes crappy), CBS station.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Oct-2019, 5:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,129
Posted By rickbb
I rescanned again the other day, still half of...

I rescanned again the other day, still half of what I used to get. My son who lives just 6 miles north of me rescanned and doubled what he can get. Weird, just weird.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Oct-2019, 6:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,129
Posted By rickbb
Sorry, been away for awhile. No I can't get...

Sorry, been away for awhile. No I can't get Charlotte stations, too far, about 110 miles to me.

I have a home made 4 bay bow tie, following the Mclapp 10x9 1/2 design. Split to 3 receivers, one no...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2019, 7:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,116
Posted By rickbb
The report shows that channel 20, RF 19, KTVD has...

The report shows that channel 20, RF 19, KTVD has a co-channel warning with channel 19, KSBS, (no RF listed). That may be why you can't get that one.

I can't see any reason why you can't get 4,...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2019, 6:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,129
Posted By rickbb
I'm just east of you in Elon and before the...

I'm just east of you in Elon and before the repack I could sometimes get 10 from Roanoke, and 7 in Lynchburg almost all the time. (Weather dependent.)

Now after the repack and many rescans, I lost...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 16-Aug-2019, 7:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,627
Posted By rickbb
Interesting, I use a 2 channel Hauppauge OTA...

Interesting, I use a 2 channel Hauppauge OTA tuner card in a Windows PC and with the serial number of the card you can use their software to setup your system to serve both live and recorded OTA tv...
Forum: Antennas 16-Aug-2019, 7:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,680
Posted By rickbb
Just the design and testing phase would be time...

Just the design and testing phase would be time consuming.

After you get all that nailed the rest is just building and shipping.

Except for the after the sale customer service call headaches...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Aug-2019, 6:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,148
Posted By rickbb
Fox and one of your ABC stations are going to be...

Fox and one of your ABC stations are going to be iffy. Fox at a NM of 9 and DB of -81 with a 2 edge signal is going to require some luck along with some serious time spent aiming, tuning, and working...
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