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Forum: Help With Reception 1-Aug-2014, 5:42 PM
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Views: 1,314
Posted By otadtvman
Ada, MI: Considering OTA

I have a relative who lives here (http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d5b94f9f5d1e703). They currently have cable, have eliminated some of the premium sports channels to reduce...
Forum: Antennas 29-Jan-2012, 9:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
91XG (14-69) vs. 4-Bay w/Reflector (7 or 14-51)?

Hi GroundUrMast,

Since you own both the 91XG and a DIY 4-bay w/reflector, I would appreciate if you could share you experience with them.
Forum: Antennas 7-Jan-2012, 3:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
Precise aiming required?

Thanks for the info Dave.

AD is the 1st I've seen to use this term. Is AD saying that precise aiming is required with the new DB4e to acheive the max gain that's advertised?
Forum: Antennas 7-Jan-2012, 4:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
91XG: 11.8 dBi (~9.65 dBd) @ 470 Hz, which is not...

91XG: 11.8 dBi (~9.65 dBd) @ 470 Hz, which is not bad considering that the new DB4e is supposed to be designed for 14-51 has a "Boresight gain" of 11.68 dBi (~ 9.53 dBd) @ 470 Hz - not any better...
Forum: Antennas 6-Jan-2012, 1:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
I will let you know as I continue to gather...

I will let you know as I continue to gather information on our application and comparison info on Fracarro vs. 91XG.
Forum: Antennas 5-Jan-2012, 9:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
Yes, if cost is the primary consideration, the...

Yes, if cost is the primary consideration, the 7.75' L 91XG is obvious choice.

However, the 3' L Sigma 6HD will be less prone to wind & ice damage.

Which is better at resolving multipath...
Forum: Antennas 5-Jan-2012, 7:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
Fracarro antenna owners?

Are there any forum members who would like to share their experience with Fracarro Sigma or BLU-series antennas?
Forum: Antennas 5-Jan-2012, 7:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
No problem GroundUrMast. I'm glad you...

No problem GroundUrMast.

I'm glad you understand the complexities of our location. Agreed, there is not a simple or inexpensive answer. However, I would be very pleased with a solution other...
Forum: Antennas 5-Jan-2012, 7:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
See answers within your quote: I can't...

See answers within your quote:


I can't offer to buy an almost new Fracarro and I already own an XG91. I'm not suggesting you do so.[/QUOTE]


Despite my best efforts, I have not found anyone...
Forum: Antennas 4-Jan-2012, 7:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
A tower that tall is not in the budget. Balt....

A tower that tall is not in the budget. Balt. (42 mi.), Harrisburg (65-68 mi.), Lancaster (59 mi.), & York (59 mi.) are the alternatives if DC becomes problematic due to the trees. We have a...
Forum: Antennas 4-Jan-2012, 4:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
Thanks for your very helpful summary. Here is my...

Thanks for your very helpful summary. Here is my TVFool report (http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d83877d4a4305a6).
Forum: Antennas 3-Jan-2012, 9:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
Hi Dave, Thanks for the reply. Yagis: ...

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the reply.

Yagis:
I've read many excellent reports on the tilt-able 91XG: 11.8 dBi (~9.65 dBd) @ 470 Hz

The Fracarro sigma 6 & 9HD look appealing due to their...
Forum: Antennas 3-Jan-2012, 7:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
UHF = 14-51 since 6/12/09 (470 to 698 Mhz) ...

UHF = 14-51 since 6/12/09 (470 to 698 Mhz)

GRAPHS COMPARISONS:

http://www.fracarro.com/international/download/prodottitvsat/Aerials/Sigma9HD.pdf 4.25' L

...
Forum: Antennas 1-Jan-2012, 6:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,138
Posted By otadtvman
be236, No, I don't own a Fracarro. However,...

be236,

No, I don't own a Fracarro. However, I'm considering the
3-ft Sigma 6HD versus the the 7.75-ft A..D. 91XG for UHF
4.9-ft Fracarro BLV6F versus the 8.3-ft Winegard YA-1713 or 10-ft...
Forum: Antennas 1-Jan-2012, 6:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
Thanks for your reply GroundUrMast. Your...

Thanks for your reply GroundUrMast.

Your correct, the Fracarro's bandwidth extends well beyond what's now needed in the US. However, so do most of the current popular antennas sold in the US.
...
Forum: Antennas 1-Jan-2012, 4:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,138
Posted By otadtvman
be236, Don't rule out the Fracarro BLU_920F...

be236,

Don't rule out the Fracarro BLU_920F based on the above inaccurate comments.

The Fracarro pdf states:

1.) Bandwidth 470 862 MHz

Per Wikipedia...
Forum: Antennas 1-Jan-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,138
Posted By otadtvman
For comparison, please see: ...

For comparison, please see:


http://www.antennasdirect.com/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/91XG-TDS.pdf
attached BLU_920F.pdf file below
Forum: Antennas 23-Dec-2011, 5:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,725
Posted By otadtvman
Here's another low noise amp to consider: ...

Here's another low noise amp to consider:

http://www.abilityhdtv.com/product-list.php?pg1-cid42.html
...
Forum: Antennas 23-Dec-2011, 4:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
Gain versus length

Thanks for your reply. Agreed - there is not much of a selection for 14 to 51 or 7 to 51 antennas for the US market. Is an LPF-700 (http://picomacom.com/pages.asp?HID=4&GUID=LPF-Series) a...
Forum: Antennas 16-Dec-2011, 8:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 39,589
Posted By otadtvman
Fracarro antennas & AbilityHDTV ULNA?

Has anyone had any experience with the Italian Fracarro antennas sold in the US by http://www.abilityhdtv.com/ or Ability's ULNA?
Specifically:...
Forum: FM Fool Discussion/Database Updates 20-Jul-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,630
Posted By otadtvman
NYC / NJ / Philadelphia metro area: "Less talk" classical?

I recently heard that the new 105.9 WQXR is not as enjoyable as the original 96.3 WQXR, which had less talk and more non-repetitious music.

Can anyone recommend a "less talk" classical music...
Forum: FM Fool Discussion/Database Updates 18-Jul-2010, 6:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,630
Posted By otadtvman
WQXR FM Reduction in TX Power

A family member lives 40 miles LOS from WQXR FM (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WQXR-FM) (NYC). She enjoyed listening to it for many years. However, all that changed on July 14, 2009...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-May-2010, 2:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,702
Posted By otadtvman
Dave, Thanks for the suggestions. I...

Dave,

Thanks for the suggestions.

I checked the chart and it does not list any recommendations for a 14-51 UHF antenna - it only lists 14-69 antennas.

For 7-51 combo antennas the chart...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-May-2010, 1:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,702
Posted By otadtvman
I'm surprised especially since: UHF signals...

I'm surprised especially since:

UHF signals do not travel as far as VHF given the same transmitter power
The majority of DTV stations are now UHF
OTA provides free HDTV for which cable...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-May-2010, 1:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,702
Posted By otadtvman
I suspect many other Canadians may also take part...

I suspect many other Canadians may also take part in the US TV reception tradition:
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