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Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2016, 8:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,606
Posted By tonyp063
You'll need to fudge a bit towards 193 because...

You'll need to fudge a bit towards 193 because your NBC station is strongest there.
I don't think you'll get WJAC at 241 so I would go with W42DG
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2016, 2:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,606
Posted By tonyp063
I would think that something like this ...

I would think that something like this
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=03&p=HDB4X&d

Pointed at roughly 220 degrees magnetic would give you a reasonable expectaion of getting the major...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Dec-2015, 8:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,073
Posted By tonyp063
Yeah. That's what I meant. Thanks for catching...

Yeah. That's what I meant. Thanks for catching that.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Dec-2015, 6:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,073
Posted By tonyp063
I think what is the main issue is that the 2...

I think what is the main issue is that the 2 channels immediately either side of it (21 & 23) are ~65dB more powerful at your location & the co-channel interference would preclude it coming in.
...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jan-2015, 3:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,706
Posted By tonyp063
The 751 should have slightly better hi-vhf gain...

The 751 should have slightly better hi-vhf gain than the C2V. The C2V should have better UHF gain than the 751.

Antennas Direct publishes their specs (Max gain: 10.4 dBi UHF;3.1dBi VHF)
RCA does...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jan-2015, 1:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,706
Posted By tonyp063
The definitive answer is......... Maybe. :-) ...

The definitive answer is.........
Maybe. :-)

Seriously, indoor reception is a crapshoot. You have no idea, or control over, things that can weaken signals by 7-13 dB.
Or cause interference. Or...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jan-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,706
Posted By tonyp063
An RCA ANT751 or an equal Hi-VHF/UHF combo...

An RCA ANT751 or an equal Hi-VHF/UHF combo antenna pointed at 70 degrees magnetic is sufficient.
You do *not* need a pre-amp
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Dec-2014, 6:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,689
Posted By tonyp063
What about a Y5-2-6 & a Y5-7-13 with a HLSJ & add...

What about a Y5-2-6 & a Y5-7-13 with a HLSJ & add the DB8 in with a UVSJ?

A lot of metal in the air, but not too hard from a wallet impact perspective
Forum: Antennas 21-Nov-2014, 9:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,872
Posted By tonyp063
OK. If it is, in fact, that antenna then it's too...

OK. If it is, in fact, that antenna then it's too small for the current allocated frequencies.
You'll want something with 9.5" bowties with 9" seperation.

One of the very well respected members...
Forum: Antennas 21-Nov-2014, 1:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,872
Posted By tonyp063
First thing to ask is which *exact* plans did you...

First thing to ask is which *exact* plans did you use?
Some, actually a lot, of them are scaled wrong for the current broadcast channels.

A link to what you used would be needed
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Nov-2014, 1:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,594
Posted By tonyp063
They are custom made for each customer's...

They are custom made for each customer's application, so you need to call them to get a price.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2014, 3:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,594
Posted By tonyp063
http://www.tinlee.com/index.php Call them....

http://www.tinlee.com/index.php

Call them. They are the best in the business. Not cheap, but absolutely correct.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Oct-2014, 6:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,488
Posted By tonyp063
You don't need that much gain. And the bigger...

You don't need that much gain. And the bigger concern is that the DB-8e isn't designed to support hi-vhf. You'll likely lose 7 & 9.
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Oct-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,488
Posted By tonyp063
Attics are always an unknown. The typical rule of...

Attics are always an unknown. The typical rule of thumb is that they'll cut signal strength by at least in half.

That said, it's worth a try. And if it doesn't work, you certainly could use the...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Oct-2014, 9:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,488
Posted By tonyp063
You need both hi-vhf & uhf support in an antenna....

You need both hi-vhf & uhf support in an antenna.

I would go with something akin to an AntennaCraft HBU-22 or HBU-33 aim right at 70degrees magnetic and expect to see all the DC stations.
You...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Sep-2014, 2:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By tonyp063
You can use it, but it's significantly larger...

You can use it, but it's significantly larger than the HBU44 as it has lo-vhf capabilities. Which you don't need
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Sep-2014, 9:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,664
Posted By tonyp063
I built the same antenna & put a 36x42 reflector...

I built the same antenna & put a 36x42 reflector on it, 5.5" back. I get hi-vhf fine with a worse signal report than yours
*however* I'm outside, not in the attic.
I think that's your big stopper...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2014, 2:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,049
Posted By tonyp063
RG-6 RG-59 is more lossy over any given...

RG-6

RG-59 is more lossy over any given distance than RG-6
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Aug-2014, 1:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,631
Posted By tonyp063
GuM is absolutely correct. The dimensions you...

GuM is absolutely correct. The dimensions you used are too small for the current UHF band.
The Grey-Hoverman he directed you to is an excellent, well designed & modeled antenna.

If you are set on...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jul-2014, 2:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,386
Posted By tonyp063
Realistically, all you need is UHF. I would...

Realistically, all you need is UHF.
I would suggest an Antennas Direct DB8e
Aim one panel at about magnetic 250 degrees & the other at about magnetic 315 degrees.

You should pick up all the...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Jul-2014, 2:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,065
Posted By tonyp063
I have no idea. Maybe it's done on the honor...

I have no idea. Maybe it's done on the honor system?
You'll have to check with them as to their procedures & policies
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jul-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,065
Posted By tonyp063
I've seen much worse reports. You have a bunch...

I've seen much worse reports.
You have a bunch of thranslators on the Jackson, MN tower at magnetic 20 degrees.
Rabbitears.info will give you the breakdown as to what networks they are
...
Forum: Antennas 15-Jul-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 26,235
Posted By tonyp063
These are also excellent designs, which may be...

These are also excellent designs, which may be more suited to the material list you mentioned that you have

http://imageevent.com/holl_ands/multibay/hivhfuhfm495x92sizesreflectorrods
Forum: Antennas 14-Jul-2014, 5:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 26,235
Posted By tonyp063
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=2...

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de1c69e2ce44011

That's a generic report for your zipcode assuming 20 feet high & mounted outside.
Look at the second column (Real) which...
Forum: Antennas 12-Jul-2014, 3:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 26,235
Posted By tonyp063
First & foremost. You need to remember that an...

First & foremost. You need to remember that an amp will only *push* signal through the cable. It will *not* help the antenna suck in more signal That's not the way it works.

The other point. VHF...
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