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Forum: Antennas 1-Jul-2014, 4:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,235
Posted By timotb
Thanks, that might work for me, ...if they would...

Thanks, that might work for me, ...if they would only just provide me a simple drawing that I can interpret and build from. I'm a builder not an engineer.
Forum: Antennas 1-Jul-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,235
Posted By timotb
I seen one of these antennas made from a 2x4 and...

I seen one of these antennas made from a 2x4 and scrap wire on Youtube. Looks easy. My concern, as an amateur, is tuning it correctly for this single channel 8. Someone above raised the concern...
Forum: Antennas 30-Jun-2014, 7:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 20,235
Posted By timotb
build a tuned antenna for one VHF Channel

I would like to pick up a Channel 8 (real) that is 40.6 miles from me with a signal NM of 17.5dB and power -73.3dBm.

As an amature I read this channel is 180-186 mHz. Would a simple dipole...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Dec-2011, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,030
Posted By timotb
Groundurmast might have the best solutions. I...

Groundurmast might have the best solutions. I was hoping for a simple, one antenna set up similar to what I already have but a little higher quality. Doesnt seem to be any. Thanks to everyone, and...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Dec-2011, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,030
Posted By timotb
New set up in Canton Ohio

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d4033328f8cf7ae

I bought a cheap 125 mile antenna on ebay, The WA830TG. Reception is good when the rotor doesn't get stuck. Otherwise I...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Dec-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,446
Posted By timotb
New set up in Canton Ohio

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d4033328f8cf7ae

I bought a cheap 125 mile antenna on ebay, The WA830TG. Reception is good when the rotor doesn't get stuck. Otherwise I...
Forum: Antennas 18-Dec-2011, 4:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,702
Posted By timotb
Its a WA830TG. AKA: Chinese piece of crap. ...

Its a WA830TG. AKA: Chinese piece of crap. Right now its stuck in the wrong direction. Have to go on the roof to see whats up. I have a 60 day return on this, probably will send it back.
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Forum: Antennas 18-Dec-2011, 2:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,702
Posted By timotb
Yes. It seems to be all about the rotor. The...

Yes. It seems to be all about the rotor. The antenna is great at the consumer level, but not completely practical. This is why cable still wins. Thanks for all the ideas so far.
Forum: Antennas 17-Dec-2011, 2:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,702
Posted By timotb
No one has an opinion?

No one has an opinion?
Forum: Antennas 16-Dec-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,702
Posted By timotb
Antenna Position indicator

Do we always have to go outside, look at the antenna to see if is moving and which way its pointed, then try and point it in the rough direction of the desired station?

I bought one of those...
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