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Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2018, 1:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By Tower Guy
I can see why you want an attic antenna at the...

I can see why you want an attic antenna at the Mountain Bridge Community. Yet, with stucco walls and concrete roof tiles, an attic antenna is iffy.

If an attic antenna doesn’t work, I’d install a...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2018, 5:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By Tower Guy
I do. Your weakest of the main networks is NBC...

I do. Your weakest of the main networks is NBC with a noise margin of 55 dB. However, watch out for foil backed insulation that could block the signal.

Does your new house have a hip roof or...
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Jul-2018, 5:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,905
Posted By Tower Guy
Consider an ANT751. It receives all the channels...

Consider an ANT751. It receives all the channels that you have in AZ.
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jul-2018, 9:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,997
Posted By Tower Guy
http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/ganging.html ...

http://www.hdtvprimer.com/antennas/ganging.html

Read the above link. Perhaps it will help understand stacking antennas.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jun-2018, 5:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,173
Posted By Tower Guy
The FCC uses AGL to describe the height of the...

The FCC uses AGL to describe the height of the transmit antenna on a TV tower.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jun-2018, 6:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,173
Posted By Tower Guy
AGL=Above Ground Level

AGL=Above Ground Level
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jun-2018, 1:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,531
Posted By Tower Guy
I like everything straight too. Too bad that...

I like everything straight too. Too bad that NASCAR keeps going in circles.

If I lived between Quincy and Otummua, Id put the UHF antenna on a rotator but leave the VHF antenna below the rotator...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jun-2018, 6:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,531
Posted By Tower Guy
You could pick your favorite PBS or aim it at...

You could pick your favorite PBS or aim it at KYOU for a second NBC and FOX.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jun-2018, 1:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,531
Posted By Tower Guy
The 7698 would receive everything fine, but the...

The 7698 would receive everything fine, but the two antenna combo allows you to aim the antennas in two directions simultaneously. Your VHF and UHF stations are coming from different directions. The...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jun-2018, 6:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,531
Posted By Tower Guy
To add an inexpensive VHF antenna to your...

To add an inexpensive VHF antenna to your existing UHF antenna see if you can find a Stellar Labs 30-2475. I found it listed at neobits.com. Add them together with an rca preamp-1r preamp.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-May-2018, 6:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By Tower Guy
A rough approximation is 2-3 ft. Closer may work...

A rough approximation is 2-3 ft. Closer may work if your signals are strong and you have little multipath.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Apr-2018, 8:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 12,490
Posted By Tower Guy
WLVT went off the air and is now channel sharing...

WLVT went off the air and is now channel sharing on RF channel 9.

Did you really buy RG-8? That is 50 ohm coax and better for transmitters than TV receivers.

As JoeAZ said, you would do well...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2018, 6:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 13,019
Posted By Tower Guy
EGADS. There are 11 FM stations on that tower .5...

EGADS. There are 11 FM stations on that tower .5 miles away. Some are 97KW ERP. In addition to ADTechs suggestion of moving the FM filter, you may want to try only the filter and no preamp.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Feb-2018, 6:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,187
Posted By Tower Guy
The DB-8e is the best antenna available but the...

The DB-8e is the best antenna available but the regular DB-8 is not far behind. You will also need a preamp.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Jan-2018, 3:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,834
Posted By Tower Guy
I'd consider one of the highest gain UHF only...

I'd consider one of the highest gain UHF only antennas. These include the 91XG and the DB-8e.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jan-2018, 1:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,450
Posted By Tower Guy
Is it possible that one or more of the stations...

Is it possible that one or more of the stations that cause the problem are using a non standard resolution? For instance I have seen an HD encoder that jumped to 1440 horizontal pixels all by...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2018, 6:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,947
Posted By Tower Guy
OK, scratch the Winegard antenna. The Stellar...

OK, scratch the Winegard antenna. The Stellar labs VHF will fit the budget. An RCA preamp will also be affordable.

Note that WDEF in Chattanooga is not shown on the TVfool report due to the...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Jan-2018, 3:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,947
Posted By Tower Guy
The answer is channel 12 from Chattanooga. WDEF...

The answer is channel 12 from Chattanooga. WDEF is not shown on the tvfool report.

The signal will be weaker than WRCB and WTVC. Try a high gain VHF high band only antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Oct-2017, 1:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,991
Posted By Tower Guy
DTV reception is all or nothing. Your trouble...

DTV reception is all or nothing. Your trouble with the .1 stations indicates a problem with display of HD programming. The subchannels are Standard definition.
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Sep-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,891
Posted By Tower Guy
Without an amplifier you should get 8-9 stations...

Without an amplifier you should get 8-9 stations with roughly 20 channels of programming. A bigger antenna won't help. If you want more stations a distribution amplifier installed indoors would do...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tower Guy
JoeAZ, that's a good plan.

JoeAZ, that's a good plan.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tower Guy
A 4 bay UHF aimed at Erie with a VHF aimed at CTV...

A 4 bay UHF aimed at Erie with a VHF aimed at CTV is an easy compromise. The question is how to combine them. The sure way is inside the RCA preamp, but you'd probably lose NBC.

A splitter used...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2017, 2:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,945
Posted By Tower Guy
I also like the HD 7694P for Erie PA. In order to...

I also like the HD 7694P for Erie PA. In order to watch Canadian TV, I'd invest in a second tuner instead of a rotator. Then I'd aim a VHF antenna at CKCO and a 4 bay UHF antenna at 347 degrees for...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2017, 6:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,093
Posted By Tower Guy
I'd try the Antennas Direct 2MAX. It is a...

I'd try the Antennas Direct 2MAX. It is a bidirectional antenna, which is exactly what you need. If it doesn't work in the attic, it should work on a short mast on the roof.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2017, 6:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,596
Posted By Tower Guy
https://www.fcc.gov/document/hurricane-irma-commun...

https://www.fcc.gov/document/hurricane-irma-communications-status-report-sept-14
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