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Forum: Help With Reception 25-Sep-2019, 7:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Tower Guy
I would start with diagnosing for a basic system...

I would start with diagnosing for a basic system failure.
Things to consider are:
Water in coax
Bad balun
Proper assembly of the antenna
Crushed coax
Faulty F connector

If these are OK,...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Sep-2019, 8:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Tower Guy
Here is KIRO’s application for reduced power...

Here is KIRO’s application for reduced power during the repack transition:
https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/api/download/attachment/25076f916c250944016c44a0b41c4851

KING and KOMO are...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 20-Sep-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By Tower Guy
Reason for temporary antenna on channel 48: ...

Reason for temporary antenna on channel 48:

https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/api/download/attachment/25076ff36d2da475016d3bdf49f70ab4

Detailed antenna information for interim...
Forum: Antennas 15-Sep-2019, 5:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,092
Posted By Tower Guy
They are narrowband antennas. They can receive TV...

They are narrowband antennas. They can receive TV signals but a real TV antenna would outperform them.
Forum: Antennas 15-Sep-2019, 5:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,092
Posted By Tower Guy
The big antenna;...

The big antenna; https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/csh-a17b2?seid=dxese1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIncez76nT5AIVeh-tBh23nAJgEAQYAiABEgKiq_D_BwE
Forum: Antennas 11-Sep-2019, 7:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,092
Posted By Tower Guy
Those are amateur radio antennas. The bottom...

Those are amateur radio antennas.
The bottom antenna is a 3 element yagi for 50 MHz (just below channel 2)
The middle antenna is for 144 MHz. (That’s above the aircraft band but below channel 7) ...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Sep-2019, 6:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,350
Posted By Tower Guy
Tilting an antenna upwards may gain about a db. ...

Tilting an antenna upwards may gain about a db. Theoretically, installing an antenna at the optimum height can gain as much as 6 dB. If the antenna happens to be at the worst height where it is...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 4:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,350
Posted By Tower Guy
One additional caveat is that there is a...

One additional caveat is that there is a transmitting antenna issue effecting several of the Boston UHF stations. I’d try rescanning multiple times over a several week period before I considered...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 3:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,350
Posted By Tower Guy
Since you last tried WFXT has moved from channel...

Since you last tried WFXT has moved from channel 31 to channel 34. I believe that they also moved to another tower.
This link has your updated info:...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Aug-2019, 3:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,713
Posted By Tower Guy
The stacker is a good antenna, but it is not...

The stacker is a good antenna, but it is not optimum for you. Yes, you need to add VHF ability to your existing UHF antenna, but you need your VHF and UHF antennas aimed in different directions....
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Aug-2019, 5:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By Tower Guy
I believe that you’ve chosen a workable antenna...

I believe that you’ve chosen a workable antenna for your location. I can’t predict if it will get every channel you want. If you have troubles, be sure to try different heights and/or locations on...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 3:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By Tower Guy
Another way to increase the signal on low band...

Another way to increase the signal on low band VHF is to raise the antenna. This also places the antenna further from interference from inside the house.

Low band VHF seldom needs a preamp, so be...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Tower Guy
To me it looks like a knock-off of the Winegard...

To me it looks like a knock-off of the Winegard HD-7010.

Click the "SPECS" tab on the following link for a good approximation of performance.

https://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=hd-7010
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jul-2019, 7:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,422
Posted By Tower Guy
I love that plan. You’d get to root for the...

I love that plan. You’d get to root for the Buffalo Bills every Sunday!
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jul-2019, 5:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,732
Posted By Tower Guy
Note that the HD Stacker is also rated for FM...

Note that the HD Stacker is also rated for FM reception. It would also get all of the Atlanta TV stations.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2019, 1:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By Tower Guy
I would suggest the C2MAX for your location.

I would suggest the C2MAX for your location.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jul-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,318
Posted By Tower Guy
I’m thinking that a Winegard HD 7694P or HD7698P...

I’m thinking that a Winegard HD 7694P or HD7698P with a preamp.
Forum: Special Topics 14-Jun-2019, 9:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,494
Posted By Tower Guy
I agree that the problem is likely spurious...

I agree that the problem is likely spurious signals caused by the three strong signals created by the modulator. I don’t know if the problem is internal to the modulator or caused by excessive...
Forum: Special Topics 7-Jun-2019, 1:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,494
Posted By Tower Guy
I would try to avoid the use of a distribution...

I would try to avoid the use of a distribution amp on the output of the modulator.
Forum: Special Topics 6-Jun-2019, 1:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,494
Posted By Tower Guy
Have you also switched your modulator to real...

Have you also switched your modulator to real channels 65, 67, and 69?
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jun-2019, 2:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,786
Posted By Tower Guy
I agree! You need more gain on VHF.

I agree! You need more gain on VHF.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 28-May-2019, 4:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 23,796
Posted By Tower Guy
The cool thing about Pluto is that it is a...

The cool thing about Pluto is that it is a programming grid of free streaming services. They have no programming rights expense.
Forum: Help With Reception 24-May-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 49,031
Posted By Tower Guy
Silicone grease is often used on O-rings. That is...

Silicone grease is often used on O-rings. That is what Andrew (now Commscope) packaged with their connectors for high powered coax called Heliax. I never bought any silicone grease because I’ve...
Forum: Antennas 19-May-2019, 6:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,235
Posted By Tower Guy
A UHF antenna designed for channels 14-37 would...

A UHF antenna designed for channels 14-37 would 10% larger than an antenna optimized for 14-51 or 30% larger than an antenna designed for 14-69.

The 91XG is an older 14-69 design.

Some of the...
Forum: Special Topics 9-May-2019, 9:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,494
Posted By Tower Guy
This LTE filter will do the same thing as the...

This LTE filter will do the same thing as the LPF-750 and is cheaper. https://www.channelmaster.com/TV_Antenna_LTE_Filter_p/cm-3201.htm
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