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Forum: Antennas 12-Feb-2018, 4:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 461,266
Posted By Stereocraig
I have a pair of 45' towers each sunk in 35 60#...

I have a pair of 45' towers each sunk in 35 60# bags of ready mix and various engine blocks and bicycle frames, so I'm confident I can go up at least 2 sections. I just need to fabricate clamps.
Forum: Special Topics 8-Feb-2018, 8:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 29,812
Posted By Stereocraig
Unless you use a TIG, you'd probably just blow...

Unless you use a TIG, you'd probably just blow right through the casing. That and lack of contact area Maybe nice to practice on, just don't get discouraged.
Forum: Antennas 21-Jan-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 461,266
Posted By Stereocraig
Smile I've been working on a similar project, w/ a...

I've been working on a similar project, w/ a couple of 8 footers for the last couple of years.
I have the bowties and reflectors built, but will need to reconfigure the suspension conduits higher,...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jan-2018, 5:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By Stereocraig
Moisture, cold/ bad solder joints, or oxidation...

Moisture, cold/ bad solder joints, or oxidation on the switch contacts.
Those RCA switches have been noted as problematic many times here in the past.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-May-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,718
Posted By Stereocraig
An amplifier w/ no power applied will pass about...

An amplifier w/ no power applied will pass about as much signal as a potato.

Think about somebody playing an instrument through an amp that's not turned on.
Same difference.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 21-Apr-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280,466
Posted By Stereocraig
Meanwhile, I am receiving METV from 2 separate...

Meanwhile, I am receiving METV from 2 separate markets.
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 18-Apr-2017, 9:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280,466
Posted By Stereocraig
You could do something completely crazy like...

You could do something completely crazy like perhaps contact METV.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Feb-2017, 9:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,128
Posted By Stereocraig
Depending on reflections and absorption, probably...

Depending on reflections and absorption, probably 50%, or more.

Think about dried road salt spray on your windshield, w/ the sun hitting you head on. It's kind of like that.
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 8-Feb-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 27,137
Posted By Stereocraig
If I had the option of purchasing a better OTA ...

If I had the option of purchasing a better OTA stand alone tuner based on specs like I always have w/ my AM-FM Stereo tuners, I certainly would.
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Feb-2017, 4:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,215
Posted By Stereocraig
The 8200 will also serve as an FM antenna, but...

The 8200 will also serve as an FM antenna, but may also need a rotor and may cause watching/ listening conflicts, w/ or w/o a rotor.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2017, 9:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,026
Posted By Stereocraig
I agree w/ the opinions you've already received....

I agree w/ the opinions you've already received. It is almost always best to go w/ the larger antenna. Especially, when dealing w/ weak VHF Lo&Hi stations.

When it comes to audio speakers,...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2017, 3:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,018
Posted By Stereocraig
What I was asking, was why is he having problems...

What I was asking, was why is he having problems at 39 miles, when I'm not having any at 47.

I have no experiences w/ their channel 3 transmissions.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Jan-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,018
Posted By Stereocraig
Wbbm

I've always wondered if it's due to the terrain, or the pattern, that I am 47 miles to the North and have never had so much as a hiccup from them, even w/ just an 8 bay.
Previous to the transition...
Forum: Antennas 20-Jan-2017, 9:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,980
Posted By Stereocraig
I'm guessing that the results would be the same,...

I'm guessing that the results would be the same, even if you clipped off the power supply.
Forum: Antennas 2-Dec-2016, 5:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,558
Posted By Stereocraig
BNC are mainly used for video equipment in...

BNC are mainly used for video equipment in studios, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, etc.
I never knew what effect using 50 ohm cable instead of 75 ohm would have, but using an adaptor at each...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 16-Oct-2016, 4:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,231
Posted By Stereocraig
I used one of those Apex STB until about 2011...

I used one of those Apex STB until about 2011 when we got our Sony.
It seemed to perform OK, but was dog slow, changing channels.
I would certainly pop for something like a CM STB, if there was any...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 16-Oct-2016, 3:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,231
Posted By Stereocraig
I remember that happening quite a bit, especially...

I remember that happening quite a bit, especially in the days of I.E. and probably into my F.F. era.
Things seem to recover on their own usually, but I just added Lazarus, just in case.

Thank...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Oct-2016, 7:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,303
Posted By Stereocraig
Well Bob, not much has changed w/ my antennas. ...

Well Bob, not much has changed w/ my antennas.
Spent most of the summer preparing for my daughter's wedding and maintenance on my parent's farm.

I occasionally receive Kalamazoo and Grand...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 13-Oct-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,231
Posted By Stereocraig
Have you considered an A/B switch? I see the...

Have you considered an A/B switch?
I see the Rat Shack 15-1968 remote controlled units on eBay from time to time.
I have one and it works well. You would however, still need a tuner and it will...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2016, 2:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,702
Posted By Stereocraig
Smile That's why I went with two towers, was because I...

That's why I went with two towers, was because I have a 200 yr old maple dead center in the yard and didn't have the heart to cut it down.

I do like ADTech's #3 solution, though. Maybe someday.
Forum: Antennas 21-Sep-2016, 8:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,488
Posted By Stereocraig
As long as you use the proper paint and know how...

As long as you use the proper paint and know how to prep plastic, you should be OK.
Otherwise, it will just flake off and will end up looking even worse than it does now.
Don't use metallic paint....
Forum: Antennas 20-Sep-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,511
Posted By Stereocraig
4) At the rear of the VHF HI area, there is a...

4) At the rear of the VHF HI area, there is a rivet that goes through the boom and holds the two phasing lines together.
If the hole wasn't de burred properly, a chad could be shorting out your...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2016, 2:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,498
Posted By Stereocraig
By "shorting out", I mean that any signal present...

By "shorting out", I mean that any signal present on the longest elements that seeped over from the elements that are being used , could be shorted directly to ground when you fold them, resulting in...
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2016, 9:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,498
Posted By Stereocraig
Maybe a good start, but there's also the...

Maybe a good start, but there's also the possibility of signal induction, when running them parallel to your phasing lines.
Not to mention, shorting out against the boom, or other elements.
Forum: Help With Reception 16-Sep-2016, 2:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,498
Posted By Stereocraig
I remember using Tripp Lite 12V inverters back in...

I remember using Tripp Lite 12V inverters back in the 70s, before the car audio industry was producing anything larger than 24WPC.
The Crowns I was using, had ample filtering, but even being in the...
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