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Forum: Antennas 24-Dec-2019, 5:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
Also, just to give credit where it is due, the...

Also, just to give credit where it is due, the folded dipole being too short was pointed out to me by someone who is trying to get approved to post here in the forums. He had been following this...
Forum: Antennas 24-Dec-2019, 4:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
I am very pleased to announce that this antenna...

I am very pleased to announce that this antenna project has been a success! Mistakes were made, four letter words were used, but in the end, it works. I had to change a few things in the design. The...
Forum: Special Topics 24-Dec-2019, 4:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you again for all the information. In...

Thank you again for all the information. In another thread I was building an RF 6 yagi using the Changpauk (spelling?) calculator. However, someone near my area who has been trying to get approved...
Forum: Special Topics 10-Dec-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you Rabbit73 and JoeAZ for the input. The...

Thank you Rabbit73 and JoeAZ for the input. The 5540 divided by mid channel frequency formula is what I was looking for, basically a good rule of thumb to go by. Can't believe I didn't think to make...
Forum: Special Topics 10-Dec-2019, 2:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By eggman531916
Folded Dipole Questions

I'm about to start building a folded dipole for RF channel 6 and I have some questions. First, does the spacing between the top and bottom matter? The one calculator I used has a spacing of about 4...
Forum: Antennas 1-Dec-2019, 4:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
So, I've decided to start gathering materials...

So, I've decided to start gathering materials needed for a 5 element Yagi found on the Yagi calculator page that GroundUrMast posted earlier. I decided to go with the folded dipole calculator as...
Forum: Antennas 14-Nov-2019, 1:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
Success! Well, sort of. My FM antenna was...

Success! Well, sort of. My FM antenna was delivered today so even though it was pretty cold here, I had to go out and play with it. Something is up with my rooftop antenna setup, so I installed a...
Forum: Antennas 10-Nov-2019, 7:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
Well, I tried a pair of rabbit ears measured out...

Well, I tried a pair of rabbit ears measured out for RF 6 with no luck. The small TV I carried up onto my shed roof again tries to lock on to something, but can't quite get it. Without the rabbit...
Forum: Antennas 9-Nov-2019, 3:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
I guess what I meant was like if I was using a...

I guess what I meant was like if I was using a balun to attach the cable to the antenna. Like how many have a 1 1/4" space on the driven element of a 4 bay or a 44mm or 88mm feedpoint gap on a Gray...
Forum: Antennas 8-Nov-2019, 3:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you Tower Guy for the dimensions on the...

Thank you Tower Guy for the dimensions on the Yagi. One question on it is though, what is the spacing on the feedpoint for the driven element? Though I've tried to teach myself how to use them in the...
Forum: Antennas 8-Nov-2019, 3:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
My RabbitFool report, err, Rabbitears report: ...

My RabbitFool report, err, Rabbitears report:
https://www.rabbitears.info/searchmap.php?request=result&study_id=26219
Forum: Antennas 7-Nov-2019, 5:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
I had wondered about an FM antenna. Which sucks,...

I had wondered about an FM antenna. Which sucks, because I gave one away about a year and a half ago. And I really like the idea of using the extensions on a smaller antenna, but, most likely I'm...
Forum: Antennas 6-Nov-2019, 6:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
Also, yes, it's WKBS.

Also, yes, it's WKBS.
Forum: Antennas 6-Nov-2019, 6:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=2...

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d90386ebd6201d7
My TVFool report. It's not very accurate as these are the old listings and the channel I'm trying to get isn't even on there...
Forum: Antennas 4-Nov-2019, 4:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you for the information guys. I do want to...

Thank you for the information guys. I do want to try and build one to see if I can pull it off. But my plans may be on hold until the spring. I am roughly 30 miles from the towers of the Altoona...
Forum: Antennas 3-Nov-2019, 7:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,209
Posted By eggman531916
As always, there is good information here....

As always, there is good information here. Recently, a station that used to broadcast on RF 46 switched to RF 6 and now I find myself trying to figure out what to do. I've built probably close to a...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Jan-2018, 5:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 42,496
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you ADTech for posting this. My market is...

Thank you ADTech for posting this. My market is the Johnstown-Altoona market in PA and I was wondering why WTAJ and WATM were gone from the listing. I was going to post something about it when I ran...
Forum: Antennas 29-Dec-2017, 7:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 25,387
Posted By eggman531916
channels 6 and 12

I realize this may be a bit late, but I was just in the Lansdale area yesterday and I had a slapped together, UHF only, with only the elements gray hoverman and it was able to snag not only physical...
Forum: Welcome 29-Jan-2017, 4:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49,806
Posted By eggman531916
A fellow PA member!

A fellow PA member!
Forum: Special Topics 31-Dec-2016, 3:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 31,585
Posted By eggman531916
This is what I used: ...

This is what I used:

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=ez3018
Forum: Special Topics 31-Dec-2016, 3:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 31,585
Posted By eggman531916
That was exactly what I had in mind. :D

That was exactly what I had in mind. :D
Forum: Special Topics 29-Dec-2016, 5:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 31,585
Posted By eggman531916
Why not use a wall mount? That's what I used for...

Why not use a wall mount? That's what I used for my DBGH with 3' wide screen reflector. Hasn't moved yet and it's been up there for a while now. I had to buy a set that mounted it 18" off of the wall...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 19-Dec-2016, 3:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854,039
Posted By eggman531916
Thanks! I may have to mess around with this idea...

Thanks! I may have to mess around with this idea a bit...when it gets a little warmer.:)
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 6-Dec-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217,761
Posted By eggman531916
Thank you for letting me know. I figured that may...

Thank you for letting me know. I figured that may have been the case, but wanted someone with more experience to confirm it. Already have the elements re-bent, now I'm trying to come up with a...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 4-Dec-2016, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217,761
Posted By eggman531916
oxidation of elements?

I got to thinking the other day about what effect oxidation has on antenna elements (if any?). This was prompted by an installation at my brother-in-laws place where I had put up some Gray Hoverman...
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