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Forum: TV Database Updates Today, 3:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 17
Posted By ADTech
Yet another example of the defective database. ...

Yet another example of the defective database. It's been a wreck for a couple of years now as the site's owner hasn't paid any attention to the site.


Any location that shows up off the coast of...
Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 7:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,717
Posted By ADTech
No. The ONLY time that "equal length...

No.


The ONLY time that "equal length cables" are needed are when you are attempting to gang two identical antennas aimed in the same direction. Other than that, the relative lengths pretty much...
Forum: TV Database Updates 18-Sep-2019, 2:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By ADTech
The database hasn't been touched by the site's...

The database hasn't been touched by the site's owner in almost two years.


Hope dims....
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Sep-2019, 1:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By ADTech
Re-scan, if you have not (you didn't say). ...

Re-scan, if you have not (you didn't say).



Click on the first link that Rabbit73 posted. Note the channels with the letter "R" in the last column. Those stations are at reduced capability...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Sep-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By ADTech
Temporary facility ...

Temporary facility https://www.rabbitears.info/contour.php?appid=25076f916b249e81016b2d7afd470939&site=1


Permanent facility, once completed: ...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2019, 7:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By ADTech
It depends on your definition of "soon". It may...

It depends on your definition of "soon". It may be yet this fall, it may be next year.



Keep in touch with the station.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By ADTech
WSB is currently operating at reduced capability...

WSB is currently operating at reduced capability (about 1/3rd of the power of their full license) from an alternate site while their permanent channel 32 facility is completed.

You'll probably...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2019, 9:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,064
Posted By ADTech
Based on an estimate of your location, you're...

Based on an estimate of your location, you're likely not going to get that station right now. Until everything is fully operational on their permanent full powered facility on the other end, you're...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2019, 5:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,064
Posted By ADTech
As TG mentioned, numerous Boston stations are...

As TG mentioned, numerous Boston stations are operating at reduced power, some from temporary facilities. Until they are all up and running at full capability over the coming weeks and, perhaps...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2019, 4:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By ADTech
Without a precise location, the potential...

Without a precise location, the potential co-channel idea was the best I could come up with on an empty stomach.


Hey, it it works and continues to do so and the Boss is happy, can't get any...
Forum: Help With Reception 24-Aug-2019, 4:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By ADTech
The strips don't really "wear out". They do,...

The strips don't really "wear out". They do, however, pickup up any dirt, dust or lint that happens to be on the surface where it's placed. Eventually, they pick up enough that there's no more...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By ADTech
WFSB was co-channel with WCBS on UHF 33 causing...

WFSB was co-channel with WCBS on UHF 33 causing much of southern CT and parts of the Hudson valley .to suffer the loss of either or both stations.

I'd suspect you're experiencing a temporary...
Forum: Antennas 21-Aug-2019, 4:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By ADTech
Without going into and discussion of the merits...

Without going into and discussion of the merits (or lack thereof) of the antenna in question:

The default (mandatory) polarization for North American TV broadcasting is horizontal. A substantial...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 2:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By ADTech
The Flex comes with a 3' RG6 coax that is to go...

The Flex comes with a 3' RG6 coax that is to go between the antenna and the included inline amp as well as a 12' RG59 to go from the amp to the TV (or wherever).
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 2:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By ADTech
Well, yeah, sort of, they did. They threw...

Well, yeah, sort of, they did.

They threw their hat in the ring and volunteered to got to low-VHF if the price was right in the reverse auction. They didn't know which specific channel they'd end...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,105
Posted By ADTech
Actually, after the 2009 repack, it was 74% of...

Actually, after the 2009 repack, it was 74% of full power stations. Post-repack, I don't know offhand. I haven't seen any reliable numbers and I'm not motivated enough to dig through everything at...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 1:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By ADTech
VOXX doesn't publish any kind of technical data...

VOXX doesn't publish any kind of technical data for their RCA-branded antennas.

When last I heard (been a while), Winegard was producing the RCA stick antennas under a contract with VOXX. ...
Forum: Antennas 5-Aug-2019, 4:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 859
Posted By ADTech
VOXX introduced that last winter at the CES show....

VOXX introduced that last winter at the CES show. Haven't seen or heard of it since its announcement until your question.

It looks like Menard's is the only retailer that is carrying it ATM. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jul-2019, 7:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By ADTech
Be careful trying to apply the OTARD rules to a...

Be careful trying to apply the OTARD rules to a cooperatively owned residence! If the association owns the roof, they get to make (and enforce) restrictions on how it is used. Unit owners or...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jul-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By ADTech
Without any specifics like location, station...

Without any specifics like location, station involved, or installation specifics, it is impossible to provide any concrete advice.

That said, unless there are technical problems at the station,...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 19-Jul-2019, 4:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,558
Posted By ADTech
Somewhere, perhaps,but there's been no evidence...

Somewhere, perhaps,but there's been no evidence that anyone is actively managing the website for a long time.


Best suggestion I can offer is to turn off private messaging from anyone not a mod...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 7:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By ADTech
From that response, it can be surmised that they...

From that response, it can be surmised that they will be operating on their auxiliary antenna at reduced capability for some time in August AFTER they are required to move to UHF 35 (by 8/2).
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By ADTech
WVIZ is currently operating at about half power...

WVIZ is currently operating at about half power from an antenna at half the height of their full power antenna while their post-repack facility is being built.


As Tim noted, their construction...
Forum: Special Topics 12-Jul-2019, 2:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,773
Posted By ADTech
Look at who owns/operates them.... ;)

Look at who owns/operates them.... ;)
Forum: Special Topics 11-Jul-2019, 3:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,773
Posted By ADTech
You're assuming it becomes mainstream, but my...

You're assuming it becomes mainstream, but my opinion is that it will be "probably not too much" if and when it happens..

You'll likely need to worry a great deal more about the effects of the...
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