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Forum: Help With Reception 10-Apr-2017, 1:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By MikeBear
Thanks! Well, I finally was able to confirm...

Thanks!

Well, I finally was able to confirm with another person locally, that they see the exact same issue with this sub channel OTA.

I'm going to email Comet Tv now.
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Apr-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By MikeBear
Hi Rabbit! It's starting to look that way,...

Hi Rabbit!

It's starting to look that way, isn't it? I had all the detailed above post prepared to post while watching this station. The issue finally occurred frequently enough in the program I...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Apr-2017, 9:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,952
Posted By MikeBear
Intermittent interference/reception issue with RF16 WSMH-66

Last year we moved into a new house, 2 miles South of the old house (if you look up my old posts). I have now installed a new OTA antenna system at this location, which antennas are at 20ft~ at...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Mar-2017, 7:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,817
Posted By MikeBear
New wind farm, possible OTA tv reception issues?

We have a possible new wind farm that's going to be installed in an area that will be in the middle of the signals beamed from ALL my local stations. Bay City, Saginaw, Flint DMA
...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Dec-2015, 1:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,910
Posted By MikeBear
Looks good. However it's too closely mounted...

Looks good. However it's too closely mounted under your UHF antenna. They need to be at least 2 feet apart, and should really be 3 feet apart.

Otherwise they will interact in unpredictable ways.
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Dec-2015, 2:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,081
Posted By MikeBear
Looks to me like you need a zero at the end of...

Looks to me like you need a zero at the end of your 15 ft.

That's not a good Tvfool report, so I wouldn't get my hopes up too high.

I'm sure you'll get something, but what, and how good are the...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Dec-2015, 9:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,910
Posted By MikeBear
That's a great antenna, I own two of them. They...

That's a great antenna, I own two of them. They are very comparable to the AntennaCraft Y5713 antenna.

I gave Holl_ands all the specs over on the digitalhome Canadian forum, and he modeled it...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Nov-2015, 2:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,664
Posted By MikeBear
Do you let the channel scan run all the way...

Do you let the channel scan run all the way through ALL channel scan options until the end?

I also own an LG, (42LA6200) and if you abort the channel scan early, it doesn't completely register the...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Nov-2015, 2:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,474
Posted By MikeBear
You need a signal level no lower than 0 to have...

You need a signal level no lower than 0 to have much hope of receiving it. Your -9.1, would need 9 db gain from an antenna, JUST to bring it up to zero level. You'd also need to be aimed directly at...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Nov-2015, 2:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,474
Posted By MikeBear
Do you mean: WLFM-LP ("low power"), is only 3kw...

Do you mean: WLFM-LP ("low power"), is only 3kw broadcast power, analog broadcast AND Low VHF (your antenna can't get low vhf). That could be 10 miles away, and you wouldn't be able to receive it....
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Nov-2015, 1:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,474
Posted By MikeBear
Did you mean ABC 5.1, WEWS-TV? That's 2Edge,...

Did you mean ABC 5.1, WEWS-TV? That's 2Edge, (that means it "bounces off of two things" before getting to you) and 69 miles away from you.

That will take a large outside antenna, at least 30-40...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2015, 8:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,664
Posted By MikeBear
What brand and model number is your tv set? I can...

What brand and model number is your tv set? I can then look up the manual, and see what options it has.

You are scanning for DTV channels in the menu? What options exactly are available to you...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2015, 7:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,664
Posted By MikeBear
Did you use your tv sets menu, and actually scan...

Did you use your tv sets menu, and actually scan for OTA channels? You have to do a scan when you change your antenna. I can't tell you how, as you aren't giving out any info that is very useful....
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Nov-2015, 7:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,664
Posted By MikeBear
Pretty much all your main stations are very...

Pretty much all your main stations are very slightly North of EAST. Very unusual that you don't receive anything though, even with the antenna in the South window. I'd have to say there might be...
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,041
Posted By MikeBear
No, though I work nights, and live my life at...

No, though I work nights, and live my life at night, lol.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,041
Posted By MikeBear
Sorry, my family was Saxon! Not Anglo-Saxon, and...

Sorry, my family was Saxon! Not Anglo-Saxon, and earlier than Anglo-Norman. My mother was from Transylvania, specifically, Siebenburgen.
Forum: Help With Reception 25-Nov-2015, 4:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,041
Posted By MikeBear
Loosely translates into something like: "those...

Loosely translates into something like: "those who think evil, are evil".
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2015, 2:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By MikeBear
I think what's likely is when they messed with...

I think what's likely is when they messed with the coax cables, one didn't get tightened down quite right, or one of them got bent and "notched out" the signal a bit or something. Or even some...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2015, 2:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By MikeBear
So, the 6.1 with no signal is the actual Dish...

So, the 6.1 with no signal is the actual Dish satellite feed, OR, a yellow channel OTA feed that you scanned in on your Dish receiver, since some Dish receivers can also do OTA channels? If so, do a...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Nov-2015, 2:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By MikeBear
What do you mean you can't "receive a signal on...

What do you mean you can't "receive a signal on 6.1" but you can on 6.2, 6.3, 6.4?

Is this antenna, direct to a TV SET?

If so, try a channel rescan. See what happens
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2015, 3:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,159
Posted By MikeBear
Two low band VHF antenna's should be mounted...

Two low band VHF antenna's should be mounted about 5 FEET apart minimum, if they are on the same mast. If not, they will affect each other in some way depending on your circumstances.
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Nov-2015, 2:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,439
Posted By MikeBear
Get guy wires, it's not that expensive. Also,...

Get guy wires, it's not that expensive. Also, there's a BIG difference in a one-time charge for doing this, or paying the cable robber-barons FOREVER.

It's money well spent, if you are otherwise...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Nov-2015, 7:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,944
Posted By MikeBear
This says it's still 720p:...

This says it's still 720p: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIVI-TV

They might think they are 1080, but your tv set can't lie, as long as it's capable of 1080i or p. 1080p is not a OTA broadcast...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Nov-2015, 9:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,676
Posted By MikeBear
I have my cable modem, router, and a switch...

I have my cable modem, router, and a switch sitting on top of my tv cabinet. Tivo, Roku, Dish Dvr, Ooma, two FTA satellite receivers, WDTVLIVE, Blu-ray player, etc. all within inches, and I have NO...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2015, 4:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeBear
In your case without an amp, it can be inside...

In your case without an amp, it can be inside BEFORE any splitter. So you will need a short coax jumper for later when you add the splitter. The traps aren't polarized, so can be hooked up either...
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