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Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 8-Nov-2018, 6:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,957
Posted By Tower Guy
Here's my 2 cents. Are both the house and...

Here's my 2 cents.

Are both the house and barn fed using triplex from the pole? If so, they are considered two distinct systems, each of which need their own ground which is best done at the...
Forum: Antennas 30-Oct-2018, 2:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Tower Guy
The situation for you in White Hiuse TN is very...

The situation for you in White Hiuse TN is very different than Ohio. You have stations on VHF low, VHF high, and UHF; all of which arrive in roughly the same direction. The Channel Master antenna...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2018, 5:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Tower Guy
The PS-1403 is a power inserter for a preamp...

The PS-1403 is a power inserter for a preamp mounted at the antenna. To figure out your problem we would need to know the model of the preamp itself.

The 900 MHz splitters that you have now are...
Forum: Help With Reception 19-Oct-2018, 5:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By Tower Guy
I don’t know if the 751 will pick up channel 5,...

I don’t know if the 751 will pick up channel 5, but it should do fine with the other locals. Note that channel 5 is in a different direction, so a single antenna can’t be aimed for channel 5 anyway....
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 9:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By Tower Guy
Grounding does not effect TV reception unless...

Grounding does not effect TV reception unless there are extremely strong nearby transmitters, especially high power AM stations.

The key to a safe ground system is to have every ground tied...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 7:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Tower Guy
You can follow the links for each station in...

You can follow the links for each station in Burlington VT from this web site.

https://www.rabbitears.info/repackchannels.php?country=US&city=&state=&mktid=113&owner=&sort=&ph=&lss=&status=

You...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 7:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
Posted By Tower Guy
When you tried a preamp did you run a separate...

When you tried a preamp did you run a separate RG6 or use the rotor leadin to power the preamp?
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Oct-2018, 6:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By Tower Guy
Anyone who intentionally cuts any ground wire is...

Anyone who intentionally cuts any ground wire is a person who has put your house and TV equipment at risk. CATV companies are liable for grounding mistakes, so his fear is not imaginary. A good...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Oct-2018, 6:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By Tower Guy
Did you know that one of the major distributors...

Did you know that one of the major distributors of antennas is right in your back yard? Solid Signal is located in Novi, MI.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Sep-2018, 8:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By Tower Guy
Both your DB4e and the HBDX91 are UHF only...

Both your DB4e and the HBDX91 are UHF only antennas. There is no reason to combine them for VHF reception. I’d combine the DB4e that you have with a true VHF only antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2018, 1:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By Tower Guy
Both channel 29s are low power stations, so the...

Both channel 29s are low power stations, so the range is much less than full power stations.

Multipath in digital can not be seen as ghosting, it simply prevents any reception.

Mileage ranges...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 3:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Tower Guy
The rolling black horizontal line could also be...

The rolling black horizontal line could also be caused by a failed component inside the TV set. In some cases an electrolytic capacitor can fail and cause this symptom.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 1:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Tower Guy
Your brother has at least two problems. The first...

Your brother has at least two problems. The first is reception issues, perhaps due to poor signals and multipath.

The other problem is the rolling horizontal lines. That is an indication of a...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Sep-2018, 1:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By Tower Guy
There are two channel 29s. One in Grand Rapids...

There are two channel 29s. One in Grand Rapids and one in Muskegon. They can interfere with each other, especially when combining antennas aimed in different directions. In addition, the channel scan...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Sep-2018, 3:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,332
Posted By Tower Guy
Low band may be coming back in some places, but...

Low band may be coming back in some places, but not his section of rural Georgia.

Adding a UHF and VHF antenna together in a UVSJ prior to a preamp offers outstanding performance.
Forum: Help With Reception 5-Sep-2018, 6:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,332
Posted By Tower Guy
The 8200U is a waste of money. There are no low...

The 8200U is a waste of money. There are no low band VHF stations anywhere near realjet. Realjet remains better off with a high VHF antenna aimed at Chattanooga and a UHF only aimed elsewhere.
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Sep-2018, 2:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,332
Posted By Tower Guy
What does TACK off mean?

What does TACK off mean?
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Sep-2018, 7:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,332
Posted By Tower Guy
I don’t see the possibility of picking up any low...

I don’t see the possibility of picking up any low land stations(channels 2-6). Therefore the huge 8200U is much too big and too expensive. I’d use the Stellar Labs antenna aimed at Chattanooga, and...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Aug-2018, 5:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,332
Posted By Tower Guy
I agree that the Stellar Labs VHF antenna is a...

I agree that the Stellar Labs VHF antenna is a good choice.

This is one of those situations where you can take advantage of ground gain to tilt the signal up instead of tilting the antenna. If...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Aug-2018, 7:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,133
Posted By Tower Guy
I grew up in the Town of Wheatfield in Niagara...

I grew up in the Town of Wheatfield in Niagara County. From there we received TV from Buffalo, Toronto, and Hamilton.

The WXXI tower was built by Fred Nudd, located on Rt 104 in Ontario, NY. I...
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Aug-2018, 7:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,133
Posted By Tower Guy
Digital equipment is harder to fix than analog,...

Digital equipment is harder to fix than analog, but it doesn’t fail as often. That makes it less likely that a failed part is kept around as a spare. It also means that the maintenance staff is...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Aug-2018, 1:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,133
Posted By Tower Guy
Here is an article about the WXXI antenna. ...

Here is an article about the WXXI antenna.

https://www.fybush.com/site-of-the-week-1272012-deconstructing-pinnacle-hill-rochester/
Forum: Special Topics 27-Jul-2018, 8:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,463
Posted By Tower Guy
Another trick is to place ferrite cores on the AC...

Another trick is to place ferrite cores on the AC input and DC output of the power supply. Sometimes you can find these on used equipment such as VGA cables.
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jul-2018, 2:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,075
Posted By Tower Guy
I can see why you want an attic antenna at the...

I can see why you want an attic antenna at the Mountain Bridge Community. Yet, with stucco walls and concrete roof tiles, an attic antenna is iffy.

If an attic antenna doesn’t work, I’d install a...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2018, 6:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,075
Posted By Tower Guy
I do. Your weakest of the main networks is NBC...

I do. Your weakest of the main networks is NBC with a noise margin of 55 dB. However, watch out for foil backed insulation that could block the signal.

Does your new house have a hip roof or...
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