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Forum: Help With Reception 21-Mar-2018, 7:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By mikelessard
Thanks for the replies! Moving it or cutting...

Thanks for the replies! Moving it or cutting trees is not an option. I had read somewhere the the DB8 (bowtie bay) style antennas negated that effect somewhat. I wanted to confirm that before I spent...
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Mar-2018, 6:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,388
Posted By mikelessard
When my Samsung does that it means the station is...

When my Samsung does that it means the station is transmitting a carrier, but sending no video over it.
Forum: Help With Reception 20-Mar-2018, 5:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By mikelessard
Foliage

I am 32 miles NE of the Atlanta towers as the crow flies and LOS for most stations. I have a Denny's HD Stacker with a Kitztech KT-500-COAX amp. I have 100' of clear in front of the antenna before it...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 27-Mar-2017, 3:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323,798
Posted By mikelessard
ME TV in Atlanta

As of today Atlanta no longer has a ME TV affiliate. Somebody in their infinite wisdom at WSB thought duplicating Escape which is already airing on 34.4 (full screen I might add) was a better option....
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Aug-2016, 2:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By mikelessard
OK - that makes sense. Are you familiar with the...

OK - that makes sense. Are you familiar with the HD Stacker? The VHF and UHF are connected with a 3' piece of 300 OHM twin-lead. Would it be worthwhile to re-wire it with the combiner and all coax?...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Aug-2016, 1:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By mikelessard
I'm assuming a UVSJ is a combiner (splitter in...

I'm assuming a UVSJ is a combiner (splitter in reverse). Would my Denny's HD Stacker perform better if I modified the connection that way?
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Aug-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By mikelessard
300 OHM vs Coax w/ Combiner

I want to combine an Antennas Direct 91XG and an deep fringe VHF-Hi for a fringe area installation. Would it be better to use the the 300 OHM to connect the two antennas and then the matching...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Nov-2015, 9:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,797
Posted By mikelessard
skatingrocker17 is right. All ABC, FOX, and ION...

skatingrocker17 is right. All ABC, FOX, and ION affiliates broadcast in 720p
Forum: Antennas 30-Nov-2015, 1:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,906
Posted By mikelessard
Antenna Spec Front to Back Ratios

What exactly is the Front to Back Ratio and what effect if any does it have on an antenna's overall gain specs?
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 7-Sep-2015, 8:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 20,968
Posted By mikelessard
Atlanta OTA Broadcast

This is a comprehensive OTA listing of Atlanta OTA stations as received from Cumming, GA with real/virtual channel numbers and other information.
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jun-2015, 4:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,069
Posted By mikelessard
The chief engineer chimed in on my Facebook post...

The chief engineer chimed in on my Facebook post and said they were working on a problem with the antenna system and will be running in low power mode until it's fixed. Said it could take up to 10...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Jun-2015, 1:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,069
Posted By mikelessard
Thanks Tim. I have a mid sized antenna in Cumming...

Thanks Tim. I have a mid sized antenna in Cumming and it's out more than it's in - not watchable. Usually my 4th strongest station after 8, 5, and 2. Glad it's not my equipment! What other forums do...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2015, 7:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,062
Posted By mikelessard
The Terk has the same exact rabbit ears our TVs...

The Terk has the same exact rabbit ears our TVs had in the 60s/70s when we were watching analog VHF-Lo (and those worked). The instructions tell you to extend them halfway for VHF-Hi which I did at...
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2015, 7:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,069
Posted By mikelessard
Checked with two other OTA folks and no one else...

Checked with two other OTA folks and no one else can get it either. They must be having technical issues. Anyone know what's up with them?
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2015, 5:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,069
Posted By mikelessard
Anyone having trouble with CW 69 (WUPA) in Atlanta?

Anyone having trouble getting CW 69 (WUPA) in Atlanta?
Forum: Help With Reception 21-Jun-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By mikelessard
Disconnect the Comcast feed and line to the cable...

Disconnect the Comcast feed and line to the cable modem from the splitter and join them with a barrel connector (cable coupling). Then connect the antenna feed to the splitter input to feed the TVs....
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2015, 8:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By mikelessard
Put the antenna outside for best possible...

Put the antenna outside for best possible performance in any weather. I would drive a 5' section of mast into the ground and enough mast to get it above the roof line. Attach it to the facia with...
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Jun-2015, 2:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By mikelessard
By the way that's a Winegard antenna.

By the way that's a Winegard antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jun-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,098
Posted By mikelessard
For the money the HD7694P Platinum HD Series...

For the money the HD7694P Platinum HD Series Antenna is a much better value and better antenna. It's not too big and will do a better job bringing in the weaker stations. I learned the hard way too...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jun-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,890
Posted By mikelessard
Had the exact same problem with an antenna like...

Had the exact same problem with an antenna like yours. Had to get a bigger antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jun-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,340
Posted By mikelessard
That's great news Elizabeth! Had a pretty good...

That's great news Elizabeth! Had a pretty good feeling that would help. Is it possible that Sweat Mountain might just be blocking channel 8? Most of the towers are in the Briarcliff/Emory area....
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jun-2015, 3:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,936
Posted By mikelessard
I think the reviews speak for themselves. It's...

I think the reviews speak for themselves. It's uniquely well designed and fits a good niche. The gain figures come in around 13, the same as the other high end fringe combos. And it's only 6' long!...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Jun-2015, 2:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,936
Posted By mikelessard
Denny's HD Stacker would be a good fit for this...

Denny's HD Stacker would be a good fit for this application. It's a powerful antenna with good gain and it's only 6' long. $129 incl shipping
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Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jun-2015, 9:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,340
Posted By mikelessard
Never mind on the barrel connector - wrong...

Never mind on the barrel connector - wrong gender. A second short cable piece.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jun-2015, 9:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,340
Posted By mikelessard
You probably still have plenty of time to get to...

You probably still have plenty of time to get to Radio Shack. Don't forget to get a short piece of RG6 cable to go from the trap to the TV. If they have any real short ones like 8" or 12" I'd get one...
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