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Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 2-Jul-2018, 4:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By mikecandu
"What about all the fabulous programming on...

"What about all the fabulous programming on Canadian channels?"

There doesn't seem to be any big changes on the Canadian side. CTV affiliate CFTO is moving from 9 to 8 and Global and the OMNI...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 2-Jul-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,000
Posted By mikecandu
Comments on Repack Toronto/Buffalo/ Hamilton?

All,

Any comments on the Toronto/ Buffalo/Hamilton Repack?

See this link:

https://rabbitears.info//market.php?request=station_search&callsign=14326&sorting=physical

My comments:
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Oct-2017, 2:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,440
Posted By mikecandu
Eldorado With an 8 bay you can also pick up...

Eldorado

With an 8 bay you can also pick up some signals off the back of your antenna. That may or may not be what your seeing.

Also for me local stations like CHCH and CTV2 I can pick up no...
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Oct-2017, 9:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,440
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I was just comparing your results: ...

Hi,

I was just comparing your results:

http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3de6a4a5f5ae1e6c

With mine:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 9:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,116
Posted By mikecandu
Hi I have some questions. Do you have a...

Hi

I have some questions.
Do you have a budget?
Do you want to get any channels in the yellow or red zone of your TV fool report?

I have a DB8e antenna with an preamp and rotor but I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 1:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,440
Posted By mikecandu
Hi Looks like you are mostly getting local...

Hi

Looks like you are mostly getting local stations

6-1 global paris HD
6-2 global Paris SD
11-1 CHCH hamilton
13-1 (CTV) Kitchener
28-1 Tvo Kitchener-Waterloo
36-1 Christian station...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 1:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,952
Posted By mikecandu
Raven, What's your goal? If you are happy...

Raven,

What's your goal? If you are happy with just getting stations off the CN tower you can get away with a pretty cheap antenna.

Are you interested in getting Hamilton and Buffalo stations...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Sep-2017, 1:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,696
Posted By mikecandu
I have an HD home run as well and sometimes the...

I have an HD home run as well and sometimes the "signal strength" bar can be deceiving. I think your signal is too weak or your signal is weak combined with too much noise and your tuner can not get...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Sep-2017, 2:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,440
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I took a look at the Winegard HD7696P...

Hi,

I took a look at the Winegard HD7696P and it looks like it's no longer available. It appears to be one off those big "fishbone" antennas that were popular in the 70's. I wouldn't recommend it...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Sep-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,440
Posted By mikecandu
Hi I took a look at the tvfool report for...

Hi

I took a look at the tvfool report for Guelph and you should definitely be okay for CTV Kitchener since it's in the green. CFTO is in the yellow so you might struggle with that because it's...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Aug-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,502
Posted By mikecandu
I'd use an 8 bay like the DB8E or a CM-4228HD and...

I'd use an 8 bay like the DB8E or a CM-4228HD and point it towards the UHF CW station. I'd then point a VHF antenna like The Clearstream 5 towards the VHF stations at 347 degrees. I'd use the Channel...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Aug-2017, 1:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,440
Posted By mikecandu
I've heard that the 4228 is actually pretty good...

I've heard that the 4228 is actually pretty good at getting HI VHF (CTV Kitchener) for a UHF antenna,so you might want to try that antenna first before selling it on Kijiji.

What are your goals?...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Aug-2017, 2:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,440
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I live in Hamilton Ontario. I have an...

Hi,

I live in Hamilton Ontario. I have an antennas direct DB8E <with VHF rabbit ears option>, a kitztech low noise amp, and an antenna rotor.

With your antenna I'd recommend an amp and a rotor....
Forum: Reception Devices 23-Jun-2017, 2:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,833
Posted By mikecandu
Kogren, I'm surprised you have had bad...

Kogren,

I'm surprised you have had bad results with the CM DVR+. My friend has one and he's had good results (ie same as his Samsung tv).

If you're going through a splitter make sure your cable...
Forum: Antennas 18-Jun-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 30,558
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I'm surprised you got any VHF channels....

Hi,

I'm surprised you got any VHF channels. I'm in Hamilton Ontario and didn't get any even though CTV here (CH9 Toronto) is pretty strong. I bought the optional rabbit ears and now get two VHF...
Forum: Reception Devices 29-Apr-2017, 3:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,833
Posted By mikecandu
A test of DVR tuners would be great but...

A test of DVR tuners would be great but unfortunately it is a niche market and the equipment required to do such a test would need to be quite sophisticated.

I've experimented with 3 different...
Forum: Help With Reception 18-Apr-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,482
Posted By mikecandu
The good news is that WUTV is moving form channel...

The good news is that WUTV is moving form channel 14 (CITS gets 14 in Phase 4) to channel 36 in Phase 4 of the repack.

The bad news is that CHCJ is right next door to you on channel 35 and they're...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Apr-2017, 5:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,482
Posted By mikecandu
I was wondering that myself. The sample graph he...

I was wondering that myself. The sample graph he (Jan_Jenca) has on ebay shows a deep notch with very little spill over to the adjacent channels. Last year I downloaded some software and thought...
Forum: Help With Reception 14-Apr-2017, 2:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,482
Posted By mikecandu
Joe, At this point OTA is more of a hobby...

Joe,

At this point OTA is more of a hobby for me then a way of accessing TV channels.

My original plan was to "cut the cord" but still keep all the cable TV features, like pausing live TV ,...
Forum: Antennas 13-Apr-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,408
Posted By mikecandu
Antop antennas?

Hello,

While on Amazon.ca today I noticed this antenna brand called Antop.

See antopusa.com .

I was particularly interested in the AT-400B model.

The range that they are claiming is...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Apr-2017, 9:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,482
Posted By mikecandu
All, This morning I received a $15 dollar...

All,

This morning I received a $15 dollar voucher from Ebay so I think I'm going to try buying a 1 channel stop filter on E-bay from Jan_jenca.

The price is right. Hopefully it will work.

I...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jan-2017, 5:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,226
Posted By mikecandu
[QUOTE=WIRELESS ENGINEER;56916] I have a...

[QUOTE=WIRELESS ENGINEER;56916]

I have a weak rf channel 16 in my area and the largest yagi on the market couldn't pull it in and the generic 8 bays couldn't either but the channel master got it...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Jan-2017, 2:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,226
Posted By mikecandu
Star TV

Have you thought about getting a rotor? I live in Hamilton and have an 8 bay DB8E and I initially thought I could point 1 bay to Toronto and one to Buffalo and I'd be set. Didn't work out like I had...
Forum: Help With Reception 7-May-2016, 1:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,330
Posted By mikecandu
Hi, I have a KT-200 in my antenna setup. The...

Hi,

I have a KT-200 in my antenna setup. The amplifier does come in a small aluminum enclosure that looks weatherproof but I took their advice and put it in a small plastic enclosure box that I...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Dec-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,482
Posted By mikecandu
From original post in thread.. "I used a...

From original post in thread..

"I used a notch filter and a quarter stub notch to block out CHCH (476-482 Mhz) but to no success. "

It looks like someone in Hamilton already tried the Notch...
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