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Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 27-Nov-2017, 12:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,963
Posted By bobsgarage
Well, it's been almost a year and I have made a...

Well, it's been almost a year and I have made a lot of spectrum saves, done a lot of overlays etc... It's really a great tool. I will admit that it does needs a fairly powerful PC. The one I run is a...
Forum: Antennas 27-Nov-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,657
Posted By bobsgarage
Interesting

Hi Rabbit,

Long time !

Found this thread extremely interesting. Still trying to absorb it all. Damn, you are thorough !

Bob
Forum: Special Topics 27-Dec-2016, 3:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,724
Posted By bobsgarage
I think a simple Tripod either 3', 5' or 10' is...

I think a simple Tripod either 3', 5' or 10' is your answer. Your roof is pretty high, so a 5' Tripod with a 10' mast would not be too gaudy. I think you could go 10 feet from the roof peak with out...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Dec-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,815
Posted By bobsgarage
I fear you are correct, the starting and stopping...

I fear you are correct, the starting and stopping inertial force are too great for the CM 9521A.

I am researching the rotator choices as I have time. As for now, I may set the rotator for it's...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Dec-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,815
Posted By bobsgarage
Mounting tab

Thanks for your continued interest in my rotator fiasco.
Early on I knew to remove the tab on my CM 9521, it is absolutely necessary for my type of install.

The tab is of course if you are...
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Dec-2016, 4:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,815
Posted By bobsgarage
I see, I had not thought that the inertia of the...

I see, I had not thought that the inertia of the mass of the mast stopping.

Well, I am already in the market for a new type of rotator. I found the Yaesu, but I don't think there is a remote:
...
Forum: Help With Reception 11-Dec-2016, 2:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,815
Posted By bobsgarage
Review - CM 9521A Antenna Rotator system

I read a lot of reviews before I ordered my CM9521A. They were all over the place. Some had no issues, some said theirs never worked right from the start. I figured most of the issues were due to...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 4-Dec-2016, 7:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160,210
Posted By bobsgarage
For the most part I am a "lurker" just hanging...

For the most part I am a "lurker" just hanging out and reading the advice given here but some really great people.

I can only offer help if I know something to be true or not, but I feel I owe it...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Dec-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,011
Posted By bobsgarage
Adjustable boom angle may be helpful...

P.S. whatever antenna you buy an adjustable tipping type can point the antenna up (think less horizontal) to catch signals that may be coming from above. I tilt mine, luckily my antennas XG 91,...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Dec-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,011
Posted By bobsgarage
About trees and reception.

LSTSB,

Well, I have received more help here at TV Fool than I have given and I owe a lot to Rabbit 73, Groundurmast and others. I hope one of those talented and knowledgeable guys chimes into...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 2-Dec-2016, 5:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,963
Posted By bobsgarage
Low cost Spectrum Analyzer

I followed the lead of Pete Higgins and set up a low cost RTLSDR spectrum analyzer.

For more info, see this thread in the Hi-Def forum:
...
Forum: Antennas 2-Dec-2016, 5:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,078
Posted By bobsgarage
I thought so, it just seems too big and bulky....

I thought so, it just seems too big and bulky. Too bad, at least it was free.

What can it be used for?
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Dec-2016, 3:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,011
Posted By bobsgarage
American suppliers, with similar antennas

I don't know if your links are in Canadian dollars, but here's some American suppliers, with similar antennas:

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/browse/Antennas/0000000768
...
Forum: Antennas 2-Dec-2016, 3:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,078
Posted By bobsgarage
Need Help IDing a cable

Hi All,


A friend hands me a roll of new cable and asks me if I want it, "of course" I say. I thought it might be RG-11 or something like it, but the ends are not "F" type. They are more like a...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 15-Nov-2016, 3:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160,210
Posted By bobsgarage
In defense of Antenna company employees

Why is this post here? WIRELESS ENGINEER wrote a post about antenna company employees "shamelessly promoting their products". He has since deleted the text of his post. I answered it, while the text...
Forum: Help With Reception 27-Oct-2016, 2:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,226
Posted By bobsgarage
Follow up, case closed.

Hi all,
I wanted to thank Rabbit73, AD Tech, Tigerbangs, RickBB, Wizwor and other for their input.


I just wanted to do some housekeeping here and close the case of my friend Ron's antenna...
Forum: Special Topics 19-Oct-2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,724
Posted By bobsgarage
Wado66, What happened? Did you get a...

Wado66,

What happened?

Did you get a mast up?
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 18-Oct-2016, 2:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By bobsgarage
Phd vxr2

I found this thread, over 2500 posts in there, too much to go over.

I do like the fact that it has 2 RF inputs.

Maybe do some recordings, but mainly as a tuner.

...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 18-Oct-2016, 1:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By bobsgarage
Bi Directional antenna like DB8e? ...

Bi Directional antenna like DB8e?



Right, I get that, but how do they call it a two tuner? Without two inputs? I don't get that... That's why I said "how does that work ?" Internal splitter...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 17-Oct-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By bobsgarage
I too have the Mediasonic Homeworx PV150PVR also....

I too have the Mediasonic Homeworx PV150PVR also. I mentioned that earlier and I share the same sentiments. Good picture, not so great interface. My remote has to be dead in front also. Off to a...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 16-Oct-2016, 3:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By bobsgarage
Hey Craig, You never know when you need it...

Hey Craig,

You never know when you need it (Lazurus)

Do you use STB type tuners? Any suggestions?
Thanks, Bob
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 16-Oct-2016, 3:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By bobsgarage
Lazurus? Interesting. Another great tip. ...

Lazurus? Interesting. Another great tip.

Losing a post like that sucks indeed. Another technique is to copy the text and submit, come back and edit. The problem is it doesn't happen enough for me...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 16-Oct-2016, 4:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By bobsgarage
Fixed it. Some extra space ther but not a dealbreaker :)

Fixed attachments above. Some extra space there but not a dealbreaker :)

They showed in my first reply on the one that got sucked into the twilight zone. Since the attachment wind was still open I...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 15-Oct-2016, 8:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By bobsgarage
Wow, bummer, I wrote a detailed reply to your...

Wow, bummer, I wrote a detailed reply to your quote above, hit preview, the screen went white and never recovered! My post is now part of the twilight zone in cyberspace :(

The new Vizio part #...
Forum: Digital TV and Mobile DTV 15-Oct-2016, 2:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,895
Posted By bobsgarage
Rabbit, I went back to the post I did back in Hi...

Rabbit, I went back to the post I did back in Hi Def. I'm sharing it because we had covered this problem, But the humor was great:
...
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