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Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 4:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By ADTech
Without a precise location, the potential...

Without a precise location, the potential co-channel idea was the best I could come up with on an empty stomach.


Hey, it it works and continues to do so and the Boss is happy, can't get any...
Forum: Help With Reception Yesterday, 4:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 643
Posted By ADTech
The strips don't really "wear out". They do,...

The strips don't really "wear out". They do, however, pickup up any dirt, dust or lint that happens to be on the surface where it's placed. Eventually, they pick up enough that there's no more...
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Aug-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By ADTech
WFSB was co-channel with WCBS on UHF 33 causing...

WFSB was co-channel with WCBS on UHF 33 causing much of southern CT and parts of the Hudson valley .to suffer the loss of either or both stations.

I'd suspect you're experiencing a temporary...
Forum: Antennas 21-Aug-2019, 4:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By ADTech
Without going into and discussion of the merits...

Without going into and discussion of the merits (or lack thereof) of the antenna in question:

The default (mandatory) polarization for North American TV broadcasting is horizontal. A substantial...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 2:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 643
Posted By ADTech
The Flex comes with a 3' RG6 coax that is to go...

The Flex comes with a 3' RG6 coax that is to go between the antenna and the included inline amp as well as a 12' RG59 to go from the amp to the TV (or wherever).
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Aug-2019, 2:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By ADTech
Well, yeah, sort of, they did. They threw...

Well, yeah, sort of, they did.

They threw their hat in the ring and volunteered to got to low-VHF if the price was right in the reverse auction. They didn't know which specific channel they'd end...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 643
Posted By ADTech
Actually, after the 2009 repack, it was 74% of...

Actually, after the 2009 repack, it was 74% of full power stations. Post-repack, I don't know offhand. I haven't seen any reliable numbers and I'm not motivated enough to dig through everything at...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-Aug-2019, 1:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By ADTech
VOXX doesn't publish any kind of technical data...

VOXX doesn't publish any kind of technical data for their RCA-branded antennas.

When last I heard (been a while), Winegard was producing the RCA stick antennas under a contract with VOXX. ...
Forum: Antennas 5-Aug-2019, 4:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By ADTech
VOXX introduced that last winter at the CES show....

VOXX introduced that last winter at the CES show. Haven't seen or heard of it since its announcement until your question.

It looks like Menard's is the only retailer that is carrying it ATM. ...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Jul-2019, 7:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By ADTech
Be careful trying to apply the OTARD rules to a...

Be careful trying to apply the OTARD rules to a cooperatively owned residence! If the association owns the roof, they get to make (and enforce) restrictions on how it is used. Unit owners or...
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jul-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By ADTech
Without any specifics like location, station...

Without any specifics like location, station involved, or installation specifics, it is impossible to provide any concrete advice.

That said, unless there are technical problems at the station,...
Forum: General Site Feedback / Discussion 19-Jul-2019, 4:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,312
Posted By ADTech
Somewhere, perhaps,but there's been no evidence...

Somewhere, perhaps,but there's been no evidence that anyone is actively managing the website for a long time.


Best suggestion I can offer is to turn off private messaging from anyone not a mod...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 7:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By ADTech
From that response, it can be surmised that they...

From that response, it can be surmised that they will be operating on their auxiliary antenna at reduced capability for some time in August AFTER they are required to move to UHF 35 (by 8/2).
Forum: Help With Reception 15-Jul-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By ADTech
WVIZ is currently operating at about half power...

WVIZ is currently operating at about half power from an antenna at half the height of their full power antenna while their post-repack facility is being built.


As Tim noted, their construction...
Forum: Special Topics 12-Jul-2019, 2:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By ADTech
Look at who owns/operates them.... ;)

Look at who owns/operates them.... ;)
Forum: Special Topics 11-Jul-2019, 3:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,628
Posted By ADTech
You're assuming it becomes mainstream, but my...

You're assuming it becomes mainstream, but my opinion is that it will be "probably not too much" if and when it happens..

You'll likely need to worry a great deal more about the effects of the...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Jul-2019, 2:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By ADTech
Repaired TVFool link: ...

Repaired TVFool link: http://www.tvfool.com/?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29&q=id%3d90383f69b0b72e



Tuscon is one of the more screwed up cities for antenna usage due to an unfortunate location...
Forum: Special Topics 6-Jun-2019, 1:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,766
Posted By ADTech
Revisit post #7.

Revisit post #7.
Forum: Help With Reception 4-Jun-2019, 1:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,046
Posted By ADTech
This one has nothing to do with the agreements...

This one has nothing to do with the agreements between the US and Mexico regarding non-interference.


For channel 8 in LA, the "problem" (for them) is that they are licensed as a "low power...
Forum: TV Database Updates 1-Jun-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,331
Posted By ADTech
Oh, that's a rich one! I don't suppose the...

Oh, that's a rich one! I don't suppose the station mentioned the $123,474,177 that they got for volunteering to sell their UHF allocation and agreeing to go to low-VHF. There is no station "near...
Forum: Help With Reception 15-May-2019, 3:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,024
Posted By ADTech
It's usually best to ask a very focused question...

It's usually best to ask a very focused question when dealing with technical aspects of reception. The physics of radio signal propagation and reception have not changed so there's no "magic" bullet...
Forum: Special Topics 9-May-2019, 7:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,766
Posted By ADTech
Those would be UHF frequencies of 500-650 MHz and...

Those would be UHF frequencies of 500-650 MHz and 650-800 MHz respectively. They're not VHF. Here's a chart that translates CATV channels to frequencies: ...
Forum: Special Topics 9-May-2019, 5:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,766
Posted By ADTech
The problem isn't the splitters, it's most likely...

The problem isn't the splitters, it's most likely that the modulator isn't very "clean" and is transmitting signals that are below the channels that you've selected. That splatter is interfering...
Forum: Antennas 8-May-2019, 4:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,835
Posted By ADTech
Switching power supplies are a common culprit for...

Switching power supplies are a common culprit for creating interference into the VHF frequencies. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switched-mode_power_supply

Is the power supply OEM to that laptop...
Forum: Help With Reception 6-May-2019, 8:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,038
Posted By ADTech
It's not that the VHF signals don't reach Ft...

It's not that the VHF signals don't reach Ft Collins, it's more that it usually takes a physically larger VHF antenna to focus reception of those signals.


Many customers are adverse to the...
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