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Forum: Help With Reception 12-Jul-2014, 8:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,462
Posted By ghz24
broken link

I admit that antenna magnus looks like a real cool program but it isn't modeling software it's design software .
4nec2 uses text files for models allowing for easy colaboration and peer review. ...
Forum: Reception Devices 11-Jul-2014, 9:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 29,539
Posted By ghz24
I have two RCA converter boxes same model one is...

I have two RCA converter boxes same model one is junk (10 channels missing 2 locals ) the other is a champ @ 24 channels ~9 dB better noise margin.
The silicon dust tuner I have seems really...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 27-Mar-2013, 9:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,663
Posted By ghz24
Scalas don't scale well

I set aside the scala (like) models temporarily due to strange (and interesting) results. I built them as an intermediate step to the chevron type due to the tendency to beam split/spread above a...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 26-Mar-2013, 8:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 16,663
Posted By ghz24
Hi Alan909, Sorry so slow to respond had to...

Hi Alan909,
Sorry so slow to respond had to review my data, I've been working on other projects.
Yes I would advise using the lpda to feed any center feed dish (not offset).
The lpda I used had a...
Forum: Help With Reception 22-Mar-2013, 6:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,462
Posted By ghz24
4nec2

Check out 4nec2 first it is the Cadillac of free modeling software.
All the models you'll find on that digitalhome .ca site will be 4nec2 files.
Sorry to break it to you but a 7 foot dish still...
Forum: Antennas 7-May-2012, 7:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,197
Posted By ghz24
Well it's not that unique but it looks pretty...

Well it's not that unique but it looks pretty good.
How long are the whiskers and how far are they separated (not spread) ?
If you remove the reflector (parking sign) it will receive equally well...
Forum: Antennas 7-May-2012, 7:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,188
Posted By ghz24
GPS not needed on all phones.

Some phones have a hall sensor and can detect magnetic fields with out needing the GPS functions. The one i saw was in a building and couldn't see the GPS satellites but knew where north was still. ...
Forum: Reception Devices 7-May-2012, 6:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 28,212
Posted By ghz24
Rotors are great for DX hobbyists and the types...

Rotors are great for DX hobbyists and the types that like to fiddle with hardware.
But most of the people that ask for help here just want the most choice for the least fuss and most...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 22-Apr-2012, 8:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 39,658
Posted By ghz24
First let me say it would have to be a very...

First let me say it would have to be a very special post to incite me to suggest this antenna.


Why in the world would anyone buy an antenna when they can build their own?


All the...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Mar-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,039
Posted By ghz24
I think towerguy was just trying to tell you that...

I think towerguy was just trying to tell you that channel 6 programing is available on other (higher) frequency, and the jest of it is- what the VHF low channel 6 gets you is the high definition CBS...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2012, 5:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,039
Posted By ghz24
Yes outside is better and higher is almost always...

Yes outside is better and higher is almost always better.

Follow electrons advice , you'll not be sorry you got a higher gain/bigger antenna.


The amp may or may not help much depending on...
Forum: Reception Devices 8-Mar-2012, 9:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 18,204
Posted By ghz24
2 Channels

Most of the tuner boxes have a switch to select between channel 3 or 4 for the boxes output, so you could put one box on 3 and another on 4 and combine the signals with a splitter/combiner into one...
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Mar-2012, 6:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,039
Posted By ghz24
Ouch wrgb 24

Your report is at 10 foot. re-post report at greater height (second story) or as high up as you can possibly get away with putting an antenna.
And hope it looks better.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Mar-2012, 5:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,484
Posted By ghz24
What I'd try

The channel you are having trouble with is on VHF low which has quite long wavelength . To tune rabbit ears to that frequency pull them all the way out or to ~75 inches wide if yours even go that...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Feb-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,479
Posted By ghz24
fight 'em unless you want it in the attic

I agree there is no way they can make you move a properly installed antenna.
Even if you just bought the house and (signed their contract) they can't even delay your legal installation of an...
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Feb-2012, 4:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,623
Posted By ghz24
Wow Sounds familiar !

Yes !

Your situation sounds very similar to mine (close to the towers and in multi-path central, high tension wires and all, even the same power and NM levels on strongest signals).
...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Feb-2012, 6:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 43,670
Posted By ghz24
Boom Length: 131 in.

I guess you could put it in your attic.
To me that's like having a horse as an indoor pet.:)

I'd put it outside as high up as you safely can.



Tower Guy can correct me if I'm...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Feb-2012, 5:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By ghz24
I'd recommend RG6 if you're running new. ...

I'd recommend RG6 if you're running new.

Sounds like he wants to use the coax installed in the house maybe to avoid
Which will work if you are ok with it. Except basements and foil...
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Feb-2012, 4:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By ghz24
Just in case you didn't know

They can't stop you the federal government has specifically protected your rights to have an antenna (regardless of any agreement made with local authority).

But you really don't need an outdoor...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 1-Feb-2012, 8:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 48,457
Posted By ghz24
One more correction

This line
GW 37 3 0 y 0 0 -y 0 0.0404

is an imaginary wire used to specify the feed point with the "EX" line below it.
the last field in the line/card (0.0404) is radius in inches of 12 GA...
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 31-Jan-2012, 8:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 48,457
Posted By ghz24
error in the model and gain figures

The model I posted had a wire not connected.
Sorry my eyes were tired when I finished it and I didn't notice until this afternoon.
The model and the gain and SWR figures have been corrected....
Forum: Enthusiast's Exchange 31-Jan-2012, 7:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 48,457
Posted By ghz24
perhaps even model it

Don't take statements of performance wrong most of the statements are comparing it to a non-fractalized (if that's a word) similar antenna.
You seem very interested in the characteristics of this...
Forum: Reception Devices 29-Jan-2012, 5:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,006
Posted By ghz24
I've tried to be nice

so I will Thank you all for your input wow that is a big safety buffer I'll never even design an aracebo size dish so that is not a problem not even close to the edge thanks again.
Forum: Reception Devices 28-Jan-2012, 8:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,006
Posted By ghz24
I'm very willing, but anything but typical

OK I'm sorry, I see I asked a very short question with very little background.

I'd be very happy to accept the answer of can't happen, don't give it a second thought.

But in the example I gave...
Forum: Reception Devices 28-Jan-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,006
Posted By ghz24
So is this right ?

First thanks for your responses.
My strongest local station is -16 dBm (from my radar plot)
If I point a 23 dBi antenna at it that gives me a +7 dBm signal at the mast, so less than 2 dB of...
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