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Forum: Help With Reception 22-Mar-2019, 8:31 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Tower Guy
Th TVfool database is missing some channels....

Th TVfool database is missing some channels. Also, many channels will be moving on or before August 2, 2019. You will get a PBS when aimed at either Empire State Building or the Freedom Tower. You...
Forum: Antennas 12-Mar-2019, 8:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,802
Posted By Tower Guy
Vintage UVSJ available

https://www.goldmine-elec-products.com/prodinfo.asp?number=G21474

They are out of stock at most suppliers.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 6:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Tower Guy
WCAX is currently operating on channel 22. They...

WCAX is currently operating on channel 22. They are scheduled to move to 20 on August 2, 2019.
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 6:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Tower Guy
To receive CJNT you will need an antenna with...

To receive CJNT you will need an antenna with more gain or a higher mast. Another complication is that CJNT is scheduled to move to channel 17, the same channel as CITY. The direction difference...
Forum: Help With Reception 12-Mar-2019, 3:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Tower Guy
It appears that WPTZ shares channel 14 with CIII....

It appears that WPTZ shares channel 14 with CIII. WPTZ will remain on channel 14 during the repack. In order to eliminate the interference would would need to create a null toward CIII. One way to...
Forum: Help With Reception 10-Mar-2019, 8:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By Tower Guy
In 2011 I installed a pair of C-2 antennas on a...

In 2011 I installed a pair of C-2 antennas on a tower on a hill exposed to wind snow and ice. They continue to work perfectly after eight years. The C2MAX should do just as well.
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Mar-2019, 3:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By Tower Guy
My choice for your location is the C2MAX. The...

My choice for your location is the C2MAX. The lack of a reflector is ideal. The Winston Salem station are directly opposite Charlotte. The angle between the Charlotte stations is too wide for a...
Forum: TV Database Updates 6-Mar-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Tower Guy
An allotment is a channel reserved for future...

An allotment is a channel reserved for future use. Any new application must protect the allotment even though it is not on the air.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Feb-2019, 2:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,636
Posted By Tower Guy
The European filter is a good choice. Yet be...

The European filter is a good choice. Yet be aware that many stations in Chicago and Milwaukee will be changing channels in October. I’d wait to do a custom filter.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 1:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tower Guy
Not that I know of. You might guess that...

Not that I know of.

You might guess that the coax turning around the mast with the rotator might not act like brand new coax and replace it to be sure.
Forum: Help With Reception 8-Feb-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tower Guy
I would suspect a corroded connector and/or water...

I would suspect a corroded connector and/or water in the coax.
Forum: Help With Reception 7-Feb-2019, 1:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,998
Posted By Tower Guy
Guess #1; The TV set remembers the old channel...

Guess #1; The TV set remembers the old channel info and is confused. Try a double rescan. https://www.soundandvision.com/news/061809dtvweak

Guess #2; The 18.5 audio channel...
Forum: Help With Reception 2-Feb-2019, 9:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tower Guy
I would ground your antenna using one of these;...

I would ground your antenna using one of these; https://www.showmecables.com/f-type-single-ground-block-3-ghz?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsPri3e2c4AIVg4bACh1VoAVnEAQYAiABEgL2f_D_BwE

The ground block will...
Forum: Help With Reception 1-Feb-2019, 2:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tower Guy
I would also avoid the use of an amplifier.

I would also avoid the use of an amplifier.
Forum: Help With Reception 30-Jan-2019, 5:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tower Guy
To me the CM 3011HD looks like half of a C2MAX....

To me the CM 3011HD looks like half of a C2MAX. (Maybe a C1MAX?) If a C2 MAX isn’t doing well, either move it to a better location or get a larger antenna, not a smaller one.
Forum: Help With Reception 29-Jan-2019, 5:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By Tower Guy
The C2MAX is enough antenna if it is in a...

The C2MAX is enough antenna if it is in a favorable location. Another antenna to consider is a ANT751.
Forum: Help With Reception 28-Jan-2019, 7:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By Tower Guy
The question here is why did reception stop. ...

The question here is why did reception stop.

The CM-3011HD might get WUTF, but should not pick up anything else.
Forum: Help With Reception 26-Jan-2019, 2:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By Tower Guy
Three possible causes come to mind. 1. Water...

Three possible causes come to mind.
1. Water (ice) in the coax.
2. Failing preamp.
3. Interference.
Troubleshoot the problem by ruling out the possible problems one at a time.
Forum: Help With Reception 23-Jan-2019, 2:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By Tower Guy
A two antenna solution with a UVSJ is best, but...

A two antenna solution with a UVSJ is best, but here’s an idea that works only in your section of San Diego.

If you can find a discontinued Winegard HD-1080 it works on both UHF and VHF with the...
Forum: TV Fool Discussion / Database Updates 20-Jan-2019, 1:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tower Guy
It sounds like a skeleton slot antenna. I can’t...

It sounds like a skeleton slot antenna. I can’t find anything on line that describes it, so I’ll try.

Think of it as a folded dipole, but fed across the narrow part in the middle instead of...
Forum: Help With Reception 9-Jan-2019, 5:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By Tower Guy
I notice a significant difference between the...

I notice a significant difference between the signal level of KNIC calculated by tvfool.com and RabbitEars.info. Tvfool shows KNIC 48.3 dB stronger than FOX while RabbitEars says 32.3 dB. That makes...
Forum: Help With Reception 3-Jan-2019, 8:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By Tower Guy
I believe that your existing preamp is...

I believe that your existing preamp is overloaded. The clue is that you are having problems with real channel 31. An overloaded preamp causes third order intermod, which in this case is likely...
Forum: Help With Reception 31-Dec-2018, 5:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,811
Posted By Tower Guy
Extra height might help, but watch out, WFSB is...

Extra height might help, but watch out, WFSB is too strong for a 7777 preamp.
Forum: Help With Reception 17-Dec-2018, 6:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,108
Posted By Tower Guy
The HD 7698P is a 8200U but without the channel...

The HD 7698P is a 8200U but without the channel 2-6 extension. There are no signals available on channels 2-6, so I’d stick with the smaller antenna.
Forum: Help With Reception 13-Dec-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,108
Posted By Tower Guy
A preamp at the antenna would offer a few dB...

A preamp at the antenna would offer a few dB improvement in signal, but as you noted, as long as the antenna is not blocked by thick trees, or a nearby building, the signals are strong enough that it...
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